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Today's News

  • Upcoming early deadlines for Enterprise

    The Lebanon Enterprise will have early deadlines for its July 3 edition. Due to our printing schedule, the deadline for all advertising will be noon on Friday, June 28. All editorial items for the sports section will need to be submitted by noon on Friday, as well.
    The Twin County Advantage will also have early deadlines for its July 8 issue. The deadline for all advertising will be noon on Tuesday, July 2.

  • Where is J.B. Holmes?

    By Dennis George

    Golf Columnist

  • Marion County Fair begins June 29

    The Marion County Fair returns Saturday, June 29, and continues through Saturday July 6 at the Marion County Fairgrounds.
    The carnival and two new features — Laser Tag and Nojoe’s Circus — will be available every evening from July 1 through July 6. The carnival opens at 6 p.m. nightly, and Laser Tag will be available all evening.
    Nojoe’s Circus will give two performances per night. The circus will include clowns, trampoline and trapeze artists, the Dynamo Dogs and much more.

  • ‘Oklahoma!’ to benefit tornado victims

    Kentucky Classic Theatre is producing Roger’s and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” in July, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit victims of the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma.
    “This is a great opportunity to support your local arts community as well as help another hurting community. We are proud to be a part of that,” said Robin Humphress of Kentucky Classic Theatre.
    The performances will be at 7 p.m. July 18 and 19 and 8 p.m. July 20. Tickets for all shows are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

  • County gives up control of old courthouse

    When the Marion County Judicial Center opened in the fall of 2011, the old Marion County Courthouse sat vacant until the Marion County Historical Society moved into the top floor in July of 2012.
    The historical society opened the Marion County Heritage Center inside the old courthouse last September, although the grand opening took place this past February.
    Thursday, the historical society members returned to the Marion County Fiscal Court seeking control over the entire building.

  • Make memories, go fishing

    Had a chance to go fishing with about two dozen Girl Scouts Friday. We caught a bunch of sunfish on little worms. That’s if you call two and three-inch fish fun to catch. Well, Jeremy Bowman and I got to see first-hand how much excitement a fish that size can generate. The squeals and laughter were genuine and brought back some pleasant memories.

  • Heritage Center commemorates the Civil War with music, displays

    The Marion County Heritage Center will be remembering Lebanon’s connections to the Civil War in a series of activities in July.
    Starting July 1, the heritage center will have a new exhibit on loan from the Kentucky Historical Society. The exhibit features several banners with information about the Civil War and President Abraham Lincoln.
    Members of the Marion County Historical Society also hope to have some local memorabilia from that period.

  • Industrial Foundation will be taxed this year

    The Marion County Industrial Foundation will be getting a property tax bill for the first time this year.
    “We’ve been tax exempt,” said Tom Lund, Marion County Economic Development Director, in a phone interview.
    That changed following a Kentucky Supreme Court decision earlier this year in a case that originated in eastern Kentucky. In that decision, the court ruled that industrial foundations are not tax exempt.

  • Bull’s-eye!

    By Nick Schrager

    Enterprise correspondent

    You grip the string with three fingers and pull. Steadily, tension builds. It’s not one pound, or two… not even three… 36 pounds resist in an eerily smooth way as you pull back.

    It subsides.

  • Jets Over Kentucky coming to Lebanon in July

    Lebanon will play host to the world's largest remote control jet show - Jets Over Kentucky - July 7-13 at the Lebanon/Springfield Airport in Lebanon. Event organizers are expecting as many as 200 pilots from across the globe, including China, Brazil, Spain, Europe, Mexico, Canada and Germany.
    Some of the planes are valued at up to $100,000. The lineup includes F-15’s, F-4 Phantoms, a Stealth Fighter Jet and much more. International vendors will showcase the latest remote control innovations and technology.