•  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


  • The Kentucky State Police have began accepting donations for their eighth annual “Cram The Cruiser” holiday food drive. Designed to provide non-perishable food items for families in need throughout the Commonwealth, the campaign will continue through Dec.11.
    “Food is one of the most basic human needs,” says KSP spokesperson Lt. Michael Webb. “Unfortunately, hunger is present throughout all areas of the state. Through this program, we can all help make the season brighter for our neighbors in need.”

  • Hosparus Health of Green River will host its annual Tea & Auction on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 2-4 p.m. at Campbellsville Baptist Church, 420 N. Central Avenue. Presented by Tender Touch Senior Services, all proceeds from the charity fundraiser will benefit local hospice and palliative care patients and their families in Adair, Green, Marion, Taylor, and Washington counties.  
    A table for eight is $160. Individual tickets are $20 for both adults and children. The deadline to reserve seats is Friday, Nov. 3.

  • Raymond Hatfield of Lancaster and Thomas Scott also of Lancaster along with 65 other Kentucky veterans received a heroes’ welcome home recently from patriotic, flag-waving citizens who filled the entire terminal at Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport.
    The veterans participated in a one-day tour of war memorials in the nation’s capital. This was the seventh Honor Flight sponsored by Inter-County Energy and Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives. The mission was coordinated by Winchester-based Honor Flight Kentucky.


  •  Try searching for information on the topic of “Mass Migration of Cranes From Marion County” and you won’t find much.

    But there are some clues.

    The earliest dating back to 1959.

    That’s when Mr. and Mrs. James Crane loaded their 10 children into the back of a blue and white pickup James had converted into a modern covered wagon and headed off to Alaska.

    It was to be a journey 17-year-old Bob Crane, eldest of the brood, would never forget.

  • Mid-Kentucky Arts opens the season with a music celebration of popular Kentucky music. 

    Several featured groups include FlatLick Express, a young bluegrass band from central Kentucky, Heartland Dulcimer Club based in Elizabethtown, the Stephen Foster Singers from Bardstown, and the Mid-Kentucky Chorus whose members hail from many surrounding communities. 

    Celebrate Kentucky! concerts are held in St. Catharine Hall, St. Catharine Motherhouse, Hwy 150 near Springfield, Saturday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 8, at 3 p.m.