Today's News

  • Coming up: Meet Eli

    In an upcoming edition of The Lebanon Enterprise, readers will have a chance to meet Eli Bright, an 8-month-old boy who has been diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy.
    Eli is the son of Jesse Bright and Natalie Wheatley, and he, his parents and his sister, Ava Kate, are doing everything they can to give him the best life he can have.

  • School district hosting multiple summer camps

    The last day of school is May 27 for Marion County Public School students, but district officials hope learning will continue throughout the summer.
    The district is offering 12 different camps this summer with programs for students from kindergarten through high school.
    “This is a new thing that we’re doing. We’re calling it the Summer Dream Academy,” said Todd Farmer, the MCPS federal programs director.

  • Linda Avenue man gets probation for facilitation to theft

    Calob S. Cox, 19, of 379 Linda Avenue in Lebanon received 24 months of probation in Marion Circuit Court recently for facilitation to theft by unlawful taking over $500. This is amended from a charge of first-degree robbery.
    Cox was arrested in connection with a reported assault and robbery Feb. 2 against Leon Ray Hudson at the Marion County Fairgrounds.

    In other circuit court news:

  • Tourism impact exceeded $25 million in 2014

    Tourism’s economic impact in Marion County continues to climb.
    Total tourism spending in Marion County grew from $22.69 million in 2013 to $25.06 million in 2014, according to 2014 Economic Impact of Kentucky’s Travel and Tourism Industry report.
    “Spending by visitors has strengthened Lebanon and Marion County’s economy by creating jobs, supporting local businesses from gas stations to retail stores and generating tax revenues to support our community,” Nena Olivier said in a press release.

  • Upcoming early deadlines for Enterprise

    The Lebanon Enterprise will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observation of Memorial Day. As a result, the Enterprise will have early deadlines for the May 27 edition. The deadline for all advertising will be noon on Friday, May 22. All editorial items, including sports items, will need to be submitted by 5 p.m. Thursday.

  • Election results will be posted online

    The results of the May 19 primary elections were not available until after the Enterprise went to press for today’s issue.
    Results from the election will be posted online at www.lebanonenterprise.com.
    A more detailed breakdown of the results will be posted in the May 27 edition.

  • Kentucky Writers Celebration is May 22-24

    The 2015 Kentucky Writers Celebration culminates Memorial Day weekend, and will be bringing its two-night songwriter showcase to Lebanon. The 2015 Kentucky Songwriters Celebration Show will be held from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., Friday, May 22, and Saturday, May 23, at McB’s in Lebanon.

  • Primary election is May 19

    The Democratic and Republican primary elections for statewide office will be held Tuesday, May 19. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Marion County voters should note that some polling locations have changed. If you are not sure where to vote, stop by the Marion County Clerk’s Office at 223 N. Spalding Avenue, Suite 102, in Lebanon or call 270-692-2651.
    Here is the list of the polling locations.
    • A101, Gravel Switch, at the Gravel Switch Community Center, 640 Gravel Switch Road, Gravel Switch

  • Special Lebanon City Council meeting to be held Thursday

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw has called a special meeting for 6 p.m., Thursday, May 21, at Lebanon City Hall.

    Mayor Crenshaw will be giving his budget message and the council is going to approve the Lebanon Waterworks annual budget.

  • Sheriff's office investigating cattle theft

    Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements reported that he has received information suggesting that young calves, just days or weeks old, are being stolen. While the sheriff's office has not received any recent report of cattle thefts in Marion County, the sheriff's office is investigating suspected cattle theft in the Marion County area.