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Today's News

  • Update: Escaped inmate has been apprehended

    Parker Perdue walked away from the Marion Adjustment Center during the evening of July 2, and he was recaptured around 10:47 p.m.

    Perdue, 31, was serving a three-year sentence for second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument out of Barren County.

     

     

  • July 12 is the deadline to register with FEMA

    Federal officials are reminding county residents that they have until Monday, July 12, to register for disaster assistance as a result of the May 2 flooding. A federal disaster was declared as a result of the damage caused by the flooding.

    Residents can register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA. The TTY number is 1-800-462-7585. Phones are open from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. every day.

    Residents must register in order to be eligible for federal disaster assistance.

  • Good investment

    The 21st Century Community Learning Center is a perfect example of what can happen when people work together for a common good.

    That common good in this case is the community's children and their education.

    In 2003, the Lebanon City Council was divided in its decision to approve a partnership agreement between the City of Lebanon and Marion County Board of Education to begin a new after-school program - the 21st Century Community Learning Center

  • All-Stars move on to state

    Marion County's 11-and-12-year-old All-Stars advanced to the state tournament by finishing the district tournament undefeated after pool play and two tournament style games. The All-Stars punched their ticket to Franklin for the state tournament on Sunday at Graham Memorial Park with an 11-8 win over Russell County.

    The All-Stars begin play on July 17 at Franklin. More details will be reported in next week's edition.

    Marion County 11, Russell County 8

  • 9-10 All-Stars breeze to state

    The Marion County 9-and-10-year-old girls softball All-Stars swept through opponents with ease on their way to a state tournament berth in Franklin.

    Marion County beat Burkesville 7-1 in the final at Graham Memorial Park to earn their bid to the state tournament.

    The locals beat Washington County 11-1 in the semi-finals.

    In pool play, Marion County won all three games in four innings. They beat Washington County 12-2, South Hardin 16-0 and Adair County 21-0.

  • Be cautious

    Last week's accident, which has left an 81-year-old Lebanon woman seriously injured, hit close to home for The Enterprise and its staff.

    The victim, Helen Smith, is the mother of Circulation Clerk Barb Battcher. And like most small businesses, we are like a family here at The Lebanon Enterprise.

    So, when word of the accident broke, it became much more than just a news story for us.

  • Former firefighters get two years for arson

    Four former firefighters will be spending two years behind bars for their role in a series of arsons in 2008 and 2009.

    Melinda Orberson, Steven E. Orberson, Frederick Tate and James Robert Tate were sentenced June 21 after pleading guilty to a variety of charges related to fires that occurred between Oct. 13, 2008, and May 24, 2009.

    Both Orbersons and James Robert Tate were also ordered to pay restitution of $1,195 to Kevin Lanham of Lanham Farms, Inc. for their involvement in a fire Oct. 13, 2008.

  • MCHS principal hired for asst. superintendent position

    After interviewing seven applicants for the Assistant Superintendent of Learning Services position, Marion County Superintendent Donald Smith announced Wednesday that he has selected Marion County High School Principal Taylora Schlosser to fill the position.

    "After much prayerful consideration I am glad to announce that Mrs. Taylora Schlosser will be the district's new Assistant Superintendent of Learning Services," Smith said in a written statement. "We had some exemplary candidates and this decision was not taken lightly."

  • Maker's Mark seeks success in number

    For the first time since 1958, Maker's Mark has unveiled a new product, Maker's 46. The announcement was big enough that Gov. Steve Beshear was on hand at the Loretto distillery to see it for himself Tuesday, June 29.

    "The bourbon industry is a signature industry for the state of Kentucky," he told an audience of employees and local officials.

  • Pedestrian hit, seriously injured at downtown intersection

    Helen Smith, 81, of Lebanon is recuperating at the University of Louisville Hospital after being struck by a lumber truck in downtown Lebanon Tuesday afternoon, June 29.

    The accident occurred at the intersection of Main Street and Spalding Avenue (near the Lebanon Post Office) at approximately 1 p.m.