Today's News

  • MCPS extreme makeover approved

    The Marion County Board of Education approved the district's facilities plan and reconfiguration plan during its meeting March 9, but the decision wasn’t unanimous.
    School Board Member Carrie Gribbins Truitt was the only board member to vote against the reconfiguration plan, stating that she believed the district should delay the implementation until the 2018-19 school year.

  • Marion County District Schools Facilities Plan

    The Marion County Board of Education approved the district's facilities plan and reconfiguration plan during its meeting March 9.

    School centers:

    Preschool – fifth grade

    Sixth/seventh grade center

    Eighth/ninth grade center

    10th-12th grade center


    Capital Construction Priorities

  • Aquatic center will have to close for roof repairs

    By John A. Nelson
    Landmark News Service

    Lebanon’s popular aquatic center is facing major repairs in the near future that will likely require the year-round facility to close for four to six weeks.
    City Administrator John Thomas said last week cost estimates to remove and replace the entire roof of the 19-year-old facility and paint the interior are in the neighborhood of $400,000.

  • Lebanon man makes best of life turned upside down

    By John A. Nelson
    Landmark News Service

    Darrell Raikes wears the same easy smile he wore 18 months ago as he stood in a boat holding a large-mouth bass by the jaw, posing for a photo. He sports the same neatly trimmed beard, stares at you softly with the same brown eyes, speaks with the same slow, soothing, Kentucky accent.
    But Darrell Raikes is not the same. A lot has changed since that day on the lake.

  • Calvary’s Got Talent

    A trio of Calvary students performed the song “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten at the Marion County Board of Education’s meeting March 9. India Young, Maddie Spalding and Will Blake competed in the special talent competition at the state Beta Convention recently. They placed first runner-up and will be competing at the National Beta Convention in Orlando, Florida this June.

  • Education briefs

    School board approves 2017-18 school calendar
    The Marion County Board of Education unanimously approved the 2017-18 school calendar during its regular monthly meeting March 9.
    The opening day for staff will be Tuesday, Aug. 8. The first day for students will be Wednesday, Aug. 9.
    The calendar also includes the following:
    - Monday, Sept. 4: School closed for Labor Day
    - Oct. 2-9: Fall break (Oct. 9 will be used for staff development)
    - Nov. 22-24: Thanksgiving break
    - Dec. 18-Jan. 1: Christmas break

  • How do you spring into Spring?

    At the end of March, The Lebanon Enterprise’s spring section will debut and we are looking for fun facts along with useful gardening and home tips.
    We are also looking for pictures of extreme vegetables that you have grown. Send us your big beans, towering tomatoes, crazy corn and more.
    Email your gardening stories, tips and photos to editor@lebanonenterprise.com or bring them by the office located at 119 South Proctor Knott Avenue in Lebanon.
    The deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 22.

  • Easter egg hunt at park April 8

    Graham Memorial Park will host its annual Easter Egg hunt at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 8. The event will be held rain or shine. The free event is open to ages zero to nine years of age. All participants should meet at the pavilion by the pool before the hunt begins to discuss rules. Children ages zero to four will hunt on Gorley Field. Children ages five to nine will hunt in the playground area. Please bring a basket to collect your eggs. Plastic eggs can be donated back to the park for reuse next year.

  • Share your promposals

    As April draws closer, more Marion County High School students are popping the question... “Prom?”
    We want to hear about this year’s best “Promposals.” If you went above the bar to ask your date to prom, we want to hear about it. Email details of your “Promposal” and a photo to Stevie Lowery at editor@lebanonenterprise.com.
    The deadline to submit your promposals is 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 19.


  • Taylor County substitute teacher arrested, charged with sex crimes

    A Taylor County High School substitute teacher has been arrested and charged with sending and soliciting explicit photographs to students, as well as having sexual contact with the students.
    Lawrence Harris, 46, of Campbellsville, was arrested at 1:30 p.m. Friday, according to a report by the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, following an investigation by the TCSO.