Today's News

  • Hemp growers, processors must apply by end of year to participate

    By Judah Taylor
    The News-Enterprise

    Farmers and processors wanting to participate in the 2015 hemp pilot projects must apply by the year’s end, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture has announced.
    The projects allow farmers to grow hemp, but not for commercial uses, according to Hardin County Extension Agent Matt Adams who described the hemp industry as being more “experimental than commercial” right now.

  • AG warn of seasonal scams, identity theft

    Kentucky Press News Service

    With the holiday shopping season underway, Attorney General Jack Conway is urging Kentucky consumers to be vigilant of seasonal scams and identity theft. Millions of consumers turn to their smart phones, tablets and computers for their holiday shopping needs, which has cybercriminals and hackers working overtime to exploit unsuspecting shoppers for their credit card and financial information.

  • The heart does go on

    In February of this year, the lives of two families changed forever in dramatically different ways.

    David John Burton, 47, of Versailles died Feb. 1 as a result of a brain aneurism, and on Feb. 3, Darrel Ballard, 36, of Loretto got a chance to keep living when he received Burton’s heart.

  • Little turkeys from Lebanon Elementary give thanks

    The Enterprise recently visited with McCall Thompson’s first grade students at Lebanon Elementary School to find out what they like about Thanksgiving and for what they are thankful. Here’s what they told us.

    Shannon Davis likes that she gets to eat her favorite food, turkey, on Thanksgiving. She is thankful for her grandparents “because we get to play outside there.”

    Kinley Craig’s favorite part of Thanksgiving is seeing her cousins and her aunt. She is thankful for “My Dad because I love him.”

  • Arts organizer turns to industrial foundation for support

    Robin Humphress continues to seek financial assistance in hopes of making the performing arts more common in Marion County.
    On Nov. 20, Humphress met with the Marion County Industrial Foundation to make her case that the arts are good for the community and can aid in industrial recruitment. Prior to last week, she had already met with the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission and the Marion County Fiscal Court.

  • Turpin recommended to lead animal control department

    Sarah Gribbins has resigned from the Marion County animal control staff as of Nov. 14, and the Marion County Fiscal Court approved advertising for a full-time position in that department recently.
    Kay Turpin, who has worked alongside Gribbins, requested to be named as head of that department in her report to the court during the Nov. 20 Marion County Fiscal Court meeting.
    Magistrate John Arthur Elder said he would encourage Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly to appoint Turpin as the head of that department.

  • Enterprise to deliver letters to Santa

    The Lebanon Enterprise continues to partner with the jolliest man in the land, Santa Claus, and delivers local letters to him at the North Pole before Christmas.
    The Enterprise will also continue the tradition of publishing letters written by local children. A special edition of the paper will include letters to Santa from each class (pre-K through fifth grade) from all five of our elementary schools.

  • Toy, hat and glove drive deadline Dec. 18

     The Lebanon Police Department is partnering with Central Kentucky Community Action and 100.9 WLSK for toy, hat and glove drive for three and four-year-old children. Donations can be placed in a drop box in the lobby of the Lebanon Police Department. The deadline to donate is Dec. 18.

  • Henry Bell Thanksgiving dinner Thursday at Centre Square in Lebanon

     The United Concerned Citizens Organization will be holding its 12th annual Henry L. Bell Thanksgiving Outreach from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, at Centre Square in Lebanon.

    The decorating, dining and cooking committees will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Centre Square to help set up. Cooking will begin at 7 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, at Centre Square. 

  • Thanksgiving closings and garbage pick-up

     There will be no garbage pick-up in Marion County on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. 

    Garbage collection in Bradfordsville will be after 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 26.

    The normal Thursday garbage route will be picked up Friday, Nov. 28, along with the normal Friday route. Please set our your garbage earlier than normal because crews will be doubling up to collect two days of trash in one.