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Today's News

  • School district reports $50 million in unmet construction needs

    The infrastructure problem facing Marion County Public Schools is simple to explain, but it doesn’t have any easy solution.
    The district has $49.6 million in unmet construction needs, according to the draft district facilities plan presented at the May 14 meeting of the Marion County Board of Education at Lebanon Elementary School.
    At this time, however, the district’s bonding capacity is around $4 million, according to district officials.

  • Memorial Day program May 24

    Marple-Caldwell VFW Post 5910 will be hosting the annual Memorial Day program at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 24, at Lebanon National Cemetery.
    Major General Edward W. Tonini, adjutant general of the Kentucky Air and Army National Guard, will be the keynote speaker during the program.

  • Bevin, Conway win gubernatorial primaries

    Matt Bevin narrowly defeated James Comer to win the Republican gubernatorial primary, while Jack Conway cruised to a win in the Democratic race.

    In the Republican primary for governor, Bevin received 70,479 votes to Comer's 70,396 votes, according to the unofficial results from the Kentucky State Board of Elections. Hal Heiner was third with 57,948 votes, and former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott was a distant fourth with 15,364 votes.

  • Washburn Lane garage damaged by fire

    A garage at 80 Washburn Lane was destroyed by a fire Wednesday morning, but no injuries were reported despite the building’s proximity to a residence.

  • Princess for a day

    Senior year is a special time in a young person’s life.
    It’s the final year of high school. It’s a year to celebrate and make lasting memories. But for Carrie Gribbins, her senior year has been interrupted by doctor’s visits, health problems and surgery.
    She went from being an energetic cheerleader to sleeping all the time and suffering from a variety of symptoms, including weight gain, high blood pressure, severe migraines, muscle aches, restless leg syndrome and short-term memory loss.

  • Coming up: Meet Eli

    In an upcoming edition of The Lebanon Enterprise, readers will have a chance to meet Eli Bright, an 8-month-old boy who has been diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy.
    Eli is the son of Jesse Bright and Natalie Wheatley, and he, his parents and his sister, Ava Kate, are doing everything they can to give him the best life he can have.

  • School district hosting multiple summer camps

    The last day of school is May 27 for Marion County Public School students, but district officials hope learning will continue throughout the summer.
    The district is offering 12 different camps this summer with programs for students from kindergarten through high school.
    “This is a new thing that we’re doing. We’re calling it the Summer Dream Academy,” said Todd Farmer, the MCPS federal programs director.

  • Linda Avenue man gets probation for facilitation to theft

    Calob S. Cox, 19, of 379 Linda Avenue in Lebanon received 24 months of probation in Marion Circuit Court recently for facilitation to theft by unlawful taking over $500. This is amended from a charge of first-degree robbery.
    Cox was arrested in connection with a reported assault and robbery Feb. 2 against Leon Ray Hudson at the Marion County Fairgrounds.

    In other circuit court news:

  • Tourism impact exceeded $25 million in 2014

    Tourism’s economic impact in Marion County continues to climb.
    Total tourism spending in Marion County grew from $22.69 million in 2013 to $25.06 million in 2014, according to 2014 Economic Impact of Kentucky’s Travel and Tourism Industry report.
    “Spending by visitors has strengthened Lebanon and Marion County’s economy by creating jobs, supporting local businesses from gas stations to retail stores and generating tax revenues to support our community,” Nena Olivier said in a press release.

  • Upcoming early deadlines for Enterprise

    The Lebanon Enterprise will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observation of Memorial Day. As a result, the Enterprise will have early deadlines for the May 27 edition. The deadline for all advertising will be noon on Friday, May 22. All editorial items, including sports items, will need to be submitted by 5 p.m. Thursday.