• Vanessa and Ricky Edelen of Springfield announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amy Marie Edelen, to Mark Anthony Vittitow, son of Dianna and Mike Vittitow of New Haven.

    Edelen is a 2007 graduate of Washington County High School and a 2012 graduate of St. Catharine College. She is employed at Kentuckiana Perinatology in Louisville.

    Vittitow is a 2003 graduate of Bethlehem High School and is employed at Brown-Foreman in Louisville.

  • Kentucky Classic Theatre brings a great American classic to the stage at Centre Square in Lebanon this week: Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! July 18, and 19, at 7 p.m.; Saturday July 20 at 8 p.m. 

    “Oklahoma! is the great American musical,“ declares director G.B. Dixon. “It combines comedy, drama, song and movement in a way that forever set the style of shows to come.”

  • Derek and Nickie Sidebotton of Lebanon announce the birth of an 8-pound daughter, Raelynn Alessandra Sidebottom, born July 5, 2013, at Ephraim McDowell.

    Maternal grandparents are Gary and Cathy Hensley and Alan and Angela Corbett. Paternal grandmother is Midge Hunt.

    Raelynn Alessandra has a sister, Raini Sidebottom.


    Blood Drive
    The American Red Cross will be having a blood drive today, July 17, from 2-7 p.m. at the Marion County Technology Center. It is an Empower Youth Drive sponsored by HOSA. There is a critical need for blood at this time.


    Relay for Life
    A 2013 Relay for Life wrap up meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at the Marion County Farm Bureau office. All team captains, members and public is invited to attend.

  • Lebanon Police Officer Timothy E. Abell, along with law enforcement officers from 19 other agencies across the commonwealth, was recognized at a graduation ceremony recently for completing the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training’s Academy of Police Supervision.
    APS, also called the sergeant’s academy, is a three-week, 120-hour training program targeted for newly promoted sergeants or officers who are on their agency’s promotion list to become sergeants.

  • It’s time for teams and individuals to register for the 2013 Lincoln Trail Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The association’s largest local fundraiser will take place on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 14, at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown.


  • By Joshua C. Hicks

    There has been a question that has been circling around the air waves and through the minds of every person (whether they will admit it or not I don’t know). It is a question that confronted us when the Columbine shooting occurred, when the Virginia Tech shooting occurred, to the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary school where 20 innocent children were murdered, to even the Boston bombings. This question that many pondered was, “Why is there so much evil?”

  • Anita Sheperson celebrated her 50th birthday on May 8, 2013, with a trip to North Charleston, South Carolina with her family and friend, Luella Warner, and took The Lebanon Enterprise with her. Pictured with her are Caleb Mattingly, Anita, Eileen, Kim, Jack and Johnelle Sheperson.

  • I value the guardian behavior of our animals as one is charged to protect the other. We have house cats that are free to go outside; barn cats that mostly hang out in the garage; a companion red heeler mutt who rarely leaves my side; and a Maremma livestock guardian dog (LGD).  Baxter, the LGD, has challenged our thinking in owning dogs. He has reinforced that animals follow their instinct above all else. He is not a pet, rather a worker that is a critical component to keeping our farm alive.


  • By David Kessler

  • Foliar tomato diseases have been showing up in a few area gardens in the last few weeks so it's time to take precautions to keep these diseases in check when they visit your garden. I say when because if you grow tomatoes in Kentucky you will undoubtedly get foliar diseases.

  • Campbellsville Farm Credit is sponsoring a FREE pumpkin growing contest for kids ages 18 and under in Marion, Washington, Adair, Green, and Taylor counties. The seeds and growing guides are provided by the Farm Credit Mid-America office in Campbellsville, which serves the counties mentioned.