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Today's News

  • Lebanon man indicted for sodomy, incest

    Steven D. Williams, 41, of 825 Raywick Road in Lebanon was indicted in Marion Circuit Court recently for first-degree sodomy (two counts), incest (two counts) and second-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Taking chances

    What do Rascal Flatts, Jason Aldean and Brooks and Dunn all have in common?
    They are some of country music’s biggest stars, and they all know where Lebanon, Kentucky is thanks to their manager and Marion County native Clarence Spalding.
    “Everybody in this town knows where Lebanon, Kentucky is,” Spalding said with a laugh during a telephone interview with the Enterprise recently. “Lebanon is a huge part of who I am.”

  • Simply Strong

    Inside Lebanon Health and Fitness, dance music drones, people work up a sweat, and the floor shakes as weights crash down on the ground with a clank.

    Andrew Lee, whose arm muscles are about as big as your head, moves between stations swiftly and lifts 50-pound dumbbells with ease.

    Lee is a police officer and a competitive bodybuilder.

  • Jail looking to go leaner, greener

    The Marion County Detention Center is the first jail in the United States to receive a grant for a “jail sustainability assessment” from the National Institute of Corrections.
    The assessment will take place over the course of three days and will look at every possible way the detention center can cut costs, and hopefully, serve as a model for other facilities. Monday morning, the jail hosted an opening ceremony to kick-off the assessment

  • Jail loses long-time staffer

    Captain David Earl Gribbins has been a part of the Marion County Detention Center staff ever since Barry Brady was elected jailer 12 years ago.
    Gribbins, 66, died Sunday after suffering a heart attack, according to Brady.
    “He’s very much an important part of our administration’s success at the jail,” Brady said.
    Brady has known Gribbins for 29 years, going back to when they both worked at Marion Adjustment Center.

  • See ya!

     As some of you may or may not already know, after two years and many photos and stories, I’m leaving The Lebanon Enterprise.

    Recently, I accepted a job with our neighboring county’s newspaper - The Springfield Sun. 

  • Building memories

    The Marion County Public Library on Saturday hosted storyteller Paschal “The Rascal” Baute followed by “Lunch with Legos.” Baute spent the morning telling tales. Baute is a member of the “Spellbinders” group in Lexington, and he is open to helping start a similar group in Lebanon.

  • Coach happy with Lady Knights in scrimmage

    The Marion County Lady Knights hosted a scrimmage against the Grayson County Lady Cougars over the weekend. 

    Although they did not keep score, the Lady Knights dominated the court in several quarters of the game and were left fighting in others. 

    Lady Knights Coach Anthony Epps said he was happy with the team’s performance. 

  • Remembering Rakes

    On Friday, Nov. 14, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office dedicated a memorial for all emergency service workers who have died in the line of duty. That day was also the two-year anniversary of the death of Deputy Sheriff Anthony Rakes. Regina Ewing, Rakes’ sister, was pleased with the event.

    “It’s amazing how people still come out in memory of him,” she said.

    Rakes’ other sister, Anita Elder, added, “He is gone, but he is not going to be forgotten.”

  • Knights look to build on winning season

    The Marion County Knights’ football season is at a close, and basketballseason is right around the corner. Unlike what many people expected, the Knights finished with a winning 6-5 record on the gridiron for the first time since 2009.

    “I’m happy with it,” Knights Interim Coach Matthew “Moo Moo” Mattingly said. “Any time you can get a winning record, especially the first one since ‘09, you gotta be happy with it.”