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  • Lebanon City Council candidate Darin Spalding

    Darin Spalding   Age: 42   Educational background: Marion County High School, graduated 1985 Associated of Applied Science Degree in Computer Aided Design and Drafting from Louisville Technical Institute, graduated 1988   Address: 614 Bruce Street, Lebanon, KY   Work Experience: Senior Designer at CFW Associated Engineers, Inc.

  • Forest and field fires plague county, state

    The west coast is prone to having forest fires, but the Bluegrass State is also experiencing an active wildfire season so far this year thanks to the extremely dry conditions. Last week, a large blaze, which started during the early afternoon on Thursday in a LaRue County soybean field north of Sonora, burned approximately 1,000 acres. Authorities closed Ky. 84 to traffic and evacuated about 10 homes in the area. The billowing smoke could be seen from Elizabethtown.

    Marion County also had its fair share of forest and field fires, as well.

  • Columbine High School shooting survivor to speak Oct. 28

    Craig Scott, one of the survivors of the Columbine High School shootings, who spoke to Marion County students and the community at-large in February of this year, will be returning Thursday, Oct. 28.

    Scott's first visit to Marion County was to deliver Rachel's Challenge - a message inspired by his sister, Rachel Joy Scott, who was the first person killed April 20, 1993. The purpose of Rachel's Challenge isn't to dwell on the shootings that occurred at Columbine High School that day, but to seek positive influences, be kind and look for the best in others.

  • District E Magistrate candidate - Joe Livers

    Joseph "Joe" Lambert Livers Jr.   Address: 1790 Wards Branch Road, Lebanon   Date of birth: Nov. 10, 1952   Family information: Son of Lambert and Deverial Miles Livers of Jessietown. Four sisters and four brothers of which I am the eldest. I have three sons: Joseph, James and Grant, ages 35, 28 and 9, respectively. Grant was deceased on July 24 of this year.   Educational background: I attended St. Joseph Elementary and St.

  • School Board District Five candidate: Kay Carlew

    Kay Carlew   Age: 67   Address: 515 Nerinx Rd          Nerinx, Ky 40049   Educational Background:  AB from Webster University with a major in Education   MA from University of KY in Education   Work Experience: Teacher in the Washington County Public Schools for 10 years (Elementary, Middle and High School).

  • School board, St. Charles SBDM discuss improvements

    The Marion County Board of Education met for approximately 45 minutes with the St. Charles Middle School Site-Based Decision Making Council. The discussion was part of the board's Oct. 26 meeting, which was held at St. Charles.   Much of the discussion centered around improving academic achievement at St. Charles. The school's scores declined in every area, except science, in the most recent test results.

  • Loretto City Commission candidate: Tom Brahm

    Tom Brahm

  • U.S. Senate candidate - Billy Ray Wilson

    Billy Ray Wilson   1. Why did you decide to run for Senate? I'm retired military, disabled, and the President and Congress, we have a 1998 Iraq Liberation Act that put our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan for no legitimate reason. And we're killing people. I have agent orange exposure. I got lymph problems. I've got you name it, I have it, diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, and I don't want our troops to come back and have the same problems that I have, when there was no legitimate reason to begin with to go to war.

  • School Board District Three candidate: Alex Ackermann

    Alex Ackermann   Age: 47   Address: 1395 Old Calvary Pike, Lebanon, Kentucky  40033   Educational background: University of Central Florida, Electrical Engineering   Work Experience: Active Present School Board Member for the past 3 years PTO President, Calvary Elementary for 7 years

  • Burnin' down the house!

    Marion County hosted the fourth annual fire school this past weekend and, according to Marion County Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly, it was a huge success.

    "We had a good year," he said. "We're really proud."

    And they should be. More than 250 participants took part in this year's fire school, some traveling all the way from Fulton and northern Kentucky, Mattingly said.

    Mattingly said Marion County plans to continue hosting the fire school, which offered 12 classes to firefighters and other emergency service workers free of charge.