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Today's News

  • Fire heavily damages Marion Inn in Lebanon

    Fire engulfed a trailer on West Main Street in Lebanon at approximately 5 p.m., Thursday, April 19, spreading quickly to the Marion Inn.
    “We don’t know the cause yet, it’s still too early,” Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly said Friday morning.
    According to Mattingly, there were 11 units in the Marion Inn that were destroyed, and the trailer was completely destroyed.
    The fire department received the call at 5:14 p.m. and cleared the scene at around 8:30 p.m.

  • Spring has arrived

    Layla Spring has become the talk of Kentucky as a popular contestant on American Idol, and a star in the making. 

    But, who is she, really? 

    And, how did she end up on the American Idol stage?

    Layla and her family stopped by at The Lebanon Enterprise to open up about her journey from a young child singer who blossomed into the young woman gracing our television screens, her stint on American Idol, and what’s next for her. 

  • Snapping back

    It’s been three years since his contract ended with Animal Planet, and a long road of recovery after several painful injuries, but Ernie “Turtleman” Brown Jr. is back, and possibly, better than ever.

  • Working the Puzzle for Autism walk returns Saturday

    The 8th Annual Working the Puzzle for Autism Walk is returning on April 21, with fun activities, prizes, a special recognition ceremony, magic show and performances from American Idol contestant Layla Spring.

    The walk begins at 10 a.m. at Graham Memorial Park, and is sure to be a big hit in the community once again. 

    Lisa Nally-Martin dreamed up the walk eight years ago, never dreaming it would turn into the success and community staple like it has. 

  • Maker’s Mark Handcraft Festival

    The sixth-annual Maker’s Mark Handcraft Festival returned on Saturday, April 14, drawing in crowds from all over despite the inclement weather. 

  • Free trees on Earth Day

    The Marion County Conservation District will celebrate Earth Day on Friday, April 20.

    In 1970, Earth Day was created and this holiday helps make people more aware of environmental concerns and issues. In celebration of this holiday, the Marion County Conservation District will be giving away free trees to the public beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 20. Trees will be given away until they are all gone. The species of trees available will be pecan, pin oak, eastern redbud, wild plum, white pine and silky dogwood.

  • Upcoming free orchestra concert

    On Sunday, April 22, the Kentucky Classic Orchestra will travel to Campbellsville to perform their annual spring concert in Gheens Recital Hall in the Gosser Fine Arts Center on the campus of Campbellsville University. The concert will be free, and a reception will follow. The Kentucky Classic Orchestra was founded in 2015 by Kentucky Classic Arts and has been performing together since that time. Their members are all ages and they come from Albany, Bardstown, Campbellsville, Gravel Switch, Liberty, Somerset, Springfield and Lebanon.

  • Ladies of Lebanon Benefit Concert is April 27-28

    The Ladies of Lebanon Benefit Concert is back, and this time, they are singing Broadway. Join these women as they donate their talents and time to raise money for Kentucky Classic Arts at Centre Square. The concert will be on stage at 7 pm., April 27-28, at Angelic Hall, located at 237 N. Spalding Avenue in Lebanon.

  • Coaching Spring

    Aubrey Davis-Skutt has been a vocal coach through Campbellsville University for six years, and has guided and trained Layla Spring into the singer she is today. Although, she doesn’t take credit for the fame Spring has achieved. 

    “Layla has been coming to my studio for six years,” said Davis-Skutt. “She was about 10 and a half years old.”

    They sort of got off to a rough start, which they laugh about now.

  • Meet Dyxie

    Dyxie Bay, the youngest sister of Layla Spring, captured the hearts of viewers when she accompanied Spring on her American Idol audition. Bay, who sang for the judges as well, even received a golden ticket for 2026. Despite her burst of fame, Bay is still a fun-loving kid at heart, devoted to her family, making slime, and of course, singing.