Today's News

  • Third Thursday Thing is Aug. 16

    The Third Thursday Thing will take place at the Kentucky State University Research Farm from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Aug. 16.
    The agenda for the MarketReady “Third Thursday” training will start at 9 a.m. and run until 3:15 p.m. It is as follows:
    • Introduction and overview (9 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.)
    • Selling to restaurants 1 (9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.)
    • Break (10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.)
    • Selling to restaurants 2 (10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
    • Lunch break (12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

  • 8-15-12 Farm Brief

    Kentucky State Fair
    Kentucky State Fair tickets are here at the Marion County Extension Office for those who entered a 4H project at the Kentucky State Fair. Stop by to pick yours up. Call (270) 692-2421 for more information.

  • Time to plant a fall vegetable garden


  • Lowest production of corn since 2006


  • A busy time of year

    After surviving a hot and record-breaking summer, school has now begun in Marion County. I know that school kids that are reading this are disappointed, but I am relieved that this has happened. I can't say the same for Jessica however, since she teaches fourth grade and had to head back to work. 

  • New concussion guidelines in effect

    Beginning May 1, 2012, House Bill 281 signed into law by Governor Steve Beshear, went into effect. The bill prevents student athletes from continuing to play if they experience a concussion or exhibit symptoms of a concussion. Kentucky was among 19 states petitioned by the National Football League and National Collegiate Athletic Association to support legislation to decrease the number of concussions suffered by student athletes.

  • Knights have rough start

    The Marion County High School football team hosted a preseason scrimmage against Meade County Friday evening. In the game, the Knights had some struggles and came up short against the Green Wave.

    "I guess the most important stat of the night is eight turnovers," Head Coach Jeff Robbins said. "You can't beat anyone with eight turnovers, let alone a good 6A team like Meade County."

  • Forcht Bank Bowl is this weekend in Campbellsville

    CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. - Four high school football games will highlight the two days of the 2012 Forcht Bank Bowl to be played Friday and Saturday nights (Aug. 17 and 18) at Finley Stadium on the campus of Campbellsville University.

  • The Game Plan



    Lady Knights vs. Anderson County (Home)




    Lady Knights vs. LaRue County (Away)



    Knights vs. Burgin (Home)




  • Hunting season 'breaks loose' Sept. 1

    Had to run this in early due to being out of town over the weekend, but back by the time you read this!

    Anyway, just to get you caught up on what's in store: Aug. 15 is the opening of our squirrel season. Then, on Sept. 1, it sorta breaks loose. On that date we have several openings. Archery deer season starts and we have the early resident goose season and dove season. Just remember, you can't shoot doves, on opening day only, until 11 a.m. And, if you're hunting geese and doves, don't have any lead shot with you while goose hunting.