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  • Eight vie for city council

    Citizens of Lebanon will have plenty of choices when they are deciding who will serve on the next city council.

    Eight people are running for the six council seats. Jerry Abell, Jay Grundy, Denise Fogle, Kenny Marrett, Elizabeth Ann Osbourne, Kate Palagi, Jim Richardson and Darin Spalding will be on the ballot Nov. 2.

    Fogle, Marrett, Osbourne, Palagi and Richardson are on the council at this time. Abell and Spalding have served previously, and Grundy ran for the council one other time in a special election.

  • Short Line PIke closed temporarily due to collision

    A head-on collision on Short Line Pike this morning caused one person to fall out of a vehicle and one person to be taken to the hospital, according to Hayden Johnson, the Marion County Emergency Management assistant director.

    The Kentucky State Police were reconstructing the accident as of 9:15 a.m., and drivers may want to be aware that the road will be closed as the scene is cleaned up.

    More information will be reported as it becomes available.

  • Rigdon arrested for attempted murder

    Update: Billy Rigdon has been taken into custody. He was indicted for receiving stolen property (firearm). More information on the indictments at the end of this article.   The Kentucky State Police arrested William J. "Joey" Rigdon, 48, of Lebanon Monday and charged him with four counts of attempted murder and first-degree arson in connection with a trailer explosion that destroyed Gary and Wanda Walls' home on or about March 17, 2006.

  • Lessons learned

    The United States conflict in Vietnam divided the country, and in the aftermath of the war, many veterans were never given a warm welcome home. Recently, however, a homecoming ceremony was held at Ft. Knox to recognize the sacrifices of Vietnam veterans. 

  • 'Dark' times ahead

     The original Jason Voorhies, a few Playboy playmates, and Rupert from "Survivor" are all coming to Lebanon Oct. 1-3. They will all be part of Dark Woods Con 1.5, which is coming to Centre Square. 

  • Commissioner polls visitors to squash rumors

    Tourism Commissioner Kenny Marrett said he wants the commission to get a bang for its buck and is concerned that too much money is being spent to promote packaged getaways to Lebanon, such as a Valentine's Day getaway that was promoted earlier this year. Marrett asked Hamilton to give him specific information regarding how much was spent to promote travel packages, such as the Valentine's special, and how much those travel packages generated. Hamilton agreed to compile that information.

  • Ham Days country ham contest

    Marion County Country Ham Days festivities officially began Monday with the annual country ham contest. Jerry Boone of Boone's Butcher Shop in Bardstown is pictured inspecting the hams Monday. Olivia Jones, a student at Marion County High School, won the competition. As the winner, she will receive the market value of the ham. Also on Monday, The Lebanon Enterprise won the window-decorating contest. Eva Jo Nugent, and her husband, Greg, decorated the window to reflect the "Small Town Country" theme.

  • Restoring Faith

    Troy Mattingly understands restoration projects.

  • Lebanon man charged with sex abuse

    Joseph Stephen May, 27, of 44 Penick Tatum Loop in Lebanon was indicted for first-degree sexual abuse in Marion Circuit Court Monday. According to the indictment, on or about June 15, May was over 21 and subjected another person under 16 to sexual contact. His bond was set at $2,000 with the condition that he have no contact with the victim.

  • State police seeking tips to find missing woman

    The last time anyone saw Kara Rigdon, 26, of Gravel Switch, she was July 17 on Beechfork Loop Road in Gravel Switch. She last spoke with a family member July 18.