Today's News

  • LES celebrates Christmas

    Lebanon Elementary School students perform a variety of Christmas songs during a special Christmas program last week.

  • The REAL Santa

    Believe it or not, Marion County is said to be the home of the “real” Santa Claus.
    Multiple sources have confirmed that during one of Santa’s “visits” here more than 10 years ago he loved the community so much that he decided to buy a farm and move here. (Of course he bought a farm - for all of his reindeer.)
    This year, the Enterprise was lucky enough to land an exclusive interview with the big guy. Enterprise staff even got to check out his Santa suit collection, which includes a UK blue suit. (Sorry, U of L fans.)

  • Board member: Random drug testing for MCPS staff is a ‘non-issue’

    The Marion County Public School System has had a random drug testing program in place for its students for approximately four years now, and in recent years some community members and school board members have questioned the need for a random drug testing policy for MCPS staff. A committee was even formed to discuss the issue. But, according to Board Member Kaelin Reed, he sees this as “non-issue.”

  • WMES students perform Yes, Virginia The Musical

    A cast of students at West Marion Elementary School performed Yes, Virginia The Musical Friday afternoon for the entire student body and for their family and friends Friday evening.
    To celebrate Macy’s five-year anniversary of “Believe,” Macy’s turned the classic animated special “Yes, Virginia” into a brand new musical available to schools nationwide, royalty-free. In addition to the royalty-free play, Macy’s awarded 100 eligible schools, including WMES, a $1,000 production grant to help offset costs of staging the play.

  • Inauguration exemplifies everything great about Kentucky

    As the fog lifted on Dec. 8 for the inaugural celebrations in Frankfort, I was reminded of the smooth transition of power we enjoy in our Commonwealth – and nation.
    In a fitting tribute to that transition Gov. Steve Beshear participated in the parade honoring the person replacing him as chief executive of Kentucky. In addition, former governors Paul E. Patton, Brereton Jones, Martha Layne Collins and John W. Brown Jr. joined in the parade.

  • Celebrate the holidays with a gift from Kentucky

    If you’re still looking for that perfect gift, or for an experience that puts a Kentucky spin on the season, the good news is that there is no shortage of opportunities even as time starts to draw short.

  • Yes, I believe

    Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.
    But, his real name is Harry VanWhy.
    And, he doesn’t live at the North Pole. He lives in Lebanon, Kentucky.
    His day job includes owning and managing a successful accounting and tax preparation business, but during this time of the year he spends virtually all of his time spreading cheer and happiness everywhere he goes.

  • Lebanon woman reported missing is found

    The Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements has reported that Kimberly Moore O'Daniel, 42, of Lebanon, who was reported missing Monday morning, has been found and is OK.
    According to the original report, O'Daniel had been last seen at 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13.
    Family members contacted the sheriff's office early Monday morning to report her missing when she failed to return home from a trip to an unknown location. Sheriff Clements said his staff had been searching for O'Daniel since 1 a.m. Monday.

  • Keeping the beat

    The Working the Puzzle for Autism Center held its first event this past Saturday. Jeanie Mattingly with Health Rhythms led an interactive drum program, and children also made Christmas ornaments.


  • Christmas in the Country

    Bradfordsville’s Christmas in the Country was held this past Saturday.
    Editor’s note: The Enterprise was unable to get several of these photos identified, but we still wanted our readers to be able to enjoy the photos.