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  • Three vie to represent District 1

    Magistrate Jackie Wicker has served on the Marion County Fiscal Court since 2003, but Bobby Hardin Jr. and Monty Ray Mullins are seeking to replace him.
    That trio are on the ballot for the District 1 magistrate’s seat, and Democratic voters will have their pick 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.)

  • The gift of life

    Last fall, Darrel Ballard’s heart started dying.
    He was in and out of hospitals for months before he wound up at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, waiting for a transplant. During much of that time, he had only been allowed to see and speak to his children over Skype.
    But his nurses made arrangements for his family to visit him on Jan. 28, his daughter Autumn’s fourth birthday.

  • Kentucky addicted babies increasing despite pain-pill crackdown

    By Laura Ungar
    The Courier-Journal

    Her tiny daughter, only days old, was crying and shaking from drug withdrawal — and the only solace Martha Williams could offer were her arms and apologies.
    “I’m sorry,” she remembers telling little Trinity. “It will all be over soon. You’ll be OK.”

  • Sidewalks key in physical activity

    By Margarita Cambest
    Kentucky New Era

    Access to safe places to walk, jog or bike may affect how active one can be in their neighborhood. A survey released by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky found just over half of Kentuckians believe their neighborhoods are a good place for activity with most Kentuckians reporting their sidewalks are in fair or poor condition.

  • Outstanding educator's heart is in the classroom

    After 16 years in education, Jamie Brown is sure of one thing… her heart is in the classroom.
    “I will retire from the classroom. There is no question,” she said. “This is where my heart is. This is where I will stay.”
    Brown was named the 2013 Outstanding Educator by the Marion County Chamber of Commerce. Receiving the award was a complete surprise to her, but it doesn’t take long talking to her to realize why she’s worthy of the title.
    Teaching is not just a job to her - it’s a passion.

  • A’head’ of the curve

    Kaylee Hughes was a mix of emotions as two stylists starting making several ponytails with her hair. This was the first time she participated in St. Baldrick’s, and she admitted to being a little nervous.
    But when all was said and done — and her hair was gone — she still had a smile on her face.
    And she has a good reason to be happy about Saturday’s event at St. Augustine Grade School. Hughes was one of more than 70 shavees who raised money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which raises money to combat children’s cancer.

  • St. Clair’s sentencing hearing now scheduled for April 13

    By Tom Barr
    Landmark News Service

    For the second time in as many months, a man already found guilty of four murders was seeking relief from the Kentucky Supreme Court.
    After seeking a new sentencing hearing for the Bullitt County penalty of death in the murder of a Marion County native in 1991, Michael Dale St. Clair was before the state's highest court seeking a new trial in Hardin County.
    The request is seeking a new trial for the kidnapping conviction in Hardin County which also included the death penalty.

  • Commission renews Bourbon Trail membership

    Carla Wagner, the executive director of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission, reported that the tourism office has received a lot of traffic since Lebanon was named a trailhead for the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.
    The commission approved paying $10,000 to remain part of the Bourbon Trail this year during its March 10 meeting. Commissioners Nancy Shockency and Joe Hickey were not present for last week's meeting.

  • St Mary’s Road house ‘ruined’ by fire

    Firefighters from Lebanon, Loretto and Raywick spent two hours Monday evening combating a house fire at 3756 St. Mary’s Road in Lebanon.
    Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly said the fire appeared to have started in the kitchen near the stove.
    “We saved a lot of stuff in it, but it was ruined, at least half of it was,” Mattingly said.
    No injuries were reported because of the fire.
    The Lebanon Police Dispatch received a call reporting the fire at 8:46 p.m. Monday. Firefighters were on the scene until 12:50 a.m. Tuesday.

  • Winter weather advisory in effect until Monday morning

    The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Central Kentucky from 2 p.m. Sunday, March 16, until 8 a.m. Monday, March 17.

    The weather service is predicting one to two inches of sleet and snow this afternoon and evening, with higher amounts in isolated areas. Slicks spots are likely are some roads and bridges, according to the weather service.

    Winds will blow from the northeast at 10 to 15 miles per hour with gusts between 25 and 35 miles per hour. Temperatures will drop into the 20s and low 30s, according to the weather service.