Today's News

  • Local students pinned from Carver School of Social Work and Counseling

    Dr. Darlene Eastridge, dean, opened the Carver School of Social Work and Counseling pinning ceremonies on May 3.
    “God has blessed Campbellsville University with the largest number of graduates in the history of the Carver School,” Eastridge said, “and very high caliber students in all three of our locations -- Louisville, Campbellsville and Somerset Centers.”
    Local students who were pinned include Sarah Elizabeth Culver graduating with a bachelor of social work and Myra Lanham Howard graduating with a master of social work, both of Lebanon.

  • Gravel Switch woman recovering from accident

    Kristin Courey, 18, of Gravel Switch is recovering after a single-vehicle accident May 21.
    According to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements, Courey was driving west on US 68 in a 2001 Buick when she lost control of the vehicle in a curve seven miles east of Lebanon. According to the accident report, Courey overcorrected and her vehicle left the roadway, collided with an embankment, overturned, and came to rest in a ditch.
    Courey was flown from the scene to University Hospital in Louisville, but she was no longer listed as a patient on May 23.

  • The Lebanon Aquatic Center is open

    The Lebanon Aquatic Center is officially open.
    The hours for the indoor pool are as follows: Monday-Friday 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The hours for the outdoor pools are: Monday-Saturday noon to 7 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    Daily admission is $2 a person, children ages five and under are $1 each. Sunday admission is $1 for everyone.

  • Superintendent search committee in the works

    The formation of the Superintendent Search Screening Committee is almost complete. The minority nominee will be announced June 3 after ballots have been counted.
    As of right now, the committee consists of the following individuals:
    - Ed Hacker: Board representative
    - Hope Dougherty: Parent representative (West Marion Elementary School)
    - Cathy Sparrow: Classified representative
    - Sarah Martin: Teacher representative (Glasscock Elementary School)
    - Amanda Farmer: Teacher representative (St. Charles Middle School)

  • Budget talk: Employees to receive 3 percent pay increase

    Following his annual budget address on May 23, Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw presented the city council with his initial budget proposal for the 2013-14 fiscal year.
    The proposal includes $8.65 million, which is lower than the nearly $9.02 million projected budget for the current fiscal year.
    “The city is in very stable financial condition and well situated to meet the needs of our citizens,” Crenshaw said.

  • Linescores, May 29

    11-12 Little League Baseball
    Standings as of 5/21/13
    Mets                    9-0
    Angels                 4-3
    Reds                    3-4
    BlueJays              3-6

  • Main Street talks ‘making progress’

    The Lebanon Main Street Committee will continue to exist, but what it will look like is still under discussion.
    More than 20 people attended a meeting May 20 at the David R. Hourigan Center about the future of the program. This was a follow-up to a meeting held May 8.
    The second meeting included a mix of people who attended the first meeting and some new faces, according to Mary Lou Brock, the Lebanon Main Street manager.

  • A tale from froggin’

    Got a call telling me that I had an early deadline this week. This usually cases quite a predicament in that there’s nothing much happening in the four days since I turned in my last article.
    This time the pain of a short notification was lessened due to a recent froggin’ trip.
    It started at dark, which seemed to take awhile. I was at a pond owned by a friend with my light and gig.
    As it got dark the frogs started croakin’ so loud it was almost eerie. Of course I wasn’t scared, maybe a little nervous, but not scared.

  • Spalding stepping down as Marion County baseball coach

    Recently, Marion County High School Head baseball coach Chad Spalding submitted his resignation from coaching baseball effective June 30, 2013.  Spalding will remain the head coach of the golf team.  In a letter of resignation submitted to the Enterprise, Spalding stated that he felt his 17 years as coach of the baseball Knights were successful and that some of the moments he experienced while coaching are some of the most memorable in his lifetime.
    Spalding’s full letter reads:

  • Highway dedicated in honor of fallen deputy

    Marion County Deputy Anthony Rakes gave his life serving his community Nov. 14, 2012.
    On Friday, the road where he was shot was officially renamed in his honor. The section of US 68 from the eastern city limits of Lebanon to the Boyle County line is now the Marion County Deputy Sheriff Carl Anthony Rakes Memorial Highway.
    “It means a lot knowing that he’ll be remembered,” said Regina Ewing, Rakes’ sister.
    His other sister, Anita Elder, said the highway dedication means a lot.