Today's News

  • Loretto residents seeing black

    Maker’s Mark is known worldwide for its bourbon, and the iconic red, dripping wax seal that dons each bottle.
    But, since the construction of the new warehouses in the City of Loretto, all the residents there are seeing is black.
    “This whole city is turning black,” said William Hagan, who lives near the warehouses. “It’s really, really bad. And it’s going to get worse.”

  • Rain causing delays on local farms


  • Edwards finds rare old ash tree
  • Mayor requests pay raise for employees, police in his budget address

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw gave his annual budget address Thursday evening.
    The Lebanon City Council will be having several budget work sessions this week to discuss the budget and make changes and revisions. The following is the mayor’s written budget address:

    Members of the Lebanon City Council, citizens of Lebanon, and members of the press, this evening I present to you my recommendations regarding the budget for all city funds for the fiscal year July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

  • Some gave all

    Families and community members, along with countless Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and volunteers from Marion and surrounding counties, helped with gravesite flag decoration Saturday morning prior to the Memorial Day ceremony on May 28.

  • Lebanon man arrested after fleeing from police

    A two-county police pursuit that began in Marion County ended on Main Street in Springfield on May 24.
    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested William Bradley Watts, 43, of Lebanon after Watts fled from Deputy Tristan Hayden when he attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Barbers Mills Road.
    Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith said Watts made his way into Springfield on Jimtown Road, but his run from authorities was cut short after it was apparent the pursuit was becoming increasingly dangerous.

  • MCPS Summer Dream Academy has begun
  • Focus on the good stuff

    Good, bad or ugly, my job is to report the news.
    And, the news isn’t always good. And it’s not always pretty.
    Sometimes it’s upsetting, depressing and downright frightening.
    Take last week’s edition of the Enterprise, for example.

  • Kentucky has little to show for its war on drugs

    A constituent of mine recently brought to my attention that too often we let the discussion about Kentucky’s drug scourge fall by the wayside. Admittedly, I believe that happens because no one has a good solution to the problem and although we have made effort after effort to combat the epidemic we still have little to show for it. In 2015, Kentucky’s heroin-related death rate increased to 6.9 deaths for every 100,000 people — 23 times the rate in 2009.

  • Memorial Day a time for remembrance

    By State Rep. Brandon Reed
    As we celebrate Memorial Day, it is important that we take some time to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in giving their lives for this great nation. The brave men and women who took the fall for our freedom are owed far more than we could ever be repaid.