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  • By Dr. David B. Whitlock

  • Open Arms Community Church, 2205 Danville Highway, Lebanon, will host an Operation Christmas Child "Christmas in July" event for Washington County and Marion County residents from 7-8 p.m. on Saturday, July 29. The event's guest speaker will be former shoebox recipient Kojo Abakah.
    Abakah grew up in extreme poverty in a small town in Ghana. Abakah was 12 years old when he received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift. Abakah's shoebox gift was the first gift he had ever received.

  • Going After The One Feeding Ministry
    Tucker Hill Baptist Church, 600 Shortline Pike, Lebanon, will sponsor a Going After The One Feeding Ministry today, July 26, at 5:30 p.m. at the Farmer’s Market Pavilion on West M.L. King Avenue.
    Women’s Conference

  • “There’s too much bacon!” said no one ever.
    That’s my motto. I even have it on a t-shirt.  When I first moved to Kentucky in 1974, my husband and I were vegetarians. It was part philosophy, part poverty. We didn’t have much money, and meat was expensive. But my mom and dad would come visit, and Mom would always bring fresh cut bacon from our local market in Sidell, Illinois. We looked forward to those packages of bacon so much. We started adding bacon to everything!

  • We cannot control the weather but we can control what our tomatoes eat, so to speak. At planting time, we prepare the soil with composted hen manure and a little organic fertilizer; we also mulch around the plants immediately in order to moderate soil moisture and to prevent the spread of soil-borne diseases.   This year our work at building healthy soil has paid off because the tomatoes are thriving. Some folks have not been as lucky as the rain poured down earlier in the season.

  • By David Kessler

  • Leadership Lebanon
    Leadership Lebanon Marion County is now seeking new applicants for the class of 2018. Applications can be found on the Marion County Chamber of Commerce website under the heading “Leadership.”

    Senior center

  • Votaw
    The Votaw reunion will be held on Sunday, July 30, 2017, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Anderson-Dean Park, 1475 Louisville Road, Harrodsburg. Bring a dish, photos, stories, and a white elephant item for the auction. For more information, contact Janet Votaw, 270-699-0105.





  • Hosparus Health of Green River needs volunteers in Adair, Green, Marion, Taylor and Washington counties and will offer a free training session from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18 (lunch provided), at its Campbellsville office, 295 Campbellsville Bypass (behind Coltons).
    Pre-registration is required at least one week prior to training. To register for this event, or for general information about how to become a Hosparus Health volunteer, contact Carrie Truitt at 270.789.4247 or ctruitt@hosparus.org

  • The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is currently working a missing person case. Family members reported Casey Jo Wheatley, 26, of Lebanon missing to the sheriff’s office on the morning of May 26. Wheatley was last seen on Newburg Road in Louisville on May 22. There has been no known contact with her since that time.


    By Carrie Truitt
    Volunteer Manager Hosparus Health Green River