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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.

  • Search for Casey County man ends, subject found dead

    The search for a Casey County man who shot at police during a traffic stop on Wednesday, March 25, ended after he was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Thursday, according to Kentucky State Police.

  • School board meets Thursday

     The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at Lebanon Middle School.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Call to order

    • Pledge of Allegiance/moment of silence

    • Amend Agenda

    • Communications

    - Principal report/student presentations

    - Bullying prevention video

    - Operation Preparation

    - Superintendent report

  • Attorney urges landowners to review easement agreements

     Property owners who would like to get copies of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline easements on their land can go to the Marion County Clerk’s Office.

    However, some people at the March 19 meeting indicated that not all the easements are still on file there. Landowners whose easement agreements are no longer on file were told to contact Kinder Morgan directly.

    They were advised to contact Justin Dorman by calling 615-221-1518 or sending an email to justindorman@kindermorgan.com.

  • Lebanon woman wrecks, cited for DUI

    A Lebanon woman was cited for DUI after a one-vehicle accident Thursday, March 19.
    The collision occurred at 6:40 p.m. at the intersection of KY 84 and Miller Pike three miles west of Lebanon. April Smith, 33, was driving a westbound 2003 Buick when she lost control of the vehicle, left the roadway and struck a tree. Smith was transported to Spring View Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. She was wearing a seatbelt.
    Smith was charged with driving under the influence, first offense, and cited to court. KSP Trooper Adam Mattingly is investigating.

  • Forkland pie supper is Saturday

    The Forkland Community Center will be hosting its 12th annual Old-Fashioned Pie Supper and Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, March 28.
    The spaghetti dinner is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. with entertainment by Trena Douglas, Freddie Edwards and Steve Shepperson. The pie supper and auction is scheduled for 7 p.m.
    The community center is at 16479 Forkland Road in Gravel Switch.
    Admission is free, but the dinner is $7 for adults and $4 for children.
    For more information about the center, visit forklandcomctr.org.
     

  • Coldwell Banker’s parent company named World’s Most Ethical Company

    Coldwell Banker’s parent company, Realogy Holdings Corp., has once again been recognized a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company, by the Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.

  • Working toward a new life

    The pomp may have been lower key, but the circumstance was just as important to the seven most recent graduates of the GED program at the Marion County Detention Center.
    David Nelson, 36, was the first person at the jail to earn his GED after the implementation of a computer-only testing system.
    "It's been 20 years since I dropped out of school. It was not easy," Nelson said.
    For him, completing the GED, along with the substance abuse program at the jail, is a new step in his life.