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  • US Representative candidate: Ed Whitfield

    Name: Ed Whitfield

    Age: 69

    Campaign website: www.whitfieldforcongress.com.

    1. Why are you seeking re-election?

  • US Representative Candidate: Charles Hatchett

    Name: Charles Kendall Hatchett

    Age: 61

    Campaign website:  www.hatchettforcongress.net

    1. Why are you running?

  • City of Lebanon to auction surplus property

    The Lebanon City Council unanimously voted to declare a list of items surplus during its Oct. 8 meeting. The City of Lebanon has scheduled a public auction for 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, to sell those items.

    The surplus items include a 1997 Crown Victoria, a 1999 Dodge Ram 1500, a 1995 Chevrolet Silverado, a rover sewer camera, two Remington Model 700 308 rifles, eight bicycles, computer monitors, PC's printers, a VCR, cameras, VHS and cassette tapes, camera film, flashlights, a hard case with sockets and an ammo case.

  • Stand United Against Violence event Monday, Oct. 29

  • Upcoming New Harmonies events

    The week's events to complement the Smithsonian "New Harmonies" exhibit on display at Centre Square are as follows:

    - Friday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m. Amos Hopkins and The White Russians at Angelic Hall.

    The Kentucky Fellowship of Musicians will open at 7 p.m., and Hopkins is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m.

  • Obesity, substance abuse identified as biggest local health issues

    Obesity and substance abuse are the two biggest health issues affecting the community.

    That was the consensus on Oct. 11, when community representatives met with regional and state health officials to follow up on a health forum held Aug. 13. During last week's meeting, the participants were asked to review the available data and identify the two biggest health issues in Marion County.

  • Limestone Distillery joins Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour

    The Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour will officially open at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, and Limestone Branch Distillery will be hosting a reception to mark the occasion.

    "It's really a fantastic opportunity not just for the distillery, but for Lebanon," said Steve Beam, co-owner of Limestone Branch.

    Friday in Lexington, Gov. Steve Beshear helped announce the craft tour by driving a bung into a barrel filled with samples from each of the seven craft distilleries that are part of the tour.

  • Nerinx Post Office hours to remain the same

    United States Postal Service officials met with a roomful of nuns Oct. 11 at the Loretto Motherhouse to discuss the future plans for the Nerinx Post Office.

    For now, at least, that plan means keeping things the same as they are. The Nerinx Post Office will remain open from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday and from 8 to 11:15 a.m. on Saturdays, according to Rosemary Miller, a manager for the U.S. Postal Service.

    "We want to make our products and services available," Miller said.

  • School board applauds recent test scores

    Members of the Marion County School Board of Education literally broke out into applause when hearing the latest test scores for both local middle schools and Marion County High School during their meeting last week.

    In September, all eighth grade students at St. Charles Middle School and Lebanon Middle School took the EXPLORE exam, which is the first part of a testing system that also includes the PLAN and the ACT. All three test students in English, math, reading and science.

  • Lebanon men vie for 24th District seat

    Both candidates for the 24th District seat in the Kentucky House of Representatives are Lebanon residents, fathers, and grandfathers. They both have experience in government, and they're both hoping to serve in the state legislature in 2013.
    Terry Mills, 62, is the Democratic incumbent for the district that includes Casey and Marion counties and part of Pulaski County.
    "It sounds corny, but I just want to serve," Mills said. "I just want to give back. I've had a good life, a lot given to me. I just want to give back."