• It’ll be new technology merging with a traditional event, as the agencies responsible for building and promoting Ham Days use the former to expand the latter.
    “We’re embracing the new social media technologies to effectively promote our tourism message,” said Nena Tharp Olivier, executive director of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission. “Quality content is key. But then effectively pushing that quality content into the mediums currently popular—that’s key, also.”

  • On Saturday, Sep 16, Jacob Vincent, Kentucky State University’s autoclave expert, set up their mobile beehive autoclave system at the Springfield Extension Office to assist local beekeepers maintain clean, sanitary equipment in their apiaries. Beekeepers from Marion and adjacent counties were able to take advantage of this free service. In conjunction with the equipment cleaning, the Washington County Beekeepers and guests completed training in a new method of controlling varroa mites, a significant parasitic health threat to bee colonies.






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  • By Dr. David B. Whitlock

  • Open Arms Community Church, 2205 Danville Highway, Lebanon, will host an Operation Christmas Child "Christmas in July" event for Washington County and Marion County residents from 7-8 p.m. on Saturday, July 29. The event's guest speaker will be former shoebox recipient Kojo Abakah.
    Abakah grew up in extreme poverty in a small town in Ghana. Abakah was 12 years old when he received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift. Abakah's shoebox gift was the first gift he had ever received.

  • Going After The One Feeding Ministry
    Tucker Hill Baptist Church, 600 Shortline Pike, Lebanon, will sponsor a Going After The One Feeding Ministry today, July 26, at 5:30 p.m. at the Farmer’s Market Pavilion on West M.L. King Avenue.
    Women’s Conference

  • “There’s too much bacon!” said no one ever.
    That’s my motto. I even have it on a t-shirt.  When I first moved to Kentucky in 1974, my husband and I were vegetarians. It was part philosophy, part poverty. We didn’t have much money, and meat was expensive. But my mom and dad would come visit, and Mom would always bring fresh cut bacon from our local market in Sidell, Illinois. We looked forward to those packages of bacon so much. We started adding bacon to everything!

  • We cannot control the weather but we can control what our tomatoes eat, so to speak. At planting time, we prepare the soil with composted hen manure and a little organic fertilizer; we also mulch around the plants immediately in order to moderate soil moisture and to prevent the spread of soil-borne diseases.   This year our work at building healthy soil has paid off because the tomatoes are thriving. Some folks have not been as lucky as the rain poured down earlier in the season.

  • By David Kessler

  • Leadership Lebanon
    Leadership Lebanon Marion County is now seeking new applicants for the class of 2018. Applications can be found on the Marion County Chamber of Commerce website under the heading “Leadership.”

    Senior center

  • Votaw
    The Votaw reunion will be held on Sunday, July 30, 2017, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Anderson-Dean Park, 1475 Louisville Road, Harrodsburg. Bring a dish, photos, stories, and a white elephant item for the auction. For more information, contact Janet Votaw, 270-699-0105.