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  • Employee injured at Kentucky Cooperage

    On June 5, an employee at Kentucky Cooperage received broken bones in his hand as a result of an accident involving a conveyor belt.

    Barry Shewmaker, the plant manager for the cooperage, confirmed that an employee was injured last week. Shewmaker said he could not release the employee's name at this time, but the injuries were not life threatening.

    Shewmaker added that they are expecting the employee to make a full recovery.

  • 'Cornbread Mafia' gaining national exposure

    In the past two weeks, "The Cornbread Mafia" has been gaining national exposure.

    On May 30, author and Lebanon native Jim Higdon III was interviewed on The Dylan Ratigan Show on MSNBC, and his book was part of the "swag" offered at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards.

    He also visited The Daily Beast on June 6.

  • Magistrates approve first reading of $14 million budget

    County officials are anticipating more than $14 million in revenue and expenditures during the 2012-13 fiscal year, according to the first reading of the proposed budget, which was approved at the June 7 Marion County Fiscal Court meeting.

  • Industrial foundation deeds fire training property to county

    The Marion County Industrial Foundation has given 1.756 acres of property to the Marion County Fiscal Court. This is the same property where the Marion County Fire Training Facility is located.

  • Intern begins work for the Enterprise

    This summer, Enterprise readers will see a new face and a new byline.

    Nick Schrager, 28, will be working 120 hours for the paper this summer. Schrager is working to earning college credit toward his degree.

    He will be a senior this fall at Lindsey Wilson College, where he is majoring in media arts. He has worked for the student paper, Raiderview, for three years.

  • Amy Thomas refuses to let cancer change her positive spirit

    "I can."

    That's Amy Thomas' motto.

    It's a simple but powerful phrase.

    And, when she says it, she does so with a smile on her face. A radiating smile that almost makes you forget she has cancer. But, her beautiful, bald head is a reminder of the disease she's currently fighting.

    A disease she always knew she would be diagnosed with one day.

  • Working to 'Wipe Out Cancer'

    Cancer affects people of all races and religions, young and old, rich and poor, male and female. That's also why Relay for Life, a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society, attracts participants from throughout the community every year.

  • Jets Over Kentucky now world's biggest model jet show

    The biggest difficulty the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission had at its Monday meeting was getting enough people to have a quorum.

    At 3:30 p.m. June 11, the scheduled meeting time, Chairman Brad Lanham and David Winebrenner Jr., were the only commissioners present. Carlotta Brussels arrived around 3:50 p.m., and Tom Lund was the fourth commissioner to arrive at 4:12 p.m., which meant they had a quorum.

    Commissioners Dennis George, Joe Hickey and Nancy Higdon were not present.

  • Gravel Switch firefighter recovering after June 2 accident

    Larry Vaughn was listed in serious but stable condition at University Hospital in Louisville as of Monday morning.

    Vaughn, 39, was injured on June 2 when he was riding a 2004 Honda motorcycle on E. Main Street in Lebanon and collided with the passenger side of a Chevy Equinox and was thrown from his motorcycle, according to the Lebanon Police. Vaughn was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.

    He was treated at the scene for nearly an hour by Marion County EMS before he was flown to U of L by Air Methods.

  • Wilson ready for 'the next level'

    Paige Wilson is already Kentucky's Distinguished Young Woman, and in a few weeks, she'll have her chance to become the next America's Distinguished Young Woman.

    "No matter how much time you prepare for competition, it doesn't seem to get any easier," she said. "But at least I know what to expect."

    A community send-off for Wilson has been scheduled from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday, June 15, at Lebanon Baptist Church. Wilson and the other participants will arrive in Alabama on Sunday, June 17.