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Today's News

  • Parents: Help your child prepare for college

    By Erica Osborne
    Director of Student Success at St. Catharine College

    Congratulations, MCHS graduates. More importantly, congratulations to the graduates’ parents. Your child’s diploma belongs just as much to you as it does to them. You spent 18 years packing lunches, helping them with homework, and serving as your child’s personal chauffer as you carted them to school, sports practices, and back home again. 

  • Majority of parents want healthier foods in schools

    By Susan G. Zepeda, Ph.D.
    President/CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky

    Kentucky students break for summer vacation, some look ahead to summer camp and family trips, while others wonder where their next good meal will come from.  School districts and nonprofits struggle to find ways to assure Kentucky’s lowest income families can offer their children nutritious food during the summer.

  • Test your home for radon

    Did you know that Kentucky has the highest rate of lung cancer in the nation? As you can imagine, dealing with this deadly disease takes a toll on our citizens stricken with it, their families and the communities they live in. On a larger scale, it also has a large impact on our health costs and economy. Our high rates of smoking is a well known link to lung cancer, but another link to the disease is exposure to radon gas.

  • Still shining

    “Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming.”
    That was the motto for “Dory” an endearing fish on the movie “Finding Nemo.” It was also one of Missy Farmer-Spalding’s favorite adages. She thought of it often after being diagnosed with cancer in August of 2011. No matter how awful, how painful and how scary her battle was she just kept swimming, so to speak.

  • Sensational summer sides to try

     Here are some great side dishes to go with your grilled meats this summer. Take one of these to a pot-luck and you’ll always be a welcome guest!

  • French Hydrangeas bloom on old wood

     It seems that we have been spoiled: a decade of mostly mild winters has led us to believe that all those border line hardy plants would never get knocked back by a cold winter. Well, I have seen quite a few crape myrtles, figs and French hydrangeas that are struggling to come back on old wood. Fear not, however, because these plants are root hardy and will sprout new growth from the roots.  

  • BVD virus can be a problem

     By David Kessler

    Marion County Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

     The Marion County Cattlemen’s Association held its regular meeting on June 3 at Floral Hall. Dr. Beth Johnson, DVM from the Office of the State Veterinarian, spoke on the topic of calves persistently infected with the BVD virus. 

  • GES Students of the Month

     Pictured are Glasscock Elementary School’s April Students of the Month. They are, front row from left, Piper Garrett, Peytan Williams, Aaliyah Bradshaw, Brady Lewis, Christian Jacobs, Avery Newton, and Domingo Serrano; middle row, Alexis Cruz, Lance Lanham, Sarah Turpin, Lexus Moffitt, Carter Smothers, Nicholas Smothers, and Jeremiah Meskowsky; back row, Conner Armel, Belle Elder, Ellie Hardin, Haley Hoeck, Leah Burchett, Andrea Powell, Kendall Brady, Rachel Pittman, and Ligeia Lanham.

  • Schools provide free activities for kids this summer

     With the school year coming to a close, everyone is planning the summer activities for their children. The Marion County Public Schools want to offer some sensational summer programs that are free and will help your child with their academic needs.

    June 9-13 

    Lebanon Middle School - Adventure Camp. Contact person: Dee Dee Cecconi  (270-692-3441)

    June 9-13

  • Bellarmine University Dean’s list announced

     Bellarmine University has named the following residents to the dean’s list for spring 2014:

    Flannery Musk, a senior majoring in secondary education, and previously attended Bethlehem High School.

    Tatum Daugherty, a senior majoring in communication, and previously attended Marion County High School.

    Abby Hamilton, a freshman majoring in middle grades education, and previously attended Marion County High School.