Local News

  • ‘He was loved by many’

    Another Lebanon man shot in Springfield on July 11 is in stable condition


    Kentucky State Police are currently investigating two shootings - the fatal shooting of a Lebanon man who was found on July 10 at a residence on Fairground Road - and the shooting of a second Lebanon man on July 11 in Springfield.

  • Tempers flare over Local Planning Committee selections

     Several school board members lost their cool during the Marion County Board of Education’s meeting Thursday, July 11, after the process of selecting Local Planning Committee members was questioned. 

  • In Brief

    Community prayer service being held for migrant children

    A community prayer service for migrant children suffering at the border will be held at 6 p.m. this Friday, July 19, at United Presbyterian Church, located at 157 E. Main Street in Lebanon (next to the public library). Anyone concerned about migrant children at the southern border is welcome to take part. Representatives from multiple faiths will take part. A collection will be taken up to support a migrant aid organization. For more information, call UPC at 270-692-2551.

  • Parents are suing amusement ride owner for 2018 fair incident

     Parents are suing the owners of an amusement park ride that malfunctioned during last year’s Marion County Fair, injuring their children.

    Felicia Gail Ruley and Ashley Brooke Thompson, both parents of children who were injured on the “Tilt-A-Whirl” amusement ride last year, recently filed a lawsuit against Casey’s Rides, Inc. (Norman J.D. Green of Utica, Kentucky is specifically mentioned as the owner.)

  • Deputy involved in accident, resigns following week

    An anonymous tip to The Lebanon Enterprise reported that a Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy had recently been involved in a vehicle collision while on duty, which was confirmed by Sheriff Jimmy Clements.

    Clements reported that now-former Deputy Courtney Deering had been involved in a two-car collision while on duty with another vehicle driven by Ashley R. Violette. The accident occurred on June 25 at approximately 3:30 p.m. Lebanon Police responded.

  • Campbellsville woman arrested for Corner Food Mart robbery

    Margaret L. Hodge, 50, of Campbellsville was arrested last week for the June 2 armed robbery at Corner Food Mart in Loretto.

    According to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements, Hodge was arrested on July 11, and charged with first-degree robbery. She was lodged in the Marion County Detention Center on $25,000 bond.

    An investigation by the sheriff’s office found evidence that linked Hodge to the robbery, and the case was presented to the Marion County Grand Jury on July 8. She was indicted for the robbery and an arrest warrant was issued.

  • Campbellsville man accepts no blame for fatal accident

    Staff report

    A Campbellsville man, who is being sued for his alleged actions prior to a fatal accident on May 25, 2018, is requesting the complaint against him be dismissed.

    According to the lawsuit, Steven Thomas, the administrator of Shelby Goode’s estate, is suing Calvin Courtney of 209 Risen Avenue in Campbellsville for his actions which allegedly led to the fatal accident that not only killed Goode, but also killed David Blake Lawson, 18, of Lebanon, and seriously injured Jeremiah Moore, 18, of Lebanon.

  • Local fire departments save puppies from fire

     Local fire departments worked together to respond to a house fire Sunday evening, July 14, and rescued six puppies from the second floor. 

    Lebanon, Loretto and Gravel Switch fire departments responded to a house fire that occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m., at 348 Old 68 Loop in Lebanon. The fire destroyed a majority of the roof of the home, and some of the residents had to be examined for heat exhaustion, according to Gravel Switch Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Billy Ross.

  • Victims identified in deadly house fire

    Both victims of a deadly house fire that occurred in Raywick on April 24 have been identified.

    The Kentucky Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville identified remains from the scene to be 76-year-old M.I. Love (Maxine Love) and 66-year-old Sara Frances Love. 

  • Main Street salons unhappy with loss of parking

    Concerned salon owners and hair stylists attended the Lebanon City Council meeting on July 8 to discuss their concerns with the lack of parking near their businesses.

    Representatives from Lebanon City Barber Shop, Styles by Sharon and Shear Delite say their customers are facing parking challenges, and claim the lack of parking is hindering their businesses. This concern comes after the parking lot located on West Mulberry Street was sold to Erica Barnes of State Farm, and is now roped off.