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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.

  • Superintendent's evaluation scheduled for Monday

    The Marion County Board of Education has scheduled a special-called meeting for 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, at the board of education office, 755 E. Main Street in Lebanon.

    The agenda includes an executive session pursuant to KRS 156.557(4) regarding preliminary discussions relating to the evaluation of a superintendent. 

    According to the agenda, after the executive session,  the board will give its summative evaluation of Superintendent Taylora Schlosser.

  • MCHS students’ ACT average is on the rise

    In three of five categories, MCHS posted its highest scores since the Kentucky Department of Education required all high school juniors to take the test.
    That includes an overall average of 19.5.
    "I wish it was across the board with every area, but it's basically in three of the five areas, we've had the highest ACT scores. And the biggest one we're looking at is that composite score," Marion County High School Principal Mike Abell said.

  • 2015 Marion County Distinguished Young Woman Program is Saturday

    Marion County Distinguished Young Women, Inc. will present the 2015 Marion County Distinguished Young Women Program at 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 2, at Marion County High School. Twenty-eight young ladies will participate in the program with a theme this year of “A Night on Broadway."
    The Distinguished Young Women logo is “emphasis on education” and its participants will be judged on scholastics, interview, talent, fitness and self-expression.

  • Clearing a new path

    City employees have started working to alleviate problems that contributed to the three flooding events that affected downtown Lebanon last year.
    Monday morning, public works employees dug up a section of the storm sewer system at the intersection of Main Street and South Spalding Avenue. Using a camera inside the sewer pipes, the city recently discovered a collapsed section that limited water flow during heavy rains.

  • Motion for new trial filed in murder case

    Christopher Gribbins was convicted of wanton murder for the death of David Litsey Jr. on July 17.
    On July 22, Gribbins’ attorneys filed a motion for a new trial in Marion Circuit Court. Gribbins’ sentencing hearing is scheduled for Aug. 7 before Marion Circuit Judge Dan Kelly.
    The jury recommended a 20-year sentence at the end of the trial.

  • Hood Lane, Sterk Avenue residents indicted for assault, robbery

    Samantha J. Rigdon, 25, of 289 Hood Lane in Lebanon was indicted for first-degree assault, first-degree criminal attempt to commit robbery and second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor in Marion Circuit Court recently.
    According to the indictment, on or about June 5, Rigdon caused serious physical injury to another person by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument, or she aided, abetted or counseled with another in said act.

  • Holly Hill resident pleads guilty to sex abuse

    Ricardo Sunun-Gomez, 34, of 118 Holly Hill Inn in Lebanon pled guilty to six counts of first-degree sex abuse in Marion Circuit Court recently. The victim was under 12 years old.
    Sunun-Gomez, a.k.a. Miguiael Gonzales, is scheduled for sentencing Sept. 18.
    The court has ordered that he must undergo an evaluation by the sexual offender treatment program operated or approved by the Department of Corrections and the Department for Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services.

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