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Today's News

  • Lebanon man indicted for fleeing from police

    Michaela J. Lewis, 26, of 2620 Miller Pike in Lebanon was indicted in Marion Circuit Court recently for first-degree fleeing or evading, DUI second offense with aggravator, failure of owner to maintain required insurance security, driving on a DUI suspended license first offense, reckless driving, no or expired registration plate, no or expired registration receipt, license to be in possession and improper turning, improperly on the left side of the road.

  • Campaign stop

    Democratic Lt. Governor candidate Sannie Overly chats with Jody Taylor, left, and Bobby Lou Murphy, during a stop on Aug. 4 at the Lebanon Senior Center. Overly is the running mate of Jack Conway, the current Kentucky Attorney General.

  • State parks are building waystations for butterflys

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT -- More than a dozen Kentucky State Parks are working on projects to help Monarch butterflies by preserving habitat and planting milkweed plants the butterflies need for survival.
    The butterflies – easily identified because of their orange and black colors – are known for their annual journeys to Mexico each year for winter hibernation. Some scientists are concerned that loss of habitat is causing a decline in the Monarch population in some areas.

  • Police remind Lebanon residents about grass clippings

    Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady has issued a reminder to Lebanon residents to keep grass clippings out of the street.

    As part of that reminder, Brady included City Ordinance No. 2014-08, subsection 5, which reads:

    (5) Obstruction of storm water and drainage facilities:

  • Search for missing woman comes to Sportsman Lake

    A team from Louisville Fire and Rescue was at Sportsman Lake Monday and Tuesday, possibly searching for something that might help in the case of a missing Nelson County woman.
    Ramon Pineiroa*, chief deputy with the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department, was on the scene, but said he could not comment at this time.
    Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements was present while the search and rescue team was at the lake. He said his understanding is that this was part of a follow-up from an earlier K-9 search.

  • Loretto man dies after reportedly falling from car

    A Loretto man died July 29, one day after reportedly falling from a vehicle on West Main Street in Lebanon. Tyler Hamilton, 24, passed away at University Hospital in Louisville where he was being treated for his injuries.
    “He was a big-hearted person,” Hamilton’s mother Carla Mudd Constant said. “He had love for everybody. He had his demons that he fought, but he had love for everybody. He wanted everybody around him to be happy and to enjoy life.”

  • Dream Maker

    Saturday night was more than Adria Whitfill expected.
    After winning preliminary scholastic, interview and talent awards, Whitfill was named the 2016 Distinguished Young Woman of Marion County on the Roby Dome stage at Marion County High School.
    “I can’t believe it,” she said. “It feels like a really elaborate dream.”
    Whitfill has been attending the Distinguished Young Woman (formerly known as Junior Miss) since she was 11 years old.

  • Coyle named emergency management director

    A man with more than 30 years of emergency services experience has been appointed the new Marion County emergency management director. Chris Coyle was chosen to fill the vacant seat by Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty.
    “Chris has been working in the community for a long time,” Daugherty said. “Lots of experience and just a good guy.”

  • Meet Marion County’s newest educators

    By Stephen Lega
    slega@lebanonenterprise.com

    Aug. 5 isn’t just the first day of school for Marion County students. It’s also the first day for new teachers in the school district.
    Across the county, Wednesday is the start of something new for math, science and reading teachers, as well as for at least one school counselor.
    The Enterprise attempted to contact those new educators to help introduce them to the community.
    Jennifer Blanford

  • Cinema at the Square set for Friday

    To celebrate the end of this year’s summer reading program, the Marion County Public Library is hosting Cinema at the Square at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, and it’s free.
    The library can’t say what the movie is, but fans of robots and friendship will likely recognize this film, which won an Academy Award for best animated feature film.
    The gates will open at 7 p.m. with the movie scheduled to begin at dusk. Before the movie starts, attendees can play games, win prizes, have their faces painted, add some color to their hair or get a (temporary) tattoo.