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Today's News

  • SCC sets another graduation record

    SCC Communications

    A standing-room only crowd packed the gym in St. Catharine College's Lourdes Hall recently to witness the college's 80th Commencement Ceremony. It was another historic day for SCC as yet another record number of 160 candidates shattered the previous mark of 118 set just one year ago.

  • 4-H Camp Fun!

    Marion County 4-Hers had a blast during their recent week at 4-H Camp. Eighty-four campers, teen leaders, and adults from Marion County travelled to Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp in Jabez from May 28 through June 1. "Celebrating the Super Hero Within You" was the theme of Marion County's week at 4-H Camp. Camp took place during the Memorial Day holiday so campers had the opportunity to reflect on the "super heroes" that served in the armed forces as well as looking within themselves and recognizing their heroic qualities.

  • Joy Global announces 37 layoffs

    For the second time in three months, a local factory is announcing layoffs.

    Joy Mining Machinery, a division of Joy Global, will be laying off 37 employees at its factory at 750 Industrial Drive in Lebanon. July 20 is the layoff date.

    "Our customers are facing an unstable market due to competition from natural gas suppliers, lower domestic demands of coal and decreasing coal prices," a press statement from Joy Global reads.

  • Pick it up and read it!

    By Dr. David B. Whitlock

    No, I don't mean the Bible, although I read it every day.
    But for now, I'm referring to the newspaper.
    "Ahh, the newspaper," you say. "You mean that old dinosaur of the printed era that's somehow managed to stay alive, despite its shrinking advertising revenue and a dwindling subscriber base?"
    Despite rumors of its demise, the newspaper is surviving and in some instances, thriving.

  • Kentucky's gasoline tax to go up 2 cents a gallon on July 1

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Kentucky drivers have seen declining gas prices in recent weeks. But that will change about 2 cents worth starting July 1.

    That's because state law mandates that the gas tax go up 2.1 cents per gallon on that date.

    The increase is automatic since it's tied to the average wholesale price of gas.

    It's estimated the increase will generate about $57 million for Kentucky's road fund.

  • Jehovah's Witnesses invite all to attend "Safeguard Your Heart!" Convention

    Jehovah's Witnesses feel that all, including non-Witnesses, will benefit from the positive message and practical suggestions that will be highlighted at the 2012 "Safeguard Your Heart!" District Convention to be held for the first time at the Hooper Eblen Center on the campus of Tennessee Tech.

  • Church Briefs, June 20

    Bible school
    Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Gravel Switch will have their Vacation Bible School June 20-22 from 6-8:30 p.m. nightly and Sunday, June 24, at 11 a.m. during the morning worship service. Snack meals provided each night and there will be a dinner after the Sunday morning service. For more information call Stella at 699-2545 or Linda at (859) 332-0201.

    Come & See Week

  • Veggie dishes to try

    By Susan Spicer

    Here are some good recipes for my vegetarian friends. If you're not a meat-eater, you can find yourself without much of a choice at a typical hot dog-hamburger cookout. I always like to have two or three dishes everyone can eat.  

  • Dairy Day to be held June 23

    The third annual Marion County Dairy Day will be held at 10 a.m., June 23 for all local dairy farmers and their families in the agriculture multi-purpose building on the Marion County Fairgrounds. The event is being held in conjunction with the Marion County Fair Open Dairy Show.
    A meal will be served at 12 p.m. and is being sponsored by the Southeast United Dairy industry Association of Kentucky.

  • Edible Flowers Tasty and Pretty

    I think about food so much this time of the year because vegetables abound. I just came home from working at Courtney Farms in Bagdad with a load of vegetables that will be presented to Community Supported Agriculture subscribers for a weekend gathering of shared experiences and shared food. We are combining our farming efforts to bring food to local families and that includes the pretty things that can be added and eaten in the mix.