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  • Officer Ford's fellow officers react to arrest

    It's been almost two years since Lebanon Police Officer David Ford was found shot to death in his home in Campbellsville. Last week's arrest in connection with his murder was a day that Brandon Blair, Ford's former partner at the Lebanon Police Department, has been waiting for anxiously.

    "The indictment is only the start of this process, but after waiting 20 months, I can honestly say I can now begin the healing process with this arrest," Blair said.

  • Lebanon City Council candidate Kate Palagi

    Kate Palagi   Age:  37   Address: 437 N. Spalding Ave.   Educational background:  B.S.

  • Lebanon City Council candidate Denise Fogle

    Denise M. Fogle   Age: 55   Address: 345 Burton Lane, Lebanon, Ky 40033   Work Experience: I have been employed by Central Kentucky Community Action for 31 years. I am the Human Resources Director and the Drug and Alcohol Manager.    Family Information: I am married to Lee Fogle, and the mother of four children; Terrell Gerton, Myron Montgomery, Tara Montgomery, and Jasmine Fogle.

  • Officer's widow indicted for murder

    It has been nearly two years since her husband was found shot to death. Today, Tonya M. Ford sits in a jail cell, indicted last Tuesday with his murder.

    Though she has been charged with killing Lebanon Police Officer David M. Ford, the investigation into his death will continue. And the detective in charge of the case says that the investigation has been ongoing ever since Ford was shot and killed on Feb. 10, 2009.

  • Smothers wants to remain community's 'voice'

    Incumbent District E Magistrate Roger "Cotton" Smothers survived a four-way primary in May as the only candidate on the Nov. 2 ballot. Last week, however, he gained a challenger in write-in candidate Joe Livers.

    Smothers, 42, remains committed to the people of his district and the county, he wrote in response to a questionnaire from the Enterprise. (Both Smothers' and Livers' complete questionnaires are available online at www.lebanonenterprise.com.)

  • A place to sit and REMEMBER

    The second-graders huddled around the table where Penny Nelson was demonstrating how to tie a friendship knot.

    "Left, right, under and up," she repeated with each braid.

    Before sending the students to their various work stations, she also gave them a reminder.

    "There are no mistakes in artwork," she said, "just design changes."

  • Mission: Healthy Babies

    Approximately 40 walkers from Marion and Taylor counties participated in the first Green River Walk at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon Saturday.

    The walk is a fund-raiser for the March of Dimes, which works to prevent birth defects, premature births and infant mortality.

    "Our mission is that one day every baby is going to be born healthy," said Mandy Kucela, the March of Dimes Barren River District director.

  • U.S. Rep. candidate Ed Marksberry

    Federal office questionnaire   Name: Ed Marksberry       Age: 47   Educational background: High School Graduate   

    Work Experience: Home Builder, Carpenter and Real Estate Agent

      Family Information: Married with two children  

    Organizations (church, civic groups, etc.): Methodist Church Soup Kitchen, Democratic Executive Committee Member, Sam's Club

  • District E Magistrate candidate - Roger "Cotton" Smothers

    Roger "Cotton"  Smothers 

  • David Ford's wife indicted for murder

    Tonya Ford, the widow of Lebanon Police officer David Ford, has been indicted for murder in connection with his death.

    David Ford was killed Feb. 10, 2009, at his home in Campbellsville .

    Tonya Ford, 37, of Campbellsville was indicted yesterday in Taylor Circuit Court. According to the indictment, on or about Feb. 10, 2009, she caused the death of David Ford and intended to do so, or she aided, abetted or counseled with another in said act.

    Tonya Ford's bond was set at $30,000.