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  • Rate hikes mean you’re going to be charged more

    For the last three weeks, The Lebanon Enterprise’s B section has been filled with almost nine full pages of public notices from Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas and Electric. With so much information, it can be difficult to even know what you’re looking at.Essentially, all those pages are trying to tell you is that KU and LG&E have proposed a monthly rate increase to help cover the cost of upgrades throughout the state.

  • Wreaths Across America event is Dec. 17

    On Saturday, Dec. 17, members of the community will gather together to honor veterans during the holiday season as part of the annual Wreaths Across America Day. The ceremony this year will be held at noon at the Lebanon National Cemetery. Seven ceremonial wreaths will be placed to remember all soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines who served, honor their sacrifices, and teach our younger generations about the high cost of our freedoms.

  • Human remains identified as Crystal Warner

    Human remains found on Nov. 28 in Bath County have been identified as 35-year-old Crystal J. Warner.
    Warner and her boyfriend, Robert “Bobby” Jones, 38, were last seen on July 3 at Craig Pennington’s residence, which he rented from the couple. A family member said the couple went to the home to discuss rent owed by Pennington.
    Jones’ remains were found off KY Highway 60 and Goshen Road near Winchester on Friday, Aug. 5.

  • Former Lebanon Police Officer suing city

    A former Lebanon Police Officer is suing the City of Lebanon after he was fired on Oct. 12.
    According to the lawsuit, filed on Nov. 7 in Marion Circuit Court, Joseph Aaron Caldwell, who was a Lebanon police officer for almost six years, is suing the city for violating the Police Officer's Bill of Rights when they terminated him.

  • Exile to kick off tour in Lebanon

    Marlon Hargis has fond memories of playing in Lebanon in the 60’s. His band, Exile, hadn’t written the world-famous song “Kiss You All Over” yet, but they still packed the house at Club 68. The ice-cold beer, the soft-rock melodies - or some combination of both - drew in the crowds and Exile played their hearts out.
    “It was so packed when you played there that people just couldn’t even move,” Hargis said. “People were jammed up shoulder-to-shoulder right next to the stage.”

  • The gift of sight

    Gale Osborne studied the tree in front of her. She reached for a thin branch and pulled downward to study one of the hundreds of crabapples populating the plant. If she had tried this two weeks ago, she would have only seen a blur of light and colors. Now, thanks to a pair of electronic glasses, she could see the apples in vivid detail.

  • Enterprise to deliver letters to Santa

    The Lebanon Enterprise continues to partner with the jolliest man in the land, Santa Claus, and delivers local letters to him at the North Pole before Christmas.
    The Enterprise will also continue the tradition of publishing letters written by local children. A special edition of the paper will include letters to Santa from each class (pre-K through fifth grade) from all five of our elementary schools.

  • New finance officer to help school district be efficient, transparent

    Focus on one piece of the puzzle at a time.
    That’s how Ruth Cocanougher, the new financial officer for Marion County Public Schools, does her job.

  • Upcoming blood drives

    Dec. 8
    1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Loretto City Hall
    72 School Drive, Loretto

    Dec. 11
    8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    St. Charles Catholic Church
    675 Highway 327, Lebanon

    American Red Cross

    Blood and platelet donations needed throughout holiday season

  • Leading the way to the future

    Angela Burke raised her hands into the air and clapped softly in a pattern all the students recognized. In a moment, the students clapped the same pattern and fell silent, looking up at their teacher, awaiting instruction.