Ratcliffe DNI Selection Opens Window for Special Election

Update:  U.S. Rep John Ratcliffe withdrew his name from consideration for the DNI post Friday. President Donald Trump’s pick of U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Heath, for Director of National Intelligence may have taken Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Washington’s elite by surprise, but Marion County residents know Ratcliffe should make an excellent choice. Ratcliffe… Read More Ratcliffe DNI Selection Opens Window for Special Election

Namesake

Spring was in the air, as it should be, when we visited Monticello. Strange how we have trouble correctly pronouncing the name of Thomas Jefferson’s home and not the word for that stringed instrument that a musician holds between his knees. Cello and Monticello should sound the same. Rings of daffodils in tiered gardens circled… Read More Namesake