http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Taking chances http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/taking-chances <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/11-19-14_clarence_spalding_1.jpg" alt="Clarence Spalding, left, is the manager for Jason Aldean, right. " title="Clarence Spalding, left, is the manager for Jason Aldean, right. " align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /><p> What do Rascal Flatts, Jason Aldean and Brooks and Dunn all have in common?<br /> They are some of country music&rsquo;s biggest stars, and they all know where Lebanon, Kentucky is thanks to their manager and Marion County native Clarence Spalding.<br /> &ldquo;Everybody in this town knows where Lebanon, Kentucky is,&rdquo; Spalding said with a laugh during a telephone interview with the <em>Enterprise</em> recently. &ldquo;Lebanon is a huge part of who I am.&rdquo;<br /> ‘Coach Rob’ will be missed http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/%E2%80%98coach-rob%E2%80%99-will-be-missed <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/11-19-14_robbins.jpg" alt="Marion County High School Head Football Coach Jeff Robbins, who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in June of 2012, passed away Sunday, Nov. 16. " title="Marion County High School Head Football Coach Jeff Robbins, who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in June of 2012, passed away Sunday, Nov. 16. " align="left" hspace="6" width="138" height="85" /><p> Jeff Robbins&rsquo; impact on Marion County High School goes far beyond Xs and Os on the football field.<br /> &quot;He had ways of teaching you stuff that you think about now, it hits you like a load of bricks,&quot; said Matthew Mattingly, who served as one of Robbins&rsquo; assistants for 10 years. &quot;He not only impacted the kids. He impacted the coaches &#39;cause he taught us a lot as well. They&#39;ve lost a great role model, and we&#39;ve lost a mentor.&quot;<br /> Lebanon Main Street/WSLK Dickens Christmas is Friday, Nov. 28 http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/lebanon-main-streetwslk-dickens-christmas-friday-nov-28 <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/11-26-14_brief_dickens_christmas.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="145" height="85" /><p> Remembering Rakes http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/remembering-rakes-0 <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/11-19-14_memorial_pic_1.jpg" alt="Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements welcomes those who attended Friday’s candlelight vigil and dedication ceremony. " title="Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements welcomes those who attended Friday’s candlelight vigil and dedication ceremony. " align="left" hspace="6" width="115" height="85" /><p> On Friday, Nov. 14, the Marion County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office dedicated a memorial for all emergency service workers who have died in the line of duty. That day was also the two-year anniversary of the death of Deputy Sheriff Anthony Rakes. Regina Ewing, Rakes&rsquo; sister, was pleased with the event.</p> <p> &ldquo;It&rsquo;s amazing how people still come out in memory of him,&rdquo; she said.</p> <p> Rakes&rsquo; other sister, Anita Elder, added, &ldquo;He is gone, but he is not going to be forgotten.&rdquo;</p> Jail loses long-time staffer http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/jail-loses-long-time-staffer <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/11-19-14_jail_sidebar-gribbins_obit_pic.jpg" alt="Captain David Earl Gribbins " title="Captain David Earl Gribbins " align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> Captain David Earl Gribbins has been a part of the Marion County Detention Center staff ever since Barry Brady was elected jailer 12 years ago.<br /> Gribbins, 66, died Sunday after suffering a heart attack, according to Brady.<br /> &ldquo;He&rsquo;s very much an important part of our administration&rsquo;s success at the jail,&rdquo; Brady said.<br /> Brady has known Gribbins for 29 years, going back to when they both worked at Marion Adjustment Center.<br /> Jail looking to go leaner, greener http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/jail-looking-go-leaner-greener <p> The Marion County Detention Center is the first jail in the United States to receive a grant for a &ldquo;jail sustainability assessment&rdquo; from the National Institute of Corrections.<br /> The assessment will take place over the course of three days and will look at every possible way the detention center can cut costs, and hopefully, serve as a model for other facilities. Monday morning, the jail hosted an opening ceremony to kick-off the assessment<br /> Building future leaders http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/building-future-leaders <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/11-19-14_student_ambassadors_gribbins_pic.jpg" alt="“Even if you&#039;re just going to Wal-mart to get groceries, you need to be a leader.&quot; - Junior Anne Gribbins " title="“Even if you&#039;re just going to Wal-mart to get groceries, you need to be a leader.&quot; - Junior Anne Gribbins " align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> T.J. Veatch wants to give something back to the Marion County community, and the Marion County High School senior believes he&rsquo;s found a way to do that as one of the founding members of the student ambassadors program at Marion County High School.<br /> &ldquo;Through the application process, you could tell they wanted true leaders,&rdquo; Veatch said.<br /> His fellow senior Paris Manson agreed, adding that they want to show the community what amazing things students are doing in local schools.<br /> Former school board secretary seeks reinstatement of unemployment benefits http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/former-school-board-secretary-seeks-reinstatement-unemployment-benefits <p> A former school board secretary has filed six separate but related complaints against the Kentucky Unemployment Insurance Commission and the Marion County Board of Education.<br /> On Nov. 12, Pam Spalding filed six &ldquo;verified complaints seeking judicial review of a decision of the Kentucky Unemployment Insurance Commission&rdquo; in Marion Circuit Court.<br />