Today's News

  • Cattle bloat appearing early

    By Katie Pratt

    The University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Lab is seeing cases of bloat in cattle 20 days earlier than normal, said Craig Carter, lab director.
    “From Jan. 1 through April 3, the UKVDL has confirmed seven cases of bloat in Central Kentucky,” Carter said.
    Bloat, or frothy bloat, is a life-threatening disease in cattle that can occur when animals ingest young, vegetative legumes. The most common legume grazed in Kentucky is white clover, but cattle can also get bloat from grazing alfalfa and red clover.

  • Agency encourages minority farmers, ranchers to join USDA Minority Farm Register

    The United States Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency invites minority farmers and ranchers in Marion County and across the nation to voluntarily join the USDA Minority Farm Register to receive information and opportunities from USDA agencies.

  • Family fun day is set for April 21

    St. Catharine, The City of Springfield, The Central Kentucky Community Theatre, and the National Guard are partnering to hold a day event for families everywhere Saturday, April 21.
    First the event will hold a 5k located at Idle Hour Park in Springfield at 7 a.m. recognizing our troops. All are invited (even kids) to run or walk and can register at  http://www.active.com/running/springfield-ky/military-appreciation-5k-fu...

  • County, Beam Global continue warehouse discussions

    Beam Global is looking to build up to 11 warehouses as part of an expansion for Maker's Mark, but the company is also seeking a long-term property tax abatement for part of that construction.

    The Marion County Fiscal Court was divided over whether to approve the proposal during its March 15 meeting, but Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly was optimistic when discussing the situation Monday.

  • Congressman speaks on new districts, federal budget

    Congressman Brett Guthrie, perhaps in one of his last appearances representing Marion County, was the guest speaker at the Marion County Industrial Foundation's Friday Forum last week at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    Guthrie, a Republican, opened by addressing the redistricting change that has moved Marion County from the Second District, which he represents, to the First District, which is represented by Congressman Ed Whitefield, another Republican.

  • Limestone Branch Distillery grand opening is April 14

    Limestone Branch Distillery will celebrate its grand opening at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at 1280 Veterans Memorial Highway in Lebanon.

    The distillery will fill its first bourbon barrel at 2 p.m., and Kreekwater Koolaid will provide live entertainment from 3 to 7 p.m.

  • City gives initial support for housing development

    The Lebanon City Council has given its support, in principle, to assist Nally and Hayden with a planned housing development near Wal-mart.

    Tony O'Daniel, a real estate broker, spoke with city officials Monday evening on behalf of Nally and Hayden. The development calls for around 86 residential lots to be built.

  • Mayor asks citizens to watch grass clippings

    Lebanon city officials have received complaints about grass clippings being blown into the street, and Mayor Gary Crenshaw asked citizens to try to keep their clippings in their yards.

    "One, it's a hazard, and two, it's detrimental to the finances of the city," he said.

  • Knights split games during Spring Break week

    The Marion County Knights varsity baseball team played two games during the Spring Break week, going on the road on Monday of last week to play Bethlehem and hosting LaRue County Wednesday night at Dave Hourigan Field. The Knights were able to defeat Bethlehem, but lost to LaRue to take their overall record to 6-6.

    LaRue County 6, Marion County 1

  • The Game Plan, April 11

    April 12
    Freshman Knights vs. Washington County (H)

    Track and field
    Knights and Lady Knights at Green County (A)

    April 13
    Knights vs. Danville (H)

    April 14
    Knights vs. Mercer County (A)

    April 16
    Freshman Knights vs. Nelson County (H)