• Tickets are on sale now for Barktown Rescue’s major fundraiser, the 2nd Annual Bark Bash, to be held Saturday, Oct. 24, from 7 p.m.- midnight, at Bardstown Country Club at Maywood.
    Silver sponsor, Jim Beam, Booker Noe Plant, Boston, and a host of other local businesses and artists have generously donated money and items toward the success of this year’s Bark Bash and silent auction. This year, talented bakers are contributing delicious homemade confections for a “Dessert Dash” following dinner.


  • Hosparus Green River needs volunteers in Adair, Green, Marion, Taylor and Washington counties and will offer a free training session from 8:45 a.m. – 5 p.m., on Friday, Sept. 11 (lunch provided), at its Campbellsville office, 295 Campbellsville Bypass (behind Coltons).
    Pre-registration is required by Monday, Sept. 7. To register or for more information, contact Carrie Truitt at 270-789-4247 or ctruitt@hosparus.org

  • First Baptist Church of Lebanon is pleased to announce that Dr. Bob Johnson will be the guest minister for Sunday Worship Services on Aug. 23.
    Dr. Johnson  is former Dean of Southern Seminary and presently serves as interim associate pastor of Broadway Baptist Church of Louisville.  He also serves as "Convener" of Friends of Southern Seminary. Pastor Tommy Calhoun and the congregation of First Baptist Church welcome all to attend this 11 a.m. service.  For further information, contact Deacon Jerry Evans, (270) 692-5579.

  • By Dr. David B. Whitlock

    I’m moving.
    Not out but up.
    To be more exact, I’m moving up one flight of stairs.
    Our church’s growing children’s ministry needs the space where my second study is located, so I’m giving that room to them. How can you turn down children?
    But this is an enormous task, for I have books, many books.
    If my books were all e-books, or on a computer, this would be a cinch: I’d just carry that little reading device upstairs to my new hideaway.


    Beekeepers meeting
    There will be a Marion County Beekeepers meeting Wednesday, Aug. 12, during a picnic at the farm of Bill and Terry Williams. For more information, call the Marion County Extension Office, 270-692-2421.


    Bradfordsville Jamboree

  • By Susan Spicer

  • I am planting a fall garden for sure this year. The current one is a flop so it is time to start over. The challenge with a fall garden is getting seed and seedlings to germinate and grow during the heat of the end of summer. If temperatures moderate we have a better chance at success. Planting beds are ready since the potatoes have been harvested (and the rotten onions removed.) All the debris has been removed and the soil has been prepared with additional compost (remember that every chance you have to add compost do so because it will improve your soil thus improving the crop.)

  • By David Kessler

    Marion County Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources


  • It seems that the growing season has just begun, however it is time to start thinking about fall. Early August is the time to start planting and planning for your fall garden.
    Many people don’t even think about vegetable gardening in the fall but it is actually the best time to grow many of our cool season vegetables.
    Taste and quality of most cool season vegetables is better in the fall because the weather is getting cooler when harvest and ripening time nears instead of hotter like it does in the spring.

  • The following pets are available for adoption at the Marion County Animal Shelter:
    - Friendly, young male basset beagle mix
    - Sweet male beagle mix
    - Precious female beagle mix
    - Good female lab/retriever mix
    - Female tan pit/lab mix - really good dog!
    - Obedient male collie/shepherd mix
    - Male brindle/pit mix - good dog!
    - Female super sweet, obedient rotweiler
    - Two coon hounds
    - Male Korean jindo mix - valuable, good family dog
    - Many darling assorted cats and kittens

  • Terry Smith and Donna McQueary announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Heather Smith, to Josh Gordon, son of Benita Langley and the late Johnny Gordon.
    Smith is employed as an occupational therapist assistant at Summit Manor Health and Rehab in Columbia.
    Gordon is a manager at pro-Tech Metal Fabrication in Lebanon.
    The wedding will take place at 6 p.m. Aug. 22, 2015, at St. Joe Church. A reception will follow at St. Joe Community Center.

  • Kevin and Debbie Thompson of Lebanon announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Thompson, to Todd Payne, son Kathy and Jeff Dorris and Russell and Suzanne Payne of Louisville.
    Thompson is employed at Hardin Memorial Hospital.
    Payne is employed at Dasco Medical Equipment.
    The wedding will take place at 1 p.m. Aug. 22, 2015 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Raywick. A reception will follow at Centre Square, Lebanon.
    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.