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Today's Features

  • St. Francis High School graduating class of 1962 held their class 50-year reunion at Rosewood Golf Club.  Front row, from left, Patsy Miles, Nancy Newton, Janet Hall, Gail Medley, Betty Mattingly, Phylis Medley, Joyce Alvey, and Elaine Mattingly; second row, Doris Jean Nalley, Stanley Reid, Mary Thompson, Mary Rita Simms, and Polly Greenwell; third row, Eddie Young, Larry Mattingly, Steve Beaven, Kathleen Wheatley, and Jane Thompson; back row, Sam Smith, Leroy Hagan, Ray Peek, Joe Hagan, Tommy Robey, Phillip Cissell, Joy Thompson, Mary Jane Hutchins, and Doug Cambron.

  • Steve and Lisa Gootee of Loretto, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Haley Michelle Gootee to James Wesley Victery, son of James David and Teena Victery of Indianapolis, Ind.
    Gootee is the granddaughter of Hatsy and Libby Mattingly of Loretto and the late Rob and Peggy Gootee of Holy Cross. She is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and is employed as an elementary school teacher.

  • Greg and Ginny Lanham of Lebanon announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Abigail Sue Lanham, to Joseph Alexander Peake, son of Ronnie and Julie Peake of Lebanon.
    Lanham graduated from Campbellsville University with a bachelor's degree in music education.
    Peake graduated from Campbellsville University with a bachelor's degree in communication and is employed by the Marion County Board of Education.
    The wedding is set for 6 p.m. July 7, 2012, at Lebanon Baptist Church. A reception will follow at St. Augustine Parish Hall.

  • St. Joe Prep
    St. Joe Prep Alumni Association All Class Reunion will be held on the weekend of June 29 and June 30. The activities have changed this year to Saturday, June 30 instead of Sunday. There will be a social sock-hop on Friday night at the OKH Country Club with a Mass, social hour, and banquet held on Saturday, June 30. All alumni undergraduates and friends of St. Joe are welcomed. For more information or banquet reservations, contact John Cecil  (502) 348-6522 or Jude Talbott (502) 348-3453.

  • Marion County 4-Hers had a blast during their recent week at 4-H Camp. Eighty-four campers, teen leaders, and adults from Marion County travelled to Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp in Jabez from May 28 through June 1. "Celebrating the Super Hero Within You" was the theme of Marion County's week at 4-H Camp. Camp took place during the Memorial Day holiday so campers had the opportunity to reflect on the "super heroes" that served in the armed forces as well as looking within themselves and recognizing their heroic qualities.

  • By Dr. David B. Whitlock

    No, I don't mean the Bible, although I read it every day.
    But for now, I'm referring to the newspaper.
    "Ahh, the newspaper," you say. "You mean that old dinosaur of the printed era that's somehow managed to stay alive, despite its shrinking advertising revenue and a dwindling subscriber base?"
    Despite rumors of its demise, the newspaper is surviving and in some instances, thriving.

  • Jehovah's Witnesses feel that all, including non-Witnesses, will benefit from the positive message and practical suggestions that will be highlighted at the 2012 "Safeguard Your Heart!" District Convention to be held for the first time at the Hooper Eblen Center on the campus of Tennessee Tech.

  • Bible school
    Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Gravel Switch will have their Vacation Bible School June 20-22 from 6-8:30 p.m. nightly and Sunday, June 24, at 11 a.m. during the morning worship service. Snack meals provided each night and there will be a dinner after the Sunday morning service. For more information call Stella at 699-2545 or Linda at (859) 332-0201.

    Come & See Week

  • By Susan Spicer

    Here are some good recipes for my vegetarian friends. If you're not a meat-eater, you can find yourself without much of a choice at a typical hot dog-hamburger cookout. I always like to have two or three dishes everyone can eat.  

  • The third annual Marion County Dairy Day will be held at 10 a.m., June 23 for all local dairy farmers and their families in the agriculture multi-purpose building on the Marion County Fairgrounds. The event is being held in conjunction with the Marion County Fair Open Dairy Show.
    A meal will be served at 12 p.m. and is being sponsored by the Southeast United Dairy industry Association of Kentucky.