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  • Burglar caught at Higdon's Foodtown

    A burglar who attempted to rob Higdon's Foodtown early Monday morning was caught and arrested by the Lebanon Police Department.

    According to Lebanon Police Chief Shelton Young, a burglar alarm went off at Higdon's Foodtown at 1:47 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5. Lebanon Police Officers responded to the scene and, after gaining entry, searched the building.

    James O. Porter was discovered in the store's office area trying to steal cash and was charged with first-degree burglary and first-degree criminal damage to property.

  • Burglar caught at Higdon's Foodtown Monday

    A burglar who attempted to rob Higdon's Foodtown early Monday morning was caught and arrested by the Lebanon Police Department.

    According to Lebanon Police Chief Shelton Young, a burglar alarm went off at Higdon's Foodtown at 1:47 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5. Lebanon Police Officers responded to the scene and, after gaining entry, searched the building.

    James O. Porter was discovered in the store's office area trying to steal cash and was charged with first-degree burglary and first-degree criminal damage to property.

  • UPDATE: Lebanon Jewelry robbed, $60,000 worth of jewelry stolen

    Lebanon Police are looking for a suspect who robbed Lebanon Jewelry, 495 W. Main Street, Tuesday afternoon,  Dec. 30.

    According to the police, the suspect was described as a black male wearing either a black or brown jacket, green pants and brown boots. He was also wearing a black mask and fled on foot at 1:43 p.m.

    Police report that the suspect stole $60,000 worth of jewelry and $507 in cash.

    Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Lebanon Police at 692-2121.

  • Top 10 stories of 2008

    The year of 2008 was an eventful one in Marion County, to say the least. From the lengthy and heated recallable nickel debate to the unexpected and thrilling visit from a Presidential candidate and former First Lady, there were many news stories that graced the front page of The Lebanon Enterprise that will have a lasting effect on this community. However, the editorial staff at The Lebanon Enterprise had to narrow the long list of top news stories to 10.

  • Ho Ho Helper finds role rewarding

    Editor's note: Murray McCandless is the pastor at Lebanon United Presbyterian Church.

    When Santa needs help keeping public appointments during the holiday season, people like Murray McCandless step in.

    Santa's Helpers work in department stores, malls, parades and community events each year, filling in for the holiday icon. As one of them, McCandless takes his job seriously.

  • Changes, odd motions delay St. Clair trial

    HARDIN COUNTY - The chaotic prosecution beginning two months after (Marion County native) Frank Brady's 1991 kidnapping and murder entered its 17th year this month with a chief prosecutor retiring, two chosen to fill his shoes and a defendant demanding $20,000 payment for his work defending himself.

    The scenarios revolving around the seemingly endless prosecution of Michael Dale St.

  • County anticipates decrease in revenue

    The Marion County Fiscal Court's budget could be $30,000-40,000 below its projected revenue by the end of the 2008-09 fiscal year, according to Marion County Judge-Executive John G. Mattingly.

    Mattingly reported on the status of the budget during the Dec. 18 fiscal court meeting. He said the economic development office has estimated there will be approximately 330 fewer people working in Marion County next month than there were in January of 2007.

    Mattingly reminded the court that it did not increase the projected occupational tax revenue in this year's budget.

  • More property owners may have to buy flood insurance

    The floodplains map for Marion County is being updated, and the changes could mean more property owners will be required to purchase federal flood insurance.

    The proposed changes are part of the Kentucky Division of Water's statewide map modernization effort. The preliminary revised floodplains map for Marion County was presented Dec. 18 at the David R. Hourigan Government Center by Carey Johnson of the Division of Water.

  • Christmas closings and garbage pickup

    There will be sanitation service on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24, but  it will be on an earlier schedule. The county asks that residents set  your garbage  out earlier than normal. There will be no garbage collection on Thursday, Christmas  Day, Dec. 25. The  Thursday route will be picked up on Friday along  with the normal Friday pick-up. The combined Thursday/Friday pick-up may also  be a little earlier than normal. The county asks residents to set out their garbage earlier than normal on Friday, Dec. 26.

  • A GIFT to the community

    Typically, Miss Lisa will read two or three stories before leading the toddlers (and the adults who accompany them) in songs and other activities during Toddler Tales at the Marion County Public Library.

    Last week's program was anything but typical, however. Toddler Tales was moved to Friday because of weather concerns, and a special visitor, Mrs. Claus, stopped by with gifts for each of the children.

    As you might expect, both of last week's stories and crafts had a seasonal tie-in as well.