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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.

  • Special city council meetings Friday, Monday

    The Lebanon City Council is holding special-called meetings at 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 11, and 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 14.

    The agenda for Friday's meeting includes the second reading of an ordinance, which would remove 10-minute parking on the 200 block of W. Main Street and replace it with two-hour parking. The first reading of this ordinance was approved at the council's July 7 meeting.

  • Council hears flood report

    After eight months of work, O’Brien and Gere Engineers presented the findings of their study of flooding in downtown Lebanon.

    During the 54-minute presentation, Ken Roseman, Jonathan Steflik and Derek Reid presented the city with a variety of options to address the problem. The potential solutions included everything from removing sediment and debris to upgrading the entire conveyance system at a cost of $3.82 million.

    The city paid the engineering firm $118,797. 

  • Fair weather

     This year, the Marion County Fair had the weather on its side. Last year, rain forced the cancellation of several days of events. 

    “It was outstanding compared to last year,” fair board member Charlotte Miracle said. “We had no rain and good attendance.”

    Miracle said they had good turnout for both days of pageants, including higher local attendance as well.

  • Flying high again

    By Matt Overing

    matthew.overing@uky.edu

    Jets Over Kentucky is back at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport.

    Lewis Patton organized the event, and he said around 200 pilots will be participating in this year.

    It will be the 10th year that the event has taken place. Pilots love the event, and Patton said that is because of the community. 

  • MCHS registration is July 29-Aug. 1

     Marion County High School will welcome the Class of 2018 with Freshman JumpStart from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 1. All incoming freshman should plan to attend to learn everything they need to know to get ready for high school. Parents will not need to attend JumpStart

    Freshmen registration will follow JumpStart from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Parents will need to attend registration.  

    Registration Dates

  • Loretto native coming home for ‘new challenge’

     By Matt Overing

    matthew.overing@uky.edu

    Steve Nally is ready for a new challenge.

    He’s spent more than 40 years in the bourbon industry and has held the title of “master distiller” for two different companies for nearly 20 years.

    Now, the Loretto native is set to help Bardstown Brewing Company make a name for itself on the Bourbon Trail.

  • City moving to condemn E. Walnut Street property

    The City of Lebanon is one step closer to condemning the vacant property on the corner of E. Walnut Street and Woodlawn Avenue.

    The city filed a petition of condemnation on Dec. 2 against Barry Bright of South Jordan, Utah, and his relatives. The 20 defendants named in the petition are children of Helen Bright, who was listed as an owner of the property and who died in 1996. They all have Utah addresses, according to the city’s petition.