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  • The lower he stoops, the taller he stands

    By Dr. David B. Whitlock

    When Bishop-elect Charles C. Thompson, currently pastor of Holy Trinity Church in Louisville, answered his cell phone while traveling in his car, he heard the voice of Archbishop Pietro Sambi, the Vatican's Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, informing the priest that he had been appointed by the Holy Father as Bishop of Evansville.

    "Do you accept?"

  • Mock crash makes an impact

    Marion County High School students were the spectators of a mock crash scene Thursday, April 28, days before they participated in prom festivities. The Marion County Heartland Safe Community Coalition, local law enforcement and emergency services created a mock crash at the high school. It was treated like a real collision involving drugs and alcohol. Mock crash participants were Cody Rakes, DeLanna Johnson, Jessica Sandusky and Brian Bailey.

  • Tech center project near complete

    The Marion County Area Technology Center renovation/addition project is expected to be complete by May 15, and the Marion County Board of Education got a tour of the facility during its regular monthly meeting last week.

  • Special Kids, Special Talents

    The 11th annual Special Kids/Special Talents Field Day was held Friday at Lebanon Elementary School. The event recognizes students for their outstanding effort and attitude.

  • Superintendent search: Three men make the cut

    The Marion County Board of Education has selected three candidates to interview for the superintendent's position.

    They are Chuck Hamilton, Mercer County superintendent, Steven Cleo Meadows, Bath County assistant superintendent and William Phil Rison, Montgomery County assistant superintendent.

  • Superintendent candidates announced

    The Marion County Board of Education has selected three candidates to interview for the superintendent's position.

    They are Chuck Hamilton, Mercer County superintendent, Steven Cleo Meadows, Bath County assistant superintendent in Owingsville and William Phil Rison, Montgomery County assistant superintendent in Mount Sterling,

  • Republican Commissioner of Agriculture candidate: Rob Rothenburger

    1. Why are you seeking this office?

  • Republican Commissioner of Agriculture candidate: James Comer

    1. Why are you seeking this office?

    I am seeking the office of Ag Commissioner because I have both a love of agriculture and a vision of agriculture that will help lead the agriculture industry in KY to the next level. I want to help farmers expand markets and add value to existing ones, and I want to help young farm families survive and prosper.


  • Tourism changes in the works

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission's next meeting is scheduled for May 9, but other local organizations will be working on ideas for the commission before then.

    During its April 11 meeting, the Lebanon City Council voted to postpone a decision about the restaurant tax (which provides most of the funding for the tourism commission) and for the Marion County Chamber of Commerce, Marion County Economic Development, Lebanon Main Street Committee and the Centre Square Committee to come up with ideas for the tourism commission.

  • Census: County becoming more diverse

    A majority of Marion County residents live outside of an incorporated city, share their home with at least one other person, and are white. However, the county's minority population has grown considerably since 2000, according to the 2010 Census.

    The Hispanic/Latino population in particular has increased by 235 percent, from 144 people in 2000 to 482 in 2010. (The U.S. Census Bureau considers Hispanic and Latino heritage under ethnicity, not race.)