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  • Halloween event at the library Oct. 10

    The Marion County Public Library is hosting a Halloween-themed day of movies and mayhem on Monday, Oct. 10. At 10 a.m., the library will be showing a not-so-scary movie for younger children.

    At 1 p.m., the library will have a special showing of "Ghostbusters."

    The event will include crafts and spooky visitors as well. Space is limited, so anyone planning to attend is encouraged to register by either stopping by the library at 201 E. Main Street in Lebanon or by calling (270) 692-4698.

  • Lebanon man appointed to state committee

    An electrical inspector from Lebanon has been appointed to the Electrical Advisory Committee. Gov. Steve Beshear appointed Michael L. Shannon to the committee for a term that expires July 15, 2015. Shannon is replacing Jerry Shouse on the committee.

  • Bardstown man charged with reckless homicide

    James William Pinkston, 37, of 5318 Loretto Road in Bardstown was indicted for reckless homicide.

    According to the indictment, on or about Oct. 3, 2010, Pinkston recklessly caused the death of his wife, Shannon Pinkston. James Pinkston was the driver of a vehicle involved in an accident at 1:40 a.m. Oct. 3, 2010, on Hwy. 527, four miles north of St. Francis. Shannon Pinkston, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene. According to the police report issued at the time of the accident, alcohol was suspected to be a factor.

  • 6 of 7 schools meet No Child Left Behind goals

    Marion County High School was the only school in the district that failed to meet its No Child Left Behind goals, but it's still one of very few high schools across the entire state to have 60 percent or more of its students deemed "college or career ready."

    "That's something to be proud of," Marion County Superintendent Chuck Hamilton said during the school board meeting Tuesday of last week.

  • Secretary of State candidates believe in their backgrounds

    Bill Johnson is running for Kentucky Secretary of State because he is concerned about the future of the Commonwealth. Alison Lundergan Grimes is running because Kentuckians are hurting and she thinks they need and deserve strong leaders.

    Grimes, the Democratic candidate, and Johnson, the Republican candidate, will square off on Election Day, Nov. 8.

    Grimes, 32, is a business attorney, and she thinks her background is important to understand state and federal election laws as well as business laws in Kentucky.

  • Alison Lundergan Grimes, Democratic candidate, Secretary of State

     

  • Bill Johnson, Republican candidate, Secretary of State

     

  • James Comer: Republican candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture

    James Comer

    Republican candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture

     

    1. Why are you seeking this office?

    JC: I've been a lifelong farmer. I'm a fifth generation farmer. I love agriculture. I love farmers and farm communities, and I know I can make a difference and take agriculture to the next level.

     

  • James Comer: Republican candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture

    James Comer

    Republican candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture

     

    1. Why are you seeking this office?

    JC: I've been a lifelong farmer. I'm a fifth generation farmer. I love agriculture. I love farmers and farm communities, and I know I can make a difference and take agriculture to the next level.

     

  • Farmer vs. a farmer in race for ag commissioner

    One candidate to be Kentucky's Commissioner of Agriculture has done stand-up comedy. His opponent thinks his campaign is a joke.

    The Democratic candidate, Robert "Bob" Farmer of Louisville operates his own marketing firm, in addition to his occasional comedy performances. James Comer of Monroe County, the Republican candidate, is a farmer who has also served as a state representative.