Local News

  • Man arrested for arson, wanton endangerment

    Dallas S. Watson, 27, of Campbellsville was arrested and charged with first-degree arson and three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment after allegedly attempting to burn his house down on Thursday, May 23.

  • ‘Robert’s Way’

     "My Way" is a song that was popularized by Frank Sinatra, but it could very well be the theme song for Robert Goodin’s life.

    Goodin, who passed away on May 14 at the ripe age of 90, lived life his way.

    According to Goodin’s son, Rick, there’s a right way, there’s a wrong way and then there was “Robert’s way.”

    “He lived life his way,” Rick said. “That was the only way.”

  • Memorial Day service to be held on Sunday

    The Lebanon National Cemetery will be hosting Memorial Day events this Saturday and Sunday. 

    At 8 a.m., Saturday, all members of the public are invited to come to the cemetery and assist in decorating the graves of our military’s fallen with flags. Stick flags are also available for friends and family of veterans buried in private cemeteries. Free flags can be picked up at the VFW Post 5910 in Veterans Drive in Lebanon.

  • This week's news briefs

    Memorial Day early deadlines

    Due to the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, The Lebanon Enterprise will have early deadlines for the May 29 issue. All editorial items will be due by 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 23. All advertising will be due by 10 a.m. Friday, May 24. Call 270-692-6026 with any questions.

    Kentucky Classic Music Festival is June 1

  • Couple complete goal and graduate together

    Proud, yet humble describes recent college graduates Aldo Perez and Amber Ruley.  They are a goal-oriented couple that made a plan to graduate at the same time—and did. 

    Born and raised in Lebanon, Amber Ruley is a mother of two and a 2014 graduate of Marion County High School, where she met her fiancé, Aldo Perez. Both recently graduated from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (ECTC) on May 13. 

  • Intern joins Enterprise for summer

     Marlena Stokes, 20, has joined The Lebanon Enterprise team for the summer, and is ready to get to know the community and develop her skills as a budding journalist. 

    Stokes grew up in Bowling Green, but opted to attend Campbellsville University, where she is studying mass communications with an emphasis in journalism. 

  • Councilmember, mayor disapprove of closing Lebanon Elementary

     Lebanon City Councilman Darin Spalding and Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw shared their disappointment with the current proposed plan to close Lebanon Elementary School during the Lebanon City Council meeting on May 13.


     The Marion County Fiscal Court held its regular called meeting on May 16. During the meeting, magistrates:

    • Approved the first reading of the fiscal year 2019-20 budget, with an increase of $5,000 to the line item for the fundraising litter abatement program. (Read more about the county’s budget on page A18.

    • Approved the fiscal year 2019-20 recurring expenses. Magistrate Larry Caldwell explained that recurring expenses include items such as utility bills.

  • Sophomore class rediscovers historic Marion County cemetery

     Students took a hands-on project outside of the classroom when they embarked on a six-month search for a lost historic burial site, uncovering buried headstones and the remains of one of the first churches in the county.

    It started when Jamie Brown, Marion County High School social studies teacher, happened to be in the right place at the right time. She overheard a conversation about a suspected lost cemetery with historic roots that had been buried and forgotten over time.

  • Lebanon woman indicted for drugs

     Ashley M. Wilkerson, 35 of 328 N. Woodlawn Avenue in Lebanon was indicted in Marion Circuit Court on May 6 for first-degree possession of a controlled substance, buy/possess drug paraphernalia and no registration plates. According to the indictment, on or about March 1, Wilkerson knowingly and unlawfully possessed meth and drug paraphernalia and was operating a motor vehicle with no or expired registration plate. Bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000.


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