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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.

  • Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. announces new store to open in Lebanon

     

  • Truck parts manufacturer to expand Marion County operation

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Gov. Steve Beshear announced Tuesday, Sept. 9, that Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems will expand its operations in Marion County.
    Hendrickson, which manufactures suspension systems and components for heavy-duty vehicles, will create 60 jobs and invest $12 million into the project.

  • Priest Joseph Hemmerle charged with sex abuse

    By Chris Kenning
    The Courier-Journal

    Four months after he was removed from his ministry following an allegation of abuse, the Rev. Joseph Hemmerle was indicted Monday, Sept. 8, on six counts of sodomy and three counts of sexual abuse involving a minor, according to Meade County court officials.
    Debbie Medley, the Meade County Circuit Court Clerk, said Hemmerle was arrested after the grand jury indictment and released after posting $5,000 of a $25,000 bond. She said the charges indicate the alleged victim was under 12 years of age.

  • Registered sex offender, alleged robber released on medical furlough is apprehended
  • Over 100 Years of Stories and Tales of Raywickians

    Charlie Bickett sold and signed more than 200 copies of his book, “Over 100 Years of Stories and Tales of Raywickians,” during book signing event Sept. 5 at the Marion County Public Library. Bickett owned and operated bars for 40 years, worked in a prison for nine years and served two terms as the mayor of Raywick. His book, which is written in all capital letters, recounts his own experiences and stories that were told to him by his father.
     

  • MCHS Marching Knights win second place

    The Marion County Marching Knights traveled to Southwestern High School in Somerset on Saturday, Sept 6, for their first competition in 2014.
    Despite the rain, the band received second place in Class 4A competition and was Reserve Grand Champion, overall. There were eight bands in the competition.
    The Marching Knights will be travel to Taylor County High School this Saturday, Sept. 13, for competition. They will then travel to LaRue County High School for a night competition.
     

  • Dollar General Store in Loretto is robbed

    The Marion County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the persons in these photos. The photos were taken from surveillance video at the Dollar General Store in Loretto on Sept. 3. The female subject entered the store office and stole more than $200 in cash. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Marion County Sheriff's Office at 270-692-3051.