Local News

  • It’s officially summer and time for the Marion County Fair

    The 2018 Marion County Fair is already underway, but it really kicks off next week.

    Lisa Kearnes, who oversees marketing for the fair, said there would be plenty of great attractions to keep people entertained throughout the week.

  • World’s largest model jet event returns to Lebanon

    Jets Over Kentucky is returning July 8-15, with 10 days of action-packed fun and amazing air shows at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport. 

    “People should come check it out, first of all, because it is local. And, second, it’s nothing like they’ve ever seen before,” said event organizer Lewis Patton. “I guarantee if they come this year they will never miss another one.”

  • News Briefs week of 06-27-18

    Papers will be late due to July 4 holiday

    The delivery of The Lebanon Enterprise will be a day late next week due to the July 4 holiday falling on Wednesday. Post offices will be closed and mail will not be delivered. The newspaper will be delivered on Thursday, July 5.


    Set your garbage out early Friday

  • Marion County Fiscal Court News Briefs

     The Marion County Fiscal Court held its regular bi-monthly meeting Thursday, and the following are news briefs from that meeting:


    • The court approved a two percent cost of living increase for county employees.

    • The court was joined by Phyllis Filiatreau on behalf of the Marion County Health District. Magistrates approved the 2018-19 public health tax rate of 3.0 cents per $100 of assessed value on motor vehicles and real property for the Marion County Public Health Taxing District, which is the same rate as last year.

  • Council approves raise for full-time employees

    The Lebanon City Council held three budget work sessions this month before finally voting, 5-0, to approve the 2017-18 and 2018-19 city budgets on June 18. 

    “We are in such a sound financial situation right now. We might not be that way in three years,” Mayor Gary Crenshaw reminded the council.

  • Mailbox vandalism isn’t a joke

     Taking a bat to a mailbox, hitting it with a brick, or setting off a firecracker or pipe bomb inside may seem like fun to some rambunctious teens. However, it’s not a rite of passage - it’s a criminal act that hurts our neighbors and our community.

    Mailbox vandalism increases during the summer months, and Marion Countians need to be aware of any misconduct that may occur in their neighborhoods.

  • Spalding University honors, awards the late Mikie Hill

    Mike Hill, 34, was proudly studying as a student athletic trainer and enrolled at Spalding University when he was killed in an automobile accident in Franklin County on Nov. 15.

    Dr. John Nyland and Spalding University’s Masters of Athletic Training Department honored Hill during a special hooding ceremony on June 2. 

    "Mikie was a leader in the classroom and in clinical education experiences,” Dr. Nyland said. “He will be greatly missed."

  • Love & Theft and Layla Spring will perform at Ham Days kickoff concert

    It’ll be the country music sensation Love & Theft, and the American Idol sensation and Marion County’s own Layla Spring who will kick off the 2018 Marion County Country Ham Days.

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce has announced that the multiple nominated country duo Love & Theft will headline its kickoff concert at the 2018 Marion County Country Ham Days in Lebanon, the Heart of Kentucky. And that Layla Spring will be the opening act and special guest.

  • Chamber of Commerce Updates


    The Chamber announces the official ribbon cutting of the grand re-opening of McDonald’s at 503 West Main Street in Lebanon on Wednesday, July 18. Free door prizes will be awarded. The ribbon cutting is open to the public and everyone is invited to attend. Time and other details will be announced soon on the Chamber webpage.



  • Kentucky gets wired

    A new physical system of fiber optic cable is being laid out across Kentucky, which will bring communities in Kentucky, especially rural ones, broadband high speed internet. 

    This development is part of a project called KentuckyWired, which was formerly known as Next Generation Kentucky Information Highway. The system is also called the middle mile or backbone.