Local News

  • Washburn Lane garage damaged by fire

    A garage at 80 Washburn Lane was destroyed by a fire Wednesday morning, but no injuries were reported despite the building’s proximity to a residence.

  • Memorial Day program May 24

    Marple-Caldwell VFW Post 5910 will be hosting the annual Memorial Day program at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 24, at Lebanon National Cemetery.
    Major General Edward W. Tonini, adjutant general of the Kentucky Air and Army National Guard, will be the keynote speaker during the program.

  • Upcoming early deadlines for Enterprise

    The Lebanon Enterprise will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observation of Memorial Day. As a result, the Enterprise will have early deadlines for the May 27 edition. The deadline for all advertising will be noon on Friday, May 22. All editorial items, including sports items, will need to be submitted by 5 p.m. Thursday.

  • Election results will be posted online

    The results of the May 19 primary elections were not available until after the Enterprise went to press for today’s issue.
    Results from the election will be posted online at www.lebanonenterprise.com.
    A more detailed breakdown of the results will be posted in the May 27 edition.

  • Kentucky Writers Celebration is May 22-24

    The 2015 Kentucky Writers Celebration culminates Memorial Day weekend, and will be bringing its two-night songwriter showcase to Lebanon. The 2015 Kentucky Songwriters Celebration Show will be held from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., Friday, May 22, and Saturday, May 23, at McB’s in Lebanon.

  • Study: Binge drinking on the rise in Ky., Ind.

    By Bailey Loosemore

    It might not seem like a big deal. Having a few drinks with friends on a Friday night — it's just a way to relax.
    But as the hours pass and the drinks go down smoother, the night starts to hit iffy territory. It's no longer one of casual consumption, but a night befitting of an undesirable title: binge drinking.

  • Adults skipping medical care or using ER instead

    By Alyssa Harvey
    Bowling Green Daily News

    A report issued by Families USA found that more than one in four adults who bought individual insurance policies last year went without needed care because they could not afford it.
    High deductibles of $1,500 or more seem to be the leading cause for missed care, such as medical tests, treatments and follow-up care, according to the report “Non-Group Health Insurance: Many Insured Americans with High Out-of-Pocket Costs Forgo Needed Health Care.”

  • Kentucky pharmacists now allowed to dispense heroin-fighting drug without a prescription

    By Beth Musgrave
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Kentucky pharmacists now are able to dispense a drug that can quickly reverse heroin and opioid overdoses without a doctor's prescription.

  • HIV outbreak warning to rural Kentucky, officials say

    By Laura Ungar and Chris Kenning
    The Courier-Journal

    Many small towns in Appalachian Kentucky look a lot like Austin, Ind.; a picture of rural America with its shop-lined Main Street and stubble-filled cornfields — and the unlikely epicenter of the largest HIV outbreak in Indiana's history.
    While Kentucky communities have avoided an outbreak so far, the raw ingredients of Austin's tragedy are all there: poverty, doctor shortages and a scourge of pain-pill addiction that has led to rampant intravenous drug abuse.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline releases easements in LaRue County

    By Linda Ireland
    Landmark News Service

    Developers for the Bluegrass Pipeline pulled the plug on the controversial project last year – and land transactions indicate the company is relinquishing claims in LaRue County.
    Letters were sent to several property owners stating: