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Today's News

  • Calendar, Aug. 8

    Aug. 8
    Ribbon cutting
    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting at Fit Kids today, Aug. 8 at 5 p.m. Fit Kids is located at 650 Metts Drive in Lebanon. They are currently taking registrations, and are open Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information about registering call (270) 699-1270.

    Marion County Homemaker Council meeting

  • Public Record, Aug. 8

    It is the policy of The Lebanon Enterprise to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies.
    This policy has been established to preserve the fairness and impartiality of The Lebanon Enterprise.
    Names appearing in public records and documents published by The Enterprise will be published without exceptions.
    Public records are published as a news service to our readers.

    New drivers
    NOTICE: Any permit holder wishing to take the road test can call (270) 692-2681 to schedule an appointment.

  • Springfield man indicted for third-degree burglary

    Steven B. Jeffries, 19, of 62 Kelly Brothers Road in Springfield was indicted for third-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking over $500.
    According to the indictment, on or about May 16, Jeffries entered and remained unlawfully in a building with intent to commit a crime or he aided, abetted or counseled with another in said act.
    The indictment also reads that he took or exercised control of property valued at more than $500 belonging to another with intent to deprive them thereof.

  • Police log, Aug. 8

    July 23 - Martha S. Pendleton reported third-degree criminal mischief occurred July 22 at 106 Hardin Place in Lebanon. An estimated $350 in damage was caused to the paint on the victim's 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier.

    July 25 - Daniel S. Shuck of E. Main Street reported theft by unlawful taking (firearm) occurred on Shuck Avenue in Lebanon. A Taurus .44 Magnum with black hand and blued six-inch barrel valued at $453 was reported stolen. One hundred dollars was removed from the victim's purse.

  • Fatality count is up from 2011

    During the month of July 2012 there were 20 traffic accidents investigated by the State Police working in the Post 15 area in the 11 counties of Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell, Taylor and Washington.
    There was one fatality during the month of July in the Post 15 area: Jason E. Payne of Springfield, was killed in Marion County on July 21, 2012.
    This brings our yearly fatality count to 21 compared with 21 through this same period in 2011.

  • Cotton's Corner, Aug. 8

    Henry Howard "Cotton" Abell, 94, first started taking pictures when he was 10 years old. He won a kite-flying contest and the first prize was a box camera. He continued taking pictures until a few years ago due to macular degeneration. Cotton took most of the photos featured in Cotton's Corner, but his first cousin, Bill Abell, also took some. Bill gave Cotton his slides when he moved to Louisville in the 1950s. Some of the photos in Cotton's collection were also taken by Huley Browne. Browne's widow, Violet, gave Cotton his slides after he passed away.

  • Public health emphasizes the importance of breastfeeding

    In honor of World Breastfeeding Week Aug. 1-7, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) is working to emphasize the importance of providing support for breastfeeding families. This message extends to fathers, family members, friends, employers and other key individuals who can play a role in the effort to build a supportive network for breastfeeding mothers.

  • Distinguished Young Woman committee volunteers with program

    The Distinquished Young Women of Marion County Board of Directors and Committee are always looking for responsible volunteers. If you would like to volunteer your time to help with one of the top programs in the state, contact any of the board of directors or committee members. The board and committee members are, front row, from left, Vickie and David Perkins, Lisa and Rick Browning, Mahala and Pat Mattingly, and Misty Kehm; second row, Sandra Gribbins, Mary Anne Blair, Michelle Farmer, Michelle Cox, Renee Schooling, and Shannon Drury; and back row, Angie Akers and Karen Purdom.

  • Hosparus honors Drs. Bentley and Rogers at farewell luncheons in Campbellsville

    Along with busy practices, Drs. Eric Bentley and Tom Rogers also found time to serve as associate medical directors at Hosparus Central Kentucky. Dr. Bentley joined Hosparus in 1993 and Dr. Rogers joined the organization in 2004. The two recently left Hosparus to concentrate efforts on their practices. To show appreciation for Drs. Bentley and Rogers' tireless service on behalf of Hosparus patients and families, the organization hosted luncheons to thank and honor the doctors.

  • Archbishop to recognize Sisters of Loretto Aug. 26 at St. Augustine

    The Sisters of Loretto marked their 200th anniversary earlier this year, and on Aug. 26, the Rev. Joseph Kurtz, Archbishop of Louisville, will continue that celebration with a Mass and dinner at St. Augustine Church in Lebanon.
    The recognition will include the Sisters of Loretto, anyone who served with them and those students who attended schools staffed by the sisters.
    The Mass is scheduled for 4 p.m. Aug. 26 at St. Augustine Church with a catered meal to follow in the parish center.