Today's Features

  • Henry Howard “Cotton” Abell, 94, first started taking pictures when he was 10 years old. He won a kite-flying contest and the first prize was a box camera. He continued taking pictures until a few years ago due to macular degeneration. Cotton took most of the photos featured in Cotton’s Corner, but his first cousin, Bill Abell, also took some. Bill gave Cotton his slides when he moved to Louisville in the 1950s. Some of the photos in Cotton’s collection were also taken by Huley Browne. Browne’s widow, Violet, gave Cotton his slides after he passed away.










  • The 10th annual Marion County Chamber of Commerce Chili Cook Off will be held Friday, Nov. 25, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. during the Dickens Christmas Celebration.
    A section of Main Street will be reserved for all participants to set up in close proximity. This should allow our visitors to reach each contestant before the deadline to vote.
    Complete the form and return it to the Marion County Chamber of Commerce office, 239 N. Spalding Ave. Suite 201, Lebanon, by Friday, Nov. 18.
    For more information, call the Chamber office at 692-9594.

  • Scott and Jenny Lewis of Prospect announce the birth of a 7-pound, 11-ounce daughter, Virginia Claire, born Sept. 29, 2011, at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville.
    Maternal grandparents are Doug and Janet Jenkins of Lebanon.
    Paternal grandparents are Jim and Cathy Lewis of Elizabethtown.
    Great-grandparents are Veronica Hill of Lebanon, Roberta Havsch of Greenwich, Conn. and Dr. Douglas Jenkins of Richmond.
    Virginia Claire has one sister, Ann Douglas Lewis.

  • The Marion County High School Class of 1996 will hold a 15-year NON reunion at Prime Lounge, 104 West Main St., Louisville, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Admission is free. No food will be served.
    To RSVP or for more information, contact Brandi Gaddie Ingram by email bgingram@live.com or via Facebook.

  • Lebanon Center
    Monday, Nov. 7: Chicken cacciatore, noodles, spaghetti, green beans, fruit cup, roll.
    Tuesday, Nov. 8: Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, lima beans, pear halves, bread.
    Wednesday, Nov. 9: Pork loin roast, roasted potato and carrots, buttered spinach, pineapple chunks, roll.
    Thursday, No. 10: Sloppy Joe, corn, tossed salad, chocolate pudding, Vanilla wafers.
    Friday, Nov. 11: Honey glazed baked chicken, baked sweet potatoes, seasoned cabbage, fruit cobbler, wheat bread.