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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.

  • Lebanon man is recovering after Hwy. 208 accident

     A Lebanon man was struck while putting out his garbage on Hwy. 208 Thursday morning.

    Mitchell L. Rakes, 78, of Lebanon  was listed in serious but stable condition at University Hospital in Louisville as of Friday morning.

    Rakes was transported to Spring View Hospital following the collision that occurred at 6:18 a.m. Oct. 16 on Hwy. 208, approximately two miles west of Lebanon.

  • Judge strikes down Kentucky's election day restricted zones

     Kentucky has prohibited campaigning near polling places on primary and general election days for several years, but that ban was struck down Tuesday in a ruling by Judge William O. Bertlesman of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

    Bertlesman ruled that the law was unconstitutional and issued an injunction barring the state from enforcing the law. While noting a Supreme Court decision that upheld a 100-foot ban as acceptable to prevent things like voter intimidation, he concluded that the 300-feet ban was too much.

  • New Hope man dies of heart attack, involved in collision

    Gerald Harris, 67, of New Hope died Wednesday afternoon of an apparent heart attack, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

    Harris was involved in a single-vehicle collision at 2:49 p.m. Oct. 15 on Salt Lick Road, approximately six miles south of Raywick, the sheriff's office reported. The caller who reported the accident indicated that Harris might have had some type of medical emergency that resulted in his 1988 Oldmobile leaving the roadway and striking a small tree, according to the sheriff's office.

  • Art festival and auction is Nov. 1

    Saturday, Nov. 1, the Marion County Arts and Humanities Council and Kentucky Classic Theatre are joining together for MCAHC’s Annual Art Auction and KCT’s Annual Classic Art Festival to bring you one big event: You Heart Art.

  • Library hosting political candidates

    The Marion County Public Library is hosting a meet and greet for candidates at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21.
    Candidates for any office on the ballot are invited to attend. Candidates will have five minutes apiece to field non-partisan questions from the public, followed by an opportunity for candidates and visitors to mingle over light refreshments.
    Candidates can RSVP by calling Library Director Amy Morgeson at 270-692-4698 Ext. 225.
     

  • Fire destroys mobile home

    A mobile home at 103 St. Ann Street was destroyed by a fire Sunday evening.
    The fire was reported at 10:02 p.m. Oct. 12, according to the Lebanon Police Dispatch. No injuries were reported, but the home was considered a total loss.
    The Lebanon Fire Department, Lebanon Police Department and Marion County EMS responded to the scene.
     

  • Kentucky Classic Theatre presents “Steel Magnolias”

    This November, marking the 25th anniversary of the film by the same name, Kentucky Classic Theatre presents “Steel Magnolias” on stage at Angelic Hall. Set in a small town Louisiana beauty shop and beginning on the day of Shelby’s wedding, author Robert Harling tells the true-life tale of his sister’s struggle to fulfill her dreams. Director G.B. Dixon and cast expertly relate this bittersweet story that is sure to have you laughing out loud and may even cause you to shed a tear or two.