• Robert and Mary Elizabeth Hayden are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.
    Robert, formerly of Lebanon, and Mary Elizabeth Parker of Norfolk, Va. were married on Sept. 27, 1963.
    They have three children, Bob Jr. of Colorado, Jim of Florida, and Robin of New York. They also have four grandchildren.
    The couple has resided in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Va. since 1970.

  • Adam and Jessica Hutchins of Lebanon announce the birth of their 8-pound, 15-ounce son, David Bo Hutchins, born Sept. 9, 2013 at Spring View Hospital, Lebanon.
    Maternal grandparents are David and Carol Thompson of Bradfordsville. Paternal grandparents are David and Cathy Hutchins of Lebanon. Great-grandparents are Bobby and Peggy Wilcher and Chester Thompson of Bradfordsville.

  • Class of 1968
    The Lebanon High School Class of 1968 will hold a 45-year reunion Thursday, Sept. 26 at the old Lebanon High School Gym (Centre Square). It is being held in conjunction with the class of 1963 reunion. A meet and greet will start at 6 p.m. with a meal to follow at 7 p.m. For more information call 270-699-9300 or 270-692-2848.

  • For the eighth year in a row the Red Cross River Valley Blood Services Region will be hosting a blood drive to celebrate the matchup between the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky.
    “Coming out of the summer months when blood donations traditionally decrease due to vacations, holiday activities and other celebrations the Red Cross suffers from an urgent need,” said Linda Voss, CEO, River Valley Blood Services Region. “The Governors Cup is a wonderful opportunity to show your colors as well as helping patients in need.”

  • Central Kentucky Community Action announces participation in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program administered by the Kentucky Department of Education.

  • Once again it’s time for the local businesses to decorate their storefront windows for Ham Days. The winner will receive $50 and a certificate for the best decorated window. The theme for 2013 is “Social Networking Since 1969 #hamdays” and each window should reflect that theme. Please have windows decorated by Monday, Sept. 16.

  • Central Kentucky Community Action Council, Inc. announces participation of family day care homes in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program administered by the Kentucky Department of Education. There are two Family Day Care Homes in Marion County.

  • The 2013 World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated Aug. 1-7 with health officials working to promote the importance of supporting breastfeeding families.
    This message extends to fathers, family members, friends, employers and other key individuals who can play a role in the effort to build a supportive network for breastfeeding mothers.



  • By Dr. David Whitlock

    You can often see it in their eyes, if you take the time to look: That far away gaze tells you they are somewhere else - maybe in the future or the past but not the present.

    Or sometimes their eyes dart this way and that, like those of a trapped animal searching for an escape route. 

  • Tucker Chapel Baptist Church will be having a homecoming on July 21.

    Their guest will be Centennial Baptist Church in Harrodsburg, John D. Short, pastor.

  • New Life Community Church of God will be having a Hoops of Praise from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Graham Memorial Park.

    Basketball will be for ages 11 and up.

    You must be signed up by the second game.

    There will be tent ministries, bouncies, food and music. For more information call (270) 699-3733.

  • It seems only fair to share an update to the story since so many of you have been kind enough to lament my troubles with predation on the laying hens and the pastured broilers. If you missed the column from a few weeks back it basically chronicled some owl and fox attacks on our pastured poultry we raise for meat down in the nut grove and our egg-laying hens that range freely around the barn and house during the day.   

  • In my garden, I always get the little tomatoes - cherry, grape, plum, etc. - weeks before I get any big red ones. They’re great in salads and just for munching, but I always end up with too many. I like roasted vegetables of all kinds. In fact, I’ve had them in this column before. So, I decided to try it with an abundance of small red and yellow tomatoes I happened to have.