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Today's News

  • Quinoa is nutritious, delicious

     

  • School board to consider raising tax rate

    The Marion County Board of Education will be setting its property tax rates for 2014 later this month.
    Last year, the school board set its tax rate at 53.8 cents per $100 of real and personal property.
    The board has scheduled a public hearing to consider increasing that rate to 55.7 cents per $100 of real and personal property for this year. That hearing is scheduled for 5 p.m. Aug. 28 at the board office.
    Lisa Caldwell, chief financial officer for Marion County Public Schools, presented a report on tax rate options during the board's Aug. 12 meeting.

  • Purslane turns out to be a tasty weed

     

  • Things farmers should consider before weaning their calves

     

  • Local officials want to clean up graffiti at lookout

    Marion County hired a company to clean up Scott’s Ridge in 2006, and they did a ton of work.
    Actually, it was close to two tons.
    “We took three and a half million pounds of waste out of there when we cleaned it up,” said Keith Brock, the Marion County solid waste coordinator.
    To prevent future dumping, the fiscal court approved constructing a fenced-in lookout, and it has successfully prevented people from dumping more trash over the edge.
    But another problem has developed — graffiti.

  • Garlic continues to grow in popularity

     

  • Freefalling

    Flying 9,500 feet above Washington County, a Cessna 182, a single engine plane, roars at around 75 mph. With four others, you sit on the floor crammed in like sweaty human sardines. The only person who has a chair is the pilot.
    Suddenly, the door opens letting the wind blast in and the temperature drops to goose bump levels.
    Hooked up to an instructor you met only hours ago, you put one leg out, and then the other. With adrenaline racing, he rocks you back-and-forth. This is really happening, there’s no turning back, and you have no control.

  • 2015 Turtleman Trek 5K plans have started

    The Marion County Baseball Boosters held the first Turtleman Trek 5K this past spring, and they are planning the second race for March 14, 2015.
    Race coordinator Sam Bach visited the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission during its special-called Aug. 13 meeting to request funding to assist with next year's race.
    "We'll do the same route. We'll handle that the exact same way," Bach said.

  • Get the skills employers want most

    By Carter Dyson
    One Stop Director for Kentucky Career Center

    Every job requires a certain mix of skills and knowledge. A welder must read blueprints, retailers must have merchandising knowledge, software developers typically need to know C++ and so on.
    Yet, the skills that many employers value the most apply to nearly every position in every field. These skills, commonly referred to as soft skills, can give you an incredible edge whether you’re looking for your next career opportunity or already on the job.

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