Today's News

  • Rust diseases travel between host plants


  • Spring is here, time to start your garden


  • Marion County home to two Certified Roadside Farm Markets

    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.

  • Different salad recipes to try this spring


  • Empowering a healthy community

    It’s impossible to separate our individual health from our community’s health. When it comes to good health, a rising tide lifts all boats. Public health systems work to carefully monitor that tide, pinpointing choppy waters and struggling vessels and taking action to ensure that all boats have an opportunity to sail smoothly to healthier destinations.

  • 4-3-13 Early Files

    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.

  • Tennis teams get mixed results against Taylor, LaRue counties

    Despite the cold temperatures, the Marion County tennis teams visited LaRue County March 26. The teams followed with another road match at Taylor County Thursday.

  • Knights take second in wooden bat tourney

    The Marion County Knights baseball team played in four games last week after some games were cancelled due to cold and rainy weather. Marion County made it to the championship game of the Green County Wood Bat Invitation tourney, where they lost 12-6 to Green County. The Knights now sit at 4-4 on the season.

    Mercer County 6, Marion County 2
    The Marion County Knights baseball team went on the road Thursday to play Mercer County, where they lost, 6-2.  

  • Tough week for Lady Knights

    Due to cold and rainy conditions last week, the Marion County Lady Knights softball team was not able to play any games until Friday and Saturday in the Lady Laker Classic in Russell County.  The Lady Knights competed in four games during the tournament, losing three of the four, taking their overall record to 3-4 on the season.

  • Weekend offers hunting and fishing fun

    Coming up this weekend are several activities to keep anyone entertained!
    For the hunter, we have the spring youth wild turkey weekend coming up on April 6-7.
    Some things to keep in mind: Make sure the youth has a gun that fits. Pattern your gun at 25 to 30 and aim where the birds’ neck meets his body. If possible use a full blind, if you don’t have a full blind back up to a tree trunk/brush and don’t move (it’s said a turkey can see a blink)! Don’t over-call and wait for your bird to come to you, which could take a while.