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  • Fiscal court considers request to assist tech center students

    This school year, Kenny Marrett has been serving as a liaison between the Marion County Jobs Consortium and the Marion County Area Technology Center. In that role, he visited the Marion County Fiscal Court on March 20 seeking some assistance.
    Marrett said he would like to help students complete projects, such as a wooden lock and a small hot air engine, which would be more involved than what students have been making.
    "We would like to introduce a craft fair at the end of the year," he said.

  • Former deputy jailer indicted again

    A former Marion County Detention Center deputy jailer has been indicted for a second time for introducing contraband into the jail.
    Shawn Perkins, 38, of 2230 Cowherd Lane in Lebanon was indicted in Marion Circuit Court on three counts of first-degree promoting contraband.
    According to the indictment, on or about May 9, June 20 and June 26, 2011, Perkins knowingly introduced dangerous contraband (cell phone) into a detention facility or he aided, abetted or counseled with another in said act.
    His bond was set at $10,000.

  • Strut Your Mutt is on April 19

    Leadership Lebanon-Marion County Class of 2014 is organizing the Anthony Rakes Memorial Fund “Strut Your Mutt” event, which will take place at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 19, in Lebanon.

  • Cars for a Cause

    Spring View Hospital hosted a car show Saturday, March 22, to raise money for Relay for Life. Dozens of cars were entered in the show, and visitors also had a chance to walk through the Incredible Colon, and inflatable tunnel that showed the differences between a healthy and unhealthy colon.

  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory at WMES

    West Marion Elementary School students performed the classic “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” last week.
     

  • 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.

  • Missing man has been found

     A Marion County man thought to be missing has been found.

    Scotty Wilkerson, 29, was last seen Friday leaving McB’s. He was believed to be with a group of people from Greensburg. That is where he was found Monday, March 24.