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Today's News

  • Excited to perform

    Bailey Spalding has spent a lot of time lately focused on the state Distinguished Young Woman competition.
    During Christmas break, she has been working on the fitness routine and her talent. When she isn’t practicing, she said several people have asked her about getting ready for the state program in Lexington.
    “Basically, you have to think about it the whole time,” Spalding said.
    Spalding will represent Marion County in the 2014 Distinguished Young Woman of Kentucky program Jan. 17-18 at the Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington.

  • Alzheimer’s walk

     Ann’s Clan walked for the Alzheimer’s Association September 2013 at Freeman Lake, Elizabethtown. They are from left, Nell Bickett, David Bickett, Dora Bickett, Kevin Bickett, Bill Bickett, Irene Downs, Karen Bickett, Gene Bickett, LeAnn Cox, Garrett Thompson, Mike Thompson, and Linda Thompson; in front, Conner Bickett, Lindsey Cox, Shelby Cundiff, and Gracie Cox.

  • Take steps to prevent passing the flu

    Flu season is here, but there is still time for people to get vaccinated if they haven’t already.
    Jennifer Osborne, the Marion County Health Department community educator, said she encourages everyone who is able to get vaccinated.
    “It’s not just about protecting you. It’s protecting the people around you,” she said.
    Osborne added that it could take up to two weeks after getting a vaccine before an individual develops immunity.

  • Serve black-eyed peas for New Year’s

    By Susan Spicer

    My grandma and my mother always told me you had to eat black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day to get good luck for the coming year. I remember asking Mom what would happen if you didn’t eat them. She said she didn’t know because she’d never tried it!

  • Year in Review - Top 10 stories of 2013

    Looking back at 2013, Marion Countians had reasons to celebrate, to cry and to be concerned.
    The Lady Knights state title gave us something that transcended the sports pages and a season that people will talk about decades from now. Meanwhile, a local program celebrated a milestone that has spanned generations.
    The county also lost a big employer due to decisions by policy makers who did not see the impact that a private prison made in our community.

  • What farmers should plan for in 2014

    By David Kessler

    Marion County Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

    Happy New Year! I hope everyone enjoyed the Christmas holiday and all will have a healthy, pleasant and prosperous 2014. Thank you for allowing me to serve as your county agent another year!

  • Winter settles in and a new year begins

     While the winter slowdown has not yet happened it does seem to be around the corner. Or, is that just wishful thinking? 

    At any rate, winter is a time to regroup and plan for another year for the farm. We have some serious infrastructure planning to do thanks to a grant from Animal Welfare Approved, which will allow us to add some fox proof fencing for our free-ranging laying hens; and some improvements to our sheep pastures that will allow for more organized rotational grazing and sorting. 

  • Budget is top priority for General Assembly

    While there are dozens of issues considered during a legislative session, the General Assembly’s top priority in even-numbered years is always the same: Adopt a budget to run state government.

  • Our New Year’s wishes

    Today is the first day of 2014. Make it a good one.
    With a new year comes a new start, another chance to get it right.
    We are certain all of us have some regrets from 2013. Things we did. Things we didn’t do. Things we should have done. And while we can’t turn back time, or erase any of those regrets, we have 365 days in front of us to try again. We can push the reset button, so to speak.

  • GES Distinguished Students

     Pictured are the proficient and distinguished students at A.C. Glasscock Elementary School who were recognized at a special rally Dec 20.