Today's News

  • Lebanon man arrested for assault

    Robert D. Abell, 22, of Lebanon was arrested Sunday evening after allegedly assaulting two people and a deputy sheriff.

    Abell was arrested by Marion County Deputy Sheriff Ben Lancaster at 11:45 p.m. at 114 Junior Fields Road in Raywick. Deputy Lancaster responded to a complaint at that address and found two people had been assaulted by Abell and had sustained serious injuries. Abell also assaulted Deputy Lancaster during the arrest and caused damage to his cruiser. 

  • Loretto man still missing a year later

    Gary T. Tacey, 53, who was reported missing by his girlfriend on June 23, 2017, is still missing.

    Tacey was last seen on June 19 at his home at 60 Paul Brady Road near Loretto.

    In July of last year, local law enforcement, along with search and rescue personnel and two teams of canine cadaver dogs, completed a two-day search of a 140-acre farm property in Loretto, but there were no results from that search.

  • It’s officially summer and time for the Marion County Fair

    The 2018 Marion County Fair is already underway, but it really kicks off next week.

    Lisa Kearnes, who oversees marketing for the fair, said there would be plenty of great attractions to keep people entertained throughout the week.

  • World’s largest model jet event returns to Lebanon

    Jets Over Kentucky is returning July 8-15, with 10 days of action-packed fun and amazing air shows at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport. 

    “People should come check it out, first of all, because it is local. And, second, it’s nothing like they’ve ever seen before,” said event organizer Lewis Patton. “I guarantee if they come this year they will never miss another one.”

  • BASEBALL: Marion County’s own Travis Wiser plays in East/West All-Star Game

    Travis Wiser can add another accomplishment to an already decorated and successful baseball career at Marion County High School.

    Wiser, who will be entering his senior year at Marion County High School, played in the Junior East/West All-Star Game on June 19 at Pleasure Ridge Park in Louisville. The game was put on by the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association (KHSBCA).

    Wiser played on the West team, which lost in the game. Wiser went 1-2 with a single in the game.

  • News Briefs week of 06-27-18

    Papers will be late due to July 4 holiday

    The delivery of The Lebanon Enterprise will be a day late next week due to the July 4 holiday falling on Wednesday. Post offices will be closed and mail will not be delivered. The newspaper will be delivered on Thursday, July 5.


    Set your garbage out early Friday

  • Vaught’s Views: Wandale Robinson's speed leads to Alabama scholarship offer

    By Larry Vaught

    It’s not a trip for everyone, but for Western Hills standout Wandale Robinson it was a long trip that was worth every mile he spent on the road.

    He recently made an unofficial visit to Ohio State to visit with the coaches. He then headed to Florida State for another unofficial visit and worked out there. He came back home to Frankfort through Alabama and made a stop there to see coach Nick Saban and his staff. His performance there was impressive enough to get him a scholarship offer from Alabama.

  • Marion County Fiscal Court News Briefs

     The Marion County Fiscal Court held its regular bi-monthly meeting Thursday, and the following are news briefs from that meeting:


    • The court approved a two percent cost of living increase for county employees.

    • The court was joined by Phyllis Filiatreau on behalf of the Marion County Health District. Magistrates approved the 2018-19 public health tax rate of 3.0 cents per $100 of assessed value on motor vehicles and real property for the Marion County Public Health Taxing District, which is the same rate as last year.

  • Council approves raise for full-time employees

    The Lebanon City Council held three budget work sessions this month before finally voting, 5-0, to approve the 2017-18 and 2018-19 city budgets on June 18. 

    “We are in such a sound financial situation right now. We might not be that way in three years,” Mayor Gary Crenshaw reminded the council.

  • Mailbox vandalism isn’t a joke

     Taking a bat to a mailbox, hitting it with a brick, or setting off a firecracker or pipe bomb inside may seem like fun to some rambunctious teens. However, it’s not a rite of passage - it’s a criminal act that hurts our neighbors and our community.

    Mailbox vandalism increases during the summer months, and Marion Countians need to be aware of any misconduct that may occur in their neighborhoods.