Today's News

  • Kentucky Grazing Schools focus on improving pasture management

    Katie Pratt
    Special to the Enterprise
    Grazing is the most cost effective way for producers to feed their ruminant animals. The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture will host the Kentucky Grazing School at two different times and locations this year to help producers better manage their grazing systems.
    The first grazing school will be April 10-11 at the UK Research and Education Center in Princeton.
    The second school is scheduled for Sept. 11-12 at the Woodford County extension office in Versailles.

  • Goat Field Day is March 15

    The Third Thursday Workshop “Goat Field Day” will be held March 15 in Frankfort. It will be a Goat Field Day. Future topics will include USDA-NRCS programs plus a home schooled students program (April 19), pastured poultry (May 17), horticulture - fruit crops (June 21) and 15th Anniversary of Third Thursday Field Day (July 19). For more information, contact Marion Simon at Kentucky State University, 400 East Main Street, Frankfort, KY  40601, (502) 597-6437 or email him at marion.simon@kysu.edu.

  • Voluntary donations will be split between 4-H, FFA and Kentucky Proud
  • Local angus breeders recognized nationally

    Kenn Heismann of Loretto and Twin Creek Angus of Bradfordsville have been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association® for having one registered angus cow included in the Association’s 2012 Pathfinder® Report.
    Only 2,027 of the nearly 30,000 American Angus Association members are represented in this year’s report, according to Bill Bowman, chief operating officer and director of performance programs of the Association with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.

  • Marion County FFA students visit Kentucky House of Representatives
  • Blandford served as Sen. Higdon’s page
  • Junior Mister is March 24

    Junior Mister will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 24 at the Marion County High School. The show has a super hero theme this year and there are 14 participants. Tickets will be $5 in advance and $7 at the door.


    All proceeds from the event will go to The Make A Wish foundation to grant the wish of a critically ill child.

  • Court approves study for radon remediation at county building

    Radon levels remain too high for EPA recommendations at the David Hourigan Government Building.

    Keith Brock, the Marion County Solid Waste Coordinator, called this to the attention of the Marion County Fiscal Court in January. Brock said an initial radon test in the basement showed radon levels of 22.3 pCi/L. Radon is known carcinogen, and the EPA recommends short term follow-up testing when levels are between 8 and 100 pCi/L, Brock wrote.

  • Court approves rates for animal shelter services

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has approved new rates for services offered at the Marion County Animal Shelter. The magistrates approved the rates during their March 1 meeting.

    The new rates are as follows:

    - Boarding fees for Washington County animals or animals quarantined for rabies is $5 per day. The fee for litters from Washington County are $5 per puppy.

    - Private euthanasia for animals under 50 pounds is $50 and for animals over 50 pounds is $100.

  • County projected to receive $1.14 million in state road funding

    The Kentucky Department of Highways has allocated $1,136,423 for rural secondary roads in Marion County.

    Josh Hornbeck of the department's Elizabethtown office spoke with the Marion County Fiscal Court during its March 1 meeting. He explained the department's priorities in the county for the coming year.

    They are, in order:

    - KY 337 from the Taylor-Marion County line to KY 49 (Bradfordsville Road)