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  • Tourism talks heat up with Lebanon City Council

    The ongoing dialogue about the future of tourism brought the Lebanon City Council face-to-face with the current chairman and past chairwoman of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission Monday evening.

    The conversation never boiled over, but it did heat up at times.

    Tourist commission chairman Dan Lawson and former chairwoman Carlotta Brussell addressed the council regarding the 14 suggestions it presented to the tourist commission.

  • Want to save big?

    Few products offer individuals the opportunity to save more than they spend. Starting July 20, The Lebanon Enterprise will give readers this opportunity with the return of SmartSource coupons.

    Inside The Lebanon Enterprise each week, readers will find a coupon package regularly valued at more than $100 in savings through manufacturer, retail and restaurant coupons. Subscribers will usually find they can recoup the cost of an Enterprise subscription in just one week of coupon savings.

  • Student drug-testing policy simplified

    The Marion County Board of Education may be making its proposed student drug-testing policy a bit simpler.

    During a special-called meeting July 5, the school board received a revised version of the policy. The board was scheduled to meet again Tuesday, July 12, and the drug-testing policy was on the agenda for that meeting as well.

  • Soaring to new heights

    They may be small, but they sure do attract a crowd.

    Last week, more than 150 pilots brought more than 350 model jets to the Lebanon-Springfield Airport for the 2011 Jets Over Kentucky. An estimated 2,500 spectators visited the airport during the past weekend to take in the show, according to event organizer Lewis "The General" Patton.

    "It was exceptional," he said. "Our best one yet."

  • High school dropout rate is improving

    The latest non-academic data released recently shows that the Marion County school district's dropout rate has improved considerably during the past four years.

    According to Assistant Superintendent Taylora Schlosser, who recently shared the non-academic data with the school board, only four students quit school in 2010. That's down from 19 students who dropped out in 2006.

  • Animal Control Officer fired

    Marion County Animal Control Officer Jeff Wooldridge was fired July 7 after the Marion County Fiscal Court spent an hour in an executive session.

    When the court returned to open session, it voted unanimously to terminate his employment with the county.

    "It's a sensitive personnel matter that I'm really not at liberty to discuss," Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly said following the July 7 meeting.

  • City council, tourist commission both meet Monday

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet at 3:30 p.m. Monday, July 11, at the Centre Square Convention Center. This evening, the Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. at city hall.

    And the commission's chairman, Dan Lawson, and previous chairwoman, Carlotta Brussell, are on the agenda to meet with the city council Monday night.

  • Lebanon man involved in fatal accident

    Landmark News Service

    A 50-year-old Bardstown man died Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle head-on collision at Finley Ridge Road and East U.S. 68.

    According to a report from the Taylor County Sheriff's office, James B. Loy, 33, of Bradfordsville Road in Lebanon was traveling east on U.S. 68 at 5:36 p.m. when he noticed a pickup truck in front of him with its left turn signal on.

  • Lebanon man sentenced to nearly 20 years for child pornography

    Repeat child sex offender Sherman Gayle Pike Jr., 47, of Lebanon has been sentenced to 235 months in federal prison and a lifetime of supervised release for violating federal child pornography laws.

    Pike pled guilty on Dec. 13, 2010, to a superseding information charging him with receipt and possession of child pornography.

  • Wright gets life, Benton gets 44 years

    The two men responsible for the death of a Marion County man have been sentenced.

    Friday morning, Raymond Wright and Adrian Benton received sentences of life in prison and 44 years, respectively, for their roles in the death of John G. Mattingly III. Fayette Circuit Judge Thomas Clark handed down the sentences.

    Wright could be eligible for parole in 25 years and Benton could be eligible for parole in 20 years.