Today's News

  • Plan now to control vegetable diseases all season long

    By Katie Pratt
    UK Cooperative Extension Service

    With many vegetables already in the ground or soon-to-be planted, home gardeners can incorporate a few simple practices into their management programs to minimize diseases this growing season, said Kenny Seebold, extension plant pathologist for the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.
    Growers should consult their seed supplier or catalog for the availability of disease-resistant varieties.

  • Marion Co. FFA competes in regional competition
  • Ag Credit pays $1.3 million to its members

    Central Kentucky Ag Credit has declared $1.3 million in patronage payments to association borrowers in the Bluegrass Region. The patronage payout is currently being made in full cash payments to members who were Ag Credit borrowers last year (2011). The 2011 patronage distribution is the largest in association history.

  • Spike in motorcycle crashes prompts KSP to launch social media safety blitz

    KSP reports that 2012 has already shown a spike in motorcycle-related crashes with a 69 percent increase from 2011 for the same time period.  For this reason, KSP has decided to utilize their best asset for reaching the public - social media.  With over 40,000 followers on Facebook(c), 2,900 followers on Twitter(c) and an active YouTube(c), Flickr(c) and Blogger(c) account, the agency plans to blast out motorcycle safety messaging via these platforms.

  • Track team wins home meet

    The Marion County Knights track team hosted a meet for the first time this season, and performed well. Despite only four teams showing up for the meet limiting the competition, both the boys and girls teams finished in first place overall. The boys team collected 197 points while the girls team collected 61 points.
    "We had a few teams that didn't show, so our times were not up to standard," Head Coach Keith Brown said. "Some of our kids just did not perform up to their capabilities."
    Coach Brown also commented on the preparation of the team.

  • Lady Knights go 1-1 in district softball games

    The Lady Knights fell to Adair County 11-5 at home, and defeated Taylor County 4-2 on the road last week, taking their overall record to 8-3 and their district record to 1-1.

    Marion County 4, Taylor County 2
    The Marion County Lady Knights softball team traveled to Campbellsville to play Taylor County April 10. They were able defeat the Lady Cardinals 4-2, picking up their first district win of the season.  

  • Another piece of the puzzle

    Offering statistics about autism is easy. Autism affects one out of every 88 children born in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The condition is more common among boys, affecting 1 in 54 males born in the U.S.

    Understanding the day-to-day reality is harder to explain, although parents like Lisa Nally-Martin are hoping to raise awareness about the condition.

  • Gravel Switch woman appointed to gifted and talented council

    Gov. Steve Beshear recently appointed four people to the Kentucky Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented Education, and one of the appointees is from Marion County.

    Jan Lanham of Gravel Switch, the principal at Cox's Creek Elementary School, was appointed as the parent representative on the council. Her term is scheduled to expire Dec. 15, 2014.

  • 11 MCHS students chosen for GSP

    Eleven Marion County High School students have been chosen to participate in the Governor's Scholars Program this summer. They are Madison Avritt, Morgan Avritt, Jacob Burdette, Brad Gootee, Abigail Hagan, Abby Hamilton, Mary Helen Hamilton, Haberlin Roberts, Charles Shofner, Lauren Thim and Hannah Wilson.

  • Pope's Creek Ranch not open to public just yet

    Pope's Creek Ranch, the farm on Pope's Creek Road better known as Dr. James Bland's Golden Acres Farm, more recently named Pope's Creek Ranch, is private property and is currently closed to the public. In the near future, it will be open on a fee and permission-only basis for use by the public. Anyone with questions can contact David Neville at (502) 330-3027.