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  • School board, District 2: Attorney, teacher vie for seat

    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.
    Both candidates agree that the school board needs to rebuild its relationship with the public, and both believe they have the background to help.
    According to Carter, people go see a cardiologist if they have a heart problem. Likewise, she thinks an educator could help with education problems.

  • School board, District 3: Incumbent, challenger both value integrity

    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.
    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.
    Cecil has served on the school board for 10 months because he wants to be involved with improving the district.
    “I want to focus on continuing those improvements and hopefully to bring some stability to this board,” he said.

  • Tourism commission asked to consider arts funding

    Robin Humphress has been organizing and hosting stage performances in Lebanon for a couple years. She would like to make the arts a more permanent part of the community, and Monday, she turned to the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission for help.
    While the commission expressed appreciation for what Humphress has done and what she wants to do, it stopped short of making a firm financial commitment at its Oct. 13 meeting.
    Humphress opened her presentation by saying she has been to the commission before seeking sponsorships for specific events.

  • School board, District 2: Kaelin Reed

    Kaelin Reed, 33, of Honeysuckle Drive in Lebanon

     

    Family: I grew up In Meade County, Brandenburg. My mom and step-dad still live there. My father's recently deceased. Married to the former Amanda Cook, here of Lebanon. They have two children, Tanner, 3, and Kylie, 5 months.

     

  • School board, District 2: Angela Carter

    Angela Marie Carter, 47, of Twin Eagles Lane in Lebanon

    Family: I have three children, Tyler Mattingly, 23 years old, Cody Mattingly, 20 years old, and Kaitlyn Mattingly, and she's 18. My mother is Kathy Higdon. My step-father is Billy D. Higdon.

  • School board, District 3: Butch Cecil

    Butch Cecil, 65, Ed Cecil Road in Raywick

  • School board, District 3: Dennis Hagan

    Dennis Hagan, 55, of Jefferson Street in Raywick

  • School board meets tonight

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Board of Education office.

    The agenda for tonight's meeting includes the following:

    PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/MOMENT OF SILENCE

    COMMUNICATIONS

    - Introduction of Newly Appointed Board Member

  • Flash flood warning issued for Monday evening, Tuesday

    The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Southern Indiana and Central Kentucky starting Monday evening and lasting until Tuesday evening. This includes Marion County.

    According to the weather service, "a potent upper level storm system" will pass through this area, and residents should expect widespread thunderstorm and shower activity. One to two inches of rain are expected through Tuesday, with up to three inches in some areas, according to the weather service.

  • You could be the cure

    Twenty-eight people added their names to the national bone marrow registry during a drive held Sept. 30 at Lebanon United Methodist Church.
    Tatum Robbins, the wife of Marion County High School football coach and teacher Jeff Robbins, organized the event. In June of 2012, Coach Robbins was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer formed by malignant plasma cells. Those cells are found in bone marrow and play an important part in the immune system.