The PIGasus Parade at the Marion County Country Ham Days festival was and always will be Missy Farmer-Spalding’s parade.
For years, she was single-handedly in charge of organizing the parade. It held a special place in her heart.
"I call it my parade," Missy said when being interviewed by the Enterprise in April of 2012. "I am so attached to that parade."
When visitors enter Marion County High School’s fitness center, one of the first things they notice is a sign that hangs on the door. It says, “A champion is someone who gets up… Even when they can’t.”
Jeff Robbins, who is in his 11th year as head coach of the MCHS football team, is showing his players, students, family and community the true meaning of a champion as he fights for his life after being diagnosed with multiple myeloma in June of 2012.
Johnny Ray McQueen, 51, a registered sex offender who was also indicted for robbery in connection with the March 20 armed robbery at Cash-A-Check in Lebanon was apprehended Friday evening after being on the run since Tuesday, Sept. 9.
McQueen had been granted a court ordered medical furlough by Marion Circuit Judge Alan Bertram to go to the doctor. He left the detention center, unsupervised, at 1 p.m. Tuesday, and was ordered to return by 5 p.m. He never returned, according to Marion County Jailer Barry Brady.
Charles Lancaster Sr. has been part of every PIGasus Parade, providing commentary and introducing parade participants as they pass the Main Street stage.
This year, Lancaster, 78, will be seeing the parade from a different point of view — as the grand marshal.
"This will be a real treat for me," Lancaster said.
When Ham Days was still in its infancy, Lancaster was invited to serve as the master of ceremonies for the parade. It's something he's done ever since.
Margie Mattingly Samuels, who created the distinctive name, cutting-edge design and iconic red wax of her family’s Maker’s Mark distillery, will be inducted as the newest member of the prestigious Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame today.
Mrs. Samuels is the first woman directly connected with a distillery to receive the bourbon industry’s highest honor, and only the fifth woman ever to be inducted, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association and the Kentucky Bourbon Festival.
An outbreak of a respiratory virus that has hospitalized children in a handful of states has hit Kentucky, health officials said Monday, Sept. 8.
Kraig Humbaugh, deputy commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Public Health, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently confirmed that five of 10 cases it tested from Kentucky were enterovirus D68 — which is fueling a rise in respiratory illness.