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Today's News

  • Managing Diabetes: It's not easy, but it's worth it

    By Melissa Conder
    melissaa.conder@ky.gov
    Marion-Nelson-Washing-ton Diabetes Coalition has good news about diabetes. People who keep their blood glucose as close to normal as possible in the early years after they are diagnosed with diabetes have fewer problems with their eyes, nerves, and kidneys, and fewer heart attacks later in life. Marion-Nelson-Washington Diabetes Coalition has partnered with the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) for National Diabetes Awareness Month in November.

  • Wedding

    Johanna Marie Blanford and James Fredrick Mudd, Jr. were united in marriage Friday, July 16, 2010 at 7 p.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church. Deacon Joseph Dant officiated the ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of Paul and Margaret Blanford and Stanley and Shelly Hourigan. Grandparents are Al and Helen Spalding and Carolyn Blanford and the late Joseph Blanford.
    The groom is the son of Fred and Sharon Mudd. Grandparents are the late Phillip and Josephine Mudd and Dortha Mattingly and the late Thomas “Wish” Mattingly.

  • Engagement

    Andrea and Bill Bellis and Richard Taylor, all of Louisville, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Taylor, to Steve Farmer, son of Judy Farmer of Lebanon.
    The bride earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Kentucky and is employed by the Jefferson County Public School system at Seneca High School.
    The groom earned a bachelor’s degree in business from St. Catharine College and is owner of Fuel Fitness in Springfield.

  • Engagement

    Linda Wright of Greensburg and Donnie Wright of Scottsville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Crystal Dawn, to Adam Cecil, son of Joseph and Cheryl Cecil of Calvary.
    Wright is a 2005 graduate of Green County High School and a 2009 graduate of Lindsey Wilson College. She is employed by the Greensburg Record-Herald in Greensburg.
    Cecil is a 2005 graduate of Marion County High School, a 2009 graduate of Lindsey Wilson College and is employed at Bluegrass Cellular in Columbia.

  • Anniversary

    The children of G.W. and Faye Brockman Porter announce their parents’ 50th wedding anniversary.
    An open reception in their honor will be held in the fellowship hall at Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church, 4430 Highway 289, Lebanon, from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28.
    The couple was married Dec. 3, 1960, at Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church by Bro. Richard Shields.
    They have three daughters and son-in-laws, Carolyn and Steve Morris, Janice and Dennis Flygstad and Sherri and Nevin Price; and seven grandchildren.
    They request no gifts.

  • Nominations for 'Outstanding' awards being accepted

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce will present their outstanding awards during the Annual Meeting & Outstanding Awards Banquet on Jan. 27, 2011.

    Nominations will be accepted through Jan. 15, 2011.

    Please take the time to nominate your fellow business leaders for these prestigious awards. It only takes a few minutes of your time to thank someone that has made an impact on your career and or personal life.

  • Chamber of Commerce is having a membership drive

    The Lebanon-Marion County Chamber of Commerce is having a special membership drive.

    Businesses that join before Jan. 1, 2011, will be able to get their membership during the rest of 2010 for free and a 25 percent discount on membership fees for 2011.

  • Farmer-friendly

    "If we take care of the land, it will take care of us."

    Hugh Hammond Bennett, the first National Resources Conservation Service chief, spoke those words, and they ring true for Don Nelson of Lebanon. Nelson, 76, not only farmed for 35 years but also worked for the Soil Conservation Service for more than four decades.

    "As a farmer, you know the importance of land," Nelson said.

  • Osbourne heading to The Springfield Sun

    Jesse Osbourne, the sports correspondent for The Lebanon Enterprise, will be crossing the county border to accept a full-time position with The Springfield Sun.

    Osbourne has been the Enterprise's sports correspondent since October of 2008. In that time, he has won awards from the Kentucky Press Association and Landmark Community Newspapers (the parent company for the Enterprise and the Sun) for his photography and writing.

  • Lebanon man indicted for sex abuse

    Hossain H. Al-Freji, a.k.a. Joe Al-Freji, 40, of Lebanon was indicted for first-degree sex abuse and first-degree attempted sodomy in Marion Circuit Court recently.

    According to the indictment between April and July 2008, Al-Freji subjected another person to sexual contact by forcible compulsion. The indictment also reads that he attempted to engage in deviate sexual intercourse with another person by forcible compulsion.