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Government

  • District 3 Magistrate candidate - Dudley Adle Jr.

    Dudley Friend Adle Jr., 77, served in the U.S. Coast Guard for four years, before going to work for the U.S. Army as a civilian. He worked in the Department of Defense for 28 years.

    He completed his associate's degree at the University of Michigan, and he and his wife, Geraldine, have five children.

     

    1. Why are you running for magistrate?

  • District 3 Magistrate candidate - Craig Bishop

    Craig Bishop, 44, owns and operates Bishop's Nursery. Before that, he gained management experience working for Hendrickson Truck Suspensions

    He is a 1987 graduate of Marion County High School. He also studied business for two years at St. Catherine College, and he received a degree in electronic engineering from Lexington Electronic Institute.

    He has three children, and he is engaged to Stacey Wilson.

     

  • District 3 Magistrate candidate - Roger 'Cotton' Smothers

    Roger "Cotton" Smothers, 45, is in his third term as a magistrate. He is a 1986 graduate of Marion County High School.

    He and his wife, Krissy, have one son, Dale, and a daughter-in-law, Krissy.

     

    1. Why are you running for magistrate?

  • County clerk's office will close at 11 a.m. today

    The Marion County Clerk's Office will close at 11 a.m. today, March 25.

    The staff will be traveling to Frankfort, where State Rep. Terry Mills and State Sen. Jimmy Higdon will be honoring former County Clerk Karen Spalding at 2 p.m. in both houses of the legislature.

    Spalding, 57, died on Dec. 30. She was elected as county clerk in 2006 and won re-election in 2010.

    The public is invited to attend.

  • Fiscal court meets Thursday

     The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m., Thursday, March 20.

  • Special city council meeting this afternoon

     The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to hold a special called meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 20.

  • District 1 magistrate candidate: Monty Ray Mullins

    Monty Ray Mullins, 54, lives in Bradfordsville with his wife, Pamela. They have three children and five grandchildren. Mullins is a 1977 graduate of Marion County High School. He works at PDCI and O’Reilly’s.

    1. Why are you running for magistrate?

    MM: I'm pretty much a people person, and I like to help out any way I can.

    2.What experiences and education have prepared you to serve as magistrate?

  • District 1 magistrate candidate: Jackie Wicker

     Jackie Wicker, 72, lives in Bradfordsville with his wife, Ollie. They have a son and a daughter, four grandsons and two great-granddaughters. Wicker has his GED, and he has been a magistrate since 2003.

    1. Why are you running for re-election?

  • District 1 magistrate candidate: Bobby Hardin Jr.

    Bobby Hardin Jr., 49, lives on Garrett Lane. He has two songs. His is a graduate of Marion County High School, and he’s worked for the Marion County Road Department for 20 years.

    1. Why are you running for magistrate?

  • Temperature control system work underway at aquatic center

    The Lebanon City Council learned at its March 10 meeting that the Desert Aire system, which controls the temperature at the Lebanon Aquatic Center, would arrive soon.
    City Administrator John O. Thomas said Monday that the system has arrived. He added that a few weeks of work were needed outside before the interior work begins.
    The pool is open now, but Thomas added that the pool might be closed for about a week when the interior work is completed.

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