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Today's News

  • Kentucky Farm Bureau
  • Hoops 2010

    By Josh Veatch

  • Holiday spices come from tropical plants

    Considering how the quest for exotic spice fueled exploration around the world in the 15th century it is no wonder that our favorite holiday flavors herald from around the world.  From Southwest India to Southeast Asia we find cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and mace.

  • EQUIP, WHIP application deadlines are Jan. 28

    Each fiscal year, the Natural Resources Conservation Service sets ranking period dates for applications taken for USDA Farm Bill programs.  Although ranking dates may vary from program to program, landowners may sign-up at any time for all conservation programs.
    The next ranking cut-off date is January 28, 2011 and will include applications for both the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program and the Environmental Quality Incentives Program.

  • Hanukkah comfort food

    In ancient times, when the Greeks conquered the Jews and took over their temple in Jerusalem, they tried to force all the citizens of Jerusalem to worship their god, Zeus.  The Jews refused, and got an army together to fight the Greeks and their leader, Antiochus Epiphanes.  Although the Jews were outnumbered six to one, they prevailed against the Greeks and marched back into Jerusalem to re-take their temple.  

  • Along for the ride

    Marion County Animal Control Officer Jeff Wooldridge is driving through Brookhaven when a woman walking her own dog waves him down. She points out a friendly, "black and tan" dog that has no tags and no owner.

    Wooldridge parks and gets out to find another Brookhaven resident has picked up the dog. The man hands it over to Wooldridge, who then loads it into a cage in the back of his vehicle.

  • Superintendent evaluation scheduled for Dec. 20

    The Marion County Board of Education has scheduled its preliminary evaluation of Superintendent Donald Smith for 6 p.m. Dec. 20 at the board office.

    The board is choosing to conduct its evaluation in open session.

  • Don't miss the vote

    The 2011 primary election may be more than five months away, but registered voters need to decide soon if they want to change parties for that election. In Kentucky, registered voters are only eligible to vote in the primary election for the party in which they are registered by the end of the year.

  • InBrief

    Calvary Elementary recognized for environmental excellence

    The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection has recognized individuals, businesses and organizations for their commitment to environmental performance, and one of those organizations is Calvary Elementary School.

  • 'Catfish' takes reigns as PVA

    Marion County's new public valuation administrator was sworn in Monday morning at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    Terry "Catfish" Rakes took the oath of office in front of a small gathering of family and friends. The PVA takes over on the first Monday in December. Other county and local officials will take office in January.