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  • By Susan Spicer

    My grandma and my mother always told me you had to eat black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day to get good luck for the coming year. I remember asking Mom what would happen if you didn’t eat them. She said she didn’t know because she’d never tried it!

  • By David Kessler

    Marion County Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

    Happy New Year! I hope everyone enjoyed the Christmas holiday and all will have a healthy, pleasant and prosperous 2014. Thank you for allowing me to serve as your county agent another year!

  • Dudley
    Zoey Virginia Dudley celebrated her 1st birthday Dec. 18, 2013. She is the daughter of Derek and Alethea Dudley of Mundfordville. Grandparents are Katherine Bogikes of Albany, David Goeson of Edmonton and Nancy and Gleason Dudley of Bradfordsville.

    Dye
    William Dye celebrated his third birthday on Dec. 24, 2013. His parents are Billy and Christy Dye of Lebanon.
     

  • Bruce Lee and Jeri Jo Bright of New Hope announce the birth of a 6-pound, 14-ounce son, Bryce Axis Lee, born Nov. 26, 2013 at Spring View Hospital, Lebanon.
    Maternal grandparents are Jerry Bright and Beverly Durham and the late Sonny Durham, all of Lebanon.
    Paternal grandparents are Earl and Donna Lee of Raywick.
    Great-grandparents are Cecilia Thomas of Lebanon and Joe and Maudie Mitchell of Raywick.
     

  • Monday, Jan. 6: Potato soup, half peanut butter and jelly sandwich, pickled beets, orange slices, bread.
    Tuesday, Jan. 7: Beef roast, mashed potatoes, squash/tomato casserole, raisins, pineapple chunks, roll.
    Wednesday, Jan. 8: Brown bag.
    Thursday, Jan. 9: Hamburger, relish plate, potato salad, pork and beans, banana, bun.
    Friday, Jan. 10: Beef vegetable soup, pimento cheese half sandwich, mandarin oranges, yellow sheet cake, whipped topping, crackers.

     

  • Barkley and Vicki Courtwright celebrated 50 years of marriage with a trip to Pigeon Forge, Tenn. They were married on Dec. 31, 1963 in Livingston, Tenn.
    Vicki was the former Vicki Hardesty. They have three children, David of Jessietown, Mark of Campbellsville, and Susan of Charlotte, N.C. They have seven grandchildren.
     

  • Santa Claus will be visiting the Raywick and St. Joe area Saturday, Dec. 14. He will go house to house on the fire engine with the Raywick Fire Department. He will arrive at the Raywick Fire Station at 10:30 a.m. with the following schedule:
    11-11:30 a.m. Highway 84 to Lamkin Lane
    11:30-11:45 a.m. Lamkin Lane to McCauley Road
    Noon to 12:15 p.m. Highway 84 to Highview
    12:35-1 p.m. Highway 527 to Head Distillery Road
    1:20-1:35 p.m. Raywick city limits

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  • The Lebanon Main Street Program will be presenting the 2013 Dickens Christmas Parade on Dec. 6 beginning at 7 p.m. The children will be able to visit and have their picture taken with Santa after the parade at the Marion County Heritage Center.   Anyone wishing to be a part of the parade is asked to contact Mary Lou Brock at 270-692-6002 for more information.

  • The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) will host an interactive television (ITV) workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Eastern Time on Oct. 29 to address communicating with vulnerable populations during public health emergencies or other disasters.

  • The Kentucky Arts Council is accepting nominations until Nov. 1, 2013, for the 2014 Governor’s Awards in the Arts.
    The Governor’s Awards are the Commonwealth’s highest honor in the arts. The awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made extraordinary and significant contributions to the arts in Kentucky. The nomination process is coordinated by the arts council.

  • The Marion County Arts and Humanities Council’s 9th annual art auction and dinner will be held Friday, Oct. 18, at Henning’s Restaurant at Rosewood.
    Music, featuring Dan Kelly and the Wheelers, will begin at 6 p.m., and dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets are available at The Family Frame Shop and at the Farm Bureau office, or from arts council members.

  • Loretto Child Care Center announces participation in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program administered by the Kentucky Department of Education.

  • There will be a dedication for a member of the 6th Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry, which served the Union army during the Civil War, on Oct. 20 at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Springfield.
    The ceremony for Sgt. William Frank Hall will begin at 2 p.m. and all descendants are encouraged to attend.
    The event will start with the master of ceremonies, John Kalbfleisch, Com. E.P. Marrs Camp 5, followed by the invocation from Robert Orbach, chaplain, E.P. Marrs Camp 5.

  • “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.”

    - 1 Corinthians 13:1-2

  • Anyone visiting or driving by St. Charles Catholic Church may notice a bright, white statue depicting the crucifixion of Jesus. The statue was first built in 1946 in memory of a former student at St. Mary’s College, and it was recently restored.

    “It is my hope that future generations of the community will visit it as a reminder of what it represents,” said John Browning, a member of the St. Charles cemetery committee.