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  • Woman accused in graffiti case appears in court

    Deanna Rupa of Lebanon has been arrested and charged with second-degree criminal mischief in connection with graffiti that was spray-painted on a city-owned basketball court. Rupa has pled not guilty to the charge.

    On Feb. 8, someone used spray paint to vandalize the Cleaver Court basketball court with messages declaring a love for black coffee, black records, and Muhammad Ali. The spray paint was on both backboards, the basketball poles and the court.

  • Arts council plans black history event

    The Marion County Arts and Humanities Council is planning their second annual Black History Celebration. This year's event will take place Saturday, Feb. 18, beginning at 4 p.m. at the Lebanon United Presbyterian Church on East Main Street.

    Featured this year will be beautiful music from three churches, including Bethal Star Church of Lebanon, First Baptist Church of Campbellsville and Holy Rosary Church of Springfield. Along with their adult and youth choirs, the First Baptist Church and Holy Rosary Church will also present Liturgical Dancers.

  • Doggie dumper to have her day in court

    A Campbellsville woman who confessed to dumping 23 dogs last month is scheduled to appear in Marion Circuit Court Monday, Feb. 20.

    Christina Gribbins, 36, of 173 Spurlington Road in Campbellsville confessed to abandoning 23 dogs on Highway 412 in Marion County on the morning of Jan. 24. Tuesday of last week, she was arrested and charged with 23 counts of second-degree cruelty to animals. She was lodged in the Marion County Detention Center on a $5,000 cash bond.

  • Fire destroys house on Hwy. 289

    A fire Tuesday afternoon caused extensive damage to a home located at 865 Hwy. 289 in Lebanon.

    Richard M. and Bernice Lawson were allowing their granddaughter, Jennifer Hardin, and her two children to stay with them.

    Hardin said she noticed smoke after getting out of the shower. She said she got out of the house and called the fire department, according to Richard Lawson. He came to the house upon hearing the news.

  • County negotiating for warehouse construction

    Maker's Mark Distillery and its parent company are considering building additional warehouses, and local officials are hoping as many as possible will be built in Marion County.

    During the Feb. 7 meeting of the Marion County Industrial Foundation, Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly told the board that he'd met recently with Beam Global officials. The company is considering building new warehouses in Marion and Nelson counties.

  • AT&T: 3G coming in late 2012

    Local smart phone users should see improved service by the end of the year.

    Cathy Lewandowski, a senior public relations manager for AT&T, has confirmed that AT&T plans to bring mobile broadband to Marion County in 2012, and Mary Pat Regan, the president of AT&T Kentucky, sent an email to Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw confirming that AT&T plans to launch 3G service in Marion County in late 2012.

  • Energetic educator

    If you asked Tammy Parman's students at Calvary Elementary how they would describe her in one word, what would they say?

    The Enterprise asked her fifth grade class that very question last week.

    The word "awesome" was used more than once.

    As was "funny," "creative" and "outstanding."

  • New tourism director has started

    Lebanon's new tourism director is on the job.

    Monday was Nicky Reynolds's first day as the executive director of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission.

    "All in all, it was a great day," she said.

    Reynolds said Carla Wagner, the administrative assistant for the commission, and Wayne Keen, the outgoing interim executive director, have been a great help. Keen will remain on until March 1 to assist with the transition, and possibly a little longer if needed.

  • Still rising

    At the conclusion of the first Women on the Rise conference, Keisha Mathies knew it had been a success.

    "One lady came up to me and hugged me and said, 'You don't know how much I needed this right now,'" said Mathies, the event organizer, a Lebanon native who now works for Wal-Mart and lives in Georgia.

  • Tourist commision, city council both meet Feb. 13

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission and the Lebanon City Council are both scheduled to meet Monday, Feb. 13.

    The tourist commission will meet at 3:30 p.m. in Room 300 of the Centre Square Convention Center. This will also be the first meeting for new Lebanon Tourist Executive Director Nicky Reynolds.

    The agenda for the commission meeting includes:

    - A delegation from Nancy Miles and Martha Potter on behalf of the Marion County Quilters.

    - Minutes of last month's meeting.