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Today's News

  • Lake Avenue assault victim speaks out

    A tip was recently called into The Lebanon Enterprise about an assault and burglary that took place on Lake Avenue, and now the victim is coming forward to share her story, and her frustrations with the unresolved case.

  • Four plead guilty in Williamson murder

    By Randy Patrick
    Landmark News Service

    All four suspects in the 2017 robbery and murder of Bardstown teenager Cameron Williamson pleaded guilty in Nelson Circuit Court on July 10 to charges for those crimes.
    The alleged shooter, Shelmontay Adams, who was 21 at the time of the killing on May 16, 2017, agreed to a plea in which he will get 25 years on a murder charge and 20 years on first-degree robbery, to run concurrently for a total of 25 years. He will not be considered for parole until he has served 20 years.

  • Lebanon man allegedly stabs Campbellsville man, then slits his own throat

    A Lebanon man is facing criminal charges after allegedly stabbing a Campbellsville man on Sunday, July 8, fleeing the scene and then cutting his own throat.
    The Campbellsville Police Department reports that at approximately 11:30 p.m., Joseph Clements of Lebanon allegedly forced his way into a home at 122 Watson Court in Campbellsville and stabbed Bradley Ratcliff multiple times, according to witnesses on scene.

  • Water rate war is over

    The ongoing local water dispute between the Lebanon Water Works Company and the Marion County Water District has finally come to an end.

  • MCPS working to make schools safer

    Marion County Public Schools will have an additional School Resource Officer this school year, and all school facilities have received modifications to make them safer.
    The Lebanon City Council approved funding for an additional School Resource Officer for MCPS during its July 9 meeting. Superintendent Taylora Schlosser will be asking the Marion County Fiscal Court for support for the additional School Resource Officer at the court’s meeting tomorrow, July 19.

  • Does Lebanon Police Department need a detective?

    Lebanon Police Officers do a little bit of everything, which is great for training, but can make things difficult when trying to solve local crimes.
    Lebanon Assistant Police Chief Greg Young said having a detective on staff that would focus his or her time completely on solving cases would be extremely effective, but it’s not realistic, financially.
    “We’re like any other police agency,” Young said. “I don’t think anybody has enough detectives. We would all love to have more.”

  • Lebanon woman accused of stealing thousands from church

    Beechfork Baptist Church in Gravel Switch is suing its former bookkeeper after she allegedly embezzled thousands of dollars from the church over the past several years.
    According to the complaint, filed on July 6 in the Marion Circuit Clerk’s Office, Beechfork Baptist Church alleges that Connie Tungate of Lebanon wrote and cashed numerous checks made payable to herself (or family members) from December 2014 to April 5, 2018.
    Tungate was a member of the church, employed as its bookkeeper and served as the church treasurer from 2014-2018.

  • Jets Over Kentucky

    By Zack Peñalva
    Landmark News Service

    Air traffic at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport has been at an all-time high, but not in the way you might expect. The 14th annual Jets Over Kentucky event has seen massive growth from its modest beginnings.
    This year, more than 150 pilots set up camp at the airport. Some traveled from across the United States and others from around the world.

  • Raywick man indicted for trafficking meth

    Neville L. Thompson, 49, of 230 Frank Lee Road in Raywick was indicted for trafficking in a controlled substance and first-degree persistent felony offender. According to the indictment, on or about March 13, Thompson trafficked in meth and was over the age of 21 and stood convicted of at least two felonies after his 18th birthday. In a separate indictment, Thompson was indicted for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. His bond was set at $25,000.

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  • Trial delayed for Lebanon man accused of rape

    The jury trial for Emmett Lee Cowherd, 54, of Lebanon, who is accused of rape, burglary and assault, has been pushed back due to a delay in DNA evidence.
    Cowherd was arrested March 27 after being indicted in Marion Circuit Court for charges of first-degree rape, first-degree burglary, second-degree assault and first-degree persistent felony offender.
    He has pled not guilty.