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Today's News

  • Chamber of Commerce is having a membership drive

    The Lebanon-Marion County Chamber of Commerce is having a special membership drive.

    Businesses that join before Jan. 1, 2011, will be able to get their membership during the rest of 2010 for free and a 25 percent discount on membership fees for 2011.

  • Farmer-friendly

    "If we take care of the land, it will take care of us."

    Hugh Hammond Bennett, the first National Resources Conservation Service chief, spoke those words, and they ring true for Don Nelson of Lebanon. Nelson, 76, not only farmed for 35 years but also worked for the Soil Conservation Service for more than four decades.

    "As a farmer, you know the importance of land," Nelson said.

  • Osbourne heading to The Springfield Sun

    Jesse Osbourne, the sports correspondent for The Lebanon Enterprise, will be crossing the county border to accept a full-time position with The Springfield Sun.

    Osbourne has been the Enterprise's sports correspondent since October of 2008. In that time, he has won awards from the Kentucky Press Association and Landmark Community Newspapers (the parent company for the Enterprise and the Sun) for his photography and writing.

  • Lebanon man indicted for sex abuse

    Hossain H. Al-Freji, a.k.a. Joe Al-Freji, 40, of Lebanon was indicted for first-degree sex abuse and first-degree attempted sodomy in Marion Circuit Court recently.

    According to the indictment between April and July 2008, Al-Freji subjected another person to sexual contact by forcible compulsion. The indictment also reads that he attempted to engage in deviate sexual intercourse with another person by forcible compulsion.

  • Empty cells, empty coffers

    This December will mark the seventh year that the Marion County Detention Center has operated without any funds from the county budget.

    Marion County Jailer Barry Brady wants the jail to remain self-sufficient, but unless the detention center has more inmates to fill its beds, he doesn't know how much longer the jail will remain in the black.

    "Empty beds are lost revenue," Brady said.

  • For Jo Jo

    Lebanon Elementary School held a special tribute to Betty Jo Higdon during the Marion County Board of Education's monthly meeting recently. Higdon, a special education teacher at LES, passed away in August after a long battle with cancer. During the special presentation, students performed and sang and a memorial bench designed by students and staff at LES was unveiled.

  • Birthday announcements
  • Birth announcements
  • Thanksgiving traditions

    Watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade...

    Feasting on turkey and all the fixins'...

    Feeling miserable from eating too much...

    Taking an afternoon nap and watching some college football on TV...

  • Skipping Thanksgiving

     By David Whitlock