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  • Flag stolen from VFW

     An American flag has been stolen from VFW Post 5910 in Lebanon.

    The Lebanon Police received a call reporting the theft around 9:10 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, according to Police Chief Wally Brady.

    "Someone cut the rope and stole the flag," Brady said.

    Officer Alan Corbett is investigating. 

    Anyone with information about the theft can call the police department at 270-692-2121 or the Lebanon Police tip line at 270-692-5LAW (270-692-5529).

  • Gribbins found guilty of wanton murder

    Shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday, a jury of six men and six women found Christopher Gribbins guilty of wanton murder in the death of David Litsey Jr.

    After handing down their verdict, the jury went into a second deliberation to determine its recommended sentence. Mary Ann McClain Sapp of the probation and parole office testified that the jury could sentence Gribbins to 20-50 years or to life in prison. She added that he would have to serve 85 percent of his term or 20 years, whichever was less, before he would be eligible for parole.

  • Murder trial continues

    Two days into the case of the Commonwealth vs. Christopher Gribbins, the jury had heard approximately eight and a half hours of testimony from 15 witnesses.
    Gribbins is on trial for murder in connection with the death of David Litsey Jr. on Nov. 9. 2012. Litsey was 22 years old at the time of his death.

  • Police: Man robs motel hours after release from jail

    Landmark News Service

    A Lebanon man reportedly robbed Old Kentucky Home Motel the same day he was released from jail for public intoxication.
    Police say 27-year-old Timothy Dale Lanham robbed the motel July 5, and then fled from the scene on foot.
    Bardstown Police later found Lanham at a residence on Taylorsville Road where he initially denied, but later admitted to the reported robbery.

  • Heritage Center seeks recipes for historic cookbook

    The Marion County Heritage Center is publishing a cookbook in 2015 to celebrate Lebanon’s 200th anniversary. The books will be sold at the Heritage Center gift shop.
    The cookbook will feature divider pages with pictures and information about former eating locations and restaurants, dating back to the 1800s. The book's organizers also hope to include recipes from some of those establishments.

  • MCHS SBDM Council vacancy

    Marion County High School currently has a vacancy on the School-Based Decision Making Council. Any parent with a child at the high school interested in serving on the SBDM council should contact Kathy Jo Underwood at 270-692-6066, extension 150.

  • Downtown revitalized

    By Matt Overing
    matthew.overing@uky.edu

    Fifteen years ago, downtown Lebanon was dying.
    Now, it's back on the rise.
    The Lebanon Enterprise published a story in its July 21, 1999, edition about "Downtown Dying," which discussed how businesses weren't growing and how downtown was no longer an attractive place.

  • Fiscal Court approves agreement for Maker’s Mark access road

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has approved an agreement with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet for a new access road on Hwy. 52.
    This road will provide a new access point to Maker’s Mark, according to the agreement between the county and the state.
    The agreement reads that the state will reimburse the county up to $675,000 for the .1 mile project, which will allow access to the Maker’s Mark Museum. Also as part of the project, the access to Ky. 52 from Bridgett Court will be closed and a new access will be created to the tie-in road.

  • Habitat for Humanity - Bardstown Blitz

    By Randy Patrick
    Landmark News Service

    Daniel Greenwell was covered in dust and sweat Saturday afternoon when he put down his hammer, picked up a cold drink and surveyed the progress he and other Habitat for Humanity volunteers had made on the two houses they’re building side by side on McGowan Avenue.
    The frames for both had been put up in less than 48 hours.
    “I don’t work this hard for a living,” he said.
    Curtis Greenwell laughed when he heard what his younger brother had said.

  • Sky high

    Dan Avilla started flying remote control planes in 1969. He's been flying RC jets for 15 years.
    And this year was the fourth time he's made the trip from Prescott, Arizona to the Lebanon-Springfield Airport for Jets Over Kentucky.
    "The scenery is beautiful. The local people are so receptive and friendly wherever you go," Avilla said. "And Lewis Patton just runs a smooth event."
    Patton has been organizing Jets Over Kentucky for 10 years. According to Avilla, it’s one of the best shows he and his wife attend.