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  • Body found in woods identified as missing Loretto man

    The body of a deceased male found in woods west of Loretto has been identified as Bryan Alexander Roberts, 29, of 535 Spencer Hamilton Road in Loretto, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

    Roberts was reported missing by his fiancee on March 10, the day after Marion County deputies responded to a report that Roberts may have harmed himself during domestic situation at his residence.

  • $1,000 reward offered in animal abuse case

    The Marion County Humane Society is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for a recent case of animal abuse.
    According to Marion County Animal Control Officer Kay Turpin, the remains of a dog were found in Raywick last week, and the animal’s front paws, back paws and mouth had been tied up with green twine.

  • A Day for Writers

    The Friends of the Library hosted Authors Day at the Marion County Public Library for writers with local ties to meet readers and sell a few books. A portion of the proceeds from those sales went to the Friends.

  • Autism walk is Saturday

    The fifth annual Working the Puzzle for Autism Walk will be taking place Saturday, and everyone is welcome to attend, according to event organizer Lisa Nally-Martin.
    "They don’t have to be from Lebanon or have somebody with autism in their families to participate,” she said.
    The walk is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at Graham Memorial Park. In the event of rain, the walk will be moved to Lebanon Middle School.

  • Rescued at sea

    Lebanon residents Bill Durham and Barbara May returned from a recent cruise in the Caribbean with some rather interesting souvenirs.
    While at sea on March 2, headed toward Jamaica, they witnessed a sea rescue of eight Cuban men, and they have the photos to prove it.
    “We were at sea, and all of a sudden the ship stopped,” Durham told the Enterprise recently. “We wondered what was going on, so we looked over the balcony and saw some of the crew from the ship rescuing these guys.”

  • Barn burns in fire

    In midst of last week's storms, a tobacco barn burned on Toad Mattingly Road on April 7.
    The Lebanon Police Dispatch received a call reporting the fire at 7:51 p.m. April 7.
    "It was a total loss. The barn was fully involved when we got there," Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly said.
    Mattingly said the barn belongs to Pat Mudd, who had tractors and other equipment inside the barn.
    "He had a pretty good loss, I'm sure," Mattingly said.

  • Relay for Life is June 12

    The 19th annual American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event is fast approaching. This year's Relay for Life event in Marion County is scheduled for Friday, June 12. The event will be returning to the upper baseball fields at Graham Memorial Park off of Park View Drive in Lebanon.
    This year’s event will be different, however. It will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 1 a.m. According to Relay for Life committee members, many people have been unable to participate in an all-night event, so this should be a welcome change.

  • Horns of Plenty

    Members of the Kentucky Baroque Trumpets performed a concert Saturday evening before a small but committed group of listeners April 11 at St. Augustine Church. John Foster, an internationally renowned musician from Australia, performed with the group, along with music students from the University of Kentucky. The Kentucky Baroque Trumpets are preparing to perform May 1-3 in Springfield, Illinois, as part of the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's funeral.

  • Anti-drug czar: 'Every life is worth saving'

    By Terry DeMio
    The Kentucky Enquirer

    COVINGTON – The stigma of drug addiction, the stigma of using medicine to treat it, the stigma of needle exchange and the idea that a life-saving drug shouldn't be used for overdose victims all need to end.
    Michael Botticelli, the director of White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, delivered these messages when he visited Northern Kentucky on April 9.

  • Beshear to make economic development trip to Asia

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – In an effort to further strengthen and encourage international investment in Kentucky, Gov. Steve Beshear will left April 11 for an economic development trip to Asia.