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  • Three seek to replace Bunning

    No matter who wins the Nov. 2 election, Kentucky will have a new U.S. Senator in January.

    Sen. Jim Bunning did not seek re-election, and his would-be successors include the attorney general, an eye doctor and a retired veteran.

    Democratic candidate Jack Conway and Republican candidate Dr. Rand Paul have garnered statewide and national attention. Billy Ray Wilson is running as a write-in candidate.

  • U.S. Senate candidate - Dr. Rand Paul

    Dr. Rand Paul   1. Why did you decide to run for Senate? Well, I've become very concerned, like a lot of people are concerned about how big the deficit has become. I don't believe that a country can continue to live beyond its means forever. And I know that in my individual life, and most people you run into, you can't keep spending more money than you take in. And I think so many of the politicians up there on both sides of the aisle have just doing, just spend, spend, spend.

  • Bradfordsville City Commission candidate: Jerry Lee Tungate

    Jerry Lee Tungate   Age: 69   Educational background: Grad. of Bradfordsville and Lebanon Schools.   Work Experience: Contract mechanic 8 years. On city counsel, 3 years commissioner Bradfordsville Police Dept.   Family Information: Married - Wife, Rita; daughter, Jeri; Sons, Lee, Adam, Shawn   Organizations (church, civic groups, etc.): Presbyterian, Order of Kentucky Colonels   1.

  • Field fires interrupt fire school

    As hundreds of firefighters from across the state were participating in the Marion County Fire School, local departments were busy responding to three separate fires Sunday afternoon.

    The Loretto Fire Department was called to a cornfield fire at 1:38 p.m. on Ruben Smith Road. They were assisted by New Hope, New Haven, Lebanon and Raywick fire departments. The Marion County Rescue Squad and Marion County EMS also responded to the scene.

    By the time the scene was cleared at 4:40 p.m., the fire had charred an estimated 60-75 acres.

  • District judicial candidate: Connie Sullivan Phillips

    Connie Sullivan Phillips

  • U.S. Senate candidate - Jack Conway

    Jack Conway   1. First, what would you consider your priorities if you are elected? First of all, jobs, job creation. We have 10 percent unemployment in this state. People feel like whatever they are doing in Washington, it's not working. It's not working in places like Lebanon, and that's why I'm focused on a hometown tax credit and a jobs plan. Now, I have an opponent when asked if he had a jobs plan said that people needed to work for lesser wages and needed some tough love. And I actually have a jobs plan.

  • School Board District Five candidate: Ed Hacker

    Edward Hacker   Age: 63   Address: 2900 St. Francis Road, St. Francis, Ky. 40062   Educational background: Decatur High School, Indianapolis, Ind., 1965 Graduate United Electronics Institute, Louisville, Ky..

  • Veterans Day program is Sunday

    A Veterans Day program has been scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Lebanon National Cemetery.

    American Legion Post 49 will host the program, which is also being sponsored by VFW Marple Caldwell Post 5910 and the American Legion Auxiliary.

    The Marion County Veterans Honor Guard, Marion County High School ROTC and the Marion County High School band will participate in the program.

  • Election Day, 2010

    Today, Nov. 2, is Election Day 2010.

    If you haven't been to the polls, go vote. If you've already voted, check back here later for election results.

    Here are the contested races in the county.

  • Epps arrested for DUI

    Anthony Epps, Marion County High School boys basketball head coach, was arrested for driving under the influence Saturday morning, Oct. 23, near the neighborhood of Hamilton Heights in Lebanon.

    The arresting officer, Sgt. Greg Young of the Lebanon Police Department, said he observed Epps driving on West Main Street in Lebanon. After observing his driving, he then decided to make a traffic stop. Young made the stop in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood at 2:06 a.m.