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  • Groundbreaking for Habitat house held Friday

    Kerri Taylor had a big reason to smile Friday evening at the corner of Chandler Street and Shuck Avenue. The My Old Kentucky Home Chapter of Habitat for Humanity held its groundbreaking for the next home it will construct in Lebanon.

    Taylor and her sons, Shaion, 13, and Desean, 11, will make the house their home when the construction is complete.

    "It's a dream come true for me," she said.

    Once every three years, a Habitat house is constructed in Marion County.

  • Maker's Mark denies 'hostile workplace' accusations

    Last month, five women filed a federal lawsuit accusing Maker's Mark Distillery of being a sexually hostile workplace, discriminating against women, interfering with their rights under state and federal laws, and retaliating against them in violation of federal and state laws.

    Earlier this month, Maker's Mark denied the various accusations.

  • County's rural post offices may have reduced hours

    The United States Postal Service may deliver the mail in any weather, but rural postal customers may want to expect less service under a new plan proposed earlier this month.

    The postal service had been looking at closing more than 3,000 branches nationally, but under a plan, the USPS is proposing to cut the retail service hours at more than 13,000 local offices, including six branches in Marion County.

  • Live World War I projectile found in Lebanon garden

    A projectile dating back to World War I was detonated in Lebanon May 16.

    It was found by a Lebanon resident who was working in his garden. Jim Adkins, a Kentucky State Police hazardous devices investigator, declined to identify who found the projectile, although he did confirm that it was found inside city limits.

    "It was a projectile. Something that would have been shot out of a cannon or a howitzer," Adkins said.

  • Graduation Day

    The Class of 2012 celebrated the completion of their Marion County High School careers Saturday morning, May 19, in the Roby Dome.

    Friends and family were present to show their pride and their support for the graduates.

    Look for more from graduation in the May 23 print edition.

  • Treadmill challenge raises over $4,000

    The Lebanon Enterprise's Main Street Treadmill Challenge, held on Friday, raised more than $4,000 for Girls on the Run.

    From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, community volunteers ran or walked for 30 minutes (or longer) to raise money for Girls on the Run. Two participants, Greg and Nisha West, biked 102 miles from Monticello to Lebanon before taking the treadmill.

    To learn more about Girls on the Run, visit www.girlsontherun.org/.

    See if someone you know participated. Check out our slideshow from Friday's event:

  • Chaser's to host motorcycle rally, car show June 23

    After thousands of warriors compete in The Warrior Dash at Pope's Creek Ranch in Lebanon Saturday, June 23, Charles Mills, owner of Chaser's, hopes they will come to downtown Lebanon to eat BBQ, enjoy live music and a car show.

  • Dirt Bowl is June 23-24

    The third annual Dirt Bowl is going to be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., June 23-24, at the Cleaver Court basketball courts in Lebanon. Participants must be eight to 18 years old. The event is free. In case of rain, the event will be rescheduled to June 30 and July 1.

  • Courthouse monuments to move to new location

    Two monuments at the old courthouse on Main Street in downtown Lebanon will soon have a new home.

    The monuments honor soldiers from several different wars, including World War I, World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam War and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

    Several veterans attended the Lebanon City Council's meeting Monday, May 7, and asked for permission to move the monuments to a new location, near the General Thomas statue on Spalding Avenue so that they would have more visibility. The council agreed.

  • Spring View Hospital denies accusation of negligence

    Spring View Hospital has denied accusations of negligence in connection with the death of Jessica Monday Ogle, but the civil case has become more complicated as two more plaintiffs are seeking to join the case.

    Jessica Ogle was 26 years old when she died. According to the complaint filed April 10 by Jacqueline Renee Decker, Ogle received emergency medical services at Spring View on March 9, 2010. Ogle died April 26, 2010. Decker is Ogle's mother.