Today's News

  • 12 die on state roads

    Preliminary statistics indicate that 12 people died in 12 separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, Feb. 14, through Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011.
    Eleven of the crashes involved motor vehicles and six of the victims were not wearing seat belts.  Single-fatality crashes occurred in Harlan, Jefferson, Knott, Madison, McCracken, Pike, Rockcastle, Russell, Spencer, and Whitley (two) counties.   The crashes in Madison and Russell County involved the suspected use of alcohol.
    One pedestrian involved crash occurred in Jefferson County.

  • Early Files 2-23-11

    75 years ago
    March 6, 1936
    State road aid
    Marion County will receive $15,231.58 annually to be spent for improvements of county roads under supervision of the State Highway Dept., according to a dispatch received here yesterday from Frankfort.

    County free of debt

  • Don’t forget about the birds and bees



  • Make salad ahead, assemble at last minute



  • Cost of food remains affordable

    According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, American consumers spend, on average, just over 10 percent of their disposable income for food. That means the average household will have earned enough disposable income, that portion of income available for spending or saving, to pay for its annual food supply in about seven weeks, said Kentucky Farm Bureau president Mark Haney.

  • 4-H Brief

    Code Green 4-H

  • Onions are good crops for Kentucky farmers

    By Tim Coolong
    UK Vegetable Specialist

    Although we’re in the midst of winter, it is never too soon to think about next growing season. This is particularly true if you want to grow onions.
    Onions are a good crop for Kentucky farmers. Typically in late winter, it takes eight to 10 weeks to produce a reasonably sized transplant. If you want to plant in late March or the beginning of April, you should have seeded your transplants in late January.

  • Students place in region

    Marion County High School’s Academic Team competed Saturday, Feb. 19, in the Regional Governor’s Cup Academic Competition held at St. Catharine College. In competition with students from 17 schools in the 5th Region, Marion County placed fifth in overall competition and fourth in Quick Recall.
    In addition, students received three awards in written assessment:

  • Women’s Center has new rooms, services

    Some changes have occurred at the Spring View Hospital Women’s Center recently.
    Among those changes include a new service and a new suite.
    Of the brick and mortar variety, a new LDRP suite has been added. LDRP means that a woman giving birth is able to go through labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum care all in the same room.

  • Softball, baseball coming up