Today's News

  • Second house-building project is underway
  • KSP asks motorists to be cautious around buses

    For some 23 million students nationwide, the school day begins and ends with a trip on a school bus. Unfortunately, each year many children are injured and even killed in school bus related crashes.
    Last year, Kentucky had 985 school bus related crashes resulting in 278 injuries and four deaths. With school starting in many communities, KSP Spokesman Lt. David Jude is urging motorists to be alert for loading and unloading school buses.

  • Free program provides boost, inspiration for Appalacian women taking applications

    For 24 years, nearly 600 women across Appalachia have been learning they have the strength and courage to finish their education and to build the self-esteem they need to find their potential.   At no cost to them, women who find themselves in transition and are seeking to be inspired and build their confidence are doing just that through the New Opportunity School for Women (NOSW) in Berea.

  • Proud Democrats

    The Marion County Democratic Party held its annual dinner Thursday at Centre Square. The line-up of speakers included four candidates on the Nov. 8 ballot for statewide office, State Rep. Terry Mills and Daniel Logsdon, chairman of the Kentucky Democratic Party Chairman. Logsdon said this was "the most dynamic slate of candidates" his party has put forward in his lifetime. "It's an honor to be a Democrat," he told the audience of hundreds.

  • Celebrity Encounters

    The Lebanon Enterprise asked its readers to share their celebrity encounters. Shawn Bell, Nicole Hughes, Barney Tharp, Mary Ann Ohsol and Junior Adams shared their experiences with us.

  • Elvis impersonator is going to Graceland

    James Calvert

    Landmark News Service

    Elvis impersonator Eddie Miles is on his way to Memphis after winning first place in the preliminary round of the 2011 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest at Harrah's Casino in North Carolina.

    Miles competed in a field of 17 Elvis impersonators for a cash prize and a ticket to Memphis to compete in the finals, which Miles refers to as "the Super-Bowl of Elvis competitions."

  • School bus gets stuck Friday afternoon

    Some Marion County students were delayed getting home Friday afternoon when a school bus got stuck while trying to turn around.

    Bus No. 992, which was driven by Fred Browning, got hung up on the edge of the road at the intersection of George Beaven Road and Hwy. 52.

    No one was injured in the incident and a second bus came to get the students and the driver, according to Scott Spalding, transportation director for Marion County Public Schools.

  • Court receives redistricting report

    The Marion County Reapportionment Committee has presented its proposed changes to the county's magisterial districts to the Marion County Fiscal Court. The court accepted the report during its Aug. 18 meeting.

    The fiscal court has 60 days from the time it received the report to either approve it or revise it.

    The committee's goal was to create districts with similar populations without splitting Census blocks (which are set by the U.S. Census Bureau), Marion County Clerk Karen Spalding said.

  • City of Lebanon appeals annexation case to Supreme Court

    The City of Lebanon is turning to the Kentucky Supreme Court regarding its efforts to annex 415 aces of property.

    City Attorney Kandice Engle-Gray has filed a motion for discretionary review, which was received by the state Supreme Court Aug. 16. The city is seeking to overturn a decision handed down last month in which the Court of Appeals ruled that a 2006 annexation by the city was invalid.

  • Camels, Kasbahs and Culture

    The sounds of multiple men chanting in the streets, the sight of camels grazing on the beach, and the scent of spices.

    These are some of the sensations that Laura Jarboe, 22, of Lebanon experienced during her summer trip to the African country of Morocco.

    The trip lasted from June 6 to July 26.

    Jarboe, who attends Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, was originally planning on taking a summer trip to the country of Jordan, but because of political unrest it was cancelled.