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  • Meth lab found on Country Club Drive

    Kentucky State Police Drug Task Force members are cleaning up a meth lab found Thursday, July 2, at 529 Country Club Drive. William Jordan Mattingly, 25, of 529 Country Club Drive has been arrested on a charge of first-degree manufacturing methamphetamines. Lebanon Police Officer Jeff Waters said the investigation is continuing and more arrests may be possible. "This was a small meth lab," Waters said.

  • It's fair week!

    The Marion County Fair was officially kicked off Friday evening, June 26, with the walking horse show.

    The fair continues this week with many different events to choose from including harness racing, wrestling, karaoke, a beef show, the demolition derby, and a tractor pull.

  • Lack of funding means less food

    The Lebanon Senior Citizens Center may not be able to serve as many hot meals in the coming months but the doors are going to remain open, according to Tom Moorman, the executive director of Community Action.

    The center will be functioning on fewer funds and one less employee, but it will continue to operate, he said.

    "There is no danger of not having a center," Moorman said. "It just may not be as all-encompassing as it has been in the past."

  • 5 families sue zoo over derailment

    Five families from Central Kentucky's Marion County joined to file a lawsuit June 11 against the Louisville Zoo over the June 1 derailment that sent 22 people to the hospital.

    To read more of this story, see this week's issue of The Lebanon Enterprise available on newsstands across the county.

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  • Smith's first day is today, Wednesday July 1

    Donald Smith's first official day as Marion County superintendent is today.

    While the first day of any job is critical, Smith said he feels confident and prepared because he has been working in the district since he was hired in late April.

    "The transition plan that Mr. Marcum put together was outstanding. I can't say enough about that," Smith said last week while he and his family set up his new office at the Marion County Board of Education.

  • Debris sites will close July 7

    Storm debris collection sites in Loretto and Raywick will be closing Tuesday, July 7, according to Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly.

    Mattingly wrote that that sites were only allowed to remain open for six month under the permitting process under the EPA's Division of Water and Air Quality. By closing the site, they can be cleared in the next three to four weeks, Mattingly wrote. He added that it will take about that long to grind and haul the collected debris.

  • New laws go into effect

    New laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly's 2009 regular session went into effect on Thursday, June 25.

    That means home health agencies in Kentucky will soon be required to conduct criminal background checks on employees, sex offenders will be banned from Facebook, and flags purchased by state and local governments must be made in the U.S.A.

  • Lebanon City Council cuts spending by 7.5 percent

    Last week, the Lebanon City Council approved a budget for 2009-10 with almost $550,000 in spending cuts compared to the current fiscal year.

    "We cut down the fat last year. We cut down to the bone this year," Councilman Bill Pickerill told a group of citizens seeking funds last week. "Times are hard for everybody."

    The first reading was approved during a special-called meeting June 17 and the second reading was approved during a special-called meeting June 19.

  • Liberty man stabs Gravel Switch man

    Saturday the Kentucky State Police responded to Spring View Hospital in Lebanon to investigate a stab wound to Stacy L. Cope, 39, of Gravel Switch.   Trooper Brian Coyt arrived to find Cope with a laceration to his right front shoulder due to an altercation with Virgil R. Smothers, 67, of Liberty.   The incident reportedly occurred on Tatum Lane in Marion County. Smothers was arrested and charged with first-degree assault. The investigation is continuing by Trooper Coyt. 

  • New superintendent's first day is Wednesday, July 1

    Donald Smith's first official day as Marion County superintendent is Wednesday, July 1.

    While the first day of any job is critical, Smith said he feels confident and prepared because he has been working in the district since he was hired in late April.

    "The transition plan that Mr. Marcum put together was outstanding. I can't say enough about that," Smith said last week while he and his family set up his new office at the Marion County Board of Education.