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Today's News

  • '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

    NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS!

    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.

  • Motion made to suppress statements in Wise murder case

    A motion has been made to suppress incriminating statements made by a Campbellsville woman accused of killing her husband with a morphine overdose.

    Kathleen H. Wise, 61, of 4203 Bengal Road, was indicted in July by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with first-degree murder. If convicted, she faces as much as life in prison. She has pleaded not guilty to the crime.

  • 'Once Again' is the fulfillment of a writer’s dream

    Amy Durham has dreamed of writing a book for years, and today, her dream has come true. In January, she published her first novel, "Once Again", a paranormal romance.

    "Writing is something I've wanted to do for a very long time," Durham said. "I've been pursuing it seriously for the last nine years."