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  • West Mulberry resident gets one year on multiple counts

    George L. Rakes Jr., 41, of 334 W. Mulberry in Lebanon pled guilty in Marion Circuit Court recently to failure to comply with sex offender registration, first offense, first-degree unlawful imprisonment, fourth-degree assault, third or subsequent offense within five years, resisting arrest and third-degree terroristic threatening (two counts). He was sentenced to one year in prison to run consecutively with a Taylor County charge. Two counts of first-degree persistent felony offender were dismissed.

    In other circuit court matters:

  • All he’s ever known

    Farming is all that Bill Mattingly has ever wanted to do.
    “I guess it’s all I knew,” he said. “I like it.”
    And he’s good at what he does, so good that he was named the 2013 Outstanding Farmer by the Marion County Chamber of Commerce.
    Unlike some other Outstanding award winners, Mattingly learned about his award prior to the chamber dinner.
    “I was told the week before,“ his wife, Susan, said, “and I told him the same day because I wouldn’t have got him there otherwise.”

  • Special prosecutor named in Casey murder case

    Less than six weeks into his first term as Commonwealth’s Attorney for Casey and Adair County, Gail L. Williams has asked for a special prosecutor in the upcoming trial of two men charged in the shooting death of Gleason Pyles in Dunnville last September.
    Williams’ letter, dated Feb. 6, and addressed to Shawna Virgin Kincer, executive director in the Office of Special Prosecutions in Attorney General Jack Conway’s Office, cites his unwillingness to prosecute the case.

  • Fiscal court to meet today, Feb. 21

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the David Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda for today's meeting is as follows:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Annual allocation for Loretto youth softball league

    - Marion County Relay for Life presentation seeking court sponsorship

    - Review Code Red storm warning service

    - Review county employee job descriptions for CDL/road/sanitation/other

    - Department reports

    - Payment of bills

  • Happy 30th birthday, Kara

    This morning at 6:09 a.m., Sheila and Dale Tingle released balloons into the sky to honor their daughter’s birthday. It’s the exact time their daughter was born 30 years ago, and it's something they’ve done every year since she went missing on July 17, 2010.
    Kara was last seen on Beechfork Loop Road in Gravel Switch. She was driving a family member's car that was found two days later on the Bluegrass Parkway.

  • Motivated motivator

    “Imani” is Swahili for “faith,” and it’s the perfect name for Imani Biggers.
    It’s been said that faith doesn’t have or know an age, and that’s certainly true with Imani.
    When asked what she thinks makes her special, the soft-spoken, bright-eyed 9-year-old sits quietly for a few moments, pondering her answer. Her eyes well up with tears as she softly replies.
    “I have God in my heart,” she said. “He watches over me.”

  • ‘God’s nobleman’

    The headline proclaimed, “Father Vincent Smith’s First Mass a Notable Occasion.”
    Why exactly was this Mass, celebrated June 10, 1934, worthy of headlines? It was the first time an African-American born in Kentucky had celebrated Mass as a Catholic priest.
    The newspaper wrote that more than 2,000 black Catholics — including Smith’s parents, who were both in their 80s — attended the Mass along with 30 priests from the diocese of Louisville and surrounding dioceses.

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  • Twin County Advantage to become non-subscriber publication

    The Twin County Advantage, serving residents in Marion and Washington counties, will become a non-subscriber publication beginning March 4.
    With this change, The Lebanon Enterprise will be eliminating the duplication of two of our products.

  • Celebration of Black History is Feb. 24

    The Marion County Chapter of the NAACP will be hosting its annual Celebration of Black History at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at Centre Square in Lebanon.
    The guest speakers this year are husband and wife, Rev. Derrick and Rev. Maricela McElroy. Derrick McElroy is a former Lebanon resident who is now the youth minister for Baca Miracle Center Ministries in Louisville. He recently addressed a group at the United Presbyterian Church in Lebanon.