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  • Interviews for MCHS principal are Friday

    The Marion County school district recently hired a new superintendent and Marion County High School could soon hire a new principal.

    Monday evening, members of the MCHS site-based decision making council reviewed a total of eight applications and they plan to interview the top three candidates Friday. (Originally, 10 people applied for the job, but two withdrew.)

    Stacey Hall, Glenn Spalding and Greg Suhr are the finalists to become the next MCHS principal.

  • Another stop on the Bourbon Trail

    The newest name in Marion County's distillers is an old name in the whiskey business. Brothers Steve and Paul Beam hope to begin making their own whiskey, rum and bourbon before the end of the year.

    Steve Beam said their great-great-grandfather, JW. Dant, operated a distillery in Marion County 175 years ago. Both of their grandfathers were distillers as well.

    "We hope to continue the tradition of making fine hand-crafted small batch spirits," Steve Beam said.

  • Letting teens be teens

    Teenagers are not adults, nor are they children, yet too often society expects them to act like adults, according to Scoot Crandall of Team Fort Collins. Adolescence is a time of transition, and it's important for everyone to understand that.

    "The process can be kind of confusing. It can be very challenging, but it can also be very sweet," Crandall told a room of more than 300 people May 10 at the Marion County Extension Office.

  • 2011 Primary Election results

    The 2011 Primary Election results are in, and Senate President David L. Williams will be squaring off with Gov. Steve Beshear in November.

    On the Republican side, David L. Williams had a comfortable lead statewide with 48.22 percent of the vote in the GOP gubernatorial primary race. Williams received 68,512 vote. Phil Moffett had 53,964 votes and Bobbie Holsclaw had 19,609 votes.

    In Marion County, Williams received 108 votes. Moffett received 77 votes, and Holsclaw received 28 votes.

    Here is a breakdown of the rest of the primary races.

  • MCHS site-based council to interview three principal candidates

    The Marion County High School Site-Based Decision Making Council has reached the next step in its search for the next high school principal.

    Stacey Hall, Glenn Spalding and Greg Suhr are the finalists to become the next MCHS principal.

    Hall is the current assistant principal and athletics director at MCHS. He was also one of the finalists last year when the site-based council was unable to reach an agreement about who the principal should be.

  • Judge/executive tells jury about son's final days

    By Jennifer Hewlett

    The Lexington Herald-Leader

    Courtroom spectators sobbed as Marion County Judge-Executive John G. Mattingly Jr. described in Fayette Circuit Court on Monday the final 47 days of his 23-year-old son's life.

  • Republican gubernatorial candidate - David Williams

    Why are you seeking this office? 

  • Republican gubernatorial candidate - Phil Moffett

    1. Why are you seeking the governor's office?

  • Republican gubernatorial candidate - Bobbie Holsclaw

    1. Why are you seeking the governor's office?

    I think truthfully when I made the decision I felt like David Williams nor Phil Moffett could be elected in November. I felt that Kentucky deserved better than what they have gotten. We are in desperate need of jobs, and our kids are in desperate need of a better education.


    2. What experiences and qualifications have prepared you for the governor's office?

  • Judge will allow jury to be told about guilty plea in UK student's death

    By Greg Kocher

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    A judge ruled Friday that the defense for Adrian Benton can tell a jury about a co-defendant's guilty plea in the 2006 shooting death of a University of Kentucky student.