Today's News

  • Registration opens for Kentucky Grazing School

    By Katie Pratt
    University of Kentucky

    The second installment of the 2011 Kentucky Grazing School will be held Aug. 15-16 at the Woodford County office of the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service and the C. Oran Little Research Center in Versailles.
    Preregistration is necessary, as the school is limited to the first 45 applicants.

  • Conservation District
  • Miracle attends IFAL conference in Lexington

    Marion County high school student Jason Miracle recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL).
    Miracle and 43 other high school students from around the state attended the five-day summer leadership conference, held June 20-24 at the University of Kentucky.
    An identical IFAL conference was also held June 13-17 at Murray State University for an additional 45 students.

  • Waiting on lots of tomatoes

    I went a little overboard in the tomato-planting department this year, and I have a feeling I’ll be eating a LOT of tomatoes. I’m not complaining, since I look forward to these tasty tomatoes all winter, when all you can get are those hard tasteless ones.
    I have several Jet Star tomatoes in big pots that are absolutely loaded with big green tomatoes (and yes, I’ve already picked some and had fried green tomatoes).

  • Baseball: The good & the bad


  • Local teams advance to semifinals

    Last Saturday in LaGrange at Walsh Park, the 11-12 year old Marion County All-Stars played Valley Sports in the opening round game of the 2011 Kentucky State Softball Tournament. Valley Sports entered the game as the district two runner-up.
    The game started slow, but Marion County stepped on the gas in the third and fourth innings to put the game away.  

  • Kentucky Junior Golf Foundation competes at Rosewood

    The Kentucky Junior Golf Foundation (KJGF) made a stop at Rosewood Golf Club Tuesday of last week. The KJGF is an organization that encourages members to raise money to “drive out child abuse” by partnering with Sunrise Children’s Services. 
    Overall, there were 14 divisions of golfers, ranging from 10 and under to college students. Two local golfers competed in the event. Amy Brown and Olivia Carrico, both set to graduate from Marion County High School in 2012, participated in the 16-18-year-old girls division.

  • SCC student will host triathlon

    For her internship in sports and recreation, St. Catharine College student Jennifer Craig is required to plan and coordinate an event that falls within that discipline. To that end, Craig has delved into a quite ambitious project called the Lanham’s Health & Fitness “Back 2 School” Fitness Challenge.
    The event, to take place in Bardstown Aug. 6, will include a two-mile walk, a 10K run and a mini-triathlon.The triathlon will include a 300-meter swim, a 12-mile bike ride and a 5K run.

  • Lebanon Lumberjax are champs
  • Marion County 11-Year-Old All Stars