• By Terry Brockman

    It’s that time of year again. Tax season! This year is especially interesting for a number of reasons, most notably, changes in the forms due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

  • The New Year sees a few changes with the Tri-County Kentucky United Way serving Marion, Nelson and Washington counties. Leading the charge for 2015 will be newly elected President of the Board of Directors Dorothy White. White has been a member of the board and currently serves as executive director of the Bardstown/Nelson County Chamber of Commerce.

  • People across the globe anxiously await the arrival of the new year. Different cultures and religions celebrate their own new year at different times, but for much of the world, Jan. 1 marks the date for change and renewal.
    With so much emphasis placed on what people will be doing for the last day of the year, little thought may be given to what to do after the clock strikes 12. Each minute afterward opens up the possibilities to begin fresh with new goals and tasks.

  • Lincoln Trail District Health Department is reporting regional influenza in our area. Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times, can lead to death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated.

  •  By Rev. Carrie Mook Bridgman

  • The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the Department for Public Health (DPH) announced recently that Marion County is the most recent Kentucky county to earn the designation of HeartSafe Community, an honor set aside for communities that have met criteria to better respond to cardiac arrests.
    Marion County joins Ashland-Boyd, Bullitt, Clark, Jefferson/Louisville Metro, Jessamine, Marshall, McCracken, Montgomery, Oldham, Shelby and Warren counties on the growing list of communities working to be healthier and safer places to live.

  • Marion County Chamber of Commerce is once again hosting its annual chili cook-off during the Dickens Christmas Celebration on Nov. 28 in downtown Lebanon.
    The Chamber of Commerce will be donating all the proceeds from the cook-off to Working the Puzzle for Autism. With that in mind, the chamber hopes many people will come out to participate and enjoy several different types of chili recipes.
    Tickets can be purchased at the Farmers National Bank Annex (124 W. Main Street, Lebanon) beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tickets will be $5.


  • For a select group of military veterans, there may be barriers or obstacles that put them at a disadvantage when seeking employment or holding a job.  
    How can you project confidence to a prospective employer when you don’t even have a place to call home at night? How do you get to an interview, or consistently make it to work on time, when your car is on the verge of falling apart, and you don’t have the money needed to get it fixed?