Today's News

  • Layla Spring taking the main stage at Ham Days

    It’s been a summer of touring and performing for Layla Spring, Marion County native and former American Idol contestant, and next stop on the Layla Spring Tour is the Marion County Country Ham Days Festival.

    “I can’t wait to see everyone,” Spring said. “I haven’t really been able to be home much, I’ve been gone on the road so much. Pretty much everything that I’ve been doing has been building up to Ham Days. Everything before this has been practice.”

  • Hardee’s employee robbed while making nightly deposit

    A Hardee’s employee was held at gunpoint and robbed while attempting to make a nightly deposit at Farmers National Bank on Sept. 14, and the suspect is still at large.

    The incident occurred at 9:36 p.m., at Farmers National Bank’s night deposit box located at 136 West Main Street, according to a report from the Lebanon Police Department. A Hardee’s employee was making a deposit when she was held at gunpoint and robbed. According to a police report, $2,032.49 was stolen.

  • Trial set for Magistrate Elder

    A jury trial has been scheduled for Magistrate John Arthur Elder III who was indicted in Marion Circuit Court recently.

    Elder, 53, of 311 North Spalding Avenue in Lebanon was charged with theft by failure to make required disposition of property, a Class D felony.

    Elder’s attorney, Jim Avritt Jr., appeared on Elder’s behalf in Marion Circuit Court on Thursday, Sept. 20, and entered a plea of not guilty for his client. 

  • Court proceedings continue for Lebanon residents accused of deadly hit and run

    A pretrial conference was rescheduled for two Lebanon residents who were charged with a deadly hit and run in 2017.

    Meagan Medley, 24, and Thomas E. Fleener, 27, both of 3701 Boss Luckett Road in Lebanon, have pleaded not guilty to charges connected to the hit and run death of Landon T. Wheatley, 19, of Springfield.

    Both Medley and Fleener were scheduled to be in Marion Circuit Court last week, but their pretrial conference was reset for Oct. 11. 

  • A Ham Days family

    Paul and Sarah (Riley) Cox have been an integral part of the Marion County Country Ham Days Festival since its very beginnings. 

    Paul, 88, has been showing off his steam and gas tractors and riding in the Pigasus Parade every year. Sarah, 86, has either assisted Paul with his tractors or has helped cooking in the food tents.

  • Joe Keith Bickett publishes second Cornbread Mafia book

    Cornbread Mafia, The Outlaws of Central Kentucky, is Marion County native Joe Keith Bickett’s sequel to his first book, The Origins of the Cornbread Mafia, A Memoir of Sorts.

  • Briefs

    The Enterprise is preparing for Halloween


    This year, Halloween is on a Wednesday, which means The Lebanon Enterprise is preparing to have a spooky, fun edition of the newspaper that week, and we need your help!

  • Marion County Cattleman’s Association gives back to community

    The Marion County Cattleman’s Association can teach you a thing or two about giving back to the community. Just ask its 328 members who work almost weekly to support local organizations, businesses, schools, and much more – for free. 

  • Local educators fighting obesity epidemic one student at a time

    More than 20 percent of Kentucky teens are obese, the third worst rate in the country, according to the latest State of Obesity Report.

    However, obesity rates in younger kids are improving. Approximately 13 percent of Kentucky children ages 2 to 4 are obese, and those numbers have been declining since 2010.