Today's News

  • City sells John Hunt Morgan statue to Freddie Hilpp

    The City of Lebanon’s John Hunt Morgan statue, which has been the center of controversy and collecting dust in storage for years, was sold Monday evening and its new owner plans on putting it on display.
    In November, the council voted to accept sealed bids for the statue, which was being stored and taking up space at the city service center.
    Monday evening, the Lebanon City Council unanimously voted to accept a $3,000 bid from Freddie Hilpp of Lebanon during its regular monthly meeting.
    Hilpp’s bid wasn’t the highest bid, however.

  • American pastime rolls into LES

    Lebanon Elementary School students are getting to experience what was once a popular pastime for many of their parents – roller skating.
    Physical education teacher Perri Warren (known as Ms. Grover at LES) introduced roller skating to students last week, many of whom have never skated before.
    Warren worked with a company in Indiana to use the skates, and students are paying $5 to skate for five days. The LES PTO and the company itself are picking up the additional $4 per student or the full cost if a student can’t pay.

  • Lebanon woman critically injured during hit and run

    A Lebanon woman is in critical but stable condition at University of Kentucky Hospital after being the victim of a hit and run Saturday morning.
    According to Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady, at 10:53 a.m. Saturday, Lebanon Police responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian accident that occurred at the intersection of Main Street and Walnut Street.

  • Keeping the beat

    The Working the Puzzle for Autism Center held its first event this past Saturday. Jeanie Mattingly with Health Rhythms led an interactive drum program, and children also made Christmas ornaments.


  • Christmas in the Country

    Bradfordsville’s Christmas in the Country was held this past Saturday.
    Editor’s note: The Enterprise was unable to get several of these photos identified, but we still wanted our readers to be able to enjoy the photos.

  • County could receive $250,000 recycling grant

    Marion County Fiscal Court’s Christmas wish list includes a $250,000 recycling grant, which the court voted to apply for at its Dec. 3 regular monthly meeting.
    If received, the grant monies will be used to upgrade equipment at the recycling center located on Woodlawn Avenue in Lebanon, according to Marion County Solid Waste Coordinator Keith Brock.

  • Red Cross asks for blood donations this holiday season

    The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to end the year with real meaning by donating blood for hospital patients in need.
    Holiday activities, severe weather and seasonal illnesses, like the flu, can pull people away from their regular blood donation schedules. This creates a greater need for blood donations this time of year, especially around the winter holidays. To encourage donations, all those who come to donate Dec. 23 through Jan. 3, 2016, will get a long-sleeve Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.

  • Methodist church celebrates 100 years of organ

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Enterprise correspondent

    The Lebanon United Methodist Church recently celebrated the 100th anniversary of its pipe organ.
    The anniversary was celebrated on Nov. 8 during both worship services, as the organ was played during all songs.

  • Fiscal court to hold special-called meeting Wednesday

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be having a special-called meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9. The agenda includes:
    • Consider/review/approve proposed 2016 budget of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
    • Consider/review/approve proposed 2016 budget of the Marion County Clerk’s Office.
    • Discussion on employee life insurance benefits.
    • Discussion on WMA funds allocation.
    • Discussion on part-time employee benefits.

  • Santa making a stop in Loretto on Dec. 20

    Santa Claus will be making special stops in the City of Loretto on Sunday, Dec. 20.
    Santa will do his best to follow the following schedule:
    • 11 a.m. Cash Variety Store parking lot
    • 11:15 a.m. St. Francis Post Office parking lot
    • 11:45 a.m. Highway 52 from St. Francis to Spencer Hamilton Road
    • 12 p.m. Spencer Hamilton Road to Leon Hamilton’s residence, and back to red light
    • 12:15 pm Highway 52 to Maker’s Mark Road and back to Corner Food Mart