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Local News

  • Unexpected miracles

     Lynette Osbourne, 66, and her family were devastated when she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in August of 2017. But, they have turned her illness into an opportunity to live life to the fullest, and she has experienced a few unexpected miracles along the way.

  • ‘That don’t add up’

    “A wise man once said trust but verify.”

    That was Magistrate John Arthur Elder III’s sentiments after reviewing a financial report of the City of Lebanon’s emergency dispatching services during Thursday’s Marion County Fiscal Court meeting.

  • Lockwood selected to lead Marion County Middle School

    Daniel Lockwood has been hired as the next principal at Marion County Middle School. Lockwood joins Marion County Public Schools after working at the Department of Education as a Leadership Development Specialist where he supported principals and assistant principals from around the state. Before that, he was the principal at East Hardin Middle School in Hardin County for six years.

  • Publisher Stevie Lowery wins Al Smith Award for public service through community journalism

    Stevie Lowery, editor and publisher of The Lebanon Enterprise, is the 2018 winner of the Al Smith Award for public service through community journalism by a Kentuckian.

    Lowery will receive the award Oct. 18 in Lexington, at the annual Al Smith Awards Dinner of the University of Kentucky’s Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues and the Bluegrass Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, which co-sponsor the award.

  • Old Mill Day news and winners

    Precision Frisbee contest

    1st place: Brennen Perry

    2nd place: Wyatt Wiser

     

    Mummy contest

    1st place team: Tristan Lane and Kyle Purdom

    2nd place team: Andrew Bright and Wesley Purdom

    3rd place team: Brennen Perry and Wyatt Bright

     

    Water balloon toss

  • New missionaries arrive for the summer

    Two new Mormon Latter-Day Saints missionaries have come to Lebanon for the summer, and wish to say hello to the community and offer their support and services.

    Sister Morris and Sister Winn have traveled across the country to stay with and serve at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Lebanon, and will be going door to door in the community to speak with and offer services to residents.

  • Man charged with unlawful imprisonment, assault

    Jonathan Lee Fulkerson, 35, address unknown, was indicted for first-degree unlawful imprisonment and fourth-degree assault in Marion Circuit Court on June 4.

  • Music Fest: Day One

    Marion County’s annual Music Fest, hosted by Kentucky Classic Arts, kicked off for two days on Friday, May 8, showing off several local and state favorites, with music groups: One Shot Johnny, Perfect Fit Band, Linkin’ Bridge, ABLER, Gravel Switch, and an accoustic performance by Lebanon’s own Jane Palagi. 

  • City voices disapproval of proposed school facilities plan

    The Lebanon City Council has serious concerns about the Local Planning Committee’s facilities plan, which if approved by the Marion County Board of Education, would result to the construction of a new 8-9 center adjacent to the Marion County High School campus and the relocation of Lebanon Elementary School to the current Marion County Knight Academy.

  • Gravel Switch man killed in farming accident

    A Gravel Switch man is dead after a freak farming accident on Tuesday, June 6.

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a call at 10:12 p.m., reporting a missing person on property located at 1540 Riley Road in Gravel Switch.

    Deputy Sheriff Ben Lancaster responded and found the body of Ben S. Barlow, 63, of Gravel Switch laying in a field. The initial investigation found that Barlow had been bush hogging the property when the seat of his tractor broke loose, causing him to fall from the tractor and under the bush hog.