Today's News

  • Smith elected to board of directors

    Donald Smith of Loretto, has been formally seated as a director on the Board for Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (DFA). Smith was elected to the position following an election in DFA’s Mideast Area, where he operates Smith Farms. He will serve a two-year term on the Board.

  • 5-30-12 Farm Briefs

    Residential Rain Garden Workshop
    The Residential Rain Garden Workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, June 1. There is a registration fee of $15 (lunch included). This workshop will be held in Elizabethtown. Call the extension office, (270) 692-2421, for details.

    There will be a reception to meet David Kessler, Marion County Agriculture Natural Resource Extension Agent, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday, June 4, at the extension office, 415 Fairground Road, Lebanon.

  • Be on the look out for fire blight disease


  • Ticks are emerging earlier than normal

    By Katie Pratt

    Typically ticks begin to appear in late spring and early summer as warm weather sets in, but this year, cases of the annual pest were reported three to four weeks earlier than normal, said agents with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.
    “I’ve been receiving calls about ticks for well over a month already from homeowners, farmers and hunters,” said Kenny Perry, Graves County agriculture and natural resources extension agent.

  • Partnership to eliminate child abuse announces new campaign

    A new group, the Partnership to Eliminate Child Abuse, recently announced a comprehensive educational and awareness campaign to work toward eliminating child abuse in Kentucky and Indiana.
    At the recent announcement, made in a packed lobby at Kosair Children’s Hospital in downtown Louisville, the group said it planned to partner with the news media and other groups in Kentucky and Indiana to provide educational and awareness materials for eliminating child abuse.

  • Board and community advisory committee nominations sought

    The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is now accepting nominations for qualified persons to join its Board of Directors and Community Advisory Committee (CAC).  The 15-member Board and 31 member CAC are the Foundation’s governing bodies.  

  • Disappointment on the Diamond

    The Marion County Knights baseball team traveled to Taylor County High School on May 22, playing the Adair County Indians in the first round of the 20th District Tournament. After a hard fought battle that went into extra innings, the Knights fell short, 2-1, taking away their chance to compete in the championship game and the regional tournament. With this loss, Marion County finishes the season with a 15-18 record.
    Adair County 2, Marion County 1

  • Soccer tryouts in Nelson County

    Nelson County Elite will have tryouts for U-12 girls interested in playing competitive soccer for 2012-fall season. Scheduled date for tryouts are 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., June 5-6, at Dean Watts Park. Martin Bodkin, National C License Coach, will coach team. Point of Contact is Jamie Blanford at (502) 331-1595 or email jwblanfo@dishmail.net.

  • Sweet and sour

    Well, as you can tell from the title, I have something good to write about this week and something I would rather not have to write about. Let's start with the good.

  • The Game Plan, May 30

    May 30
    5th Region Championship Game (Home)

    5th Region Championship Game (E'town)

    May 30-31
    MCHS Baseball Camp