Local News

  • Smoking cessation class starts April 2
  • Lightning strikes extension office

    Lightning struck Monday at the back of the Marion County Cooperative Extension Office on Fairground Road. The strike knocked out power to the rear of the office, and destroyed the 4-H ham house near the building. No injuries were reported as a result of the strike. The FFA and 4-H programs were using the ham house to cure ham. Shrapnel from the explosion was embedded is several of the hams.

  • State ethics panel charges Richie Farmer with 42 violations

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Former state Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer has been charged with 42 counts of ethics violations by the Executive Branch Ethics Commission. The announcement was made Monday afternoon by the commission, Louisville TV station WDRB reported on its website.
    Farmer, a one-time UK basketball star and former candidate for lieutenant governor, had been criticized for his spending habits while serving two terms as agriculture commissioner.

  • April 15 is tax-filing deadline

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Income taxes must be filed by Monday, April 15. New this year is the Kentucky Department of Revenue's “Where’s My Refund,” an online resource that allows taxpayers to check the status of their 2012 individual income tax refund.

  • 39 & Oh How Sweet It Is

    The Marion County Lady Knights made history Saturday at the KHSAA Girls Sweet 16 State Basketball Tournament in Bowling Green. They became the very first Lady Knights basketball team to win a state championship, and the first undefeated state champion in girls basketball since 1984. Their perfect season, 39-0, is proof they are one of the greatest girls baseketball teams in the state’s history, according to Head Coach Trent Milby.
    “Records are made to be broken, but 39 wins will never be broken in Kentucky or Marion County High School history,” he said.

  • Special series: Your money at work

    Editor’s note: This is the second story in a series about the seven special districts serving Marion County, as identified by the State Auditor’s Office as part of an effort to increase public awareness of how their money is spent. In the coming months, the Enterprise will be taking a closer looking at the special districts that serve Marion County, how they are funded, and what they do for the community.

  • Avery the Brave

    Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate being a mom. But, for Lesley Abell Leachman, Mother’s Day 2012 was the start of a her worst nightmare.
    During a routine trip to Target, her 8-year-old daughter, Avery, threw a typical tantrum when she didn’t get a toy she wanted. That’s when Lesley noticed a large lump on her daughter’s throat.

  • In her own words... St Baldrick’s Ambassador: Avery Kate Leachman

    The Lebanon Enterprise had a Q&A session with St. Baldrick’s Ambassador Avery Kate Leachman. We wanted to get to know more about this brave little girl.

    Age: Nine - 4th grade at St. Aloysius in Oldham County
    Diagnosis: Papillary Thyroid Cancer
    Date of diagnosis: May 2012
    Status: In maintenance
    Treated at: Kosair Children's Hospital, Norton Healthcare

    • Favorite subject in school: Science because I like to learn about animals.

  • St. Baldrick’s raises over $36,000

    The 2013 St. Baldrick's event has wrapped up (and swept up) at St. Augustine School.

    This year's event has raised more than $36,000 as of Saturday afternoon, but more money remains to be counted. St. Baldrick's Foundation raises money to fund research to combat childhood cancer.

    To learn more about this year's event, visit http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/340/2013 or call event organizer Sheila Buckman-Lanham at (270) 692-2113. Citizens National Bank is sponsoring the event once again this year.

  • Tourism director resigns

    Nicky Reynolds has resigned as the executive director of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission. 

    Reynolds submitted her resignation March 18. Her last day in Lebanon will be April 12. She will be moving to Rutherford County, Tenn., where she will become the vice president of the Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

    Reynolds was hired in January of 2012, and she started working in Lebanon in Feb. 13, 2012. She came to Lebanon from the Oak Ridge (Tenn.) Convention and Visitors Bureau.