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Today's News

  • Lebanon woman named to African-American Heritage Commission

    Angela R. Nance of Lebanon has been appointed to represent the public at-large on the Kentucky African-American Heritage Commission. Gov. Steve Beshear made the appointment last week.
    Nance is a workforce investment area fiscal officer at Lincoln Trail Area Development District. Her term on the commission expires Feb. 1, 2018.
     

  • Wreck sends Liberty man and KSD student to the hospital

    A wreck at Main Street and Third Street in Danville sent a Kentucky School for the Deaf student from Marion County and a Liberty man to the hospital Friday morning.
    The wreck occurred around 7:45 a.m., when Daniel Cheatham, 39 of Liberty, was traveling northbound on South Third Street and allegedly ran the red light at the intersection with Main Street, colliding with a Marion County school bus, which was transporting a juvenile and three adult passengers to KSD.

  • One in 6 go 5 years without dentist

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    Six of 10 Kentucky adults (or 64 percent) reported visiting a dentist or dental clinic within the past year, new data from the 2013 Kentucky Health Issues Poll shows.
    But the poll also showed that “almost 1 in 6 had not visited the dentist or a dental clinic in five or more years,” said Francie Wolgin, senior program officer for protecting the health care safety net at Norwood, Ohio-based Interact for Health.
    The results for Northern Kentucky on both questions were basically the same as the statewide poll.

  • Oldham is healthiest county in Kentucky, followed by Boone, Shelby, Calloway, Scott

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT - Oldham County ranks healthiest in Kentucky, according to the fifth annual County Health Rankings, released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.
    The rankings are available at www.countyhealthrankings.org. In addition to the updated rankings, Kentucky has been selected by the foundation as one of three states being highlighted nationally for its success in implementing strategies for improving health at the community level.

  • State team hoping to make strides in Kentucky's overall health

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Kentucky’s health is poor and in dire need of improvement. This was the diagnosis from the state’s public health commissioner to members of the “kyhealthnow” Oversight Team Thursday during its first meeting.

  • Three seeking to represent District 3

    Magistrate Roger “Cotton” Smothers would like another term on the Marion County Fiscal Court, but two challengers — Dudley Adle Jr. and Craig Bishop — are hoping District 3 voters are looking to make a change.
    Democratic voters will have their pick of those three candidates in the May 20 Primary Election.
    All three candidates sat down with the Enterprise recently to discuss their candidacies. (Transcripts of those interviews can be found online at www.lebanonenterprise.com.)

    Dudley Adle Jr.

  • Seeds of a new forest

    Karen Cobb was a little tired, but she was still happy Sunday afternoon. She and a group of Lebanon Middle School students and their parents were among the more than 3,500 people who planted 35,000 trees Sunday afternoon at TG Kentucky.
    Cobb is the sponsor the LMS Jr. Beta Club, and she said they have wanted to participate in the project since the school year started.
    “They learned how to work together and be a team,” Cobb said. “They wanted to be part of something bigger, and all the kids enjoyed it.”

  • Maker's Mark art

    In conjunction with Maker’s Mark’s 60th anniversary of kicking off the bourbon revolution, a stunning, 36’ x 6’ glass art installation by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly was unveiled today, March 26, in one of the distillery’s rack houses.

    The artwork will be available for the public to enjoy as a permanent part of the Maker’s Mark distillery tour.

  • Police seeking suspect in Cash A Check robbery

    A local check-cashing business was robbed by an armed suspect at 9:36 a.m. Thursday. The robbery took place at Cash A Check, 733 W. Main Street in Lebanon.
    Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady said the suspect is a white male who was wearing a dark-colored hoodie, an extra-large gray ski mask and baggy, khaki pants.

  • Former deputy jailer indicted again

    A former Marion County Detention Center deputy jailer has been indicted for a second time for introducing contraband into the jail.
    Shawn Perkins, 38, of 2230 Cowherd Lane in Lebanon was indicted in Marion Circuit Court on three counts of first-degree promoting contraband.
    According to the indictment, on or about May 9, June 20 and June 26, 2011, Perkins knowingly introduced dangerous contraband (cell phone) into a detention facility or he aided, abetted or counseled with another in said act.
    His bond was set at $10,000.