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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.

  • Flash flood watch issued until noon Sunday

    The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for much of central and eastern Kentucky, including Marion County, until noon Sunday, Aug. 31.

    According to the weather service, a plume of tropical moisture from the Gulf of Mexico to the Ohio Valley. This region experience showers and thunderstorms, according to weather service.

  • School board keeps tax rate unchanged

    The Marion County Board of Education on Thursday voted 3-0 to keep its property tax rates unchanged for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

    The tax rate last year was 53.8 cents per $100 valuation on real and personal property. That will remain the rate for 2014-15.

  • Loretto man identified as the victim in Washington County car fire

    The Kentucky State Police have identified the victim in an Aug. 1 car fire as Thomas Ray Pendygraft, 20, of Loretto. Pendygraft was identified through DNA testing.

    The state police were called to investigate a car fire at 7:48 a.m. Aug. 1 at the Springfield Reservoir on Booker Road. A Washington County sheriff's deputy reported that a body was inside the car.

  • Supreme Court denies rehearing of annexation case

    The Kentucky Supreme Court has upheld the City of Lebanon’s annexation of 415 acres of property for a second time.
    On March 20, the Supreme Court issued a 6-1 decision upholding the city’s annexation. The 2006 annexation included residential properties and multiple businesses, including Wal-mart, along Campbellsville Highway into the city limits.
    On Thursday, Aug. 21, the Supreme Court unanimously denied a petition for rehearing filed on behalf of property owners who opposed the annexation.

  • Bickett book signing has been cancelled

    UPDATE: The book signing originally scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 28, has been cancelled.

    According to the Marion County Public Library, the books to be used for the signing have not yet arrived. The book signing will be rescheduled at a later date.

  • Crew keeps things ‘Moo’ving at the park

     With fresh dew still on the grass, Jerry Stumph circled Gorley Field on a John Deere bunker rake Friday morning. The engine quietly purred as he made circular laps around the all-dirt infield.

    "It's kind of enjoyable to be honest with you," Stumph said.

  • Dippity-do

    Visitors from all over the United States and across the globe come to Loretto to visit Maker’s Mark distillery. For many of them, one of the highlights of the trip is getting to watch bottles being dipped into the bourbon’s signature red wax — live and in person.
    “It’s kind of fun because you can tell they enjoy watching you do your job,” said Jenny Spannknebel, one of the bottling line workers at Maker’s Mark.