Today's Features

  • Eric and Cassie Downs of Loretto announce the birth of a 7-pound, 6-ounce daughter, Ava Ann Downs, born Aug. 3, 2011, at Spring View Hospital, Lebanon.
    Maternal grandparents are Frankie and Donna Hutchins of Lebanon.
    Paternal grandparents are Curtis and Irene Downs of Loretto.
    Great-grandparents are JoAnn and Charles Owen Smith of Lebanon and Marvin Hutchins and Nick and Ann Bickett, all of Loretto.
    Ava Ann has one brother, Caleb.


    Gary and Becky Graves of Bardstown announces the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Amber, to Brock Paul Miles, son of Andy and Brenda Miles of St. Francis.
    Graves is employed at Spring View Clinic in Springfield.
    Miles is employed at Heaven Hill in Bardstown.
    The wedding is set for 7 p.m. Sept. 23, 2011, in St. Francis. A reception will follow the ceremony at the Loretto Activity Center.
    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.



    C.W. and Shirley Farmer of Jessietown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 17, 2011. They celebrated earlier in the year with their family in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. They have two daughters, Debbie Thomas and Karen Gootee, and one son, Brad Farmer. They also have 5 grandchildren.

  • Lebanon Center
    Monday, Sept. 19: Beef stew, coleslaw, peas, roll, ambrosia, skim milk.
    Tuesday, Sept. 20: Chicken salad w/lettuce, three-bean salad, tomato slices, roll, orange rice pudding, skim milk.
    Wednesday, Sept. 21: Baked pork ham, baked beans, cauliflower, roll, pineapple slices, skim milk.
    Thursday, Sept. 22: Stuffed green pepper, corn, roll, blushings clings, skim milk.
    Friday, Sept. 23: BBQ pork, cole slaw, baked beans, orange, brownie, skim milk.

  • The descendants of Joseph (Doll) and James Caldwell, formerly of Calvary, united for a reunion Saturday, Aug. 20, at the home of William T. Caldwell in Louisville. Attending were people from Lebanon, Calvary, Loretto, Shelbyville, Louisville and Chicago, Ill.

  • LHS Class of 1961
    Lebanon High School Class of 1961 will have a 50-year class reunion at Centre Square at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22. Anyone who attended LHS in the late 50s or early 60s is welcome. For more information, contact Mary M. Walker at (502) 239-1763 or mrmwalker@insightbb.com.



  • Family and Friends Weekend
    Johnson Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church of Springfield will be having a Family and Friends Weekend Sept. 17 and 18. Saturday will be fun day at the park and Sunday at 3 p.m. there will be a songfest at the church. Musical guests will be Jo Sickles, Velma Thompson, Betty Nichols, Anita Spalding and Tyrone Burton along with the Johnson Chapel Choir, and featuring The Men of St. James Musical Ensemble of Danville. Rev. Michelle Washington is pastor and all are invited.

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