Local News

  • No injuries reported in drive-by shooting on West Chandler

    No one was injured in an apparent drive-by shooting on West Chandler Street in Lebanon in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Feb. 25, but police do believe someone was being targeted.
    According to Lebanon Assistant Police Chief Greg Young, a caller reported hearing gunshots at 12:13 a.m., on West Chandler Street in Lebanon.
    When officers arrived they found a vehicle, belonging to Nathaniel Washington, had been shot four times, but he was not injured.

  • 2015 Discover is available this week

    The 2015 edition of Discover Lebanon & Marion County is available to local subscribers. It’s also available free online at www.lebanonenterprise.com.
    Additional copies are available at the Enterprise office and at the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission Office.


  • Move clocks ahead this Sunday, March 8

    It’s that time again, time to set our clocks forward one hour.
    Daylight savings time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 8. Remember to set your clocks forward one hour before going to bed on Saturday.

  • Statewide tornado drill moved to March 10

    Because of the potential for flooding and another round of winter weather this week, state emergency management officials have decided to reschedule the statewide tornado drill.
    That drill has been changed to 10:07 a.m. Tuesday, March 10.

  • Junior Mister event is March 28

    The annual Junior Mister competition will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 28, at Marion County High School. This year’s theme is “Dancing through the Decades.”
    For the past 11 years, the proceeds from Junior Mister have benefitted the Make-a-Wish Foundation, which received $92,000 donations from the event. This year, however, MCHS students voted on where they wanted the proceeds to go. They chose three charities: Working the Puzzle for Autism Walk, the Marion County Animal Shelter and Kosair Children’s Hospital.

  • Limestone Branch revives Yellowstone

    Friday was the first step in a process that won’t pay off for at least four years. Limestone Branch Distillery and officials with Luxco filled their first barrel of Yellowstone bourbon.
    “This is something that I’ve been looking forward to just about all my life,” said Steve Beam, co-owner and master distiller at Limestone Branch.

  • New sales rep joins Enterprise staff

    Dave Hagan has joined The Lebanon Enterprise staff as its newest sales rep.
    Hagan is a native of Bullitt County and attended Bullitt East High School. He earned an associates degree in business management at Watterson College and served in the Air Force. He was stationed in Hawaii for two and a half years.
    Before coming to work for the Enterprise, Hagan was the online community director and sales person at Digital Faith. His previous work experience also includes working in e-Learning admissions at Sullivan University.

  • School staff praised for snow response

    After missing five straight days, Marion County students returned to class on Feb. 24. Marion County Public Schools have missed eight* days due to the weather so far this school year.
    “Our maintenance staff really worked hard this week to make sure we could come back to school as quick as we could,” Superintendent Taylor Schlosser said during the Feb. 26 Marion County Board of Education meeting.
    Schlosser added that she appreciates the families in the district for being patient with Plan B bus routes.

  • Elm Street woman sentenced for forged prescription

    Tosha Renee Roller, 28, of 462 Elm Street in Lebanon was sentenced to three years in prison in Marion Circuit Court recently on four counts of first-degree possession of a forged prescription. She was ordered to pay $175 court costs and $300 fees.
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  • Ice house: St. Joe man builds an igloo in his front yard

    Jason Bell has dreamed of building an igloo ever since he watched a TV program years ago that showed how Alaskas made them by chopping ice into blocks. Last week, his dream came true.
    “The conditions were finally right for it,” he said.
    It took him seven or eight hours over two days (Feb. 23 and 24) to complete the structure in his front yard, according to Bell.
    “The guys at work told me it would attract a mate,” he said.