Today's News

  • Marion County Fiscal Court briefs

    The Marion County Fiscal Court approved the first reading of the 2017-18 county budget on Thursday afternoon after having a two-hour special-called budget workshop meeting the night before. During the budget workshop meeting, magistrates discussed the budget, line by line, paying close attention to expenses.
    The Enterprise was not present at the special called budget meeting, but obtained a copy of the meeting’s minutes from Marion County Clerk Chad Mattingly. The following was noted:

  • Visitor spending boosts local economy

    More and more visitors are finding their way to Lebanon and Marion County, and its many attractions, lodgings, shops and restaurants. In 2016, visitors spent $49,241 on an average day in the country and generated a whopping $17,972,939 in direct spending.

  • MCHS students’ report cards available for pickup

    Report cards are now available at Marion County High School. Parents can pick up their child’s report card during regular school hours. No report cards will be mailed.


  • Wheeler is new MCPS food service director

    Jennifer Wheeler will soon become the new food service director for Marion County Public Schools. Wheeler previously served as a long-time family consumer science teacher, an interventionist and an assistant principal at Marion County High School. She is currently working with Cathy Sparrow, current food service director, who is retiring this summer.

  • Kentucky Classic Arts presents ‘Always… Patsy Cline’
  • MCPS prepares for its new norm

    Today is the last day of school for students in the Marion County Public School District, but plans are already well underway for next school year and the many changes that are in store for students and staff.

  • New lease on life

    Donald Wiser had almost given up hope.
    After being on the transplant list for six years, and undergoing kidney dialysis for more than five years, Wiser, 54, of Lebanon thought his chances of getting a kidney were zero to none.

  • Board approves salary increases to make district more competitive

    The Marion County Board of Education formed a special committee earlier this year specifically to evaluate its employee’s wages and compare them to surrounding school districts in an effort to make the district more competitive. The board’s goal is to not only attract and recruit outstanding educators, but also to retain the ones the district already employs.

  • The return of Sidewalk Sale Days

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Lebanon Main Street Committee, is bringing back Sidewalk Sale Days, an event presented by the chamber in the 1950s and 1960s.
    Sidewalk Sale Days will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., this Friday, May 19, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, May 20, in downtown Lebanon, on Main Street between Spalding Avenue and Depot Street.
    Merchants have been encouraged to display and sell goods on the sidewalk, and there will also be a carnival on Main Street, from Spalding Avenue to Farmers National Bank’s Annex.

  • New service available for people suffering from substance abuse, mental illness

    Communicare Inc. in Lebanon is now offering an additional co-occurring service for clients who suffer from substance use and mental health illnesses entitled, “Living in Balance” beginning Friday, May 12. This group will provide clients with support throughout the summer to assist with maintaining recovery and management of mental health illnesses. It will continue to be held every Wednesday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and every Friday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lebanon office.