Today's Features

  • I am planting a fall garden for sure this year. The current one is a flop so it is time to start over. The challenge with a fall garden is getting seed and seedlings to germinate and grow during the heat of the end of summer. If temperatures moderate we have a better chance at success. Planting beds are ready since the potatoes have been harvested (and the rotten onions removed.) All the debris has been removed and the soil has been prepared with additional compost (remember that every chance you have to add compost do so because it will improve your soil thus improving the crop.)

  • By David Kessler

    Marion County Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources


  • It seems that the growing season has just begun, however it is time to start thinking about fall. Early August is the time to start planting and planning for your fall garden.
    Many people don’t even think about vegetable gardening in the fall but it is actually the best time to grow many of our cool season vegetables.
    Taste and quality of most cool season vegetables is better in the fall because the weather is getting cooler when harvest and ripening time nears instead of hotter like it does in the spring.

  • The following pets are available for adoption at the Marion County Animal Shelter:
    - Friendly, young male basset beagle mix
    - Sweet male beagle mix
    - Precious female beagle mix
    - Good female lab/retriever mix
    - Female tan pit/lab mix - really good dog!
    - Obedient male collie/shepherd mix
    - Male brindle/pit mix - good dog!
    - Female super sweet, obedient rotweiler
    - Two coon hounds
    - Male Korean jindo mix - valuable, good family dog
    - Many darling assorted cats and kittens

  • Terry Smith and Donna McQueary announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Heather Smith, to Josh Gordon, son of Benita Langley and the late Johnny Gordon.
    Smith is employed as an occupational therapist assistant at Summit Manor Health and Rehab in Columbia.
    Gordon is a manager at pro-Tech Metal Fabrication in Lebanon.
    The wedding will take place at 6 p.m. Aug. 22, 2015, at St. Joe Church. A reception will follow at St. Joe Community Center.

  • Kevin and Debbie Thompson of Lebanon announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Thompson, to Todd Payne, son Kathy and Jeff Dorris and Russell and Suzanne Payne of Louisville.
    Thompson is employed at Hardin Memorial Hospital.
    Payne is employed at Dasco Medical Equipment.
    The wedding will take place at 1 p.m. Aug. 22, 2015 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Raywick. A reception will follow at Centre Square, Lebanon.
    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.


    Rex and Sheila Moore of Lebanon announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittany Moore, to Jared Helm, son of Buddy and Doris Helm of Lebanon.
    Moore is employed as a dialysis tech at FMC.
    Helm is a maintenance supervisor at Plastic Products.
    The wedding will take place at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 19, 2015, in Lebanon.

  • Nathan and Jessica Shewmaker announce the birth of a 7 pound, 14-ounce son, Joseph Davis Shewmaker, born on June 4, 2015 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
    Maternal grandparents are David and Tracy Mudd of Lebanon. Paternal grandparents are David and Helen Jo Shewmaker of Springfield. Paternal great-grandparents are Wesley and Jean Shewmaker of Springfield.
    Joseph Davis Shewmaker has two sisters, Kayton and Kenlee Shewmaker.

  • Dr. Mary Alexandria Schickli, daughter of Warren and Susan Schickli of Lexington and granddaughter of Mary Leo Mudd of Lebanon and the late Alfred S. Mudd, graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. She is also a 2010 graduate of Centre College. She is currently doing a residency at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.


  • Monday, Aug. 17: Meatloaf, roasted potatoes and carrots, fruit cup, and whole wheat bread.
    Tuesday, Aug. 18: Layered salad with turkey and peas, crackers, chocolate pudding, and raisins.
    Wednesday, Aug. 19: Hot beef sandwich, gravy, mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli, congeal strawberry dessert, and whole wheat bread.
    Thursday, Aug. 20: Closed.
    Friday, Aug. 21: Honey glazed chicken, baked sweet potato, seasoned cabbage, fruit cobbler, and whole wheat bread.