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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.

  • Gribbins found guilty of wanton murder

    Shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday, a jury of six men and six women found Christopher Gribbins guilty of wanton murder in the death of David Litsey Jr.

    After handing down their verdict, the jury went into a second deliberation to determine its recommended sentence. Mary Ann McClain Sapp of the probation and parole office testified that the jury could sentence Gribbins to 20-50 years or to life in prison. She added that he would have to serve 85 percent of his term or 20 years, whichever was less, before he would be eligible for parole.

  • Murder trial continues

    Two days into the case of the Commonwealth vs. Christopher Gribbins, the jury had heard approximately eight and a half hours of testimony from 15 witnesses.
    Gribbins is on trial for murder in connection with the death of David Litsey Jr. on Nov. 9. 2012. Litsey was 22 years old at the time of his death.

  • Police: Man robs motel hours after release from jail

    Landmark News Service

    A Lebanon man reportedly robbed Old Kentucky Home Motel the same day he was released from jail for public intoxication.
    Police say 27-year-old Timothy Dale Lanham robbed the motel July 5, and then fled from the scene on foot.
    Bardstown Police later found Lanham at a residence on Taylorsville Road where he initially denied, but later admitted to the reported robbery.

  • Heritage Center seeks recipes for historic cookbook

    The Marion County Heritage Center is publishing a cookbook in 2015 to celebrate Lebanon’s 200th anniversary. The books will be sold at the Heritage Center gift shop.
    The cookbook will feature divider pages with pictures and information about former eating locations and restaurants, dating back to the 1800s. The book's organizers also hope to include recipes from some of those establishments.

  • MCHS SBDM Council vacancy

    Marion County High School currently has a vacancy on the School-Based Decision Making Council. Any parent with a child at the high school interested in serving on the SBDM council should contact Kathy Jo Underwood at 270-692-6066, extension 150.

  • Downtown revitalized

    By Matt Overing
    matthew.overing@uky.edu

    Fifteen years ago, downtown Lebanon was dying.
    Now, it's back on the rise.
    The Lebanon Enterprise published a story in its July 21, 1999, edition about "Downtown Dying," which discussed how businesses weren't growing and how downtown was no longer an attractive place.

  • Fiscal Court approves agreement for Maker’s Mark access road

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has approved an agreement with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet for a new access road on Hwy. 52.
    This road will provide a new access point to Maker’s Mark, according to the agreement between the county and the state.
    The agreement reads that the state will reimburse the county up to $675,000 for the .1 mile project, which will allow access to the Maker’s Mark Museum. Also as part of the project, the access to Ky. 52 from Bridgett Court will be closed and a new access will be created to the tie-in road.