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Today's News

  • Seth still smiles

    Four years ago today, six-year-old Seth Martinez went from being a normal, rambunctious little boy to a permanently disabled, legally blind child with a brain injury. He’s unable to communicate, unable to swallow and completely dependent on others for his care.
    On March 29, 2013, Seth became a victim of child abuse.
    “I thought my grandson was going to die,” Denise Depappa said. “But, he’s got God on his side. That little boy is a fighter.”

  • Child Abuse Awareness Walk is Saturday

    April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, and Lebanon’s first-ever Child Abuse Awareness Walk will take place this Saturday. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Graham Memorial Park.
    The event will include free activities for children, food and a balloon release. Attendees are being asked to wear blue in support of child abuse awareness.
    The event is being sponsored by Central Kentucky Community Action Council Head Start.
    For more information, contact Melissa Garrett, 270-692-9966 or Central Kentucky Head Start, 270-692-2136.

  • People helping people

    Editor's note: This is the final story in an ongoing series about the Marion County Chamber of Commerce’s Outstanding Award winners.

  • ‘I really can’t think of a better place to be’

    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty hasn’t given up on his goal of building a multipurpose facility at the fairgrounds, and he took advantage of an opportunity to speak about that project during his “state of the county” address at the Marion County Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday, March 23.
    “It’s in the planning phase, but it’s my goal to continue to push it to be done,” he said.

  • County taking delinquent trash accounts to court

    Magistrates voted to begin court proceedings on delinquent sanitation accounts during the Marion County Fiscal Court’s regular monthly meeting March 16.
    Collecting delinquent trash bills has been a constant headache for county government. Last year, Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty began digging through the mess, and published a list of delinquent accounts in The Lebanon Enterprise on March 1. According to Daugherty, as of right now, 18 delinquent accounts are going to be taken to court.

    In other matters, magistrates:

  • Student art show is March 30-31

    The Annual Elementary School Student Art Show will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., March 30-31, on the first floor of the Marion County Heritage Center. The show is hosted by the Marion County Arts and Humanities Council. The public is invited to view the outstanding works of art by young, local artists.
     

  • ‘Where everybody knows your name’

    “Where everybody knows your name” is the well-known theme song from the 1980s television sitcom Cheers, but it’s also one of the first things that comes to people’s minds when asked about Henning’s Restaurant.
    It’s the City of Lebanon’s very own version of the Boston pub that inspired the TV show. Only, it’s not a pub. It’s an old-fashioned café. And, instead of beer, it serves milkshakes.

  • ‘He enjoys being normal’

    Walking into Natalie Wheatley’s home Wednesday morning, the sounds of giggling and water splashing echo down the hallway.
    “Come on in, we’re having bath time,” Natalie yells as more giggling ensues.
    Entering the bathroom, Eli flips and flops around like a fish in the warm bath water.
    He playfully splashes his momma with water and demands for his special bath chair. After a few more minutes of floating in the water, Eli announces that he needs to pee on the potty.

  • Drugs in Marion County: Safe havens

    Editor’s note: This is the final story in a series about the local drug epidemic in Marion County.

    The evils of alcoholism have haunted Carolyn Green her entire life.
    Growing up with an alcoholic older brother, Green struggled as she watched her parents worry and fear for their son’s life.
    “This disease affects everyone,” Green said. “Alcoholism, it’s as deadly as heroin.”

  • In a class of his own

    Matthew Courtwright has joined an elite group of students from across the country, and could be the first of his kind from Marion County.
    He’s been named a National Merit Finalist, an accomplishment no other student from Marion County High School (that we know of) has accomplished.