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  • Veterans Day feature - A bond of brotherhood

    Enlisting in the military is a life-changing decision.
    You are not only making a commitment to serve your country, but also potentially putting your own life at risk.
    But, according to David Graham, joining the Army actually saved his life.
    “Without the Army, I would have become a statistic. A felon. Or dead,” Graham, 41, of Lebanon, said.

  • Lebanon woman indicted for manslaughter

    Rebecca P. Fisher, 43, of 415 South Spalding Avenue in Lebanon has been arrested and indicted for first-degree manslaughter for the 2015 shooting death of her husband, Michael Fisher.

    Fisher was arrested Monday, Nov. 6, by Lebanon Police Officer Zachary Richerson.

    Her arrest comes more than two years after the shooting death of her husband.

  • Two Lebanon men arrested in sex sting operation

    Eight men, including two from Lebanon, have been arrested in a sex sting operation in Danville, according to a report by The Advocate-Messenger.
    Paul F. Hilpp, 28, and Dequan L. Brown, 23, both of Lebanon, along with five other men from around the state and country, were arrested after they came to Danville to meet a juvenile to have sex. Instead, they were met by deputies with the Boyle County Sheriff’s Department.

  • Fall back on Sunday, Nov. 5

    At 2 a.m. this Sunday, Daylight Saving Time will end. Clocks should be set back one hour.
    Daylight Saving Time was initiated to save energy on artificial lighting and make better use of daylight. It was implemented roughly 100 years ago, but conceived much earlier than that. Today, Daylight Saving Time is in use in more than 70 countries across the globe, affecting approximately one billion people every year. Hawaii, most of Arizona, most of Saskatchewan, and some regions of British Colombia, Nunavut, Quebec, and Ontario do not observe daylight savings time.

  • US. Postal Service: No delivery on Nov. 11

    The U.S. Postal Service now says it will not deliver mail on Saturday, Nov. 11 in observance of the true Veterans Day holiday.
    Earlier in the year, the postal service had said there would be no mail delivery on Friday, Nov. 10 because of Veterans Day. Now, those plans have changed.

  • Homelessness in Lebanon and Marion County

    Homelessness is a common issue in big cities, but it’s not given much thought in rural areas, such as Lebanon and Marion County.
    However, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.
    Local business owner Freddie Hilpp knows firsthand.

  • MCPS responds to threat against students

    Marion County Public School administrators and Lebanon Police Department School Resource Officer Mark Roney investigated a threat made toward a group of students on Wednesday, Oct. 25, according to Superintendent Taylora Schlosser.
    The threat was typed using an app on a school Chromebook, Schlosser told the Enterprise. The threat originated from Marion County High School and was directed toward two students at the high school and one student at the Knight Academy (the former Lebanon Middle School).

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  • Judge denies bond reduction in murder case

    By Forrest Berkshire
    Landmark News Service

    A suspect facing a possible death sentence was denied a reduction in her $1 million bond last week.
    Alexis Gribbins, 19, asked Nelson Circuit Court Judge Charles Simms to reduce her bond in a hearing Oct. 19. Simms ruled on Oct. 23 that the $1 million was reasonable to assure her appearance in court, given the severity of the charges against her.

  • Meth mixtures hitting the streets

    “The Walking Dead” has become an incredibly popular television series, but it seems to be coming to life on the streets of Lebanon and beyond, according to local law enforcement and Marion County Jailer Barry Brady.
    On Oct. 13, a 30-year-old woman was arrested for public intoxication after she was found in the middle of Kobert Avenue screaming about snakes on a porch and in the trees. She was incoherent, and unable to communicate or function when being processed in the Marion County Detention Center, Jailer Brady said.