Today's News

  • 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.

  • Chamber Day at the Races is Tuesday, May 1


    Churchill Downs, Millionaires Row

    Tuesday, May 1,

    Spend a day at the track during Derby Week! Experience the excitement on Millionaires Row! The cost of $65 includes admission, all you can eat buffet on Millionaires Row, a program, indoor betting and a cash bar will be available.  Payment must be received with your reservation by April 2, 2012. Call the Chamber office (270) 692-9594 for more information.

  • Ford murder trial delayed for fifth time

    Tonya Ford's murder trial has been delayed once again.

    But this time, the prosecution and defense say they believe the new date is firm.

    Ford is accused of shooting and killing her husband, Lebanon Police Officer David M. Ford.

    She was scheduled to face a jury on June 25. Now, that date has been changed to Aug. 20, three and a half years since Officer Ford was killed.