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  • Lebanon native still missing

    UPDATE: According to The Cynthiana Democrat, there have been two reported sightings of Larry Lee in Cynthiana - at Family Dollar Store and First Stop Market. One of those was as recently as Sunday.

    Lee, 32, walked away from a Pendleton County personal-care home Aug. 4.

    Falmouth Police Chief Mark Posey has also been to Lexington where Lee was supposedly spotted at two different locations. Those have not been confirmed either.

  • Fire destroys building at Kentucky Cooperage

    Kentucky Cooperage is cleaning up after a fire destroyed one of its buildings, which also housed two tractor-trailers, early Tuesday morning.

    According to Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly, at 12:54 a.m., a fire was reported at Kentucky Cooperage located at 712 East Main Street. When firefighters arrived, a building behind the plant was fully engulfed with flames and the roof was already collapsing, Mattingly said.

    All employees were able to evacuate the building and there were no injuries during the fire.

  • Tourism commission begins search for new director

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission will begin its search for a new director during a special-called meeting Tuesday, Aug. 16.

    On Monday, Aug. 8, Chris Hamilton told the commission that his final day as Lebanon's tourism director would be this Friday, Aug. 19. Hamilton has accepted an offer to become the executive director of the Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau in Illinois.

  • Local man arrested for assaulting 4 people with a belt in bank parking lot

    A Lebanon man was arrested and several people were sent to Spring View Hospital's emergency room following an alleged assault that occurred in Community Trust Bank's parking lot in Lebanon Monday, Aug. 1.

  • Save your cash with coupons!

    The Lebanon Enterprise and the Marion County Extension Office want to help you save some of your hard earned cash with the help of coupons.

    Beginning this month, the Enterprise is teaming up with the Extension Office to begin a new, free course called "Couponing 101."

    Participants will learn effective ways to use their coupons, and The Lebanon Enterprise will provide its money-saving Smart Source coupons for the class.

    The classes will take place:

  • Lebanon, Raywick will hold elections to fill vacancies

    Darin Spalding was appointed to the Lebanon City Council July 27, following Kenny Marrett's resignation from the council.

    At the time, city officials said they believed his appointment was for the remainder of Marrett's term.

  • City approves several noise variances

    The Lebanon City Council approved noise variances for Lebanon Baptist Church, Joe's Deli on Main, McB's, Chaser's, the Generation Gap and John Cowherd during a meeting Monday night.

    Most, but not all, of the variances were for Ham Days weekend.

    Joe's Deli and McB's received noise variances from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sept. 23, from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sept. 24 and from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 25.

  • City approves second reading of parking ordinance

    Monday night, the city council unanimously approved the second reading of an ordinance prohibiting parking within 25 feet of the intersection of North Street and West High Street.

    The council also voted to prohibit parking on the north side ML King starting at Spalding Avenue and moving 300 feet toward Harrison Street. The purpose of this prohibition is to allow traffic flow on the road between the David R. Hourigan Government Building and the Marion County Judicial Center, which is scheduled to open Monday, Aug. 15.

  • ROCK star

    Paige Wilson had never heard of Junior Miss before she and her family moved from Gainesville, Fla., to Marion County three years ago, but she watched last year's competition and decided to participate herself this year.

    Saturday night at the Roby Dome, Wilson was named the 2012 Marion County Distinguished Young Woman.

    "I was in shock really," she said Sunday afternoon. "I didn't expect that at all."

  • County tax rates remain the same

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has decided to keep a few things the same, namely its tax rates.

    During its Aug. 4 meeting, the court voted unanimously to keep its 2011 tax rates the same as last year.

    The county's real estate tax rate will remain 8.6 cents per $100 of assessed value. The tangible tax rate and the vehicle property tax rate will both stay at 10.9 cents per $100 valuation.

    In other county business: