An advisory committee working on the proposal for a new county jail has recommended that Mercer County commissioners put a 1/2 percent sales tax to pay for construction of a new jail before voters in the November election.
The1/2 percent tax was one of three recommendations of the seven-member committee presented to county commissioners Thursday afternoon by Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey. [More]
Local parishes may lose Precious Blood pastors in future
By Shelley Grieshop
Some area Catholic parishes now led by Precious Blood priests will likely be administered by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati in the near future as clergy shortages continue.
The dilemma of priest shortages has hit all religious orders including the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, whose priests currently serve a slight majority of Catholic parishes in the local region. [More]