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  • United States Representative in Congress (1st Congressional District)

    Alonzo Pennington

    • Worked as a lead singer, songwriter, and picker with his group, The Alonzo Pennington Band

    • Democrat

    • Born and raised in Western Kentucky


  • Elected officials - What do they do anyway?

    We elect individuals to specific offices, but do we really know what they do? In an effort to educate our readers, we wanted to provide some brief descriptions of the offices on the May Primary Election ballot. We realize that these job descriptions are only a summary of what these offices are responsible for, but it will give you a better grasp of what their job entails. 


    United States Representative in Congress (1st Congressional District)

  • Election Day Information

    Q: Where is my polling place?

    A: You can find your polling place at GoVoteKY.com.


    Q: Am I entitled to time off for voting on Election Day?

    A: If you are working on Election Day, you may be entitled to a maximum of four consecutive hours off from work in order to vote or cast an absentee ballot if you make a request for time off with your employer.

  • What are a magistrate’s responsibilities?

    The fiscal court has the authority to control and supervise most aspects of the financial affairs of the county, including the county budget, tax levies, payments from the county treasury and bond issuances. The fiscal court may appropriate county funds for lawful purposes, buy and sell county property, supervise the fiscal affairs of the county and county officers, and exercise all other corporate powers of the county. Further, the fiscal court may investigate all activities of county government and establish appointive offices and define their duties.

  • The county clerk has a wide array of duties

    The county clerk serves a term of four years. The duties of the county clerk fall into the general categories of clerical duties of the fiscal court: issuing and registering, recording and keeping numerous legal records, registering and purging voter rolls, conducting election duties and conducting tax duties.

  • Fire heavily damages Marion Inn in Lebanon

    Fire engulfed a trailer on West Main Street in Lebanon at approximately 5 p.m., Thursday, April 19, spreading quickly to the Marion Inn.
    “We don’t know the cause yet, it’s still too early,” Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly said Friday morning.
    According to Mattingly, there were 11 units in the Marion Inn that were destroyed, and the trailer was completely destroyed.
    The fire department received the call at 5:14 p.m. and cleared the scene at around 8:30 p.m.

  • Spring has arrived

    Layla Spring has become the talk of Kentucky as a popular contestant on American Idol, and a star in the making. 

    But, who is she, really? 

    And, how did she end up on the American Idol stage?

    Layla and her family stopped by at The Lebanon Enterprise to open up about her journey from a young child singer who blossomed into the young woman gracing our television screens, her stint on American Idol, and what’s next for her. 

  • Snapping back

    It’s been three years since his contract ended with Animal Planet, and a long road of recovery after several painful injuries, but Ernie “Turtleman” Brown Jr. is back, and possibly, better than ever.

  • Free trees on Earth Day

    The Marion County Conservation District will celebrate Earth Day on Friday, April 20.

    In 1970, Earth Day was created and this holiday helps make people more aware of environmental concerns and issues. In celebration of this holiday, the Marion County Conservation District will be giving away free trees to the public beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 20. Trees will be given away until they are all gone. The species of trees available will be pecan, pin oak, eastern redbud, wild plum, white pine and silky dogwood.

  • Upcoming free orchestra concert

    On Sunday, April 22, the Kentucky Classic Orchestra will travel to Campbellsville to perform their annual spring concert in Gheens Recital Hall in the Gosser Fine Arts Center on the campus of Campbellsville University. The concert will be free, and a reception will follow. The Kentucky Classic Orchestra was founded in 2015 by Kentucky Classic Arts and has been performing together since that time. Their members are all ages and they come from Albany, Bardstown, Campbellsville, Gravel Switch, Liberty, Somerset, Springfield and Lebanon.