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  • 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.

  • Marion County High School to receive 'big' gift

    One of the biggest complaints about the Marion County High School gymnasium is that it's not air-conditioned and events, such as the Marion County Junior Miss and sporting events, can sometimes be very uncomfortable for spectators.

  • Two vie for coroner

    The Marion County coroner's seat hasn't been decided in a contested election since 1989.

  • Endurance team members visit Marion County

    When the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games begin Sept. 25, at least one Marion County family will have a reason to take a special interest in the results. Sunday afternoon, the 2010 Al Khampsa Convention concluded with a tour of Bob and Nancy Bliss' horse farm on Sam Browning Road. Among the visitors were several members of the U.S. Equestrian Team's endurance training team. Endurance is one of the eight disciplines that are included as part of the WEG, which is being held at the Kentucky Horse Park.