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Today's News

  • Deputy arrests man for alleged gun threat

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested Charles C. Brady, 89, of the St. Joe Community at 9:40 a.m. May 21 for first-degree wanton endangerment and second-degree assault.
    The sheriff’s office received a report that Brady had brandished a weapon during a dispute at Phillips Repair that morning in Lebanon.

  • Spectacular summer sports

    The Enterprise is looking for spectacular summer sports stories
    Do you know someone who participates in a unique summer sport? If so, The Lebanon Enterprise wants to know. Email Publisher Stevie Lowery at editor@lebanonenterprise.com and give her some details on the person and his or her sport.

  • County office closings for Memorial Day

     All county government offices will be closed Saturday, May 24, through Monday, May 26, for the Memorial Day holiday

    This includes the County Judge/Executive's Office, the PVA Office, the County Clerk's Office, and the County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office will respond to calls, but those calls will go through the Lebanon Police Dispatch at 270-692-2121.

    County offices will re-open on Tuesday, May 27.

  • Fiscal court holding special-called meeting May 24

     The Marion County Fiscal Court will meet in special session at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 24, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Minutes of the previous meeting

    • Executive Session per KRS 61.810 (1)(b) regarding discussion of the purchase or sale of real property 

    • Discuss “Draft” budget modifications

    • Consider administrative code/personnel policy changes

    • Animal shelter equipment/supplies purchase

  • Daugherty, Wicker, Bishop win county races

    David Daugherty defeated Doug Mattingly in the Democratic primary race to become the next Marion County judge/executive.

    Daugherty received 2,452 votes, and Mattingly received 782 votes. * 

    In the District One magistrate race, incumbent Magistrate Jackie Wicker received 437 votes to win the Democratic primary. Bobby Hardin Jr. received 200 votes, and Monty Ray Mullins received 53 votes.

  • Five lives lost but not forgotten

    By Diane Mattingly
    Special to the Enterprise

    Time wasn’t there. That’s how Judy Ballard Platt describes that night 50 years ago when five young men crashed into a tree near her home. 
    “It was just like it was something that wasn’t happening,” she said. “It was like an eternity, like a slow motion-type thing.”
    Platt, along with her father and brother Howard, went immediately to the wreck scene on that Monday night of May 25, 1964.

  • Celebrate summer in the Heart of Kentucky Memorial Day weekend

    Each year, millions of people across America celebrate over the Memorial Day weekend with barbecues, family picnics, and tours of national monuments and cemeteries. As Americans honor those who have fought for their country through the centuries, tourism venues are stepping up to say thank you as well.

  • Board’s approval of auditor contract not unanimous

    The Marion County Board of Education approved its auditor contract for the 2013-14 school year last week, but it wasn’t without some debate.
    Historically, the board has hired White and Company in Lebanon to complete auditing services, but recently several members of the board asked for the auditor contract to be put out for bid with the possibility of hiring a new auditor.

  • Councilman wants to know more about ‘brick and mortar’ in tourism budget

    The Lebanon City Council is taking some time to review the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission’s 2014-15 budget, which Tourism Director Carla Wagner presented at the city council’s May 12 meeting.
    According to the proposed budget, the tourist commission is anticipating total revenues of $602,289, which is an increase over the $593,261 the commission anticipated during the 2013-14 fiscal year. Total expenses are projected to increase from $545,462 during 2013-14 to $596,718 in 2014-15.

  • Recreational area becoming hotspot for outdoor activities

    By Matt Overing
    Summer intern


    The first thing you'll notice about Popes Creek Ranch is its uniqueness.
    Two teepees give an impression of the ranch being something different than your average recreational area. The ranch appeals to any outdoor enthusiast and has housed visitors from as far away as Europe.