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  • Former magistrate has died

    Kelly Bradshaw, who served as a magistrate from 1990 through 2002, died early Monday morning, Nov. 24.

    In addition to serving on the fiscal court, Bradshaw was an Air Force veteran, a member of St. Augustine Church and the Knights of Columbus.

    During his time on the court, the court voted to build a new detention center to replace the old county jail, and he supported the decision to expand the center shortly after it opened in 1997.

    Look for more about Bradshaw in the Dec. 3 edition.

  • Brett Guthrie goes to Washington

    By Ben Sheroan

    Landmark News Service

    More than a month before taking office, Brett Guthrie learned that in Washington, D.C., some elevators don’t go all the way to the top floor.

    In his first official introduction to the House of Representatives, Brett Guthrie experienced a hectic week of meetings, tours and presentations.

    He received his office assignment Friday. By tradition, freshman legislators draw for position to determine a selection order for what’s left after other House members have picked office space.

  • School board: Tech center is next project

    The recallable nickel may have been defeated at the polls Nov. 4, but the Marion County Board of Education still sees the need to make renovations to school buildings in the district.

    "We have to take our defeats as maybe an opportunity for the future," said Sr. Kay Carlew, board chairwoman.

  • Fire damages N. Forest Street home

    The Lebanon Fire Department responded to a house fire at 215 N. Forest Street in Lebanon Thursday morning, Nov. 19.

    No one was injured in the fire, and the damage was mainly in the upstairs attic-area of the house Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly said.

    "It's pretty extensive damage, but I'd say it's repairable," he said.

  • Two traffic accidents reported Wednesday

    Local law enforcement officials responded to two accidents yesterday evening.

    Scott Cissell of Raywick was transported to University Hospital in Louisville by LifeNet after a single-vehicle accident on Howardstown Road.

    The Lebanon Police received a report of an accident on Ky. 84 (Howardstown Road) two miles west of Raywick at 9:47 p.m. Nov. 19, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office, the Lebanon.

  • Marion County drug dealers conspire to distribute $100,000 of cocaine

    Rodney Godbey, 42, of Highway 289, Benningfield Trailer Park, Lot 8, in Lebanon, and Chester Shipp, Highway 289, Benningfield Trailer Park, Lot 7, in Lebanon, pled guilty on Nov. 18, to conspiracy to distribute cocaine and cocaine base, U.S. Attorney David L. Huber of the Western District of Kentucky announced Thursday. 

    Godbey admitted that between March 2005, and October 2006, he helped Shipp sell cocaine in Marion County. Shipp, who has a prior drug conviction, admitted that during that same time period, he sold both cocaine and cocaine base.

  • Letters to Santa are due Dec. 8

    The Lebanon Enterprise is collecting letters to Santa Claus and will forward them to his workshop at the North Pole in time for Christmas.

    The Enterprise will also publish letters in a Christmas issue and choose some of the best for prizes.

    Until 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 8, children 12 years old or younger can write to Santa at this special Lebanon address - Attn: Santa Claus, The Lebanon Enterprise, 119 S. Proctor Knott Avenue, Lebanon, Ky, 40033 - or e-mail them to copyeditor@lebanonenterprise.com.

  • Youth rally at Centre Square Tuesday evening

    An inter-denominational area-wide youth rally, Alive Again, has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at Centre Square.

  • Marion County has 65 percent voter turnout

    Statewide, 62.8 percent of eligible voters participated in the 2008 Presidential election. Marion County's turnout, 65 percent, was higher than the statewide turnout and two percent higher than the county's turnout in the 2004 Presidential election.

    In all, 7,943 Marion Countians cast a ballot in the 2008 General Election. That figure includes 527 absentee votes.

    In all three national races on the ballot, Marion County favored the losing candidates.

  • Voters: No to 'nickel'

    Marion County voters waited more than a year to have their say on whether the "recallable nickel" would be added to the tax rate for Marion County Public Schools.

    And last Tuesday, the voters' answer was a resounding no. Nearly six out of every 10 voters cast ballots against the "recallable nickel".

    In 16 of the 17 county precincts, a majority of voters opposed the nickel. The courthouse precinct is the only precinct where a majority of voters supported the "nickel."