Today's News

  • The Open, Scotland and BBC

    Random thoughts as we prepare for my favorite major of the year and dedicating this column to the late friend Gene Spragens who had a great love of links golf.

    It’s the Open Championship to be contested at the all-male Muirfield, home of the Honourable Company of Ediburgh Golfers, located in Gullane Scotland.

  • 13-year-olds win one at Babe Ruth state tourney

    Marion County’s 13-year-old Babe Ruth team got off to a rough start in their state tournament, losing by 10 runs to the host team, South Lexington, on July 11.

    Marion County bounced back Friday with a win over Southeastern, but they were eliminated from the tournament Saturday by Russell County.


    South Lexington 15,

    Marion County 5

  • Softball tourney will benefit Make-A-Wish

    A co-ed softball tournament to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation has been scheduled for Saturday, July 27, at Graham Memorial Park.

    The tournament will start at 10 a.m. 

    The registration fee is $100 per team. The deadline to register is July 22.

    Teams must have 12 players or less, with a minimum of four females 17 and older. 

  • Rain, rain, just another reason to complain

    It’s really kind of amazing! This year I’ve heard about how much rain we’ve had. And if memory serves me, it’s from the same people who previously complained about how dry it was this time last year.

    Worse are the day to day complainers! “It waits till my off days to rain.” Or “Why does it rain on the weekends and holidays?” You’d think it only rained on them.

  • Off to Indy!

    After defeating Clay County in the Kentucky state softball tournament on July 13, the 11-12-year-old girls team will advance to the central regional tournament in Indianapolis.

    Friday morning, the girls drove down Main Street, where fans waved and cheered before they departed for indianopolis.

    Marion County will represent Kentucky at the Central Region tournament.

  • When you can’t care enough to care

    By Dr. David Whitlock

    You can often see it in their eyes, if you take the time to look: That far away gaze tells you they are somewhere else - maybe in the future or the past but not the present.

    Or sometimes their eyes dart this way and that, like those of a trapped animal searching for an escape route. 

  • Homecoming at Tucker Baptist Church

    Tucker Chapel Baptist Church will be having a homecoming on July 21.

    Their guest will be Centennial Baptist Church in Harrodsburg, John D. Short, pastor.

  • Hoops of Praise is this weekend

    New Life Community Church of God will be having a Hoops of Praise from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Graham Memorial Park.

    Basketball will be for ages 11 and up.

    You must be signed up by the second game.

    There will be tent ministries, bouncies, food and music. For more information call (270) 699-3733.

  • It’s always something...

    It seems only fair to share an update to the story since so many of you have been kind enough to lament my troubles with predation on the laying hens and the pastured broilers. If you missed the column from a few weeks back it basically chronicled some owl and fox attacks on our pastured poultry we raise for meat down in the nut grove and our egg-laying hens that range freely around the barn and house during the day.   

  • Veggie lovers... try them roasted

    In my garden, I always get the little tomatoes - cherry, grape, plum, etc. - weeks before I get any big red ones. They’re great in salads and just for munching, but I always end up with too many. I like roasted vegetables of all kinds. In fact, I’ve had them in this column before. So, I decided to try it with an abundance of small red and yellow tomatoes I happened to have.