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Today's 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.
     

  • Election results will be posted online

    The results of the May 19 primary elections were not available until after the Enterprise went to press for today’s issue.
    Results from the election will be posted online at www.lebanonenterprise.com.
    A more detailed breakdown of the results will be posted in the May 27 edition.
     

  • Kentucky Writers Celebration is May 22-24

    The 2015 Kentucky Writers Celebration culminates Memorial Day weekend, and will be bringing its two-night songwriter showcase to Lebanon. The 2015 Kentucky Songwriters Celebration Show will be held from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., Friday, May 22, and Saturday, May 23, at McB’s in Lebanon.

  • Primary election is May 19

    The Democratic and Republican primary elections for statewide office will be held Tuesday, May 19. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Marion County voters should note that some polling locations have changed. If you are not sure where to vote, stop by the Marion County Clerk’s Office at 223 N. Spalding Avenue, Suite 102, in Lebanon or call 270-692-2651.
    Here is the list of the polling locations.
    • A101, Gravel Switch, at the Gravel Switch Community Center, 640 Gravel Switch Road, Gravel Switch

  • Special Lebanon City Council meeting to be held Thursday

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw has called a special meeting for 6 p.m., Thursday, May 21, at Lebanon City Hall.

    Mayor Crenshaw will be giving his budget message and the council is going to approve the Lebanon Waterworks annual budget.

  • Sheriff's office investigating cattle theft

    Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements reported that he has received information suggesting that young calves, just days or weeks old, are being stolen. While the sheriff's office has not received any recent report of cattle thefts in Marion County, the sheriff's office is investigating suspected cattle theft in the Marion County area.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline releases easements in LaRue County

    By Linda Ireland
    Landmark News Service

    Developers for the Bluegrass Pipeline pulled the plug on the controversial project last year – and land transactions indicate the company is relinquishing claims in LaRue County.
    Letters were sent to several property owners stating:

  • Adults skipping medical care or using ER instead

    By Alyssa Harvey
    Bowling Green Daily News

    A report issued by Families USA found that more than one in four adults who bought individual insurance policies last year went without needed care because they could not afford it.
    High deductibles of $1,500 or more seem to be the leading cause for missed care, such as medical tests, treatments and follow-up care, according to the report “Non-Group Health Insurance: Many Insured Americans with High Out-of-Pocket Costs Forgo Needed Health Care.”

  • Lebanon man arrested, charged with burglary in Campbellsville

    Nicholas S. Wiser, 35, of Lebanon was arrested in Campbellsville Thursday, May 14, and charged with second-degree burglary.

    According to a media release from the Campbellsville Police Department, at approximately 4 p.m., the Campbellsville Police Department responded to 710 High Pine Street in reference to an assault. Once officers arrived on scene, they determined that Wiser had been into an altercation with Shelly Thompson and forced his way into her residence. While inside the residence, Wiser and Joshua Kendall also got into an altercation.