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Today's News

  • Horse neglect isn't new

    Animal neglect and abuse have always been with us. Studies have shown that neglect gets worse when unemployment increases, but that it did not worsen following the closing of the Texas and Illinois slaughter houses.

    Moreover, slaughter auctions continue, unabated. Horses are simply hauled to Canada and Mexico. Over 134,000 American horses were slaughtered in 2008, the second highest number since 1995!

    Euthanasia is a humane solution for older horses, when their owners wish to rid themselves of a mouth to feed. The cost is minimal.

  • Fire occurs at Papa John's Pizza

    The Lebanon Fire Department responded to a fire at Papa Johns in Lebanon Wednesday evening, June 3, at 11:17 p.m.

    The cause of the fire and the extent of the damage is not yet known.

    The Lebanon Police Department and Marion County EMS also responded to the scene.

    The scene was cleared at 1:36 a.m.

    More information will be reported on this as soon as it becomes available.

  • Old Mill Days this weekend

    The festival will begin at 5 p.m. Friday evening with a water balloon toss, flea market vendors, arts and crafts and a scavenger hunt.

    Later that evening, sack races, a pet contest, clogging and a beauty pageant will be held. The evening will conclude with musical entertainment, hula hoop and jump rope contests at 8 p.m.

    Another day of festivities begins at 7 a.m. Saturday morning with breakfast at the civic center.

    A variety of contests will be held throughout the day, and the parade is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.

  • Lebanon is hot spot of 400 Miles of Antiques, Collectibles & Stuff

    The 400 Miles of Antiques, Collectibles and Stuff sale rolls through Lebanon from one end of Main Street to the other June 1-7.

    This unique event features dozens of huge yard sales and Lebanon's own antique, craft and collectibles shops. The entire 400 Miles route runs from Maysville to Paducah and through 60 communities along U.S. 68 with thousands of yard sales, more than 200 antique shops and great entertainment.

  • Mayor: Proposed budget fulfills city's obligations

    Mayor Gary Crenshaw delivered his annual budget address and a proposed 2009-10 budget to the Lebanon City Council during a special-called meeting May 26.

    The proposal includes a decline in revenue and expenditures compared with the projected budget for 2008-09.

    "As you are all aware, this year has been traumatic both nationally and locally with the loss of jobs," Crenshaw said.

    He added that city officials sympathize with those affected by the economy.

  • Livestock inspector seeks dismissal of civil suit

    State livestock inspector David Thompson visited former Marion County agriculture extension agent Ed Lanham Jr.'s farm March 20, 2008. That led to a search warrant being executed on Lanham's property.

    Following that search, newspaper articles were published and criminal charges were filed (one of which was dropped) against Lanham.

    In response, Lanham filed a civil defamation lawsuit against Thompson, The Lebanon Enterprise and Donald Brockman, a Campbellsville veterinarian who examined Lanham's horses after the search warrant was served.

  • The Caring Closet needs your help

    The Caring Closet, located at 221 West Main Street in downtown Lebanon, needs you!

    The Caring Closet is a thrift store and outreach center that assists women and children whose lives have been affected by domestic violence. Our store is open to the public with all proceeds going to help these individuals.

  • Zest for life

    Imagine the following scenario:

    You go into the doctor's office for a routine exam. You have a list of errands to run and many other important obligations to tend to, but you decided to take time out from your busy schedule to go ahead and get the exam over with. Sure, the results in the past have always been normal, and you're confident that there is nothing to worry about, but it's better to be safe than sorry, right?

  • Five Marion Countians competing in state Special Olympics

    More than 1,200 athletes, including five from Marion County, are scheduled to compete in the 2009 Special Olympics Kentucky.

    The event will be held June 5-7 at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond for the 15th consecutive year.

    The five Marion Countians participating in this year's events are William Daugherty (800 meters, 400 meters),

    Ashley Rakes (800 meters, 400 meters), Lucille Richard (100-meter walk, shot put), Joseph Taylor (100-meter walk, shot put), Laura Smith (50-meter breaststroke, 100-meter freestyle).

  • Second annual disc golf open is June 13

    Nearly 100 disc golfers descend on Graham Memorial Park's scenic 18-hole course in June to slug it out for the Lebanon Disc Golf Open crown. This is a Professional Disc Golf Association sanctioned pro-am B-tier event that, at times, is also Kentucky's United States Disc Golf Championship qualifier.

    In 2009, the LDGO is June 13. There are 90 spots in the field open on a first come, first served basis to all divisions.  Entry fees are $50 for Open Pro, $40 for Advanced Amateur, $30 for Intermediate Amateur and $25 for all other qualified amateur divisions.