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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.

  • Former fire chief gets five years probation for abuse of public trust

     Former Raywick Fire Chief Charles A. "Chuck" Helm received five years of probation after pleading guilty to abuse of public trust less than $10,000.

    Helm, 54, of 1000 Hazy Downs Road in Raywick reached a plea agreement with the Commonwealth on Nov. 20. Marion Circuit Judge Allan Bertram approved unsupervised probation for Helm during a Dec. 18 sentencing hearing. 

    Bertram also ordered Helm to repay $20,000 to the Raywick Fire Department over the next seven years as a condition of his probation.

  • MCHS senior covering sports for Enterprise

    A new face has appeared on the Enterprise’s sports pages recently. Casey Sowers, a senior at Marion County High School, has started covering sports for the Enterprise. Former sports correspondent Nick Schrager recently accepted a reporter’s position at The Springfield Sun.

  • Two deputies receive Medal of Honor

    Two Marion County sheriff's deputies have been awarded the highest honor given by the Kentucky Sheriff's Association.
    Tony Belcher and Ray Gardner were presented with the KSA Medal of Honor on Dec. 11 at the 85th annual KSA conference and banquet. Both were recognized for their response to an incident that occurred May 21.

  • Fiscal court approves funding for local athlete, Christmas program

    The Marion County Fiscal Court approved two funding requests during its Dec. 4 meeting.
    The court unanimously approved a total of $1,300 for Marion County High School volleyball player Shelby Goode. Goode is raising money to participate in the Down Under Sports Tournaments next summer in Australia.
    Goode told the court that she needs to raise around $6,000, and she has raised about half of that money already.

  • Upcoming holiday closings

    The Marion Circuit Clerk’s office and the Marion County Judicial Center will be closed Dec. 24-26 for Christmas and Jan. 1-2 for New Year’s.

  • Local woman wins big on “Let’s Make a Deal”

    Anyone watching the “Let’s Make a Deal” television show Monday might have seen a familiar face. Melinda Wise Hayden of Lebanon was a contestant on Monday’s show (which was taped in July) and won the “big deal” - a trip to New York City, a trip to Portugal and $5,000.
    Hayden went on vacation to California in July with her mother, sister and aunt.
    They got on the “Let’s Make a Deal” show and dressed up as the s’mores family.
    “It was so much fun to be on the show,” Hayden said.

  • Loretto man helps efforts to fight Ebola

    Air Force Guard Master Sgt. Travis Greenwell recently returned fromo an overseas  deployment with the 123rd Contingency Response Group at a forward operating base in Senegal in support of Operation United Assistance, the international effort to fight Ebola.
    Greenwell is the son of Jody and Margie Greenwell of Loretto.
    He is a 1991 graduate of Marion County High School. He earned an associate degree in 2004 from St. Catharine College.