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  • Biding his time

    March 11 will mark the 15-year anniversary of when Aaron Glasscock woke up to Drug Enforcement Administration agents storming into his hotel room in Gainesville, Fla., and arresting him for conspiracy to distribute cocaine.
    At that very moment, Aaron’s life, and the life of his family, was forever changed.
    “When the D.E.A. agents came in that morning everything I thought I knew, and my life in general, was turned upside down, and then shook,” Aaron wrote in a letter.

  • Life’s breath

    Cara Cissell Brahm is waiting – and hoping – that some day soon she'll be breathing a little easier.
    Since this summer, she has been on the list to receive a double lung transplant.
    Cara, 37, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when she was 10 years old. Two of her sisters (both older) were also diagnosed with the condition.
    “It mostly affects the lungs, but it can also affect the digestive system and the pancreas,” she said.
    Mindy died in 1999. Another sister, Lisa, received a transplant two and a half years ago.

  • Three seeking to represent District 3

    Magistrate Roger “Cotton” Smothers would like another term on the Marion County Fiscal Court, but two challengers — Dudley Adle Jr. and Craig Bishop — are hoping District 3 voters are looking to make a change.
    Democratic voters will have their pick of those three candidates in the May 20 Primary Election.
    All three candidates sat down with the Enterprise recently to discuss their candidacies. (Transcripts of those interviews can be found online at www.lebanonenterprise.com.)

    Dudley Adle Jr.

  • Two Republicans seek state rep nomination

     State Rep. Terry Mills doesn't have any opposition in the Democratic primary election. But he will have a challenger in November for the 24th District seat, which now includes Green, LaRue and Marion counties.

    J. Alex LaRue of Hodgenville and Richard Treitz of Green County are vying for the Republican nomination in the May 20 primary election. A third Republican candidate, Amber Rogers Dones of Hodgenville, has withdrawn from the race.

    Both LaRue and Treitz believe that something needs to change in Kentucky.

  • Working the Puzzle for Autism Walk raises $14,000
  • County closings for Easter weekend

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly announced that local government offices will have changes from their regular hours to allow employees to attend Good Friday services if they desire.
    The Marion County Road Department will run a short work schedule on Friday, April 18, and the department will close as soon as the Friday trash collection routes are finished. Mattingly noted that sanitation crews may be running sooner than usual on Friday, so residents on those routes may want to put their trash out earlier than usual that day.

  • NAACP scholarship applications at MCHS

    Applications for scholarships offered by the Marion County chapter of the NAACP are now available in the guidance counselor’s office at Marion County High School. The local NAACP chapter is giving out two $500 scholarships, one from the NAACP and one from the family of Verda Calhoun.  
    To apply, fill out an application and mail it to the address on the application form by Friday, May 2. Applicants are encouraged to start early because the application takes time and thought to complete.

  • Marion County is state's 43rd healthiest county

    Marion County dropped four places in the latest county health rankings, but there is something more important in the data, according to Regan Hunt, the executive director of Kentucky Voices for Health.
    “There’s no way you can compare an Oldham County to a Pike County,” she said.
    Instead, she encourages citizens and local officials to compare their local data from year to year.

  • Autism Fair is in Springfield April 26

    April is Autism Awareness Month and the Washington County Autism Support Group Inc. (WAGS INC.) is hosting the Autism Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 26, at the River of Life Church located at 1250 Highway 555 in Springfield. The event is free to the general public. There will be free kid games, a Wood Workshop sponsored by Lowes, vendor shopping, a silent auction, informational booths, door prizes, raffles, a balloon release and a special recognition ceremony for those affected by autism.
    Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, drinks and snacks will be available.

  • Numbers are improving at Marion County Detention Center

    Marion County Jailer Barry Brady said things are starting to improve financially at the Marion County Detention Center.
    "Looking at our stats from seven months ago, it's a significant change," Brady told the Marion County Fiscal Court during its April 10 meeting.
    In August, the detention center housed an average of 247 inmates per day, and the county received nearly $204,000 for housing state prisoners. Last month, the detention center housed an average of 290 inmates and received nearly $261,000 in revenue from the state.