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Today's News

  • Marion County farmers win Kentucky Corn Yield Contest

    Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, congratulates David Peterson and Albert Peterson of Peterson Farms in Marion County for being among the winners in the 2011 Kentucky Extension Corn Yield Contest.
    In the conventional category, David Peterson of Peterson Farms of Marion County had the second place entry with 265.97 bushels per acre with Pioneer® hybrid 32T16.

  • Sign-ups have begun

    Producers that have wheat, corn, soybean, oats, barley or grain sorghum bases on file at the FSA office can start enrolling their base acres to participate in the Direct Counter/Cyclical Program.

  • Conference offers beef producers solutions to industry challenges

    By Aimee Nielson

    The beef industry is always changing, sometimes very rapidly with regard to weather, market prices, fuel and other input costs. Add in external forces such as national and world politics, economics, animal rights and consumer perceptions, and beef producers have many situations to manage and overcome to be profitable.

  • Calling all produce growers

     

  • Aquaculture workshop covers basics and then some

    For those interested in dipping their toes into aquaculture, Kentucky Cooperative Extension will offer a workshop, Aquaculture Basics, on Saturday, March 10, at the Kentucky State University Aquaculture Research Center in Frankfort.
    Welcome and sign-in will begin at 8:15 a.m. EST, and presentations will start at 8:30 and continue until noon.

  • Farm, Home and Garden Show is set for April 14, 15

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce’s 25th annual Farm, Home and Garden Show is scheduled for Saturday, April 14 and Sunday April 15. The show will feature displays of nursery and landscaping, agriculture and livestock exhibits, outside and inside home use products, activities for children and educational seminars.  The hours of the show are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The show is free.

  • Arts council plans black history event

    The Marion County Arts and Humanities Council is planning their second annual Black History Celebration. This year's event will take place Saturday, Feb. 18, beginning at 4 p.m. at the Lebanon United Presbyterian Church on East Main Street.

    Featured this year will be beautiful music from three churches, including Bethal Star Church of Lebanon, First Baptist Church of Campbellsville and Holy Rosary Church of Springfield. Along with their adult and youth choirs, the First Baptist Church and Holy Rosary Church will also present Liturgical Dancers.

  • Doggie dumper to have her day in court

    A Campbellsville woman who confessed to dumping 23 dogs last month is scheduled to appear in Marion Circuit Court Monday, Feb. 20.

    Christina Gribbins, 36, of 173 Spurlington Road in Campbellsville confessed to abandoning 23 dogs on Highway 412 in Marion County on the morning of Jan. 24. Tuesday of last week, she was arrested and charged with 23 counts of second-degree cruelty to animals. She was lodged in the Marion County Detention Center on a $5,000 cash bond.

  • Fire destroys house on Hwy. 289

    A fire Tuesday afternoon caused extensive damage to a home located at 865 Hwy. 289 in Lebanon.

    Richard M. and Bernice Lawson were allowing their granddaughter, Jennifer Hardin, and her two children to stay with them.

    Hardin said she noticed smoke after getting out of the shower. She said she got out of the house and called the fire department, according to Richard Lawson. He came to the house upon hearing the news.

  • County negotiating for warehouse construction

    Maker's Mark Distillery and its parent company are considering building additional warehouses, and local officials are hoping as many as possible will be built in Marion County.

    During the Feb. 7 meeting of the Marion County Industrial Foundation, Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly told the board that he'd met recently with Beam Global officials. The company is considering building new warehouses in Marion and Nelson counties.