• 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.


  • 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.

  • The Kentucky Cancer Program has created a photographic tribute to cancer survivors. The exhibit will be on display at the Marion County Public Library from June 21-30.
    A reception is scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 21 to coincide with the opening of the exhibit. Inspirational stories about each survivor pictured are also part of the exhibit.
    Martha Mattingly of Lebanon is one of featured survivors.


  • USDA Rural Development is scheduling a series of public information sessions across the state to provide information about loan and grant programs that are available to residents, business owners and community leaders in rural communities.

  • The 22nd Annual Old Mill Days is scheduled for Friday, June 10 through Sunday, June 12. The goal is a gymnasium and improvements for the community.
    The schedule of events include:

    Friday, June 10
    • 5 p.m., Flea market opens inside the park; t-shirts sales in the Civic Center and face painting at the big park pavilion

  • When a flood is over, victims must start the task of cleaning up their homes. First and foremost, consumers should check with their insurance company about policy coverage and specific filing requirements if anything gets damaged. If damages do occur, shop around before hiring a contractor and take your time. Be sure to inspect all appliances for damages and check your warranties.

  • The 22nd Annual Old Mills Day will be held June 10-12. The funds from Old Mill Days have helped to pay the civic center building, paid for storage facilities and strived to get funds to build a gym behind the civic center. Old Mill Days continues to be the basic source of funds for the ownership of the school.
    Friday, JUNE 10:
    5 p.m.- Flea Market opens
    6 p.m.- Beauty pageant
    8 p.m.- Music and contests

    Saturday, JUNE 11:
    8 a.m.- Breakfast
    10 a.m.- 3-on-3 Basketball tournament