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  • Washington County resident sentenced to 53 years in Tennessee murder case

    A Knox County, Tenn., judge on Friday, Aug. 6, rejected the notion that the lone female suspect in a January 2007 torture slaying was a young innocent under the domination of brutal killers.

    Instead, Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner deemed Vanessa Coleman, 22, a street-savvy woman in firm command of her actions and callously indifferent to the consequences.

  • November election filings

    Marion County voters will have plenty to decide when they go to the polls Nov. 2.

    The biggest race on the ballot is the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Jim Bunning. Attorney General Jack Conway, a Democrat, and Dr. Rand Paul, a Republican, are vying to replace Bunning.

    Incumbent Second District Congressman Brett Guthrie, a Republican, is facing a challenge from Democrat Ed Marksberry.

    At the state level, 24th District State Rep. Terry Mills, a Democrat, is running against Republican Leo Johnson. This is a rematch of the special election held earlier this year.

  • New food company to relocate to Lebanon

    Greg Ransdell, CEO of R.L. Schreiber, Inc. announced Friday, Aug. 6, that the manufacturer of food bases, spices and specialty items will move their manufacturing and distribution facilities from Pompano Beach, Fla., to Lebanon.

    R.L. Schreiber, Inc. is a family owned and operated food manufacturing company established in 1968 by Raymond L. Schreiber. The company supplies food bases, spices, seasoning blends and related products to approximately 12,000 restaurants through a nationwide network of 122 distributors.

  • Interim high school principal appointed

    Chris Brady will be leading Marion County High School, at least, for now.

    Brady, the assistant principal at Lebanon Middle School, has been appointed as the 2010-11 interim principal for Marion County High School by Superintendent Donald Smith.

    "I believe that Mr. Brady will work hard to ensure students are safe and learning, that faculty and staff are given the support they  need , and that MCHS will continue to work towards being a top ten high school in Kentucky," Smith wrote in a statement announcing the appointment.

  • InBrief

    Two wrecks occur in Bradfordsville

    A Bradfordsville teenager is lucky to be alive, according to law enforcement officials, after he was involved in a one-vehicle accident near Bradfordsville Monday, Aug. 2. The accident occurred at 2:56 p.m. on Highway 337, approximately three miles east of Bradfordsville. Shawn Crabtree, 16, of Bradfordsville was driving a 1991 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck when he lost control of the vehicle and traveled off the roadway, striking several trees.

  • Taking a walk

    Going for a walk with a blind man can be an eye opening experience.

    David Holliday estimates that he walks five miles per day with his seeing-eye dog, Deacon. Because of all that walking, Holliday has become quite familiar with the city's sidewalks, as well as where they could use some improvements.

    Holliday, a member of the Lebanon Human Rights Commission, first developed vision problems in his 30s. He has had detached retinas in both eyes, glaucoma and cataracts. He is totally blind in one eye and can only see things a few inches from his other eye.

  • Heart of Kentucky Bourbon & BBQ MusicFest deemed a success

    The first Heart of Kentucky Bourbon & BBQ MusicFest was held this past weekend in Lebanon. And, for its first year, it was a success, according to Brad Mattingly, Marion County Chamber of Commerce president.

    "I am very satisfied with the weekend's activities," he said Monday morning. "The feedback I've received has been quite positive."

  • First Day

    Jim Thomas has worked for Marion County EMS for 20 years, and in that time, he's taught many others how to do his job. But this fall, he'll be tackling a new challenge - teaching high school students.

    Although he's used to teaching adults, he has taught children before, albeit small children at St. Augustine Grade School.

    "I've dealt with young age children before teaching CPR. They enjoyed it," Thomas said.

  • Site-based council asks superintendent to appoint interim principal

    The Marion County High School Site-Based Decision Making Council interviewed candidates for the vacant principal's seat last week, but they have not yet selected who will be offered the position.

    The council held a special-called meeting Monday, and it was scheduled to meet again Tuesday evening (after the Enterprise had gone to press) to discuss the seven finalists for the vacant high school principal's seat.

  • Lebanon man arrested on attempted murder charge

    A Lebanon man has been arrested and is facing charges of attempted murder.

    Joseph Brady, 46, was arrested after the Kentucky State Police responded to a report of shots being fired at 1495 McElroy Pike.

    State Trooper John Adams spoke with Brady upon arriving at the scene. Adams learned that Brady had been armed with a shotgun and had been an altercation with a family member.

    Brady is being housedin the Marion County Detention Center. The investigation is ongoing. 

    His bond was set at $750,000.