Local News

  • Priest has devoted his life to improving his community

    Celebrating Black History Month: This is the final story in a series featuring local African Americans.

    Rev. George Clements marched in Alabama, fought for children in Chicago and battled drugs in Washington D.C.
    And Marion County helped shape him.
    Clements, 81, was born Jan. 26, 1932, in Chicago, but his father, Samuel, was born in Lebanon. His grandparents, Mary and Millard Shockency, had a farm in Loretto, and Clements spent many summers with them as a child.

  • Junior Mister is March 23

    The 8th annual Marion County High School Beta Junior Mister competition will be at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 23, in the MCHS gymnasium.
    This year's theme is "The Rock of Ages" and features all of the great hair band music of the 1970s and 80s. There are 22 young men in the show this year, which is the largest program to date.


    As April draws closer, more Marion County High School students are popping the question... “Prom?”
    And, what used to be a simple question has grown to an elaborate and creative undertaking.
    We want to hear about this year’s best “Promposals.”
    If you went above the bar to ask your date to prom, we want to hear about it. Email details of your “Promposal” and a photo to Stevie Lowery at editor@lebanonenterprise.com.

  • Move your clocks forward

    It’s almost time to spring forward again.
    The time changes at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 10, so remember to move your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed.

  • Lebanon native robs woman in Campbellsville shopping center

    Campbellsville Police have arrested the man who allegedly robbed a woman in the Central Plaza shopping center on Saturday, Feb. 23.
    According to a news release, police received a call reporting the robbery of a female shopper at 7:40 p.m. as she was exiting the Family Dollar store.
    The report states that, as she walked from the store exit toward her vehicle, a black male standing near the store exit approached her and grabbed her purse.

  • Pass the ammunition

    The recent national debate on gun control has increased interest in guns and how to use them.
    Eddie Deep, owner of Deep’s Guns and Archery, has seen the effect in his store.
    And this isn’t the first time.
    “The Clintons were pretty good salesmen, but they can't hold a candle to [President Barack] Obama,” Deep said. “He sells more guns for us than you'd imagine.”

  • Leadership’s leaders

    This year’s President’s Award honors a trio of people who’s efforts have impacted Marion County for a quarter century. In 1987, the first class of Leadership Lebanon met, and 25 years later, that organization is still going strong as Leadership Lebanon-Marion County.
    But that first class wouldn’t have happened without the work of Dr. Bill Duley, Susie Smith and Nancy Spragens. For that, they were presented with the 2013 President’s Award from the Marion County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Energy company honored for service

    A commitment to serving the community is why Inter-County Energy was named the 2013 Outstanding Chamber Member by the Marion County Chamber of Commerce.
    “We’re just honored that we got this award,” said Sharon Bach of Inter-County’s Lebanon office. “We try to be good stewards of all our territory.”

  • Girls’ Sweet 16 could impact school calendar

    The Marion County Board of Education will be approving some amendments to the school calendar next week, which could include a day off school for the KHSAA Girls Sweet 16 basketball tournament.
    Marion County Superintendent Dr. Chuck Hamilton recommended to the board during its Feb. 26 meeting to dismiss school if the Marion County High School Lady Knights make it the second round of the state tourney.

  • School district’s tobacco-free policy not being enforced

    All of Marion County’s public schools have a tobacco-free policy.
    The policy has been in place since 2000.
    But, it’s not being followed, and that makes Marion County Board of Education Chairman Michael Mullins angry.
    “We’ve been taking credit for something we’re not. I don’t think we should be doing that,” Mullins said during the Feb. 26 school board meeting.