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  • Loretto City Commission candidate: Tom Brahm

    Tom Brahm

  • U.S. Senate candidate - Billy Ray Wilson

    Billy Ray Wilson   1. Why did you decide to run for Senate? I'm retired military, disabled, and the President and Congress, we have a 1998 Iraq Liberation Act that put our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan for no legitimate reason. And we're killing people. I have agent orange exposure. I got lymph problems. I've got you name it, I have it, diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, and I don't want our troops to come back and have the same problems that I have, when there was no legitimate reason to begin with to go to war.

  • School Board District Three candidate: Alex Ackermann

    Alex Ackermann   Age: 47   Address: 1395 Old Calvary Pike, Lebanon, Kentucky  40033   Educational background: University of Central Florida, Electrical Engineering   Work Experience: Active Present School Board Member for the past 3 years PTO President, Calvary Elementary for 7 years

  • Burnin' down the house!

    Marion County hosted the fourth annual fire school this past weekend and, according to Marion County Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly, it was a huge success.

    "We had a good year," he said. "We're really proud."

    And they should be. More than 250 participants took part in this year's fire school, some traveling all the way from Fulton and northern Kentucky, Mattingly said.

    Mattingly said Marion County plans to continue hosting the fire school, which offered 12 classes to firefighters and other emergency service workers free of charge.

  • 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."