Today's News

  • 2-12-14 Birthday Announcement


    Collin Spalding celebrated his 3rd birthday Feb. 11, 2014. He is the son of Chris and Chrystal Spalding of Lebanon.
    His grandparents are Billy and Joyce Warner and Cecelia Spalding all of Lebanon and the late John A. Spalding.
    Collin has two sisters, Cheyenne and Madelynn.

  • February is a good time to sow clover


  • Cost of food in America remains affordable

    According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, American consumers spend, on average, just over 10 percent of their disposable income for food. That means the average household will have earned enough disposable income, that portion of income available for spending or saving, to pay for its annual food supply in about seven weeks, said Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney.

  • Where it lands is where the responsibility lies


  • Ten keys to starting seeds at home


  • Snow days pile up for MCPS

    The thrill of having a snow day has lost some of its excitement for many students in the Marion County Public School System. 

    MCPS has missed 12 days of school (as of our printing deadline), and it’s a safe bet that Old Man Winter isn’t through with us yet.

    In an attempt to not lose another day to snowy roads, MCPS decided to use its Plan B bus routes on Friday, Feb. 7.

    “It was a great success,” Superintendent Taylora Schlosser said.

  • Road department ready for one more round of snow

     As of Monday, the Marion County road department had enough salt and other materials available to handle one more round of snow.

    Marion County Road Supervisor Tommy Lee said it takes about 80 tons to treat the roads when it snows. Last week, Lee purchased a round of sand and calcium chloride mix from IMI, which his department mixed with salt to treat the roads during the weekend’s snow. 

    “I’ve got about one more round left,” Lee said Monday.

  • Here to help

    Nearly 45 years ago, Junior Adams started something that’s still yielding benefits today.

    “In the winter of 1969, I was sitting around one day thinking there’s got to be something for me to do around here besides work,” Adams said.

    Adams had graduated from St. Augustine High School earlier that year, and he had a job with Nalley and Gibson in Springfield. But he was looking for something more.

  • Eddie Miles Valentine’s Concert is Feb. 14-15

     Marion County’s own Elvis impersonator, Eddie Miles, will be back in concert for Valentine’s Day. Miles will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, and Saturday, Feb. 15, in Angelic Hall at Centre Square.

    Tickets start at $20 at the door or in advance at the Marion County Heritage Center. For ticket information, call 270-699-9455 or 270-321-0218.

  • Loretto Fire Department fund-raiser to begin soon

     The Loretto Fire Department will be holding a  door-to-door fund-raiser for several weeks to raise money to upgrade the department’s second engine truck. 

    Donors will receive a free 8x10 family portrait. Everyone will be notified by mail of photo dates.  For more information call Troy Hardin at 270-402-9373. A representative of the photo company will be doing the solicitations and will have an ID.