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Today's News

  • Bad news

    This week's Lebanon Enterprise is depressing.

    Any time we have bad news to report, it's depressing, but it's rare that so much bad news happens all at once.

    During the last eight days, Marion County has experienced a murder/suicide, an attempted murder, the arrest of four firefighters (and reports from the Kentucky State Police that more arrests are possible) and a car accident that forced an emergency Caesarean section. More sadly, the baby, Raelyn Michelle "Skeeter" Gribbins, died the day after the accident.

  • Hide the vegetables in a dessert

    I've had several people call and ask me what to do with an over-abundance of zucchini or yellow squash. This is a common problem for gardeners-it happens every year.

    Even though I've scaled back my zucchini to four plants, I also have more than I can eat fresh.

    If you want to freeze the excess, you can. The easiest way is to shred the zucchini, drain and pack in one-cup portions to use in bread, cookies, etc.

  • Baby dies following traffic accident

    A July 14 accident involving two vehicles and a pregnant driver ended tragically when the baby died the following day.

    The Lebanon Police, the Marion County Rescue Squad and Marion County EMS responded to a call of an accident at the intersection of Warehouse Road and W. Main Street at 2:32 p.m. July 14.

    According to the police, Tabitha K. Hutchison, 26, of Lebanon was driving a 1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, and Donna M. "Shelly" Gribbins, 29, of Lebanon was driving a 2007 Toyota Corolla. Janice Gribbins, 58, also of Lebanon, was a passenger in the Toyota.

  • Finley man arrested for attempted murder

    Manuel Pittman, 50, of Finley was arrested Thursday evening, July 16, and charged with attempted murder and six counts of first-degree wanton endangerment after he allegedly tried to shoot his daughter's boyfriend.

    According to Kentucky State Police, at 11:52 p.m., Post 15 received information of a domestic related shooting that occurred on Paul Shewmaker Road. KSP Trooper Brian Coyt and deputies from the Marion County Sheriff's Department responded to the scene and discovered that a firearm had been discharged in the direction of Richard Price, 22, of Lebanon.

  • Ladies holding their own at state tourney

    As of press time, the Marion County 11-12-year-old Little League softball all-stars were undefeated at the state tournament in Prestonsburg. Their first victory in pool play came over powerhouse Louisville Valley Sports. Valley Sports finished fifth in the Little League Softball World Series just a few years ago.

    The team played tournament host Prestonsburg on Tuesday night and South London on Wednesday night. Results were unknown as games happened after press time.

    Marion County 3, Louisville Valley Sports 2

  • Is the county next?

    The day after the City of Lebanon approved the second reading of an amended alcohol ordinance, a similar request was presented to the Marion County Fiscal Court.

    The city's ordinance allows Sunday alcohol sales by the drink as well as packaged sales, and it extends the sales hours until 1 a.m. (although state laws end packaged sales hours at midnight).

  • Second reading on alcohol sales - just a formality

    I subscribe to The Lebanon Enterprise, which means I receive my copy in the mail late in the afternoon.

  • Lebanon council approves revised alcohol ordinance

    Rev. Darren Gillespie voiced concerns about the amended alcohol ordinance during the July 17 special-called meeting of the Lebanon City Council.

    But he was also concerned that the council was holding its second reading of the ordinance two days after its first reading was approved.

    "We, as citizens, need some time to look at this," Gillespie told the council.

  • Four arrested on arson charges

    The Kentucky State Police have arrested four firefighters, including one Marion County man, on charges of arson.

    Stephen E. Orberson, 19, of Gravel Switch, Melinda Orberson, 22, and James R. Tate, 24, both of Perryville, and Frederick E. Tate, 21, of Harrodsburg were arrested July 19 as a result of an investigation into multiple fires in Boyle and Marion counties.

    The four people arrested were volunteer firefighters with the Boyle County and Gravel Switch (Marion County) Fire Departments, according to the state police.

  • Sheperson worked behind the scenes to improve his community

    John "Jack" Sheperson may have preferred to stay out of the limelight, but he was still working throughout his life for his community, according to his friends. "John was very unique," Gene Lanham said.