Today's News

  • Three Lebanon residents injured in wreck

    Three Lebanon residents were injured during a one-vehicle car accident on Sunday, Oct. 11.
    The accident occurred at 8:33 p.m., three miles north of Bradfordsville on Jones Creek Road, according to Kentucky State Police.
    Jessica Snow, 37, was operating a northbound 1998 Nissan Altima on Jones Creek Road when it dropped off the left side of the roadway and overturned into a creek bed.

  • Gravel Switch man pleads guilty to ‘attempt to commit’ sex abuse charges

    Michael Stoll, 42, of 525 Gravel Switch Road in Gravel Switch, pled guilty to amended charges of first-degree criminal attempt to commit sex abuse on Oct. 1 in Marion Circuit Court. He was originally charged with first-degree sex abuse of a victim younger than 12.
    Stoll was sentenced to serve 60 days in jail, and received 24 months of probation. He was also ordered to pay $175 in court costs.

    In other circuit court matters:

  • Taylor County inmates have been captured

    Two inmates that escaped recently from a Taylor County Detention Center work detail have been captured. Joshua A. Gill and Michael Tetreault were arrested Thursday, Oct. 15, by Kentucky State Police in Hazard. They were were arrested without incident. The Taylor County Sheriff’s wishes to thank everyone in helping to locate these individuals.

  • Casey clerk resumes issuing marriage licenses

    Saying his office would not issue marriage licenses to anyone after the June 26 U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage, Casey County Court Clerk Casey Davis has changed his position pertaining to opposite sex couples.
    “I had suspended the issuance of licenses to opposite sex couples and I’ve lifted that suspension and started issuing again,” Davis said.
    Davis’ office issued a marriage license to an opposite sex couple on Sept. 30.

  • Maker’s Mark introduces Private Select barrel program

    Maker’s Mark is bringing real innovation to the bourbon industry with a first-of-its-kind barrel program, Maker’s Mark Private Select. The new experience will allow retail customers to “make their own Maker’s” by finishing fully-matured cask strength Maker’s Mark bourbon in a single barrel made up of their custom selection of oak staves. The program will kick off in limited release in November 2015, with bottled product available for sale by retail participants beginning March 2016.

  • Candidates get testy during gubernatorial debate

    By Joseph Gerth
    The Courier-Journal

    DANVILLE, Ky. – Republican Matt Bevin and Democrat Jack Conway plowed well-turned ground on Tuesday, hitting the same notes they have touched upon in past speeches and debates and offering few new ideas as the race for Kentucky governor heads into the final month.
    In the hourlong debate at Centre College, the two candidates got testy with one another during exchanges on gay marriage, the economy and releasing tax returns, during which they cut off one another and bickered back and forth.

  • My Plate Challenge underway

    The University of Kentucky Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is partnering with the Lebanon Housing Authority on a program called "My Plate Challenge.” This program encourages families to cook together. The program will take place every Wednesday, from Oct. 7 to Nov. 25, from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. at Lebanon Housing. For more information, call the Marion County Extension Office at 270-692-2421 or stop by at 416 Fairgrounds Road, Lebanon.

  • Board denies WMES principal's request to rescind her resignation

    Paula Walston, who resigned from her position as principal at West Marion Elementary School on Friday, Sept. 25, requested that the Marion County Board of Education rescind her resignation during a special-called meeting Monday, Oct. 12.

    The board unanimously declined her request.

    Prior to the meeting, the Enterprise asked Walston why she was making the request.

  • Cancer no match for Destiny

    God gives his hardest battle to his strongest soldiers.
    Eighteen-year-old Destiny Calhoun is proof.
    In September of 2013, at age 16, she was diagnosed with cancer.
    Destiny’s mother, Faith, said she became concerned after taking a photo of her daughter and noticing that something was off with her smile. Then she started noticing some swelling. So, she took her to the dentist. Still unsure about what was going on, they went to the University of Kentucky Medical Center, and a biopsy revealed she had bone cancer in her jawbone.

  • Ham Days nightlife goes viral

    The annual Marion County Country Ham Days Festival is an opportunity for the community to showcase its hometown hospitality, southern charm and delicious food. But, the nightlife that fills the streets after official Ham Days festivities and events have ended has a tendency to get out of control.
    According to Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady, it’s nothing new for local law enforcement. He said they’ve been dealing with it for years.
    But, for citizens who have never witnessed it, and for visitors who are new to the community, it can be disturbing.