Local News

  • Legislative meet and greet Saturday

    The Marion County Friends of the Library will host a meet and greet event with State Sen. Jimmy Higdon, State Rep. Terry Mills, Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw and Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly from 9-10 a.m. Oct. 19 in the large meeting room at the Marion County Public Library. 

  • Spent cartridges, cash recovered at scene of Danville triple homicide

    By Todd Kleffman

    The Advocate-Messenger

    If robbery was the motive behind the shooting deaths of three people at a Danville pawn shop last month, why would the killer leave more than $1,300 behind in the cash register?

  • Collision knocks out utility pole

    A single-vehicle accident Sunday evening knocked over a utility pole and knocked out the power for some Lebanon residents near the intersection of W. Main and Depot streets.

    Lebanon Police Officer Aaron Caldwell received a report of the accident at 5:47 p.m. Sunday. 

    According to Caldwell, James Beavers, 84, of Lebanon was driving a 2001 Pontiac four-door car.

  • Knightfest

    The Marion County Marching Knights hosted Knightfest Saturday at the high school. Russell County (which is lead by former Marion County band director Curtis Irvin) won the competition with a score of 86.65. Estill County was the reserve grand champion with an 84.125. The Marching Knights did not compete, but they did perform their piece, “The Clockmaker’s Dream” before the final results were announced. 

    Marion County Director Curtis Bennett was pleased with the Marching Knights performance.

  • Haunted houses, corn maze open for business

    By Nick Schrager

    Enterprise correspondent

    The month of October brings many things; orange and red leaves, ghouls, goblins, pumpkins, and Indian corn. 

    Marion County however, will get that and more!

    Residents can get ready to get their scare on at XB Arena with their annual haunted house called Anxiety Overload.  

  • Preset crypts will allow more burials

    Anyone who has driven by the Lebanon National Cemetery recently may be wondering why crews were digging up so much dirt.

    “We are turning 250 traditional casket areas into 552 grave sites,” said Patrick Lovett, the director of Kentucky National Cemetery Complex.

    They are doing this by installing “preset lawn crypts.”

  • ‘Tellebration!’ is Nov. 16

    Marion County’s inaugural Tellebration! storytelling event will be held from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Marion County Library. 

    The event is being sponsored by the Friends of the Library, and all proceeds will go to benefit library operations. Local storytellers and bards will share tales and songs for an adult audience, meaning tales will be more involved and use subtle humor better appreciated by an older audience.

  • Preacher arrested in connection with Danville triple homicide

    From the Kentucky Press News Service:

    A Baptist preacher from Pulaski County was arrested Wednesday and charged with three counts of murder in the shooting deaths of three people at a Danville pawn shop last month, according to The Danville Advocate-Messenger.

    Kenneth A. Keith, 48, of Burnside, was arrested at his business, Gold Rush Gold Buyers in Somerset, on Wednesday afternoon by officers from Danville, Somerset, Kentucky State Police and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, said Danville police Capt.

  • Lincoln Trail offering assistance with Kynect

    On Oct. 1, kynect.ky.gov went live. This is Kentucky’s health benefits exchange, which was created as part of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

    Through the exchange, individuals can enroll in private health insurance plans or Medicaid (if they meet eligibility requirements).

    Anyone who is having problems navigating the website can contact an in-person assister, also known as a kynector.

  • Knight Fest is Saturday

    Marching bands from around the region will compete at Marion County High School on Saturday, Oct. 12, during the Knight Fest.

    The opening ceremony will be held at 2:15 p.m., and the first band will perform at 2:30 p.m.

    The winners will be announced after the Marion County Marching Knights perform at 9:45 p.m.