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  • HAM DAYS: Missy’s parade

    The PIGasus Parade at the Marion County Country Ham Days festival was and always will be Missy Farmer-Spalding’s parade.
    For years, she was single-handedly in charge of organizing the parade. It held a special place in her heart.
    "I call it my parade," Missy said when being interviewed by the Enterprise in April of 2012. "I am so attached to that parade."

  • HAM DAYS: Voice from the stage

    Charles Lancaster Sr. has been part of every PIGasus Parade, providing commentary and introducing parade participants as they pass the Main Street stage.
    This year, Lancaster, 78, will be seeing the parade from a different point of view — as the grand marshal.
    "This will be a real treat for me," Lancaster said.
    When Ham Days was still in its infancy, Lancaster was invited to serve as the master of ceremonies for the parade. It's something he's done ever since.

  • Submit your photos and drawings for a special Lebanon Christmas ornament

    In honor of Lebanon’s 200th birthday next year, the downtown committee is asking artists and photographers to submit their work to possibly be used for a special Christmas ornament next year. Artists and photographers are encouraged to submit their work featuring downtown Lebanon. The deadline to submit a drawing or photograph is Friday, Nov. 28.

    Contact Isabel Duley, Denise Thomas or Brenda Followell for more information.

    Proceeds from the sell of the ornament will go to the downtown committee to beautiful downtown.
     

  • Deadline to register in Nov. 4 general election is Oct. 6

    The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming Nov. 4 General Election is Monday, Oct. 6.
    County clerks’ offices throughout Kentucky will accept voter registration cards until the close of business on that date. Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by Oct. 6.

    To be eligible to vote, you must:
    • Be a U.S. citizen,
    • Be a Kentucky resident for at least 28 days before Election day,
    • Be at least 18 years old by the date of the next general election,

  • Swine and Dine all week long
  • Enterovirus outbreak hits Kentucky children

    By Chris Kenning
    The Courier-Journal

    An outbreak of a respiratory virus that has hospitalized children in a handful of states has hit Kentucky, health officials said Monday, Sept. 8.
    Kraig Humbaugh, deputy commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Public Health, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently confirmed that five of 10 cases it tested from Kentucky were enterovirus D68 — which is fueling a rise in respiratory illness.

  • History and family tradition guide Limestone’s innovative growth

    Story and photos by John Bramel
    Special to the Enterprise

    Since the ribbon cutting for Limestone Branch Distillery on Feb. 17, 2011, the Lebanon craft distillery has kept the business formula simple.
    Innovate.
    Grow.

  • Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame welcomes first lady of Maker’s Mark

    Margie Mattingly Samuels, who created the distinctive name, cutting-edge design and iconic red wax of her family’s Maker’s Mark distillery, will be inducted as the newest member of the prestigious Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame today.
    Mrs. Samuels is the first woman directly connected with a distillery to receive the bourbon industry’s highest honor, and only the fifth woman ever to be inducted, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association and the Kentucky Bourbon Festival.

  • Inmate’s unsupervised release for doctor’s visit is ‘unbelievable’

    Johnny Ray McQueen, 51, a registered sex offender who was also indicted for robbery in connection with the March 20 armed robbery at Cash-A-Check in Lebanon was apprehended Friday evening after being on the run since Tuesday, Sept. 9.
    McQueen had been granted a court ordered medical furlough by Marion Circuit Judge Alan Bertram to go to the doctor. He left the detention center, unsupervised, at 1 p.m. Tuesday, and was ordered to return by 5 p.m. He never returned, according to Marion County Jailer Barry Brady.

  • A champion

    When visitors enter Marion County High School’s fitness center, one of the first things they notice is a sign that hangs on the door. It says, “A champion is someone who gets up… Even when they can’t.”
    Jeff Robbins, who is in his 11th year as head coach of the MCHS football team, is showing his players, students, family and community the true meaning of a champion as he fights for his life after being diagnosed with multiple myeloma in June of 2012.