Today's News

  • 1-4-12 Public Record

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

  • 1-4-12 Police Log

    Got a lead?
    The Lebanon Police Department’s tip line is (270) 692-5529.

  • Two men accused of drug trafficking near a school

    Michael D. Pruitt, 22, and Matthew E. Lee, 23, both of Lebanon were indicted for trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school in Marion Circuit Court recently.
    According to the indictment, on or about Oct. 16, 2011, Pruitt, of 1820 Hwy 289, was trafficking in marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school. He was also indicted for possession of marijuana, buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, DUI first offense with aggravating circumstances, possession of an open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle, and no or expired Kentucky registration receipt.

  • Gray gets probation for marijuana possession

    Letty N. Gray, 32, of 761 Rosslyn Dale Drive in Lexington received 24 months of probation in Marion Circuit Court recently for possession of marijuana, controlled substance prescription not in original container, failure to register/transfer of a motor vehicle and failure to notify of address change to Department of Transportation.
    Gray was also ordered to perform 40 hours of community service and be subject to random drug test while on probation. Gray was ordered to pay court costs.

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  • Writer's high

    When Jim Higdon III was a student at Columbia University, he met a lot of intellectuals who he said could not find Kentucky on a map, yet they were entertained by the stories he shared from Marion County.

    "I realized at some point there was a currency in the stories from here, that we had the market cornered on awesome stories," Higdon said.

  • General reassembly

    When the General Assembly meets in 2012, redistricting based on the 2010 Census data will be one of the major items on their agenda. The legislators will be redrawing the boundaries for the Kentucky House of Representatives and Senate and the state U.S. Congressional districts.

    "I don't think the House and Senate districts will be as contentious as the Congressional districts," State Rep. Terry Mills said.

  • New hours for driver's licenses

    Starting this month, the Marion Circuit Clerk's Office will have new hours, according to Circuit Clerk Kim May.

    The regular hours for the circuit clerk's office will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. On the last Thursday of each month, the clerk's office will have extended hours to 6 p.m. These extended hours are strictly to issue driver's licenses.

  • Shriners' 'Deputy of the Year' from Lebanon

    Jerry Evans of Lebanon was recently named the 2011 Deputy of the Year by the Prince Hall Shriners during their national convention in Cincinnati, Ohio. Evans is the deputy for Kentucky, and he was chosen from among the deputies for 46 states, Europe and the Far East. Evans has served as the Kentucky deputy for seven years, and he said he was honored to have been selected for this honor.

    Read more about Evans' award in a future edition of the Enterprise.