http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Ebola a non-issue in Kentucky, health workers say http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/ebola-non-issue-kentucky-health-workers-say <p> <em>By Victoria Aldrich<br /> The Advocate-Messenger</em><br /> <br /> The Ebola virus is a living horror movie.<br /> Once infected, your body slowly melts from within until you crash, or bleed out, oozing a hot trail of infectious death.<br /> That&rsquo;s the bad news. The good news is, ignore the hype and carry on, according to Boyle County Health Department Public Health Director Brent Blevins.<br /> A perfect match http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/perfect-match-0 <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/10-15-14_julia_and_francis_followup.jpg" alt="Julia Browning Devine is getting used to life with a functioning kidney again. “To be able to drink and eat what I want and be dialysis-free feels amazing,” she said. “I feel so blessed.”" title="Julia Browning Devine is getting used to life with a functioning kidney again. “To be able to drink and eat what I want and be dialysis-free feels amazing,” she said. “I feel so blessed.”" align="left" hspace="6" width="58" height="85" /><p> Peeing on the operating table might be an embarrassing moment for most people, but it was a miracle for Julia Browning Devine.<br /> Devine, 44, who has suffered from kidney disease since she was 15, received her second kidney transplant on Aug. 26, which was her late Grandmother Inez Browning&rsquo;s birthday.<br /> From the moment Devine received the long awaited phone call that she might be getting a kidney, everything seemed meant to be. But, her journey to that fateful day included lots of ups and downs.<br /> Lebanon man is recovering after Hwy. 208 accident http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/lebanon-man-recovering-after-hwy-208-accident <p> &nbsp;A Lebanon man was struck while putting out his garbage on Hwy. 208 Thursday morning.</p> <p> Mitchell L. Rakes, 78, of Lebanon &nbsp;was listed in serious but stable condition at University Hospital in Louisville as of Friday morning.</p> <p> Rakes&nbsp;was transported to Spring View Hospital following the collision that occurred at 6:18 a.m. Oct. 16 on Hwy. 208, approximately two miles west of Lebanon.</p> New Hope man dies of heart attack, involved in collision http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/new-hope-man-dies-heart-attack-involved-collision <p> Gerald Harris, 67, of New Hope died Wednesday afternoon of an apparent heart attack, according to the Marion County Sheriff&#39;s Office.</p> <p> Harris was involved in a single-vehicle collision at 2:49 p.m. Oct. 15 on Salt Lick Road, approximately six miles south of Raywick, the sheriff&#39;s office reported. The caller who reported the accident indicated that Harris might have had some type of medical emergency that resulted in his 1988 Oldmobile leaving the roadway and striking a small tree, according to the sheriff&#39;s office.</p> Judge strikes down Kentucky's election day restricted zones http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/judge-strikes-down-kentuckys-election-day-restricted-zones <p> &nbsp;Kentucky has prohibited campaigning near polling places on primary and general election days for several years, but that ban was struck down Tuesday in a ruling by Judge William O. Bertlesman of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.</p> <p> Bertlesman ruled that the law was unconstitutional and issued an injunction barring the state from enforcing the law.&nbsp;<span>While noting a Supreme Court decision that upheld a 100-foot ban as acceptable to prevent things like voter intimidation, he concluded that the 300-feet ban was too much.</span></p> School board, District 2: Attorney, teacher vie for seat http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/school-board-district-2-attorney-teacher-vie-seat <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/10-15-14_school_board_district_2_web.jpg" alt="Two candidates are vying to fill the District Two school board seat in the Nov. 4 election, teacher Angela Carter and attorney Kaelin Reed." title="Two candidates are vying to fill the District Two school board seat in the Nov. 4 election, teacher Angela Carter and attorney Kaelin Reed." align="left" hspace="6" width="102" height="85" /><p> The District Two seat on the Marion County Board of Education has been vacant since then-chairman Michael Mullins resigned in May. Two candidates are vying to fill that seat in the Nov. 4 election, teacher Angela Carter and attorney Kaelin Reed.<br /> Both candidates agree that the school board needs to rebuild its relationship with the public, and both believe they have the background to help.<br /> According to Carter, people go see a cardiologist if they have a heart problem. Likewise, she thinks an educator could help with education problems.<br /> School board, District 3: Incumbent, challenger both value integrity http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/school-board-district-3-incumbent-challenger-both-value-integrity <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/10-15-14_school_board_district_3_web.jpg" alt="Butch Cecil was appointed last year to fill the remainder of Ed Hacker’s term as the District Three representative on the Marion County Board of Education. He is facing a challenge from Dennis Hagan, who has been a critic of recent actions within the school system." title="Butch Cecil was appointed last year to fill the remainder of Ed Hacker’s term as the District Three representative on the Marion County Board of Education. He is facing a challenge from Dennis Hagan, who has been a critic of recent actions within the school system." align="left" hspace="6" width="102" height="85" /><p> Butch Cecil was appointed last year to fill the remainder of Ed Hacker&rsquo;s term as the District Three representative on the Marion County Board of Education.<br /> Cecil would like to remain in that seat, but he is facing a challenge from Dennis Hagan, who has been a critic of recent actions within the school system.<br /> Cecil has served on the school board for 10 months because he wants to be involved with improving the district.<br /> &ldquo;I want to focus on continuing those improvements and hopefully to bring some stability to this board,&rdquo; he said.<br /> On the job http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/job <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/10-15-14_co-op_program_pic_1b.jpg" alt="Chris Piekarski, a junior, and senior Brandon O’Daniel spent their fall break co-oping at Angell Demmel. " title="Chris Piekarski, a junior, and senior Brandon O’Daniel spent their fall break co-oping at Angell Demmel. " align="left" hspace="6" width="112" height="85" /><p> While Marion County students enjoyed a break from classes last week, many of them found another way to continue their education. Several students in Project Lead the Way participated in co-ops at local businesses and industries.<br /> At Angell Demmel, junior Chris Piekarski and senior Brandon O&rsquo;Daniel were assigned with coming up with a way to ship parts for a Lexus vehicle overseas without damaging them. They also got to try their hand at designing a crate in AutoCAD (a computer-aided design and drafting program).<br />