Today's Features

  • 75 years ago                    
    April 10, 1936

  • Andrew and Margaret Grundy celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this past week with family and a few close friends.
    Mrs. Grundy is the former Margaret Carter LaRue.
    The couple was married April 7, 1951, at Lebanon United Methodist Church.


    Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Patrick Portman of Bards-town will celebrate their 50-year anniversary Friday, April 15, 2011. Shirley is the former Shirley Faye Nally of Loretto.
    The couple was married at Holy Cross Church April 15, 1961.
    They have three children, Joe Portman, Suzanne Farnsworth and Faye Brussell; and seven grandchildren.
    A party, attended by many friends and family members, was held in their honor at The Loft in Bardstown on April 9.


    Billy and Kim Caldwell of Lebanon announce the birth of a 3-pound, 13-ounce daughter, Isabella Lea Caldwell, born Dec. 1, 2010, at Norton Hospital, Louisville.
    Maternal grandparents are Robert and Lana Purdom.
    Paternal grandparents are Billy and Marian Caldwell.
    Great-grandparents are Junior and Jeanne Buckler of Lebanon, Odele Caldwell, the late Bluebo Caldwell, the late William and Inez Purdom and the late Edward and Evelyn Jarboe.
    Isabella Lea has one sister, Abigail Mae.


  • Five Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations in Marion, Nelson, Taylor and Washington counties of Kentucky and the Episcopal Church of Campbellsville are inviting area residents to attend a worship service on Maundy Thursday, April 21, 2011. The service of Holy Communion and Tenebrae, an ancient liturgy meaning “A Service of Shadows,” will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Bethel First Presbyterian Church, 502 E. Main St., Campbellsville.

  • Revivals
    • Revival continues at New Birth Mission Church in Loretto through April 15 at 7 nightly. Several local ministers will be speaking.

    • A revival will be held at Grace Baptist Church, 350 East Main St., Lebanon, April 18-22 and 7 p.m. Evangelist is Bro. Jeff Fugate of Claysmill Road Baptist Church, Lexington. There will be special music each night. Bro. Clellan Hays is pastor. For a van ride call, (270) 699-9341 or (270) 692-4998. Nursery is provided.

  • For burley tobacco producers in central Kentucky it already looks like 2011 will prove to be another interesting year as far as marketing of the crop goes.  As of right now, for the most part I’ve been hearing pretty optimistic opinions in regards to this year’s crop. Many of our burley tobacco producers seem to be receiving similar contract values as they had last year, while some producers are also receiving an increase in contract pounds this year.