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Today's News

  • 5-9-12 Farm Brief

    The 43rd Annual Sheeprofit Day, Versailles, will be held May 17, 2012. Registration is at 3:30 p.m. The program begins at 4 p.m. Contact the Marion County Extension Office, (270) 692-2421, for more information
     

  • Wheat Field Day is fast approaching

    Members of the University of Kentucky Wheat Science Group will discuss important and timely topics related to wheat production during their annual field day. This year’s wheat field day is from 8:30 a.m. until noon CDT, Tuesday, May 15 at the UK Research Farm in Princeton.
    Wheat specialists in the UK College of Agriculture will discuss the following topics:
    • Future opportunities and potential challenges for ryegrass
    • Wheat variety trial and scab smart update
    • Barley yellow dwarf virus control during warm winters

  • Gravel Switch farmer joins American Angus Association

    Ken Barker, Gravel Switch, is a new member of the American Angus Association®, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo.
    The American Angus Association, with nearly 30,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on nearly 19 million registered Angus.

  • 5-9-12 Early Files

    50 years ago
    May 10, 1962

    Band director named
    Lynn Looper, 27-year-old director of the Greenville High School Band, has been appointed to lead the new Marion County High School’s band that will be organized this fall. Mrs. Ralph Abner, former director of the local band and now vocal music instructor in the county schools, will assist in the preliminary organization this summer of the new band.

    45 years ago
    May 15, 1967
    Football coach

  • Future Farmers of America Awards Baquet
  • Knights baseball team has tough week

    The Marion County Knights varsity baseball team lost three games last week, putting the team's overall record at 11-14, while their district standings are 2-4. The Knights were set to head to West Jessamine on Saturday afternoon, but rain forced the game to be cancelled.

    Marion County 3, Garrard County 12

    The Knights went on the road to face Garrard County Friday night, where they came up short in the outing 12-3.

  • Let's play ball!

    Little League action is in full effect at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon.

     

  • Sometimes you can't pick just one

    It was hard to narrow down just one topic this week for my column, so I decided to try to incorporate all three things that were on my mind.

  • Elder selected to All-Star team

    Marion County Lady Knight, senior Bre Elder, has been selected to be a member of the 2012 Kentucky All-Star girls' basketball team. The Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation announced members of the team on Monday of last week.

    "It's just an honor to be considered one of the top 12 best female athletes in the state of Kentucky," Elder said. "I'm definitely blessed, and I thank God each and every day for giving me this opportunity."

  • Spring football scrimmage

    The Marion County High School football team had a spring scrimmage April 23.