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  • I think about food so much this time of the year because vegetables abound. I just came home from working at Courtney Farms in Bagdad with a load of vegetables that will be presented to Community Supported Agriculture subscribers for a weekend gathering of shared experiences and shared food. We are combining our farming efforts to bring food to local families and that includes the pretty things that can be added and eaten in the mix.

  • Cub Scout Camp Day was last week at The Homeplace on Green River. Scouts from Marion County were among show who attended. In the picture, Elijah Kirkland and Evan Curry take part in a bit of bird watching.

  • Unemployed veterans aged 35 - 60 may qualify for up to 12 months of job training through the new Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP). VRAP will provide training for programs of education that lead to a high-demand occupation. The program, a joint effort of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Labor, will start July 1, 2012.

  • As summer quickly approaches, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has joined the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and National Park Service (NPS) to emphasize the dangers of skin cancer and has provided simple steps Americans can take to protect themselves. The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention designated the Friday before Memorial Day “Don’t Fry Day” as a way to highlight sun safety.

  • Craig and Debbie Drury’s Bikers vs. Cancer Relay for Life Poker Run will mark its 10th anniversary.
    This special event will be held on June 16 at McB’s on Main Street in Lebanon.
    The event is a day for everyone to enjoy delicious BBQ, win prizes, play poker, ride motorcycles, and raise funds and awareness for the breast cancer research at the American Cancer Society.

  • Cornbread, cowboys, pioneer women, fitness enthusiast, retro housewives and the Mafia. What do all of those things have in common?  They’re all at, or coming to, your Marion County Public Library.  

  • By Jennifer Osborne

    Marion County Health Department

  • As the weather warms, this is the perfect time to think about the time-honored tradition of summer camp. From swimming and hiking, to singing songs around a campfire and newer challenges like a high ropes course, camp is the place for making memories that last a lifetime.
    Girls from the Marion County area in grades 1 through 12 have a great way to build these kinds of memories this summer. Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana will be holding summer camps at two locations on multiple dates from June through July.

  • KSP reports that 2012 has already shown a spike in motorcycle-related crashes with a 69 percent increase from 2011 for the same time period.  For this reason, KSP has decided to utilize their best asset for reaching the public - social media.  With over 40,000 followers on Facebook(c), 2,900 followers on Twitter(c) and an active YouTube(c), Flickr(c) and Blogger(c) account, the agency plans to blast out motorcycle safety messaging via these platforms.

  • One of the fondest memories of my childhood is that of my entire family sitting down almost every evening for a nice meal together.  It was a great opportunity for us to talk about the day’s events and stay connected with each other.  For most families these days it is hard to make time for family meals for many reasons.  But the benefits of sharing a meal together are tremendous for both parents and kids.

  • St. Catharine, The City of Springfield, The Central Kentucky Community Theatre, and the National Guard are partnering to hold a day event for families everywhere Saturday, April 21.
    First the event will hold a 5k located at Idle Hour Park in Springfield at 7 a.m. recognizing our troops. All are invited (even kids) to run or walk and can register at  http://www.active.com/running/springfield-ky/military-appreciation-5k-fu...