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Today's News

  • The real meaning behind Memorial Day

    Memorial Day may be the unofficial kick-off to summer, but as we ready for the upcoming holiday weekend, it is vital that we never forget it is much more than that. It is also a time when we as a nation pause to mourn and to reflect upon those men and women who paid the ultimate price defending our freedom.
    The holiday is nearing its 150th anniversary, and given that it came about in the wake of the Civil War, it seems appropriate that there is still some debate between the North and South about its exact origin.

  • Daugherty, Wicker, Bishop win county races

    David Daugherty defeated Doug Mattingly in the Democratic primary race to become the next Marion County judge/executive.

    Daugherty received 2,452 votes, and Mattingly received 782 votes. * 

    In the District One magistrate race, incumbent Magistrate Jackie Wicker received 437 votes to win the Democratic primary. Bobby Hardin Jr. received 200 votes, and Monty Ray Mullins received 53 votes.

  • Enterprise welcomes summer intern

    University of Kentucky student and Boyle County native Matt Overing, 22, will be working as an intern at The Lebanon Enterprise this summer.
    Overing graduated from Boyle County High School in 2010, and will be a senior at the University of Kentucky in the fall, majoring in journalism. He will also be working as the sports editor at the Kentucky Kernel, UK’s student newspaper.
    Overing has a fiancé, Kylee, and two dogs, Bailey, a collie, and Addie, a beagle jack russell mix. He enjoys playing video games (too much) and watching sports.

  • Upcoming early deadlines for Enterprise

    The Lebanon Enterprise will have early deadlines for its May 28 edition. Due to our printing schedule, the deadline for all advertising will be 10 a.m. on Friday, May 23. All editorial items will need to be submitted by 5 p.m., Thursday.
     

  • Celebrate summer in the Heart of Kentucky Memorial Day weekend

    Each year, millions of people across America celebrate over the Memorial Day weekend with barbecues, family picnics, and tours of national monuments and cemeteries. As Americans honor those who have fought for their country through the centuries, tourism venues are stepping up to say thank you as well.

  • School board to have special called meeting

    A special meeting of the Marion County Board of Education will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 20, at the Administration Building located at 755 East Main Street in Lebanon for the purpose of considering and acting on any matters pertaining to the items of business on the following agenda:

    • Student support services
    • Executive session for purposes of discussion of personnel, pursuant to KRS 61.810(1)(f)
     

  • Primary election is Tuesday

    Tuesday, May 20, is primary election day in Kentucky.

    The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    As a reminder, here are the contested races on the Marion County ballot along with links to stories about the candidates in those races:

    • County judge/executive http://goo.gl/QDcrDv

    • District One magistrate http://goo.gl/S1HikF

    • District Three magistrate http://goo.gl/kgS2vF

  • Missing woman has been located

    A Lebanon woman who was reported missing has been found.

    Stephanie Hayes Keeling, 37, was located in Palm Beach, Florida. Monday morning, the Marion County Sheriff's Office was able to contact Keeling at a residence in Palm Beach.

    Members of her family were able to speak with her and verified her location. They reported that she is OK, according to the sheriff's office.

  • Lebanon man dies after shooting incident involving state police

     A Lebanon man died after a shooting involving a Kentucky State Trooper Friday morning.

    Joey Livers, 38, of Lebanon was pronounced dead at 10:29 a.m. May 16 at Spring View Hospital, where he was transported after the shooting incident.

    The Marion County Sheriff's Office received a call Friday morning reporting a suicidal subject at a residence in the 8000 block of St. Joe Road. The Kentucky State Police were contacted at 9:09 a.m., and KSP units arrived on the scene at 9:32 a.m.

    State troopers reported that shots were fired at 9:39 a.m.

  • Lebanon man dies after shooting incident involving state police

     A Lebanon man died after a shooting involving a Kentucky commercial vehicle enforcement officer Friday morning.

    Joey Livers, 38, of Lebanon was pronounced dead at 10:29 a.m. May 16 at Spring View Hospital, where he was transported after the shooting incident.

    The Marion County Sheriff's Office received a call Friday morning reporting a suicidal subject at a residence in the 8000 block of St. Joe Road. The Kentucky State Police were contacted at 9:09 a.m., and KSP units arrived on the scene at 9:32 a.m.