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  • This weeks' news briefs

    Celebrating Marion County marriages

    The Lebanon Enterprise wants to celebrate the long lasting marriages in Marion County. If you (or your parents, grandparents, etc.) have been married for 25 years or longer, please write to us and give us the following information: 

    • The couple’s names.

    • How many years they’ve been married.

    • What is their secret to having a long, loving, lasting marriage?

  • Government shutdown’s impact trickling down to Marion County

     The partial government shutdown that started before Christmas is the longest in U.S. history, and its impact is being felt in Marion County.

    “The government shutdown is in Marion County’s pocket now,” Marion County Jailer Barry Brady told the Marion County Fiscal Court during its meeting Thursday, Jan. 17.

    Brady received a letter from the U.S. Marshal Service last week, informing him there will be a delay in payment for federal inmates being housed at the detention center.

  • Lebanon man charged in multiple indictments

     Phillip Johnson, 37, of 156 West Walnut Street in Lebanon was indicted for first-degree possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence and first-degree persistent felony offender. According to the indictment, on or about Oct. 31, 2018, Johnson knowingly and unlawfully possessed cocaine, concealed, removed, or altered evidence that he believed would be used in an official proceeding and is over the age of 21 and stood convicted of at least two felonies after his 18th birthday. Bond was set at $10,000.

  • Local legislators discuss state issues at legislative coffee

     State Senator Jimmy Higdon and State Representative Brandon Reed met the citizens of Marion County at the annual legislative coffee hosted by the Marion County Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 17. The event allowed Higdon and Reed the opportunity to give legislative updates and answer questions from citizens. 

  • Fabulous, fit female

    Kelly Miles, 2019 Marion County Distinguished Young Woman, was a top 10 finalist, placed fourth runner-up and won a preliminary fitness award at the Distinguished Young Women of Kentucky competition Jan. 11-12 in Lexington. Miles earned a $750 cash scholarship as fourth runner-up.

    Riley Fort of Christian County won the competition.

  • Tourism commission exploring a new project?

     During the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission’s monthly meeting Monday, the commission voted to go into executive session to discuss a potential real estate acquisition.

    “Should we go into executive session now?” Liz Lawson, chair of the commission, asked during a pause in the meeting on Monday.

    “Before we go into executive session, I’m confused about where we are on this matter,” David Winebrenner, commission treasurer, said. “Is this about the multi-purpose building (the proposed convention center)?”

  • All about the Bluegrass

    The 2019 Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff  (KBMK) is returning to the Marion County High School Roby Dome Jan. 25-26.

    “Everything is in line to have another big turnout and success again this year,” said Brad Lanham. “We’ve had lots of people calling and messaging to get their tickets secured. We don’t have much problem getting people to come and play or attend. We always have several acts interested, and they are already calling for a spot for next year.”

  • This week's news briefs

    Martin Luther King Jr. march and program this Sunday

  • Puppy Bowl All-Stars

    Two puppies originally rescued by the Marion County Animal Shelter are set to appear on Animal Planet’s annual Super Bowl special, Puppy Bowl XV.

    Austin and Pippi, a brother and sister duo rescued by the Marion County Animal Shelter this past summer before being relocated to Barktown Rescue in Boston, Kentucky, were selected to participate in the Animal Planet special. 

  • St. Mary’s woman injured in accident