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Today's News

  • New All American Selection winners
  • Heart of Kentucky Farm, Home and Garden Show is Saturday

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Heart of Kentucky Farm, Home and Garden Show at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday April 6, and from 11 a.m. to 4 pm., Sunday, April 7.
    Katlin Schwartz with the Kentucky Beef Council will hold a cooking display at 1 p.m. on Saturday. On Sunday, singer Allison Stafford will be performing from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Are you a beginning gardener? Check out these helpful tips

    Gardening can be a little daunting for beginners who have little or no experience planting flowers or vegetables. But gardening need not be so intimidating, especially for those beginners who adhere to the following tips aimed at helping novice gardeners start their gardens off on the right foot.

  • How to deer-proof a garden

    Creating a beautiful and bountiful garden is a popular pastime for people all across the country. It is important to keep in mind that aesthetically appealing plants may be appetizing to area wildlife, including deer. Those who do not want their gardens to turn into all-you-can-eat buffets for deer, rabbits and other wild animals can take a more proactive approach to gardening.

  • Gardening can be relaxing but injuries are still a major concern

    Gardening is often described as a relaxing and beneficial hobby regardless of a person’s age. While time outdoors in the garden can prove calming and enjoyable, there is a dark side to gardening as well. Namely the injuries that may result from various activities.
    According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, emergency rooms in the United States treat more than 400,000 outdoor garden-tool-related injuries each year. Additionally, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand has issued warnings that caution gardeners about hand-related injuries.

  • Three Lady Knights named to the Kentucky All-Star team

    Three Marion County Lady Knights will be on the roster when the Kentucky high school all-stars face a team of Indiana all-stars June 14 at Freedom Hall in Louisville and June 15 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

    Miss Basketball Makayla Epps, Kyvin Goodin-Rogers (a Miss Basketball finalist) and Logan Powell will all represent the Bluegrass State in the annual series against Indiana's best high school players.

  • Epps is Miss Basketball

    Makayla Epps is the 2013 Miss Basketball for the state of Kentucky.

    The award caps a stellar senior season for the Marion County Lady Knight.

    Epps surpassed the 3,000-point mark in her career, was named the Most Valuable Player in the 2013 Girls Sweet 16, and led her team to the state title.

    She was also named the first McDonald's All American in Marion County history.

    It's worth noting that Epps' teammate, Kyvin Goodin-Rogers, was also a finalist for the Miss Basketball award.

  • County offices, services affected by Easter weekend

    Marion County residents should be aware of schedule changes affecting county services during the Easter weekend.

    The county road department will be on a shortened work schedule on Friday, March 29, which is Good Friday. As soon as the garbage routes are completed Friday, that department will close for the day.

    As a result, county residents on the Friday route are encouraged to put their trash out earlier than usual.

  • Bardstown pharmacy owner pleads guilty to health care, wire fraud

     

  • Lady Knights state champ shirts back on sale

    The Lady Knights state champs shirt will be back on sale at Marion County High School this week. The MCHS bookkeeper will be taking pre-paid orders. Sales will end at 4 p.m., Friday, and shirts will be delivered the week after Spring Break (April 1-5). No extra shirts will be ordered. The cost is $10 for short sleeve and $13 for long sleeve. Sizes above XL are $2 extra.