Today's News

  • SCC prepares to welcome second wave of graduate students

    This past January, St. Catharine College inaugurated its School of Graduate Studies by enrolling 14 students in its master's degree in leadership program with two areas of concentration: community and regional leadership, and health promotion and leadership.  Most students took three courses in the spring semester and took from one to three courses this summer.

  • Summer Education Experience offers students a head start to college

    Campbellsville University gave 14 students the experience of getting ahead in their college career even before starting their freshman year.

    Fourteen incoming freshmen participated in the Summer Educational Experience (SEE) program which "allows students to increase their readiness for college level academics, as well as gain insight into the college experience," Kristen Jorgenson, coordinator for introductory studies, said.

  • Campbellsville Unviersity L.I.N.C. Orientation

    Jesus Berlanga, a native of Saltillo, Mexico, who recently moved to Lebanon, poses with Clawz, Campbellsville University's mascot. Berlanga was at Campbellsville University for L.I.N.C. Orientation, July 13-14, and is attending Campbellsville University this fall. L.I.N.C. allows students to make friends and get acquainted with campus before moving in at the end of August.

  • Local student receives Sonum Perfectum Scholarship to SAE in Nashville

  • Putting Food By

    My first Kentucky garden was in 1974, and it was a humdinger. My husband Walt Rose and I had bought a Troy-bilt tiller in anticipation of our move to Kentucky from Illinois, and we worked up a huge garden area on the only flat piece of land we had. I'll bet it was at least a quarter acre.

    We had spent the previous winter pouring through seed catalogs, ordering enough for five families. We even ordered some trees, and our house was in the middle of the woods!

  • Whirlwind was weird

    I saw the strangest thing the other day:  a bona fide whirlwind? I was taking water to the ewes and lambs mid-day and I looked up to see this swarm of plant material, and whatever else was in it, swirl around a viburnum. It was hot out and only the slightest breeze was apparent.

  • Farmers: Remember to test for nitrates

    By David Kessler

    Marion County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

    What a good week we had with the weather! More rain, some of it of the steady variety, has improved many of our pastures and hayfields. Soybeans and tobacco are looking better, although we have had some get blown down by wind, and corn looks good although we cannot do anything about the corn that didn't pollinate due to the heat.

  • Master Gardener Classes begin Sept. 5

    The Kentucky Master Gardener Program is set to begin at the Washington County Extension Office on Wednesday Sept. 5, at 9 a.m. until noon. We will meet each Wednesday morning through mid-November. 

  • Wilson is new Marion County Distinguished Young Woman

    Hannah Wilson is the 2013 Marion County Distinguished Young Woman.

    Wilson, the daughter of Cindy and Todd Wilson, won the title Saturday evening at the Roby Dome at Marion County High School.

    In addition to winning the overall title, Wilson also received interview, preliminary scholastic, self-expression and talent awards.

    Here is the complete list of winners from last night's program:

    2013 Distinguished Young Woman - Hannah Wilson

    First runner-up - Gabrielle Hamilton

    Second runner-up - Abigail Hagan

  • MAC walk-away has been apprehended

    Inmate David Walls, who walked away from Marion Adjustment Center on Saturday, has been apprehended.

    He is serving a sentence for second-degree burglary (two counts) and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon out of Garrard County and second-degree burglary (two counts) out of Lincoln County.