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Today's News

  • Hold the salt!

    With the recent cold and snowy weather it is time to discuss protecting landscapes from unintentional harm. If you like to put salt and deicer on your sidewalks, drives and steps, you must take care not to damage valuable landscape plants. Generally physical removal of ice and snow is better for the landscape as long as you don’t pile it on your plants.
    However, many people aren’t physically able to shovel snow and ice. In this case chemicals are needed to keep walkways safe.

  • Lady Knights join 1,000 Point Club

    Just before tip-off of the Marion County Lady Knights varsity basketball game against Washington County Friday night at the Roby Dome, Head Coach Trent Milby presented game balls to junior Bre Elder and sophomore Kyvin Goodin-Rogers.
    The two received this honor for scoring 1,000 points in their career at Marion County High School.
    Elder’s 1,000th point came on Feb. 26, 2010, during the Adair County game.
    On March 6, 2010, Goodin-Rogers accomplished the same feat during the game against E’town.

  • Early Files 12-15-10

    145 years ago
    Dec. 15, 1865
    Timely reminder
    “Mrs. Henry,” said John to his wife the other morning, “If you give me a Christmas present this year, please arrange it so the bill won’t come in till the next month. It’s just as well to keep up the illusion for a short time.”

    Old complaint
    We like to see a man hanged, because then we are sure he will never come around to beg exchanges which we haven’t even looked at ourselves. (Quoted from an exchange.)

    75 years ago

  • SCC Baseball Camp is Dec. 18

    The St. Catharine College baseball team will hold a Christmas camp in Lourdes Hall on Dec. 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The camp is for players aged 8-18 and the cost is $45 per player.
    Patriot Head Coach Luther Bramblett, the winningest coach in St. Catharine history with a 331-124 record, and his coaching staff will instruct campers in all fundamentals including hitting, pitching and defense.
    For more details call (859) 336-5082 ext. 1285.

  • Gravel Switch man gets two years for growing marijuana

    William C. Lanham, 29, of 2965 Riley Road in Gravel Switch was sentenced to two years in prison in Marion Circuit Court recently for marijuana cultivation over five plants and receiving stolen property over $500. Lanham is to report to the Marion County Detention Center by Feb. 1.

    In other circuit court matters:

  • Girls overpower Commanderettes

    Washington County was no match for the Marion County Lady Knights varsity girls’ basketball team Friday night at the Roby Dome. Turnovers, combined with a poor shooting percentage by the Commanderettes, allowed the locals to defeat them by a final score of 74-38 in their second win of the season.  

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  • Nine die on Kentucky roadways last week

    Preliminary statistics indicate that nine people died in nine separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, Dec. 6, through Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010.
    Four of the crashes involved motor vehicles and three victims were not wearing seat belts. Single-fatality crashes occurred in Grayson, Jefferson, Madison and Perry counties. The crash in Perry County involved the suspected use of alcohol.
    One ATV involved fatal crash occurred in Logan County and the victim was not wearing a helmet.

  • Here are a few of my favorite things

    No matter what you celebrate during the month of December it likely involves some sort of gift giving.   Manufacturers have made certain that our options are unlimited when it comes to giving to the gardener, but some gifts are more useful than others!
    Don’t waste your money on the cute but useless or the useful but cheap.  Consider, instead, some of these items that are favorites among my serious gardening friends.
    Hand pruners and a good garden spade were #1 and #2 when I took a sampling from my most accomplished gardening friends.

  • Conference adds innovation contest

    By Aimee Nielson
    UK College of Agriculture

    The 2011 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference and Trade Show will have something for anyone interested in fruit and vegetable production.
    This year’s event convenes Jan. 3 in Lexington at Embassy Suites Hotel, and concludes around 5 p.m. Jan. 4.