Today's News

  • Publisher Stevie Lowery wins Al Smith Award for public service through community journalism

    Stevie Lowery, editor and publisher of The Lebanon Enterprise, is the 2018 winner of the Al Smith Award for public service through community journalism by a Kentuckian.

    Lowery will receive the award Oct. 18 in Lexington, at the annual Al Smith Awards Dinner of the University of Kentucky’s Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues and the Bluegrass Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, which co-sponsor the award.

  • Old Mill Day news and winners

    Precision Frisbee contest

    1st place: Brennen Perry

    2nd place: Wyatt Wiser


    Mummy contest

    1st place team: Tristan Lane and Kyle Purdom

    2nd place team: Andrew Bright and Wesley Purdom

    3rd place team: Brennen Perry and Wyatt Bright


    Water balloon toss

  • New missionaries arrive for the summer

    Two new Mormon Latter-Day Saints missionaries have come to Lebanon for the summer, and wish to say hello to the community and offer their support and services.

    Sister Morris and Sister Winn have traveled across the country to stay with and serve at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Lebanon, and will be going door to door in the community to speak with and offer services to residents.

  • Man charged with unlawful imprisonment, assault

    Jonathan Lee Fulkerson, 35, address unknown, was indicted for first-degree unlawful imprisonment and fourth-degree assault in Marion Circuit Court on June 4.

  • Music Fest: Day One

    Marion County’s annual Music Fest, hosted by Kentucky Classic Arts, kicked off for two days on Friday, May 8, showing off several local and state favorites, with music groups: One Shot Johnny, Perfect Fit Band, Linkin’ Bridge, ABLER, Gravel Switch, and an accoustic performance by Lebanon’s own Jane Palagi. 

  • Gravel Switch man killed in farming accident

    A Gravel Switch man is dead after a freak farming accident on Tuesday, June 6.

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a call at 10:12 p.m., reporting a missing person on property located at 1540 Riley Road in Gravel Switch.

    Deputy Sheriff Ben Lancaster responded and found the body of Ben S. Barlow, 63, of Gravel Switch laying in a field. The initial investigation found that Barlow had been bush hogging the property when the seat of his tractor broke loose, causing him to fall from the tractor and under the bush hog.

  • Marion County man charged with murder

    Nearly four years ago, a Lebanon woman was shot and killed in her driveway, and the man allegedly responsible for her murder was indicted in Marion Circuit Court Monday, June 4.

  • Board member hosting community forum to discuss facilities plan

    Carrie Truitt, who represents District 1 on the Marion County Board of Education, is hosting a community forum on June 12 to discuss a facilities plan recently approved by the Local Planning Committee.

  • CLASS OF 2018

    The 48th annual Marion County High School commencement ceremony was full of laughter, tears and celebration of new beginnings and lost friends on Saturday, June 2.

    Graduating seniors left empty chairs for their departed classmates, Olivia Ford and Blake Lawson, both students having passed away this year in car accidents. Their families attended the ceremony, and were presented memory shadow boxes.

  • Old Mill Days is June 8-9

    Old Mill Days will be taking place in Bradfordsville June 8-9.

    Friday’s activities, which begin at 5 p.m., include arts and crafts, flea market, concessions and rides. A pet show will begin at 6 p.m. in the park pavilion, and the beauty contest will take place in the school gym. From 8 p.m. to midnight, South 49 will be performing.