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  • Henry Howard “Cotton” Abell, 94, first started taking pictures when he was 10 years old. He won a kite-flying contest and the first prize was a box camera. He continued taking pictures until a few years ago due to macular degeneration. Cotton took most of the photos featured in Cotton’s Corner, but his first cousin, Bill Abell, also took some. Bill gave Cotton his slides when he moved to Louisville in the 1950s. Some of the photos in Cotton’s collection were also taken by Huley Browne. Browne’s widow, Violet, gave Cotton his slides after he passed away.

  • The Little Miss Ham Days and Tommy Burress Jr. Farmer contest will be held from 10 until 11 a.m. on Main Stage Saturday, Sept. 24, during Marion County Country Ham Days. The location is subject to change.
    The contest is for boys and girls, ages 2 to 4 years old. Eva Jo Nugent will be the chairperson.
    Children must reside in Marion County and register by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21.
    Out-of-town, disinterested judges will judge children on appropriateness of dress depicting Marion Country Ham Days, charm and personality.

  • Henry Howard “Cotton” Abell, 94, first started taking pictures when he was 10 years old. He won a kite-flying contest and the first prize was a box camera. He continued taking pictures until a few years ago due to macular degeneration. Cotton took most of the photos featured in Cotton’s Corner, but his first cousin, Bill Abell, also took some. Bill gave Cotton his slides when he moved to Louisville in the 1950s. Some of the photos in Cotton’s collection were also taken by Huley Browne. Browne’s widow, Violet, gave Cotton his slides after he passed away.

  • Already a Kentucky Top 10 Winter/Holiday Event, the Heart of Kentucky Holiday Festival, a joint project of Lebanon and Springfield, has been named a Top 20 December Event in the southeastern United States by the Southeast Tourism Society.

  • By Lindsay Kriz

    KPA Summer Intern

     

    When most people think of Maker's Mark, they think of good bourbon.

    But there's more to the business than just Kentucky origins and dripping wax, as the Burks family, who visited the distillery July 9, learned.

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  • Henry Howard “Cotton” Abell, 94, first started taking pictures when he was 10 years old. He won a kite-flying contest and the first prize was a box camera. He continued taking pictures until a few years ago due to macular degeneration. Cotton took most of the photos featured in Cotton’s Corner, but his first cousin, Bill Abell, also took some. Bill gave Cotton his slides when he moved to Louisville in the 1950s. Some of the photos in Cotton’s collection were also taken by Huley Browne. Browne’s widow, Violet, gave Cotton his slides after he passed away.

  • Marion County is known throughout the state and country for its outstanding Junior Miss program.

    And, for the second time in history, one of Marion County's own - Christine Mattingly - will be representing the state of Kentucky in the national competition beginning tomorrow in Mobile, Ala.