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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.

  • Board agrees to time off for superintendent

    The Marion County Board of Education held a quick meeting Friday afternoon to clarify an error made at Tuesday’s regular meeting.

    On Sept. 23, the board approved a medical leave of absence for Superintendent Taylora Schlosser. Board Chairman DeLane Pinkston said at that meeting that Schlosser had requested a leave for four weeks.

  • Ham Days: ‘Great weather, good people’

    Tim Paxton made the trip from Mt. Washington to attend Ham Days this year, and it wasn’t the first time.

    “This is one of the shows we don’t miss,” Paxton said. “We love coming to Lebanon. It’s just a good time.”

    Paxton’s 1974 Karmann Ghia was one of the 164 cars entered in the car show during the annual festival hosted by the Marion County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Oct. 6 last day to register for general election

     The last day to register to voter in the 2014 General Election is Monday, Oct. 6.

    Eligible voters who have not yet registered should do so at the County Clerk’s Office in the David R. Hourigan Government Center, 223 N. Spalding Avenue in Lebanon. Election day is Nov. 4.

    The deadline to file as a write-in candidate is 4 p.m. Oct. 24.

  • Angel Tree applications are being accepted

     Central Kentucky Community Action will be accepting applications for its Angel Tree Christmas program from Oct. 1 through Nov. 27.

    The office is located at 332 Hood Avenue in Lebanon.

    Applicants will be screened for eligibility. For more information, call 270-692-6411.

  • ‘Nam Brothers’

    Sept. 26, 1968 is a day that is forever ingrained in Barney Tharp’s memory.

    He was 21 years old, a brand new soldier, and was serving in the Army during the Vietnam War. Within four short weeks of his tour of duty, Tharp was faced with a life or death situation.

  • Gribbins murder case has been appealed

     Christopher Gribbins was sentenced earlier this yearto 20 years in prison for the wanton murder of 22-year-old David Litsey Jr. Gribbins was convicted on July 17, and Marion Circuit Judge Dan Kelly handed down the sentence recommended by the jury on Aug. 7.

    Litsey was shot in the neck in the parking lot of Raywick Bar and Grill on Nov. 9, 2012. He was taken to Spring View Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Gribbins, 47, of 821 Dangerfield Road in Hodgenville is the owner of the bar.

  • Local doctor files complaint against Kentucky Sportsmen

     Dr. James Angel filed a lawsuit against the League of Kentucky Sportsmen and two individuals, accusing them of conspiring against him and making false statements to defame him, in a complaint filed Aug. 11 in Marion Circuit Court.

    The defendants filed an answer to that lawsuit on Sept. 19. The defendants named in the complaint are the league, Mark Nethery of Louisville and Mark Meredith of Munfordville.