Today's News

  • Groundbreaking for Habitat house held Friday

    Kerri Taylor had a big reason to smile Friday evening at the corner of Chandler Street and Shuck Avenue. The My Old Kentucky Home Chapter of Habitat for Humanity held its groundbreaking for the next home it will construct in Lebanon.

    Taylor and her sons, Shaion, 13, and Desean, 11, will make the house their home when the construction is complete.

    "It's a dream come true for me," she said.

    Once every three years, a Habitat house is constructed in Marion County.

  • Maker's Mark denies 'hostile workplace' accusations

    Last month, five women filed a federal lawsuit accusing Maker's Mark Distillery of being a sexually hostile workplace, discriminating against women, interfering with their rights under state and federal laws, and retaliating against them in violation of federal and state laws.

    Earlier this month, Maker's Mark denied the various accusations.

  • County's rural post offices may have reduced hours

    The United States Postal Service may deliver the mail in any weather, but rural postal customers may want to expect less service under a new plan proposed earlier this month.

    The postal service had been looking at closing more than 3,000 branches nationally, but under a plan, the USPS is proposing to cut the retail service hours at more than 13,000 local offices, including six branches in Marion County.

  • Live World War I projectile found in Lebanon garden

    A projectile dating back to World War I was detonated in Lebanon May 16.

    It was found by a Lebanon resident who was working in his garden. Jim Adkins, a Kentucky State Police hazardous devices investigator, declined to identify who found the projectile, although he did confirm that it was found inside city limits.

    "It was a projectile. Something that would have been shot out of a cannon or a howitzer," Adkins said.

  • Taking one for the team

    Lessons in equality are still being learned.

    You may have seen a national news item about Our Lady of Sorrows Academy, which recently decided to forfeit the Arizona Charter Athletic Association state baseball championship game against Mesa Preparatory Academy.

    Had Our Lady of Sorrows suspended players for misbehavior? Did the school discover some kind of cheating scandal?

  • It's time to celebrate being a girl

    If you saw a crowd of people running on treadmills on Main Street in Lebanon Friday, along with a life-size bulldog doing the humpty dance, don't freak out. You weren't seeing things.

    Friday, The Lebanon Enterprise hosted its first annual Main Street Treadmill Challenge.

    The event's goal was two-fold:

    One, to raise money for Girls on the Run;

    And, two, to promote health and wellness in our community.

  • Correction

    The final paragraph of the story in the May 16 Enterprise about the Kentucky State Police being found not negligent in the death of LeBron Gaither should have read as follows:

    The Board of Claims noted in its findings that Detective Tim Simpson testified that the KSP has the highest degree of responsibility to a confidential informant, and Detective Danny Burton testified that he believed he was responsible for Gaither's death.

  • Memorial Day - a day to be grateful to those who serve

    With most schools already out for the year and the sun not setting until well into the evening, it's understandable if many look to the upcoming three-day holiday weekend as the unofficial start of summer.

    Memorial Day is about much more than that, though.

    For nearly 150 years now, it has been a day of remembrance, a day to recall the sacrifice that so many gave for our nation.

  • Graduation Day

    The Class of 2012 celebrated the completion of their Marion County High School careers Saturday morning, May 19, in the Roby Dome.

    Friends and family were present to show their pride and their support for the graduates.

    Look for more from graduation in the May 23 print edition.

  • Treadmill challenge raises over $4,000

    The Lebanon Enterprise's Main Street Treadmill Challenge, held on Friday, raised more than $4,000 for Girls on the Run.

    From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, community volunteers ran or walked for 30 minutes (or longer) to raise money for Girls on the Run. Two participants, Greg and Nisha West, biked 102 miles from Monticello to Lebanon before taking the treadmill.

    To learn more about Girls on the Run, visit www.girlsontherun.org/.

    See if someone you know participated. Check out our slideshow from Friday's event: