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Today's News

  • Congressional candidate: Charles Hatchett

    Charles Hatchett, 63, of Benton

    1. Why are you running? 

  • Congressional candidate: Ed Whitfield

    Ed Whitfield, 61, of Hopkinsville

    1. Why are you running?

  • Fourth candidate files for Raywick City Commission

    Raywick should have a full city commission after the Nov. 4 election.
    Until last week, only three candidates — John Louis Morris, Alvin Morris and Ronnie Lamkin — had filed for the four seats on the commission. Ron Lucas has added his name as a write-in candidate, which gives Raywick enough candidates to fill all of its commission seats.
     

  • County judge rematch

    Some Marion County voters may experience a bit of déjà vu on Nov. 4.

    David Daugherty and Doug Mattingly, the same candidates who ran against one another in the primary election, are squaring off again in the general election.

    Daugherty won the primary with 2,452 votes to Mattingly’s 782 votes.

  • Guided by God

    On Sunday morning, Presbyterians gathered in Lebanon, which is not unusual in an of itself.

    What made Sunday’s gathering significant was that it was a celebration of 225 years of the church’s impact on the community - a community that came into existence precisely because of the settlers who found the church in 1789.

  • Growing like a vine

    Alex Payne is a spirited, business savvy entrepreneur who has made a career out of something that began as a hobby.

    She’s been making wine since 2011, and today she’s the owner and operator of WhiteMoon Winery in Lebanon.

    Payne got her start in the business 13 years ago by growing grapes. As of four years ago, however, she no longer grows her own.

  • Evans is first African-American to serve as a board member

    One of the vacant seats on the Marion County Board of Education has been filled.

    Jerry Evans was sworn in as the District Five board member on Oct. 14, and in the process, he made history as the first African-American to serve on the Marion County school board.

  • Out of the way, but easy to find

     

    Always expect the unexpected.

    That’s a life lesson Missy C. Luckett, 46, has learned time and time again.

  • Her journey is her destination

    Not many people can say they’ve done what Tonya Claypool has done in the last 13 years.

    She’s been in all 48 contiguous states and Mexico. She also owns her own business, and she has a pretty nice ride, too.

    In 2001, Claypool decided to make a change and to pursue her dream of becoming a truck driver.

  • Police body cams protect law enforcement and the public

    Law enforcement agencies nationwide have been purchasing body cameras for their officers, especially since the shooting of an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Missouri on Aug. 9.

    The Lebanon Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office have followed that trend and purchased body cameras, as well.

    According to Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady, the cameras help show the truth of what really occurs when police and citizens interact.