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Today's News

  • Two traffic accidents reported Wednesday

    Local law enforcement officials responded to two accidents yesterday evening.

    Scott Cissell of Raywick was transported to University Hospital in Louisville by LifeNet after a single-vehicle accident on Howardstown Road.

    The Lebanon Police received a report of an accident on Ky. 84 (Howardstown Road) two miles west of Raywick at 9:47 p.m. Nov. 19, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office, the Lebanon.

  • Marion County drug dealers conspire to distribute $100,000 of cocaine

    Rodney Godbey, 42, of Highway 289, Benningfield Trailer Park, Lot 8, in Lebanon, and Chester Shipp, Highway 289, Benningfield Trailer Park, Lot 7, in Lebanon, pled guilty on Nov. 18, to conspiracy to distribute cocaine and cocaine base, U.S. Attorney David L. Huber of the Western District of Kentucky announced Thursday. 

    Godbey admitted that between March 2005, and October 2006, he helped Shipp sell cocaine in Marion County. Shipp, who has a prior drug conviction, admitted that during that same time period, he sold both cocaine and cocaine base.

  • Letters to Santa are due Dec. 8

    The Lebanon Enterprise is collecting letters to Santa Claus and will forward them to his workshop at the North Pole in time for Christmas.

    The Enterprise will also publish letters in a Christmas issue and choose some of the best for prizes.

    Until 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 8, children 12 years old or younger can write to Santa at this special Lebanon address - Attn: Santa Claus, The Lebanon Enterprise, 119 S. Proctor Knott Avenue, Lebanon, Ky, 40033 - or e-mail them to copyeditor@lebanonenterprise.com.

  • Knights advance, beat Fairdale, 35-21

    In a match up touted as the "Game of the Week" on WHAS 11 in Louisville, the Knights and Bulldogs didn't disappoint.

    Bryson Bell's last of three touchdowns, on a 12-yard scamper, secured a win for the Marion County Knights with under two minutes to play Friday night at Greschel Stadium in Louisville.

    David Litsey's interception off a deep ball from Fairdale's Bradley Vincent to standout receiver Quintrel Morris ruined any chance the Bulldogs had for a miraculous comeback.

  • Youth rally at Centre Square Tuesday evening

    An inter-denominational area-wide youth rally, Alive Again, has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at Centre Square.

  • Local teams fare well in flag football showdown

    Local flag footballers fared well Saturday during the Heart of Kentucky Flag Football Showdown at Graham Memorial Park. Two of the four final teams were local, according to event organizer Eric Daugherty.

    Team captains David Hazelwood and Chad Spalding led their teams to the final four but couldn't get past "Campbellsville High Alum" and a Casey County team, who squared off in the final. The Casey County team came away with the title.

  • Marion County has 65 percent voter turnout

    Statewide, 62.8 percent of eligible voters participated in the 2008 Presidential election. Marion County's turnout, 65 percent, was higher than the statewide turnout and two percent higher than the county's turnout in the 2004 Presidential election.

    In all, 7,943 Marion Countians cast a ballot in the 2008 General Election. That figure includes 527 absentee votes.

    In all three national races on the ballot, Marion County favored the losing candidates.

  • Knights hold on, dispatch Dragons 24-20

    The Marion County Knights recovered a Green County desperation onside kick with about 21 seconds to go in the game to secure another victory Friday night at Green County.

    As the clock hit all zeros, the Knights led 24-20 and secured an 8-2 record on the season and momentum heading into next week's playoff match against Fairdale.

  • Cross Country misses state

    The Marion County High School cross-country team was a pulled muscle away from missing the state meet coming up.

    Matthew Mattingly, who made the state meet easily last year, came up lame during the Class 2A Region Two meet on Saturday afternoon, according to Head Coach Sherbie King. Mattingly was noticeably in pain as he crossed the finish line.

    King said throughout the year Mattingly has consistently been 15 to 20 seconds behind Taylor County's Wes Colvin, who finished second in the region.

  • I see elephants wearing donkey suits

    Barack Obama made history in a number of ways Nov. 4. He is now the first African-American President-elect ever.

    He won the most decisive electoral victory since Ronald Reagan thrashed Michael Dukakis in 1984.

    And he's the first Democratic Presidential candidate to receive more than 50 percent of the popular vote since Jimmy Carter.