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  • District 3 Magistrate candidate - Dudley Adle Jr.

    Dudley Friend Adle Jr., 77, served in the U.S. Coast Guard for four years, before going to work for the U.S. Army as a civilian. He worked in the Department of Defense for 28 years.

    He completed his associate's degree at the University of Michigan, and he and his wife, Geraldine, have five children.

     

    1. Why are you running for magistrate?

  • District 3 Magistrate candidate - Craig Bishop

    Craig Bishop, 44, owns and operates Bishop's Nursery. Before that, he gained management experience working for Hendrickson Truck Suspensions

    He is a 1987 graduate of Marion County High School. He also studied business for two years at St. Catherine College, and he received a degree in electronic engineering from Lexington Electronic Institute.

    He has three children, and he is engaged to Stacey Wilson.

     

  • District 3 Magistrate candidate - Roger 'Cotton' Smothers

    Roger "Cotton" Smothers, 45, is in his third term as a magistrate. He is a 1986 graduate of Marion County High School.

    He and his wife, Krissy, have one son, Dale, and a daughter-in-law, Krissy.

     

    1. Why are you running for magistrate?

  • County clerk's office will close at 11 a.m. today

    The Marion County Clerk's Office will close at 11 a.m. today, March 25.

    The staff will be traveling to Frankfort, where State Rep. Terry Mills and State Sen. Jimmy Higdon will be honoring former County Clerk Karen Spalding at 2 p.m. in both houses of the legislature.

    Spalding, 57, died on Dec. 30. She was elected as county clerk in 2006 and won re-election in 2010.

    The public is invited to attend.

  • Missing man has been found

     A Marion County man thought to be missing has been found.

    Scotty Wilkerson, 29, was last seen Friday leaving McB’s. He was believed to be with a group of people from Greensburg. That is where he was found Monday, March 24.

  • Police seeking suspect in Cash A Check robbery

     A local check-cashing business was robbed by an armed suspect at 9:36 a.m. Thursday. The robbery took place at Cash A Check, 733 W. Main Street in Lebanon.

    Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady said the suspect is a white male who was wearing a dark-colored hoodie, an extra-large gray ski mask and baggy, khaki pants.

  • Fiscal court meets Thursday

     The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m., Thursday, March 20.

  • Special city council meeting this afternoon

     The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to hold a special called meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 20.

  • District 1 magistrate candidate: Monty Ray Mullins

    Monty Ray Mullins, 54, lives in Bradfordsville with his wife, Pamela. They have three children and five grandchildren. Mullins is a 1977 graduate of Marion County High School. He works at PDCI and O’Reilly’s.

    1. Why are you running for magistrate?

    MM: I'm pretty much a people person, and I like to help out any way I can.

    2.What experiences and education have prepared you to serve as magistrate?

  • District 1 magistrate candidate: Jackie Wicker

     Jackie Wicker, 72, lives in Bradfordsville with his wife, Ollie. They have a son and a daughter, four grandsons and two great-granddaughters. Wicker has his GED, and he has been a magistrate since 2003.

    1. Why are you running for re-election?