Today's Features

  • Marion County is home to two of the 103 markets across the Commonwealth accepted into the 2013 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. The Marion County members are: Serenity Farm Alpacas and Williams Country Market.
    In joining the Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program, these markets have committed to offering quality products and service to their customers. Their acceptance by Farm Bureau tells customers that they meet the highest standards of quality, freshness, and marketing appeal.

  • 140 years ago
    April 4, 1873
    Report exaggerated

    Some idiot at Versailles describing himself as “James Jeff” sent us a few weeks ago a notice of death of Mr. and Mrs. Ed M. Elder, which we inserted, supposing it to be correct. It turns out that Mr. Elder is alive and well. It was a very poor joke and has caused Mr. Elder’s relatives considerable trouble.
    One of the most intricate questions with which the human mind has to grapple is to consider what such beings as the so-called “Jeff” were created for.



  • Revival
    First Baptist Church on N. Depot Street will be having their annual Spring Musical to kick off their Spring Revival. It will start at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6 with music from the male, senior, solos and youth choirs. Refreshments served after the musical. If you are interested in attending call John Body at 692-0403 or (270) 402-3804.

    Bass tournament

  • Amid reports that the economy is recovering slower than many would like and that too many Kentuckians aren’t as healthy as they should be, it would be nice if there was something that could help with both of those issues.
    Fortunately, there is.
    Gardening, and more specifically, container gardening, is a way almost anyone can have healthy foods for a fraction of the cost of buying them at the store.

  • If you are looking for some recipes to use your garden fresh vegetables, Susan Spicer offered a few examples from “Susan’s Kitchen.”

    Mexican Rice
    2 T. butter or margarine
    1 large onion, chopped
    1 green peppers, chopped
    2 cloves of garlic, minced
    1 cup uncooked rice
    1 tomato, peeled and chopped
    2 cups of chicken broth
    1 t. cumin
    Salt to taste

  • The Marion County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Heart of Kentucky Farm, Home and Garden Show at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday April 6, and from 11 a.m. to 4 pm., Sunday, April 7.
    Katlin Schwartz with the Kentucky Beef Council will hold a cooking display at 1 p.m. on Saturday. On Sunday, singer Allison Stafford will be performing from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Gardening can be a little daunting for beginners who have little or no experience planting flowers or vegetables. But gardening need not be so intimidating, especially for those beginners who adhere to the following tips aimed at helping novice gardeners start their gardens off on the right foot.