Local News

  • Meals on wheels

     The children in Marion County have been able to take advantage of one free meal a day, thanks to Marion County Public Schools.

    “The point of the program is to continue providing meals for children who may not have access to healthy foods throughout the summer,” said Jennifer Wheeler, school nutrition director for MCPS. “It started in Marion County seven years ago, but has been going on in the country for longer than that.” 

  • ‘From sin to signature’

    By Marlena Stokes

    Summer Intern



    In 1964, bourbon was declared America’s official spirit. Since, bourbon has made a lasting impact on Kentucky life as the industry exponentially continues to grow. 

  • Chamber Connection

    Ham Days sponsorships still available

    Being a Ham Days sponsor is a great way to promote your business, support the event and support the Chamber. Ham Days sponsors are promoted on our website HamDays.com, on our very active social media platforms, in the local newspaper, and from the Main Stage on Ham Days weekend. Sponsor levels are available to fit any budget. Special Ham Days sponsor opportunities are still available, including a limited number of hot air balloon sponsorships. Contact the Chamber office for complete details.

  • Marion County EMS personnel revive puppies during fire

     Marion County EMS personnel’s quick thinking and commitment to saving lives saved two puppies from becoming victims of a house fire in Lebanon recently.

  • Child accidentally hit, killed in driveway

    A Lebanon child was killed in a tragic accident on the evening of July 15 when his father accidentally struck him with a vehicle in his driveway.

    The accident occurred at 6830 Danville Highway in Lebanon at approximately 6 p.m., according to Kentucky State Police Trooper Nick Hale.

    “The child was apparently struck by a vehicle in the driveway of a Lebanon residence,” Trooper Hale said. “The vehicle was being operated by the child’s father.”

  • No arrests made yet in Lebanon man’s murder

    No arrests have been made in the shooting death of Christopher “Dion” Thompson, whose body was found outside of his residence near Fairground Road on July 10.

    At approximately 8:57 a.m., on July 10, Kentucky State Police Post 15 was notified of a possible deceased male located outside of a residence near Fairground Road. Upon arrival, Lebanon Police Officers discovered Thompson’s body outside of his home. An autopsy was performed, but results were not available as of press time.

  • Resident concerned over proposed cellphone tower

     Cecil Peers, 70, is a resident of Lebanon who is content to living out his retirement enjoying his grandchildren, family and tending to his chickens and garden. However, he feels his quality of life could be disturbed with the possible addition of a cellphone tower just yards from his home.

  • Gordon is 4-H State Champion

    Adriana Gordon is the 2019 4-H State Champion for Pony Flags and received a Montana Silversmiths belt buckle. She is a member of the Marion County 4-H Boot & Saddle Club. She’s the daughter of Barry and Chequita Gordon.

  • In Brief

    Newspaper going to all homes today

    A special promotional issue of The Lebanon Enterprise will be sent to all homes in Marion County today.

    For more than 100 years, The Lebanon Enterprise has covered the news of Marion County and its residents. The Kentucky Press Association has recognized the editorial, graphics and advertising staffs for their award-winning work year after year.

  • Diageo breaks ground in Lebanon

     The leadership of both Lebanon and Marion County are describing the partnership with distilled spirits manufacturer Diageo as a “win” for the community. 

    Diageo is building its newest distillery in Lebanon. On July 17, the company invited community leaders from Marion County to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony at the site.