Today's News

  • In Jesus name ...

    In between songs, Wade Hammond addressed the crowd at the first Heart of Kentucky Christian Music Festival.

    "We can walk and talk with Jesus every single day," he told them.

    Scores of people came to Centre Square for hours of southern gospel music, and the performers displayed both their talent and their faith throughout the day.

    The concert started shortly after 3 p.m. and lasted until after the sun had set.

    Area musicians from Abundant Life Assembly of God and the Trinity Gospelaires opened the concert.

  • 2009-10 school tax hearing is tomorrow

    Tomorrow, Sept. 3, at 1 p.m., the Marion County Board of Education will have a hearing about the school district's tax rates.

    At the board's last meeting, held on Aug. 11, board members approved an "intent" to pass a four percent revenue increase.

    Board member Joe Mattingly was absent from that particular meeting.

    A hearing is required because the proposed rates exceed the compensating rate.

  • Lebanon man convicted of murder in Tennessee double-homicide


    A man who was arrested on Shuck Avenue in Lebanon more than two years ago was sentenced to life without parole for first-degree murder in Knox County, Tenn.

    Letalvis Cobbins, 26, of Lebanon was also convicted of first-degree facilitation to murder, aggravated rape, especially aggravated robbery, especially aggravated kidnapping, and theft.

    His sentence on the murder charge was handed down Aug. 26. A separate sentencing hearing has been scheduled for Nov. 20 on the other charges.

  • Power Lunch

    Health care reform, a newly proposed energy policy and the country's ever-growing deficit were just a few of the hot topics discussed during U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie's visit to the Lebanon-Marion County Chamber of Commerce's monthly luncheon Thursday.

    Guthrie, who represents the 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, spent the majority of his time Thursday discussing the proposed 1,017-page healthcare bill, HB 3200, which is the House Democrats' health care reform bill.

  • Highs and lows

    Due to a reporter's error, last week's boys golf results were inadvertently left out. Those results can be found in this story.

    A week after recording their lowest score in school history, the Marion County High School boys golf team shot a season high 332 in the Tates Creek Invitational.

    "It wasn't our kind of golf course. We're looking forward to next tournament," boys golf Head Coach Freddie Leathers said.

    Tates Creek's tight course left several teams scrambling, unable to control the ball.

  • Lady Knights net first win

    As Head Coach Neil Payne said, the Marion County High School girls soccer team finally got the monkey off their backs.

    The Lady Knights drilled district opponent Garrard County High School 2-0 on Thursday night for their first win of the season in front of a home crowd.

  • Inmate indicted for escape

    James Edward Combs Jr., 27, of St. Marys Road in Lebanon was indicted in Marion Circuit Court recently for second-degree escape and first-degree persistent felony offender.

    According to the indictment, on or about Aug. 2, Combs escaped from the Marion County Detention Center. The indictment also states that he was over the age of 21 and stands convicted of at least two prior felonies after his 18th birthday.

  • Nine for Nine

    Editor’s note: The Lebanon Enterprise asked each elementary school principal to select nine-year-olds for this feature. The following students are the students who were selected.

    Colby Hood

    Son of Kim and Chad Hood

  • Record breakers

    For the Marion County High School boys golf team, 305 is the magic number.

    Head Coach Freddie Leathers has poured over the records for the golf team has reported that the 305 his team shot last weekend at the Garrard County Invitational is the lowest recorded score he can find by any Marion County team, beating out a 307 shot by the 1977 team in their conference tournament.

    Leathers said last year this same team set a school record for the lowest team score in regional play with a 317. He said the lowest tournament score recorded in MCHS history before 2008 was a 320.

  • In the trenches

    In one of the most physical high school football games many fans had ever seen, the Bell County Bobcats walked off John J. Boswell Field victorious Saturday night. However, the defending state champs didn't leave without a scare.

    "There was a lot of hitting going on last night. A lot of fans came up to me afterwards and said that's as physical a high school football game as they've seen," Head Coach Jeff Robbins said.