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Today's News

  • You could be the cure

    Twenty-eight people added their names to the national bone marrow registry during a drive held Sept. 30 at Lebanon United Methodist Church.
    Tatum Robbins, the wife of Marion County High School football coach and teacher Jeff Robbins, organized the event. In June of 2012, Coach Robbins was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer formed by malignant plasma cells. Those cells are found in bone marrow and play an important part in the immune system.

  • Honoring Our Fallen Heroes

    The memorial honor Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Anthony Rakes, who was killed Nov. 14, 2012, and other emergency personnel killed in the line of duty is open for viewing.
     

  • Division 2: Somerset attorney challenging incumbent

    The second division Court of Appeals race in District Three features a well-known name against a long-time attorney.
    Incumbent James R. Lambert was elected to the Court of Appeals eight years ago.  His opponent, Paul F. Henderson, has been an attorney for 36 years.

  • Court of Appeals, Division 2: Q&A with Paul Henderson

    Paul F. Henderson, 62, Somerset is running for the Court of Appeals, District Three,  Division 2.

    1. Why are you running for office or for the Court of Appeals specifically?

  • State representative candidate Q&A: Alex LaRue

     Alex LaRue, 62 is the Republican candidate for the 24th District state representative. His campaign website is laruenow.com.

    1. Why are you running for state representative?

  • State representative candidate Q&A: Terry Mills

     Terry Mills, 63, is the Democratic incumbent in the race for 24th District state representative.

    Editor's note: Due to some technical issues, parts of the recording were difficult to transcribe. Those sections are noted in brackets. 

    1. What are you running for re-election?

  • Evans appointed to school board

     Jerry Evans has been appointed to fill the vacant District 5 seat on the Marion County Board of Education.

    "It's gong to be a challenging assignment, but I feel I am equal to the task," Evans said. "I will try to stay focused on the fact that it's all about the youth."

    Superintendent Taylora Schosser announced Friday via email that she received word that Evans had been appointed.

  • Fire destroys Methodist church's nativity

    A fire Thursday evening destroyed the nativity building at Lebanon United Methodist Church. This is the structure that the church uses for its annual living nativity during Dickens Christmas.

    The Lebanon Police Dispatch received a report of the fire at 8:01 p.m. Oct. 2. The caller reported that the building, grass and trees were on fire. The building was behind the church at the time.

    Another call reported that juveniles were seen playing in the area before the fire.

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  • County waiting on Windstream to move forward on E911

    Marion County officials are now waiting on Windstream before the county can move closer to implementing Enhanced 911.
    The 911 Advisory Committee met Sept. 30 to discuss how things are progressing. No representatives from Windstream were at the meeting, however.
    Keith Brock, the Marion County solid waste and environmental coordinator, reported that the county has submitted its addressing information to the telecommunication company. Now, the county is waiting from Windstream to verify the county's information.