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Today's News

  • Bear just traveling through

    Sightings of a bear exploring parts of Lebanon on Sunday, July 8, had people on the hunt to take photos and see the animal up close and personal, but wildlife experts urge people to keep their distance. 

    “Never feed a bear, intentionally or unintentionally,” said Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Conservation Officer Lee Keith. “Keep your garbage up and don’t leave out food for them. And, don’t leave out corn for deer either, because they’ll eat that.”

  • Lebanon man allegedly stabs Campbellsville man, then slits his own throat

    A Lebanon man is facing criminal charges after allegedly stabbing a Campbellsville man on Sunday, July 8, fleeing the scene and then cutting his own throat.

    The Campbellsville Police Department reports that at approximately 11:30 p.m., Joseph Clements of Lebanon allegedly forced his way into a home at 122 Watson Court in Campbellsville and stabbed Bradley Ratcliff multiple times, according to witnesses on scene.

  • Ride malfunction, minor injuries at Marion County Fair

    A carnival ride at the Marion County Fair malfunctioned Friday evening, causing a car on the ride to fall off the tracks and go over the guardrails, after being hit by a second car. Four occupants were in the car at the time, but walked away with minor injuries.

    The incident took place at approximately 8 p.m. Friday, according to Marion County Fair Board President Charlie Montgomery, and Marion County EMS personnel were quickly on the scene. 

  • Wear purple for Kara

     Tuesday, July 17, will mark eight years since anyone has seen Kara Tingle.

    The Lebanon woman was last seen July 17, 2010, on Beechfork Loop Road in Gravel Switch. Kara was 27 years old at the time, and she had been driving a family member's car that was found two days later on the Bluegrass Parkway.

    Kara's family is asking people to wear purple — Kara’s favorite color — on July 17 to mark the anniversary and to show their support. Her mother, Sheila Tingle, also asks for people to pray for some closure for the family.

  • Emergency blood shortage: Red Cross issues urgent call for blood donors
  • LPD investigating assault and break-in on Lake Avenue

    A tip was called in to The Lebanon Enterprise last week about an assault and burglary that took place in Lebanon on June 18 on Lake Avenue.

    The assault and burglary took place at approximately 1 a.m., with Lebanon Police Department responding soon afterwards.

  • Lightning strikes home, causes extensive damage

    Storms have been raging across Marion County recently, and a lightning strike caused a house fire on Poplar Corner Road in Lebanon on the afternoon of July 3.

    “It was pretty extensive damage,” Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly said. “I don’t know whether you could say they lost everything, but with the smoke and heat, the loss of property was extensive.”

    The home, located at 2665 Poplar Corner Road in Lebanon, is owned by Casey and Faith Wright.

  • The columns are finally coming down

    The process to remove the damaged, decorative columns on the 11-year-old David R. Hourigan Government Building began Friday.

  • Kentucky Cooperage buys property for more than $2 million

    Kentucky Cooperage recently purchased a piece of property, located right across the street from its current location on US 68 in Lebanon, for more than $2 million.

    According to the deed filed in the Marion Circuit Clerk’s Office, SE,LLC (Elmer George, member) sold tract one of Lincoln Square Shopping Center Subdivision in Lebanon to Kentucky Cooperage for $2,125,000.

    In December of 2017, Kentucky Cooperage signed an option to purchase the property.

  • Senator Higdon talks pension and tax increases at local forum

    State Senator Jimmy Higdon addressed the ongoing issue with the Kentucky pension deficit and the need for heavier tax reform at the July 6 Friday Forum hosted by the Marion County Economic Development Office. 

    “In 2002, a couple things happened,” said Higdon. “I was elected, and it was a tough year with the stock market crash. Financially, a lot of things weren’t going well for Kentucky.”