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Today's News

  • Lady Knights about to dig in

    According to Marion County High School volleyball Head Coach David Hibbard, the 2009 edition of the Marion County High School Volley Knights will be competitive and exciting to watch. He said the Knights will be a cohesive unit that scraps and plays great team defense in defense of their district crown.

  • Lebanon man gets 10 years for burglary, other charges

    Wesley Spalding, 22, of 160 Joe Drive in Lebanon was sentenced to 10 years in prison after his probation was revoked for failing to complete drug court. Spalding's probation was on original charges of second-degree burglary (two counts), theft by unlawful taking over $300 (three counts), first-degree criminal mischief and first-degree fleeing and evading. He received credit for 210 days served. In other circuit court matters:

    • Carlos Rosario, 27, of 303 N.

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  • 2009 Ham Days shirts are collectors items!

    Ok, so you're getting ready to join in the Ham Days festivities, but can't decide what you'll wear. Get yourself down to The Country Store for a 2009 collectors T-shirt before they are all gone.

    "Rockin' on 68 Since 1969" logo shirts will take a look back to a shirt that was all the rage in Lebanon "back in the day." The black short sleeved design will feature a sunburst with the familiar Rock N Roll in the center surrounded by the theme "Rockin' on 68 Since 1969."

  • Severe thunderstorm watch for Aug. 4

    The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for several Kentucky counties, including Marion County. The watch is in effect until 8 p.m. The weather service is predicting that showers and thunderstorms are likely during the late afternoon, with a high near 86 degrees and five mile per hour winds from the south. The weather service is forecasting that more showers and thunderstorms are likely after 2 a.m. The chance of participation is 60 percent.

  • Getting the word out about underage drinking

    It was refreshing to see the guest column in the July 15 edition of The Lebanon Enterprise by Brooke Lee. She expressed very well what some students in our community are trying to accomplish to reduce underage drinking. Many people think the problem of underage drinking in Marion County is minimal or doesn't exist. But, talk to teenagers, they will tell you that it goes on all the time.

  • Attorney General announces scam alert

    The Attorney General's office issue the following consumer alert July 21:

    Attorney General Jack Conway today warned consumers who have purchased classified ads in newspapers that they could be targeted by scam artists and should not give out personal information over the phone.

    "We've received complaints from a couple of classified advertisers that someone claiming to be from the newspaper is contacting them asking for credit-card information and Social Security numbers," General Conway said.

  • Boys’ golf looks stronger than ever

    Freddie Leathers doesn't mince words when it comes to what he thinks of this year's boys golf team.

    "This is probably the strongest team I've had since my first year. I think it is the best team I've ever had," Leathers said.

    Leathers' tenure as coach dates back to 1987 and includes 13 seasons as head of the program.

    His first team included Matthew Garrett, Todd Abell, Travis George and Chris Bradshaw. They finished second in the region.

  • Lebanon man dead, juvenile being charged with murder after fatal accident

    A Lebanon man is dead and a juvenile is being charged with murder after a fatal accident on Saturday, July 25, in Gravel Switch. According to Kentucky State Police, the collision occurred at 11:19 a.m. on Beech Fork Road, eight miles east of Lebanon.  A 1996 Dodge pickup was traveling west on Beech Fork Road when the driver, a juvenile who's name has not been released, failed to negotiate a curve and left the road.

  • Police on alert for meth labs

    A few weeks ago, Byron Richardson was helping clean up a suspected methamphetamines lab on Country Club Drive. Last week, he led training sessions with members of the Lebanon Police Department about the dangers of meth and the procedures they should follow if they discover a lab in the future.

    For some, the training was a refresher course. For others, the training provided fresh information.

    Methamphetamines are considered a stimulant, like cocaine. There is a key difference, however.