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  • The gift of life

    Joe Strong and his sister, Amy, lost their father when they were just kids.

    Joe was eight and Amy was only five when their dad, 27-year-old Darrell Lee Strong, died in a car accident on Halloween night in 1986.

    Joe said he grieved his father's death for a long time.

    "I was angry for so many years," Joe said. "I didn't understand anything at 8 years old, or as a teenager, I just knew I was mad at the world."

  • School board does not approve Lady Knights' basketball trips

    For the second time this month, the Marion County Board of Education refused to approve several overnight trips for the Lady Knights basketball team.

    During the board's meeting two weeks ago, the board voted not to approve any of the trips until the paperwork was fully completed.

    Last week, the board said the paperwork still wasn't complete and they didn't approve the trips.

  • Education briefs

    The Marion County Board of Education discussed some issues related to parent pick-up at A.C. Glasscock Elementary School during its meeting Tuesday of last week.

  • Special Kids Special Talents

    The 13th annual Special Kids Special Talents Day was held Sept. 27 at Lebanon Elementary School. Students and staff from throughout Marion County schools participated in a variety of races, which included water balloons, cup stacking, and pumpkins. The purpose of the day is to recognize students for their hard work and good attitudes throughout the school year. Look for more photos online at www.lebanonenterprise.com.

  • Police looking for MAC escapee

    Police are looking for inmate William Paul Monroe, who walked away from Marion Adjustment Center Sunday evening, Sept. 30.
    Monroe is a 30-year-old white male. He is five feet, 11 inches tall and weighs 210 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes.

  • Lightning strike destroys barn on Settles Road

    Tuesday's storms that swept through Marion County caused the destruction of a barn on Settles Road belonging to Tom and Deanna Thornton.

    Deanna Thornton said her neighbor called her around 1:15 p.m. Sept. 25 to let her know that barn was on fire. Lightning struck the barn during the storm.

    Thornton said firefighters from Bradfordsville responded.

    "There wasn't anything they could do," she said. "It was pretty far gone."

  • Correction to Ham Days performers

    In this week’s copy of The Lebanon Enterprise, it states that Nashville
    recording artist Jason Michael Carroll will be performing. That is
    incorrect. He will not be performing at Ham Days this year.

  • It's never too late to learn

    Sept. 15, 2011, Roger Tungate's life changed in an instant.

    After 29 years of working as a maintenance tech at North American Pipe in Springfield, the business closed.

    Tungate, 51, of Lebanon suddenly found himself unemployed and without a high school education. He had dropped out of high school in the ninth grade, and had never earned his GED.

    "I was stuck," Tungate said. "I had to do something to get another job. I had to. I didn't have no other choice."

  • Running. Teammates. Bourbon.

    According to superstition, strange things happen during a full moon. To many people, running in a 200-mile relay race would probably be considered strange.

    Yet, that's exactly what will happen this weekend when the 2012 Bourbon Chase winds through central Kentucky.

    "There's always some crazy stuff that happens somewhere along the way," said Tracy Harris, 27, of Louisville. "The scenery is beautiful. It's well-organized. It's always fun."

  • Halloween trick-or-treating hours

    Halloween in the Park will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31 and trick-or-treating will take place in the City of Lebanon from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31.