Local News

  • Loretto teen killed in one-vehicle accident

     Joseph Bailey Smith, 18, of Loretto, passed away at University Hospital in Louisville Friday after being injured during a one-vehicle accident near Raywick on Thursday morning.

    The accident took place at 9:45 a.m., on KY 527, approximately two miles north of Raywick, according to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements.

  • ‘Fight like a girl’

     Ava Deering, 12, of Lebanon, was diagnosed with Leukemia in June, and has been battling hard with the support of her family, friends and the Marion County community.

    “The hardest part is losing my hair, and not getting to do anything,” said Ava. “I can’t really do as much as I could do before. I can’t go to school right now, I’m homebound. They said I might get to go back in the spring, after the cold and flu season.”

  • Social media threat sends school district into lockdown

    Marion County Public Schools went into a soft lockdown on Monday after Marion County High School received information concerning a threat to school safety made on social media by a student who was not on campus. 

  • Hepatitis A vaccination clinic coming to Marion County

     Due to an ongoing outbreak of Hepatitis A, the Lincoln Trail District Health Department has issued the recommendation for everyone residing in Marion County to seek vaccination.

    According to a press release from the Lincoln Trail District Health Department, there has been a total of 2,159 cases of Hepatitis A reported in Kentucky as of Oct. 13. A total of 16 cases have been reported in Marion County.


  • Lebanon man indicted for assaulting police officers

     Todd W. Carter, 37, of 162 Hamilton Heights in Lebanon was indicted in Marion Circuit Court recently for two counts of third-degree assault on a police officer, two counts of third-degree terroristic threatening, fourth-degree assault, two counts of resisting arrest, two counts of menacing, giving officer false identifying information and second-degree persistent felony offender. 

  • School board discusses, approves expense to attend national conference

     Every year, Marion County Board of Education members and the superintendent are invited to attend the National School Board Association Conference, which is held in different cities throughout the country. This year, the conference is being held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

  • Purchase of new E911 equipment put on hold

     Faulty communications equipment used by local law enforcement officials, emergency services personnel and dispatchers at the Lebanon Police Department has been causing issues for quite some time now. The Marion County Fiscal Court discussed those issues during its meeting Thursday, but magistrates decided to table a motion to purchase new equipment from a new company.

  • Remembering Dr. Salem

     The Lebanon Enterprise would like to share some of the many, many comments and memories shared by our readers of Dr. Salem George on our Facebook page:


  • Tourism commission agrees to support convention center idea

    After hearing a proposal for a possible convention center in Lebanon on Oct. 8, the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission asked to meet a second time to discuss their involvement in the project. Several of the commissioners met on Oct. 18 in a work session to discuss their budget and concerns about their involvement in the project. 

  • Pedestrian hit Tuesday morning near Loretto

    A St. Mary man was injured when he was struck by a vehicle Tuesday morning, Oct. 23, near Loretto.

    According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, at 7:40 a.m., the sheriff’s office received the report of a pedestrian that had been struck by a vehicle on North Loretto Road approximately one mile south of Loretto.

    Responding deputies found that Amber A. Thomas, 28, of Campbellsville was driving a 2010 Mercury northbound when she struck Robert Jeffrey Mattingly, 45, of St. Mary as he walking along North Loretto Road.