Today's News

  • Send us your Sept. 11 memories

    Sept. 11, 2001 is a day we will never forget.

    Each one of us vividly remembers where we were and what we were doing that tragic day when two planes crashed into the World Trade Center.

    Those images are forever burned into our memory.

    We all remember the shock and disbelief when we heard reports about another plane crashing into the Pentagon. And we can remember the utter fear we felt when hearing about a fourth plane crashing into a field near Shanksville, Penn.

  • Drug testing presentation tonight at MCHS

    Marion County Schools have selected MC Consultant Services to conduct student drug testing for the 2011-12 school year. The company currently serves 14 school districts including large districts such as Bullitt, Christian, Todd and Grant County. They will conduct approximately 10 random testing days throughout the year. Students who participate in extra-curricular activities and drive on campus will be part of the pool for testing. Approximately 50 students will be selected at each testing.

  • Two men die following accident on Short Line Pike

    Two men have died and a woman was injured as a result of two separate accidents Sunday, Aug. 28, in Marion County.

    Around 12:15 p.m., a red Dodge truck was traveling on Short Line Pike toward Danville Highway.  Approximately three and a half miles from Danville Highway, the truck left the roadway near Cleo Gordon Road and struck at least one tree.

    The driver, James Mattingly Jr., was transported to Spring View Hospital, but he was declared dead later. A passenger, James Mattingly III, died at the scene.

  • Lebanon Police investigating Saturday morning shooting

    The Lebanon Police are investigating a shooting that took place at 5:27 a.m. Saturday morning, Aug. 27, on St. Catharine Street.

    The male victim, who has not yet been identified, received a gunshot to the chest, and he has been flown to University Hospital in Louisville, according to Sgt. Quentin Cardwell of the Lebanon Police.

    The police have not yet made any arrests and the incident remains under investigation.

    More information will be reported as it becomes available.

  • City reopening recycling center on weekends

    The City of Lebanon will reopen its recycling center on the weekends starting Saturday, Aug. 27.

    "We'll try it again and see what happens," Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw said.

    Last month, the city limited access to the recycling center, located on Woodlawn Avenue, after repeated incidents of illegal dumping at the center.

    Crenshaw said the city didn't want to close the center on weekends, but it had to curb the illegal dumping.

  • Washington County man killed in head-on collision on Springfield Highway

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Fred Cornett is investigating a fatal collision that occurred Wednesday, Aug. 24, at approximately 4:25 p.m., two miles south of Springfield on KY 55.

    The collision occurred when a 1999 Toyota, being driven by Bobby C. Perry, 71, of Springfield, was traveling northbound on KY 55, crossed the center line and struck a 2008 Honda, operated by Setsuko Obata, 50, of Lebanon, head on.

  • Re-Development

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission has had some challenging times recently. After a year of seemingly constant public discussion about the direction tourism should go, and even about whether or not the commission should continue to exist, the commissioners will be making a huge decision in the near future when they select the next executive director.

  • Lessons from a summer in Lebanon

    By Lindsay Kriz

    KPA Summer intern


    When I first arrived at The Lebanon Enterprise office on May 25, the first thing I noticed was how cozy the building was. I figured that the newsroom would have at least 10 cubicles where employees sat quietly and typed out their stories, sometimes mingling by the coffee machine or talking quietly with each other.

  • Come one, come all to see politics on display

    If you were hoping to avoid politics, well, you would be out of luck in Marion County.

    The Marion County Democratic Party held its annual pep rally Aug 18 at Centre Square. Usually, a few statewide figures make an appearance, but this year four of the six Democratic candidates for state office made the trip.

  • 8-24-11 Linescores

    Monday of last week
    St. Charles Eighth-Grade 31 (record: 1-0): Abby Turner 8, Kenlee Stout 6, Alex Thomas 6, Allison Maupin 5, Morgan Mattingly 4, Caroline Reed 2.
    at Bloomfield 19
    St. Charles     9 10 8 4 – 31
    Bloomfield     4 7 3 5 – 19

    St. Charles Seventh-Grade 26 (record: 0-1): Morgan Mattingly 14, Caroline Reed 5, Abby Maupin 4, Allison Maupin 2, Savannah Goode 1.
    at Bloomfield 30
    St. Charles     6 6 10 4 – 26