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  • Murder trial likely to be moved to Pulaski County

    By Larry Rowell
    Landmark News Service

  • 'The sun is our friend'

     Lebanon City Administrator John O. Thomas said at 11 a.m. Friday that road conditions in town are improving.

    "We're still going back and hitting spots we inadvertently missed [Thursday]," Thomas said.

    He added that city workers had to redo work they did Thursday to clean downtown sidewalks. When state plows came through, they pushed snow back onto the sidewalks, Thomas said.

    Nevertheless, roads in Lebanon are improvement with help from clear skies.

  • Police warn citizens about phone scams

     The Lebanon Police Department wants the public to be aware of phone scams in which a caller claims to be with either Publisher's Clearinghouse or the IRS.

    "We're getting numerous calls from people within in the city limits," Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady said.

  • No one injured in drive-by shooting on West Chandler Street

     No one was injured in an apparent drive-by shooting on West Chandler Street in Lebanon in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Feb. 25, but police do believe someone was being targeted.

    According to Lebanon Assistant Police Chief Greg Young, a caller reported hearing gunshots at 12:13 a.m., near West Chandler Street in Lebanon.

    When officers arrived they found a vehicle, belonging to Nathaniel Washington, had been shot four times, but Washington was not injured.

  • Marion County schools to return to regular bus routes

    Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser sent the following announcemen on Wednesday afternoon:

    For the remainder of this week, providing  that there are no issues, MCPS will use the regular bus routes unless the bus driver notifies the student that his/her road cannot be accessed.

  • Local bridal fair not just for brides

    If you are planning an event, getting married, or going to the prom, the upcoming bridal fair at Centre Square in Lebanon is for you.
    According to Lee Guilfoil, co-owner of Willie Martin’s in Lebanon and one of the organizers of the bridal fair, the event will show off the talent and services that are available right here in Marion County and surrounding communities.

  • MCPS family nights have been rescheduled

    Due to the inclement weather last week, Marion County Public Schools have rescheduled the family nights for migrant and Japanese families.
    The migrant family night is now scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, March 16, at the community education center on Harrison Street.
    The Japanese family night is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, also at the community education center.
     

  • Fiscal court briefs

    Kenny Marrett of the Marion County Jobs Consortium presented an update on changes at the Marion County Area Technology Center at last week's Marion County Fiscal Court meeting. The court approved allowing $20,000 in previously allocated funds to be used toward the purchase of 23 computers and software for 3D "Solid Works" CAD training at a cost of $25,000, adapters and accesssories for the automotive lab to get a new brake lathe at a cost of $2,800, and a PLC trainer and equipment for the industrial maintenance department at a cost of $2,300.

  • Snow kidding

    The Marion County Fiscal Court took time out of its Feb. 19 meeting to commend county employees for their efforts in response to last week's snowy conditions.
    Road Supervisor Tommy Lee reported that his department used more than 300 tons of road salt last week. He added that he minimized overtime while keeping the road as passable as they could.
    Marion County EMS Director Robbie Turner expressed his appreciation to the road department for their efforts to open the roads and assisting with runs following last week's winter storm.

  • Long-time local teacher dies in Corbin car crash

    The Lebanon Enterprise staff recently learned that a former long-time teacher for the Marion County Public School System was the victim of a fatal car crash in Corbin on Jan. 6.
    According to The Times-Tribune, Mary Alice Napier, 66, was killed in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 25E. The crash happened shortly after 8 a.m. According to Corbin City Police, Napier was making a left turn off U.S. 25E into the Kmart parking lot when her vehicle was struck by a truck hauling an excavator, driven by Willie Frost, 56.