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Today's News

  • Serve black-eyed peas for New Year’s

    By Susan Spicer

    My grandma and my mother always told me you had to eat black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day to get good luck for the coming year. I remember asking Mom what would happen if you didn’t eat them. She said she didn’t know because she’d never tried it!

  • Year in Review - Top 10 stories of 2013

    Looking back at 2013, Marion Countians had reasons to celebrate, to cry and to be concerned.
    The Lady Knights state title gave us something that transcended the sports pages and a season that people will talk about decades from now. Meanwhile, a local program celebrated a milestone that has spanned generations.
    The county also lost a big employer due to decisions by policy makers who did not see the impact that a private prison made in our community.

  • What farmers should plan for in 2014

    By David Kessler

    Marion County Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

    Happy New Year! I hope everyone enjoyed the Christmas holiday and all will have a healthy, pleasant and prosperous 2014. Thank you for allowing me to serve as your county agent another year!

  • Winter settles in and a new year begins

     While the winter slowdown has not yet happened it does seem to be around the corner. Or, is that just wishful thinking? 

    At any rate, winter is a time to regroup and plan for another year for the farm. We have some serious infrastructure planning to do thanks to a grant from Animal Welfare Approved, which will allow us to add some fox proof fencing for our free-ranging laying hens; and some improvements to our sheep pastures that will allow for more organized rotational grazing and sorting. 

  • Budget is top priority for General Assembly

    While there are dozens of issues considered during a legislative session, the General Assembly’s top priority in even-numbered years is always the same: Adopt a budget to run state government.

  • Our New Year’s wishes

    Today is the first day of 2014. Make it a good one.
    With a new year comes a new start, another chance to get it right.
    We are certain all of us have some regrets from 2013. Things we did. Things we didn’t do. Things we should have done. And while we can’t turn back time, or erase any of those regrets, we have 365 days in front of us to try again. We can push the reset button, so to speak.

  • GES Distinguished Students

     Pictured are the proficient and distinguished students at A.C. Glasscock Elementary School who were recognized at a special rally Dec 20.

  • Birthdays

    Dudley
    Zoey Virginia Dudley celebrated her 1st birthday Dec. 18, 2013. She is the daughter of Derek and Alethea Dudley of Mundfordville. Grandparents are Katherine Bogikes of Albany, David Goeson of Edmonton and Nancy and Gleason Dudley of Bradfordsville.

    Dye
    William Dye celebrated his third birthday on Dec. 24, 2013. His parents are Billy and Christy Dye of Lebanon.
     

  • GES Students of the Month

     Glasscock Elementary School December Students of the Month are front row, from left, Jordan Browning, Niesha Porter, Alexis Brown, Alex Huerta, Joey Coon, Brandon Blandford, Haley Hoeck, Aleaha Couch, and Jr. Cruz; second row, Amber Cox, DeShaila Newby, PJ Lanham, Clayton Coulter, Kaden Wright, Ciara Brady, Lakin Sickles, Aleigha Mays, and Ava Akers; and back row: Nevaeh Hardin, Isabelle Wheeler, Samantha Abell, Madison Sapp, David Smalley, Carlee Jo Wethington, Gracey Loudenburg, and Joshua Heseman.  

  • Birth announcement: Bryce Axis Lee

    Bruce Lee and Jeri Jo Bright of New Hope announce the birth of a 6-pound, 14-ounce son, Bryce Axis Lee, born Nov. 26, 2013 at Spring View Hospital, Lebanon.
    Maternal grandparents are Jerry Bright and Beverly Durham and the late Sonny Durham, all of Lebanon.
    Paternal grandparents are Earl and Donna Lee of Raywick.
    Great-grandparents are Cecilia Thomas of Lebanon and Joe and Maudie Mitchell of Raywick.