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  • In the spotlight

    Sophie Clark has already jumped a major hurdle after being crowned Marion County’s 2017 Distinguished Young Woman. Now, she will take her talents to the state level to compete against the best Kentucky has to offer when she goes to Lexington later this month.
    “I’m getting excited,” she said. “There’s a lot of preparation, but I’ll be excited to be up there.”
    Clark described the state competition as being a lot more individualized than the local competition.

  • Former marshal recalls the hunt, legend of ‘Johnny Boone’

    By Forrest Berkshire
    Landmark News Service

    The Central Kentucky region’s most infamous contemporary outlaw sits in a Canadian jail awaiting extradition to the United States, and it’s a day that the man originally charged with finding the fugitive thought would never happen.
    “I was extremely surprised when I got that message,” Rick McCubbin said. “I always said until Johnny Boone wants to get caught, he’s not going to be caught. That’s the legend of Johnny Boone.”

  • Marion County native named Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year

    Marion County native Rick Clements was recently recognized by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce as its Citizen of the Year at its recent annual dinner.
    Clements and his wife, Gail (the former Gail Thompson of Loretto), have resided in Mt. Washington since 1977. He has nearly 40 years of experience in the banking industry, and has been with First Citizens Bank (headquartered in Elizabethtown), serving as vice president and Bullitt County market manager since 1998.

  • ‘God made a way’

    Divine intervention.
    That’s the only way Aaron Glasscock can explain what happened when President Obama granted him commutation Monday, Dec. 19.
    Glasscock, 39, has been serving a 30-year prison sentence since December of 1999 when he was found guilty of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute cocaine in Florida. His father, Terry Glasscock, was convicted on the same charge and was sentenced to 35 years in prison.

  • A heart of gold

    Entering into Lebanon, a casual driver may never notice the large Civil War-era house on Springfield Highway. Others may have seen it over the years, but never knew its history, or more importantly, the person who dwelled within it almost her entire life.
    The woman was Martha Willard, a retired teacher form Lebanon Elementary who also worked hundreds of acres of farmland until her death in 2013. Even at 88 years old, she could be found feeding her cows or mowing the lawn.

  • Arrests made in armed robbery

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the armed robbery case that took place during the early morning hours of Dec. 19 on North Loretto Road. Deputies arrested Andrew C. Eisiminger, 30, of Loretto on Dec. 20. An investigation into the robbery identified Eisiminger as one of the three persons involved in this crime. Eisiminger was taken into custody without incident and lodged in the Marion County Detention Center on charges of first-degree robbery and first-degree assault. The investigation and search continues for the two remaining suspects.

  • Holiday closings

    All county offices, including Marion Circuit Clerk, Marion County Clerk, the judge/executive office, and PVA office will be closed Friday, Dec. 30 to Monday, Jan. 2 for the New Year’s holiday. The Lebanon Enterprise will be closed Monday, Jan. 2. 

  • Aaron Glasscock is coming home

    President Obama pardoned more than 70 people and granted commutation to 153 non-violent drug offenders on Monday, Dec. 19, and Aaron Glasscock of Lebanon is one of them.
    Glasscock, 39, has been serving a 30-year prison sentence since December of 1999 when he was found guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute cocaine in Florida. His father, Terry Glasscock, was convicted on the same charge and was sentenced to 35 years in prison.
    However, Glasscock has always maintained his innocence.

  • Maker’s Mark makes history

    Maker’s Mark Distillery made history on Thursday when it opened a new cellar to house Maker’s 46 on its campus in Loretto. The cellar was built to meet the demand of the 46 brand that, according to Chief Operations Officer Rob Samuels, has increased significantly over the years.

  • Leading the way in innovation

    The room was quiet and students waited in the hallway until their names were called for them to give their presentations. This was the capstone presentation, the one project each of them had poured themselves into for weeks on end.
    On Thursday, students from Project Lead The Way (PLTW) presented new technologies and innovations to members of the community and faculty of the Marion County Area Technology Center and Marion County Public Schools.