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Today's News

  • Marion County Fair is underway

    Marion County Fair week began on Monday, June 27, and runs through Saturday, July 2. There will be some new events this year that the Marion County Fair Board is really excited about.
    This year’s fair will  feature two nights of harness racing, which will be at 6 p.m. both Tuesday and Wednesday.
    Tuesday is also Marion County Farm Bureau night at the fair. Farm Bureau members may visit the Farm Bureau table for a ticket to get a free Marion County Cattleman’s cheeseburger (limit two per member household).

  • 400 Mile Sale underway

    Hundreds of yard sales will set up all along historic Hwy. 68 starting today through June 5.

    Lebanon is centrally located on the route, so shoppers can travel north one day and south the next from Lebanon.

    Nearly every antique shop along the route will be offering special discounts and sidewalk sales.

    Shoppers can go to 400mile.com and click on yard sale locations to learn about other sales all along the route and some of the items people will be selling.

  • Marion County Fiscal Court to meet Thursday, June 2

    A Marion County Fiscal Court meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m., Thursday, June 2, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda includes the following:

  • Memorial Day: ‘A day to remember the cost of our freedom’

    Heather French Henry is widely known as the former Miss America 2000 and a nationally recognized veterans advocate.
    But, she’s most proud of being the daughter of a disabled Vietnam Veteran.

  • A man of 'great determination and tenacity'

    By McKenna Dosier
    Summer intern

    Joseph “Clyde” Cecil was a modern day renaissance man.
    He was a father, a veteran, a farmer and a survivor.
    Dec. 13, 1919, Cecil was born in Raywick, Kentucky and recently passed away on May 19.
    Cecil went to school until the eighth grade, then left to go work on the family farm, said his son, Mike Cecil.
    He said during Cecil’s youth and during the Great Depression he and his family made moonshine for extra income.

  • Creating a city where people, families want to live

    The sounds of demolition equipment could be heard in the distance as Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw gave his annual budget address inside city hall Wednesday evening, May 25.
    It will be one of the last times Crenshaw gives his budget address inside the current city hall. Demolition on the new Lebanon City Hall property began last week, and the architect’s plans for the new facility are well underway.

  • Project Lead the Way has ‘breakout year’ at MCHS

    Project Lead the Way instructors Greg Conley and Ginger Allen looked like proud parents during Marion County High School’s graduation ceremonies on Saturday, May 21.
    Fourteen of their Project Lead the Way (PLTW) students graduated, and many of them will be pursuing degrees in engineering and science.
    “I think every one of those students are going to be successful no matter what they end up dong,” Conley said. “They are great kids, great problem solvers. They have been a fun bunch.”

  • Summer intern begins work at Enterprise

    McKenna Dosier, a Murray State University student, began her eight-week summer internship with The Lebanon Enterprise on May 25.
    Dosier is a native of Walton, Kentucky. She graduated from Simon Kenton High School in 2014, where she was active in FFA and 4H.
    She will be a junior at Murray State in the fall and she’s majoring in journalism with a minor in agriculture.
    While attending Murray State, Dosier has worked on the university’s newspaper staff as a staff writer and photographer.

  • Red Cross blood drive June 2 in Loretto

    The American Red Cross urges blood and platelet donors to choose their day to give and help ensure blood is available for patients all summer long during its annual summer awareness campaign.
    There will be a bolo drive from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, June 2, at Loretto City Hall.

  • Marion County Music Fest is June 11

    Kentucky Classic ARTS Friends of Live Music invites you to bring a picnic blanket or chair and gather in Johnson Field behind Centre Square on Saturday, June 11, to hear some Marion County bands from the past and the present. Last year, more than 750 attended the four-hour event and gave rave reviews. This year, the event will last five hours, and will be bigger and better.