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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Office looking for person responsible for hitting, damaging cruiser

    The Marion County Sheriff's Office has a damaged cruiser, and they are looking for the person responsible.

    According to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements, at 12:18 p.m., Tuesday, May 5, a person operating a small dark-colored car backed into and damaged a Marion County Sheriff’s Office cruiser while parked at Cedarwood Restaurant in Lebanon. That car then fled the scene traveling east on Main Street.

  • Happy birthday, Lebanon

    The City of Lebanon is throwing itself a birthday party, you’re invited, and you don’t even have to bring a gift.
    This year is Lebanon’s bicentennial, and there are several events planned to celebrate the city’s 200 years of existence.
    “We’re excited,” Monica Pickerill, a member of the Lebanon Bicentennial Committee, said. “I think what we have planned is going to be really fun.”

  • Part of Sam Browning Road to be closed until May 8

    A section of Sam Browning Road will be closed until May 8.

    Sam Browning will be closed to through traffic from a point 2.5 miles from St. Rose Road to a point 0.2 mile from Hwy. 49 (Loretto Highway).

    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty said county road crews are installing at box culvert.

  • Grocery store computer taken over by hackers

    Donnie Miles arrived at Loretto Foodland on April 16 thinking everything would be business as usual. He learned at 7 a.m. that wasn’t going to be the case.
    “I realized my computer had some crazy messages on it, and it was locked up,” Miles said.
    Miles’ store was a victim of a new type of computer virus referred to as ransomware. With this kind of virus, a hacker takes over the victim’s computer and demands a payment in order to unlock the files.

  • Habits of effective students (and teachers)

    Calvary Elementary School fifth-graders Charli Brockman and Ally Mattingly talk about the importance of being proactive, synergizing and putting first things first.
    Those are three of the seven habits that are part of The Leader in Me program, which has been implemented at Calvary and Glasscock elementary schools during the 2014-15 academic year.
    Mattingly said her teachers have included the habits throughout the year.

  • A flood of memories

    It didn’t last 40 days and nights, but two days of seemingly nonstop rainfall was more than enough for much of central Kentucky in May of 2010.
    Marion County received between nearly 8 inches of rain in the span of two days.
    Flooding, mud slides and water-covered roads all created hazards in several parts of Marion County. At least 20 residences were evacuated, basements and businesses were flooded and roads were closed. Fortunately, no injuries were reported as a result of the flooding.

  • Benefit fund established for recent burglary and rape victim

    Friends and concerned citizens, Kathy Hawthorne and Laura Etta Smith, are administrating an account set up to receive donations for the benefit of a Lebanon woman who was severely injured during a burglary at her home on April 17.

  • Reward offered in animal abuse case reaches $2,100

    The reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for a recent case of animal abuse has increased to $2,100.
    The Lebanon Enterprise published a story on April 15 about the remains of a dog found in Raywick recently. The animal’s front paws, back paws and mouth had been tied up with green twine.

  • Lebanon man arrested after attempting to flee police

    Two people were hospitalized and a Lebanon man was arrested after an accident April 23 in Lexington.
    According to the Kentucky State Police, Anthony Dixon, 21, of Lebanon was driving a green 2002 Jaguar when he reached a traffic checkpoint at 7:35 p.m. Thursday at the Fayette/Bourbon County line on Bryan Station Road.

  • Inmate facing escape charge

    MARION CIRCUIT COURT

    Phillip H. McBride, 25, who is incarcerated, was indicted for second-degree escape and second-degree persistent felony offender in Marion Circuit Court recently.
    According to the indictment, on or about March 9, 2012, McBride escaped from a detention facility after being charged with or convicted of a felony, or he aided, abetted or counseled with another in said act. The indictment also reads that he was over 21 and had been convicted of at least one felony after his 18th birthday. His bond was set at $10,000.