http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Gribbins found guilty of wanton murder http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/gribbins-found-guilty-wanton-murder <p dir="ltr"> Shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday, a jury of six men and six women found Christopher Gribbins guilty of wanton murder in the death of David Litsey Jr.</p> <p dir="ltr"> After handing down their verdict, the jury went into a second deliberation to determine its recommended sentence. Mary Ann McClain Sapp of the probation and parole office testified that the jury could sentence Gribbins to 20-50 years or to life in prison. She added that he would have to serve 85 percent of his term or 20 years, whichever was less, before he would be eligible for parole.</p> Flag stolen from VFW http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/flag-stolen-vfw <p> &nbsp;An American flag has been stolen from VFW Post 5910 in Lebanon.</p> <p> The Lebanon Police received a call reporting the theft around 9:10 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, according to Police Chief Wally Brady.</p> <p> &quot;Someone cut the rope and stole the flag,&quot; Brady said.</p> <p> Officer Alan Corbett is investigating.&nbsp;</p> <p> Anyone with information about the theft can call the police department at 270-692-2121 or the Lebanon Police tip line at 270-692-5LAW (270-692-5529).</p> Opposing views on MCPS leadership http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/opposing-views-mcps-leadership <p> Two citizens spoke to the Marion County Board of Education at the end of its July 8 meeting, and they expressed&nbsp;contrary&nbsp;views about the district&#39;s leadership.<br /> Amanda Beard concluded her remarks by calling for Superintendent Taylora Schlosser and the school board members to resign, while Barney Tharp defended&nbsp;Schlosser and the school board for recent steps they have taken.<br /> After each of them spoke, Board Member Butch Cecil thanked them for taking the time to go through the process to get on the agenda.<br /> District introduces new administrators http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/district-introduces-new-administrators <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/07-16-14_new_school_staff-sharpe_vertical_pic.jpg" alt="Traci Sharpe is the new director of exceptional child education for Marion County Public Schools " title="Traci Sharpe is the new director of exceptional child education for Marion County Public Schools " align="left" hspace="6" width="58" height="85" /><p> Superintendent Taylora Schlosser introduced three new central office employees at the July 8 Marion County Board of Education meeting.<br /> Traci Sharpe will serve as the district&#39;s director of exceptional child education. Troy Benningfield is the new instructional supervisor and food service director, and Jennifer Osbourne is the new personnel director.<br /> &quot;You have to surround yourself with great personnel and allow them to do their jobs,&quot; Schlosser said.<br /> <br /> <strong>Traci Sharpe</strong><br /> Board approves agreements for 2014-15 school year http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/board-approves-agreements-2014-15-school-year <p> The July 8 meeting of the Marion County Board of Education concluded with more than 30 minutes of public comments from citizens. The hour of the meeting before those comments included a number of procedural matters for the 2014-15 academic year.<br /> Each of these items were approved 3-0. Board Member Bernard Miles was not present during last week&rsquo;s meeting.<br /> The following items were approved last week:<br /> &bull; The student code of conduct for the 2014-15 school year.<br /> &bull; Exceptional child education procedures for special education programs.<br /> Sky high http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/sky-high-0 <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/07-16-14_joky_pic_1_0.jpg" alt="Matt Kozub of Canton, Ohio demonstrated a variety of aerobatic maneuvers with his Castrol Aviator during Jets Over Kentucky. See more photos on our website. " title="Matt Kozub of Canton, Ohio demonstrated a variety of aerobatic maneuvers with his Castrol Aviator during Jets Over Kentucky. See more photos on our website. " align="left" hspace="6" width="60" height="85" /><p> Dan Avilla started flying remote control planes in 1969. He&#39;s been flying RC jets for 15 years.<br /> And this year was the fourth time he&#39;s made the trip from Prescott, Arizona to the Lebanon-Springfield Airport for Jets Over Kentucky.<br /> &quot;The scenery is beautiful. The local people are so receptive and friendly wherever you go,&quot; Avilla said. &quot;And Lewis Patton just runs a smooth event.&quot;<br /> Patton has been organizing Jets Over Kentucky for 10 years. According to Avilla, it&rsquo;s one of the best shows he and his wife attend.<br /> Downtown revitalized http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/downtown-revitalized <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/07-16-14_downtown_pic_2.jpg" alt="Parking is an issue that needs to be addressed for future growth, according to Lebanon Main Street Manager Mary Lou Brock. " title="Parking is an issue that needs to be addressed for future growth, according to Lebanon Main Street Manager Mary Lou Brock. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <em><strong>By Matt Overing</strong></em><br /> matthew.overing@uky.edu<br /> <br /> Fifteen years ago, downtown Lebanon was dying.<br /> Now, it&#39;s back on the rise.<br /> <em>The Lebanon Enterprise </em>published a story in its July 21, 1999, edition about &quot;Downtown Dying,&quot; which discussed how businesses weren&#39;t growing and how downtown was no longer an attractive place.<br /> Police: Man robs motel hours after release from jail http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/police-man-robs-motel-hours-after-release-jail <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/07-16-14_bardstown_robbery_lanham_pic.jpg" alt="Timothy Dale Lanham" title="Timothy Dale Lanham" align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> <em><strong>Landmark News Service</strong></em><br /> <br /> A Lebanon man reportedly robbed Old Kentucky Home Motel the same day he was released from jail for public intoxication.<br /> Police say 27-year-old Timothy Dale Lanham robbed the motel July 5, and then fled from the scene on foot.<br /> Bardstown Police later found Lanham at a residence on Taylorsville Road where he initially denied, but later admitted to the reported robbery.<br />