Today's News

  • Corrections and clarifications

    In the Feb. 6 edition of The Lebanon Enterprise, there was a mistake in the story about David Ray Clarkson Jr.’s struggle with mental illness. The story stated that in Kentucky if you have a Medicaid card it will pay for mental health treatment or substance abuse treatment, but not both. Actually, Medicaid pays for mental health treatment, but not substance abuse treatment.

  • Greater Tuna never gets old

    For the first time in 11 years, Lynn Farris and Mike Thacker are bringing tuna back. (Not to be confused with bringing sexy back.)
    They are older.
    They are wiser (allegedly).
    And one of them has lost practically all of his hair.
    But, they’ve still got “it” on stage.
    I spent an hour with them Saturday and laughed with them (and at them) the entire time.
    So, what made them decide to bring the play “Greater Tuna” back to the stage?

  • Senate still moving in short session

    In a 30-day “short session” like this year, it’s difficult for both chambers to fully consider the hundreds of bills that have been filed. However, over the last two weeks, the Senate has taken early action on major legislation, giving the House more time to study those bills.
    This week the Senate passed important bills addressing school safety, the state’s General Fund debt, economic development and healthcare.

  • Another time around for a few bills

    For those who regularly follow the General Assembly, this past week in the Kentucky House of Representatives offered a little bit of nostalgia, given that several of the bills we voted on have been through the chamber before.

  • 2-13-13 Marion County High School Students of the Week
  • No injuries in Lisa Avenue fire

    The Lebanon Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire at 641 Lisa Avenue at 5:34 p.m. Monday. Anthony and Melissa Carrington live in the house.

    No one was home at the time of the fire, and no injuries were reported, according to Marion County Emergency Management Director Hayden Johnson.

    Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly said this was an electrical fire.

    Marion County EMS also responded to the scene.

    Johnson said the Red Cross has been contacted to assist the family. 

  • No garbage pick-up on Memorial Day

    Monday, May 27, is Memorial Day, and it is a holiday for Marion County government employees.

    As a result, no garbage pick up will take place Monday. Instead, the Monday route will be pick up Tuesday,May 28, along with the regular Tuesday route. County residents are encouraged to put their trash out earlier than usual because May 28 will be a double-up day for sanitation crews.

  • Lovin’ it: MCHS’ Epps a McD’s All-American

    Makayla Epps has made history in Marion County again.
    Epps was recently chosen to play on the most prestigious and highly recognized high school all-star game in the country, the McDonald’s All-American game. No other athlete in Marion County history has ever been chosen as a member of this elite team.
    Epps is currently averaging 23.3 points per game, 4.2 steals per game, and 4.5 assists per game, all while her team has just finished a perfect 30-0 regular season.

  • Lebanon Police adding prescription drug drop box

    Marion County residents have a new option to dispose of unused prescription medicine

    Starting Feb. 20, a drop box will be placed in the lobby of the Lebanon Police Department. Anyone who would like to dispose of unwanted prescription medication is encouraged and welcome to leave it in the drop box.

    The drop box will be available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, according to the police department, 124 W. Mulberry Street.

    The following items can be placed in the drop box:

  • Scholarship will be awarded to local graduating senior

    Inter-County Energy recognizes the importance of educating our young adults today for tomorrow’s leadership roles.
    For that reason, Inter-County Energy will award one, $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior from each of the cooperatives six director’s districts. Those districts are: Lincoln, Garrard, Mercer, Boyle, Casey and Marion counties.
    Students are encouraged to apply if their parent or legal guardian is a member of Inter-County Energy Cooperative with their primary residence being served by the cooperative.