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Today's News

  • Hallowed grounds

    A national shrine sits proudly and peacefully alongside Highway 208 in Lebanon.
    Its purpose is to honor our war dead, as well as veterans who were prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice defending our country.
    To say the Lebanon National Cemetery is a special place is an understatement.
    Its one of only seven national cemeteries in the state of Kentucky, and one of only 134 national cemeteries across the country.

  • So Egg-cited about Easter!

    Graham Memorial Park hosted its annual Easter egg hunt Saturday, March 19.

  • Give blood in Loretto April 7

    The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April, and make a difference in the lives of patients in need.
    More than 3 million generous people donated blood through the Red Cross last year. The Red Cross salutes these volunteer blood donors who helped fulfill its lifesaving mission, and invites others to roll up a sleeve and join them.

  • German trumpet player returns to Lebanon

    One of the finest baroque trumpet players in the world Friedemann Immer recently ventured to Kentucky from Germany to participate in a tribute concert to Mike Tunnell, who was a member of Lebanon’s ensembles “President Lincoln’s Own Band” and “Kentucky Baroque Trumpets.” He passed away a little over a year ago of cancer. The tribute concert was held in Louisville at Crescent Hill Baptist Church on Frankfort Avenue in late February. The church was filled.

  • Local author publishes his first book

    Marion County native Kenny Fogle has published his first book entitled, “The Day Before Graduation.”
    Fogle, who also serves as executive director of the Tri-County Kentucky United Way, said the book gives his personal voice on politics and government, spirituality and religion and life in general.
    “I have little claim to being an expert on any of these, but am personally pleased with this project,” Fogle said in an email to the Enterprise. “I will leave it to readers to make any other judgment or determination of its worth.” 

  • Lebanon man pleads guilty to criminal mischief

    Christopher D. Spalding, 22, of 70 Caudill Lane in Lebanon pled guilty to third-degree criminal mischief in Marion Circuit Court recently.
    Spalding was arrested in February and charged with the attempted burglary of St. Joe Grocery, which occurred on June 15, 2015. He was sentenced to 24 months probation, and was ordered to have no contact with St. Joe Grocery and pay $396 in restitution.
    Spalding was also indicted recently for first-degree robbery after allegedly robbing Huddle House in Lebanon on Friday, Jan. 29.

  • The show must go on

    A snow storm of blizzard proportions forced January’s Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff to be rescheduled, but the show will go on March 18-19 in Lebanon.
    And, as luck would have it, all of the scheduled acts will be able to perform and the weekend of events will go on as originally scheduled.
    “Nothing has changed. Everything has just clicked,” Brad Lanham, president of the Kentucky Fellowship of Musicians, said.

  • Beyond the call of duty

    Twenty years ago, three men in Marion County wanted to honor their fellow comrades at their final resting place.
    What began as a simple conversation between local veterans Jim Bob Moore, Billy Batcher and Ralph Montgomery evolved into the formation of the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard - one of the most well-respected and sought after honor guards in the region.

  • Investing in downtown

    When people visit the City of Lebanon, they often comment on its quaint, picturesque downtown.
    Its architecture is beautiful, timeless and unique, which is why local business owners Macky Hagan of the Ruth Hagan Agency and his brother-in-law Dave Winebrenner of Commonwealth Capital Management renovated their building on the corner of West Main Street and South Spalding Avenue last year.
    They wanted to bring their corner of the city back to life.

  • Sheriff’s office investigating Saturday hit and run, arrest two Lebanon men for burglary Sunday

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a hit and run collision that occurred during the early morning hours of Saturday, March 12.
    The sheriff’s office responded to 3400 Highway 208 in Calvary at 7:58 a.m., and found evidence of an unknown vehicle that had traveled off the roadway, continued across the yard and collided with two of the homeowner’s vehicles that were parked in the driveway. Both of the vehicles and the property sustained considerable damage. The unknown vehicle fled the scene.