Today's News

  • 2-29-12 Police Log

    Got a lead?
    The Lebanon Police Department’s tip line is (270) 692-5529.

    Feb. 21
    - James P. Wethingon reported a theft occurred at 120 Sterk Avenue in Lebanon on Feb. 20 or 21. Wethington reported that a 2004 Dodge Dakota king cab truck, valued at $5,100, and $3,000 in cash were stolen.
    - Lebanon Elementary School reported an incident of second-degree criminal mischief occurred Feb. 20. Windows valued at $700 were broken, and three juvenile males, ages 15, 12 and 11 were cited in the incident.

  • Lebanon man indicted for not complying with sex offender registry

    Emmitt Lee Cowherd, 48, of 207 Kobert Avenue in Lebanon was indicted for failure to comply with the sex offender registry and first-degree persistent felony offender.
    According to the indictment, between July 1, 2011, and Jan. 17, 2012, Cowherd, a convicted sex offender, changed his address without notifying the Division of Probation and Parole, and thereby failed to comply with the registration and notification requirement of the Kentucky Sex Offender Registration Act.

  • Lebanon man sentenced to five years in prison

     John H. Turner, 47, of Lebanon was sentenced in two separate cases. His motion for probation was denied in both cases on the grounds it would depreciate the seriousness of the crime. The sentences are to be served concurrently for a total of five years.
    In the first, Turner was sentenced to five years in prison for theft by deception over $500. He was ordered to pay $1,524.60 in restitution to Clark Jeweler’s. Turner allegedly passed a check there knowing it would not be honored.

  • Juveniles cited in a rash of criminal mischief incidents

    Three 15-year-old juvenile males have been cited for a rash of incidents involving property damage. The incidents took place between Nov. 12 and Dec. 20, 2011.
    According to the Lebanon Police, the incidents occurred as follows:
    - Anthony Mann reported third-degree criminal mischief, which occurred between Nov. 10 and Dec. 20 and on Dec. 17 at 651 N. Spalding Avenue. In both incidents, a chain link fence was cut, causing $50 and $150 in damage.

  • 'Dream as high as you can possibly dream'

    The church on East High Street in Springfield is empty, saved for the man who's trusted enough to possess a key. It's Monday afternoon. The street is quiet. School traffic has already passed through. 

    Forrest Tyrone Burton's vision for the youth of the community fills the otherwise empty church.

    His advice to young people in Springfield and Washington County?

  • Frye making a living helping people

    A retired teacher and coach, Issac Frye always seems to find himself serving others.

    From early on, he said, he recognized in himself the desire to help other people.

    Now, he serves as the director of prevention in the Washington County school district.

    The program, he said, teaches far more than drug prevention. It includes bullying and abstinence prevention, among other things.

    Frye came from a family that pushed him to get an education.

  • Building for the future

    Rev. Dale Smith shared a message of unity and encouragement as the keynote speaker at the Black History Celebration sponsored by the Marion County Chapter of the NAACP Sunday afternoon at Centre Square.

    "If you want to see your community become better, then you become better," Smith, the pastor of Tucker Chapel in Lebanon, told the hundreds of people who attended Sunday's celebration

  • Spring fling Saturday at Bradfordsville school

    A Spring fling will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the old Bradfordsville school as a fund-raiser to support the upkeep of the building. The event will offer old-fashioned fun for the whole family, including a cakewalk, sock hop, country store, silent auction, fishpond, basketball free throw contest and more.

    A chili supper with pimento cheese and peanut butter sandwiches, drink and dessert will be available for $5. Chilidogs and chips will also be served.

  • Free paper goes to area homes today

    A special promotional issue of The Lebanon Enterprise will be sent to all homes in Marion County today. The complimentary issue to non-subscribers is made possible, in part, by Citizens National Bank of Lebanon.

  • State-wide tornado drill

    The annual state-wide tornado drill is scheduled for 10:07 a.m., Tuesday, March 6.