• Angela Jordan was born with many gifts.
    But, it’s the gift she gave birth to four and a half years ago that changed her life completely.
    It’s that gift that also led to her discovering her passion for baking and creating edible masterpieces.
    Having grown up a very creative child, Angela credits her parents, Tracy and Stacy Cope, for instilling within her a wild imagination.

  • By Reverend John Russell Stanger

    What experiences changed the way you see the world? For astronaut Nicole Scott, it was seeing earth while spending 106 days in space:

  • Celebrate Recovery

    • Celebrate Recovery and Celebration Place helps people find healing from life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups. We’re committed to see people set free and experience hope and transformation. CR meets at Lebanon United Methodist Church, 236 N. Spalding Avenue, Tuesdays at 6 p.m. It starts with a meal, then large group gathering and celebration place, (CR for Kids) at 6:30 p.m., followed by open share groups at 7:30 p.m., and solid rock café (desserts) at 8:30 p.m. Everyone is invited.

  • When I was growing up in a very small town in Illinois, (Sidell, population 500) the only fish I was familiar with came out of local ponds and lakes; catfish, bass and bluegill. My mom wasn’t crazy about cleaning or cooking fish, so when we had fish for dinner it was at my grandma’s house.

  • Have you been looking through the ton of seed catalogs that have been popping up in your mail box since late fall? Do you look through them and make notes about varieties you want and admire the new exotic looking plants? Do you think, oh, I can just buy one or two of those this spring at the garden center? Think back to last spring, were you disappointed when you went to buy those new and different varieties and the garden center had the same old petunias, geraniums, zinnias, and whatever else you can think of?

  • Every couple of years we see an increased incidence of a disease called fire blight on ornamental and fruit trees including apple, crabapple, serviceberry, pear, plum and cherry. Fire blight is a disease caused by a bacterium (Erwinia amylovora) that over winters in sunken cankers on the tree: once temperatures warm in the spring the bacterium oozes out of the canker, insects land on the sticky sub-stance and spread it with efficiency as they travel from blossom to blossom.


    Honor Flight

    The American Legion Post #49 in Lebanon is sponsoring an Honor Flight. This flight provides free travel for World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam veterans to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials established for them. The Honor Flight will be free to the veteran. If interested, contact Stanley Gaddie at 270-692-8890 or Roger Milburn at 859-805-0990.

    Senior center

  •  We’ve all heard the saying, “Behind every great man is a great woman.”

    However, muralist Michael Cooper would disagree.

    From his point-of-view, behind every great man are four great women.

    Actually, five counting his wife, Mickie, who is co-owner of their business, Murals & More, and is the person who keeps him organized.


    Marion County Middle School parent nominations

    Marion County Middle School is seeking minority parent nominations for the 2017-18 school year. The minority parent that is elected will be a part of the principal selection process for the upcoming school year. Nominations can be made until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22. Nomination forms will be available at the front office of MCMS. This will be for parents of current sixth and seventh grade students at MCMS. The election will be held on Thursday, May 24, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at MCMS.

  • Monday, May 28: closed for Memorial Day.
    Tuesday, May 29: meatloaf, mashed potatoes, seasoned cabbage, peach crisp, and wheat roll.
    Wednesday, May 30: Mexican lasagna, buttered broccoli, garlic breadstick, and cantaloupe.
    Thursday, May 31: chicken and rice casserole, buttered spinach, Jell-O cake, wheat roll, and margarine.
    All meals are served with skim milk.

  • On Saturday, May 26, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D. will ordain David Joseph Farrell to the diocesan priesthood for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville.  The ordination will take place at 11 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 South Fifth Street, Louisville.

  • By Dr. David B. Whitlock

    I carefully dropped the seeds into the ground, spacing them 12-18 inches apart, per directions.
    “Now, Dr. David, I’m not meticulous like you are. I know you want them in 1 inch of dirt. But, I’m not going to get down on the ground and cover the dirt over them with my hands. I just use my foot for that, like this,” Martha, said, demonstrating how she gently covered the seeds in the soil.
    “That’s fine, Momma Martha, whatever you say.”

  • Celebrate Recovery and Celebration Place helps people find healing in Jesus from life's hurts, habits, and hang-ups. We're committed to see people set free and experience hope and transformation. It starts at 6 p.m. every Tuesday night at the Lebanon United Methodist Church. The schedule includes: 6 p.m. meal; 6:30 p.m. - large group gathering; 6:30 p.m. - Celebration Place (CR for Kids); 7:30 p.m. - open share groups; and 8:30 p.m. - Solid Rock Café (desserts).


  • By Christan Miracle

  • Sweet corn is a favorite among home vegetable gardeners. Improved hybrid cultivars are easy to grow. They yield well, taste sweeter, and store longer than old time cultivars. Sweet corn is best adapted to larger gardens since only one or two ears are produced per plant and several rows are recommended to ensure adequate pollination. However, even small plantings can be successful if planted in blocks rather than rows.

  • If your pet is missing, call the shelter-it may be there. Also, all cats and dogs should have a rabies shot.
    To adopt an animal, potential owners must complete an adoption application. The animal shelter accepts stray or unwanted animals.
    The shelter is located off of KY 208 and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The shelter is also open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday. The shelter is closed on Wednesdays.
    The phone number is 270-692-0464.
    For more information, go to marioncountyanimalshelterky.com.

  • After the heat-wave in mid-May flea beetles seemed to have settled on just about everything I had growing in the garden. Bok choy, potatoes, tomatoes and turnips looked as if they were shot full of tiny holes! I pick and squish and drown but that doesn’t really work with the tiny flea beetle. As you know I do not use chemical pesticides in the vegetable garden. I will reach for a bio-insecticide if I must, however. Bio-insecticides include plant oils and compounds, naturally occurring bacteria, viruses and protozoa. We are essentially using nature to eat nature.

  • Okay, she’s lost her mind. She’s going to have recipes for BURGERS in her column!

    Well, yes I am. We’ve got a holiday weekend coming up. Lots of people will be grilling burgers, and I just got a new cookbook. It’s called “The Burger,” and features 100 recipes for burgers, along with recipes for homemade ketchup and homemade mustard. Now, I know most cooks can make a hamburger, but some of these are quite different.


  • Hosparus Health of Green River needs volunteers in Adair, Green, Hart, Marion, Metcalfe, Taylor and Washington counties, as well as volunteers to work in its Thrift Shoppe located at 1488 Old Lebanon Road, Suite B, and will offer free trainings in February. Both trainings will be held at Hosparus Health’s Campbellsville office, 295 Campbellsville Bypass (behind Coltons).

    Patient/family support
    • Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Thrift Shoppe
    * Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon