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Today's News

  • For ALS families, coping is a real 'challenge'

    By Chris Kenning
    The Courier-Journal

    The first inkling for Geralyn Schmitt, a busy Louisville nurse with a family, was a feeling of weakness in her legs. Doctors thought it was a back problem.
    The Marion County native had surgery, but it got worse. After nearly a year of uncertainty, she got a diagnosis in 2010 that hit like a hammer blow. She had ALS, an incurable neurodegenerative disease.
    Told she had less than a year to live, she and her husband, Rob, drove home and gathered their daughters at their Jeffersontown home.

  • Spalding gets 15 years for manslaughter, assault, DUI

    A Lebanon man was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison for second-degree manslaughter, second-degree assault, DUI first offense and four counts of promoting contraband.
    Joseph M. Spalding, 29, of 516 Valley View Apartments in Lebanon pled guilty to all the counts against him. Judge Allan Bertram handed down the sentence Sept. 4 in Marion Circuit Court.
    Spalding caused a collision Aug. 11, 2013, that killed William J. “Billy Joe” Cecil, 40, of Finley and injured Cecil’s 14-year-old son, Jonathan Blade Cecil.

  • Commission prepares to search for new director

    Monday’s meeting of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission was a time of good-byes.
    The commission opened its meeting by recognizing Carlotta Brussell, a long-time commission, who recently completed her final term. Later, they said good-bye to Executive Director Carla Abbi, whose final day on the job will be Sept. 16.
    “We did great things and I know you all are going to do great things,” Brussell said. “I have faith in you.”

  • Dispatcher assisted CPR, organ donation are no-brainers

    Some things just make sense.
    Some things make so much sense that there is no reason to debate or have lengthy discussions about them. Sometimes certain things make so much sense that we should all exclaim, “Yes! Let’s do it! Let’s make it happen!”

  • ‘I am truly sorry’ : Trying to explain bad behavior

    Editor’s note: The following was submitted by Devin Dewayne Abell to the Enterprise and to The Springfield Sun after the vandalism that occurred at the new Washington County High School building.

  • Public records, open meetings and hotels

    Things had been relatively quiet around the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission for the past few years.
    After a period of controversy, during which the commission’s continued existence was in question and a former executive director left for a job in a larger organization, things seemed to settle down. Even when the next director left and Carla Abbi (formerly Carla Wagner) rose to the executive director’s seat, the commission seemed to make a relatively smooth transition.

  • Special-called Lebanon City Council meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 10

    A special meeting of the Lebanon City Council will be held at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 10, at Lebanon City Hall.

    The purpose of the meeting is as follows:

    • Council approval of the second reading of Ordinance No. 2014-10, an ordinance fixing the tax rate and levying an ad valorem tax for city purposes for the Fiscal Year of 2014-2015 and Providing How the Funds so Raised Shall be Expended

  • School board meets tonight

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the board office, 755 E. Main Street in Lebanon.

    The agenda includes the following:

    COMMUNICATIONS

    • Former board members recognition 

    • Superintendent’s report 

    • Financial report – Lisa Caldwell 

  • Tourist commission meets today

     The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet in regular session at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 8 in Room 300 at the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Recognition of former commissioner Carlotta Brussell

    • Minutes of the Aug. 13 meeting

    • Treasurer’s report

    • New business

    - Patent and trademark renewal

    - Executive director search committee

    - Executive director search ad

  • Man injured in reported stabbing Sunday

     A Marion County man is recovering from a reported Sunday morning stabbing.