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  • The Kentucky Cancer Program District Cancer Council is launching a public awareness campaign to increase colon cancer screening with “Dress in Blue Day” on Friday, March 4. Council partners are joining organizations, businesses, schools and churches throughout the community to encourage everyone to wear blue. Activities will continue throughout the year to provide education and special programs.  

  • By Rebecca A. Hill
    Marion Co. Extension Agent for 4-H

    When you see a 4-H clover in the springtime...what do you think of?
    4-H Speeches!  The Marion County 4-H Speech program has a long standing tradition of excellence.  We are known throughout the state for the quality and quantity of speeches presented.

  • Code Green 4-H

  • Some changes have occurred at the Spring View Hospital Women’s Center recently.
    Among those changes include a new service and a new suite.
    Of the brick and mortar variety, a new LDRP suite has been added. LDRP means that a woman giving birth is able to go through labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum care all in the same room.

  • The Hall’s Angels 4-H Club was organized in Mrs. Hall’s fourth-grade class at Lebanon Elementary School on Sept. 14, 2010.
    The following officers were elected: Trevor Douglas, president; Laura Hardin, vice-president; Destiny Mattingly, secretary and Taylor Webb, reporter.
    The first meeting of the Hall’s Angels 4-H Club was held Oct. 19. 2010.

    The Explosives 4-H Club was organized in Mrs. Pierce’s fifth-grade class at Lebanon Elementary School on Sept. 14, 2010.

  • The 4-H American Club was organized in Ms. Higdon’s fourth-grade class at St. Augustine School on Sept. 28, 2010.
    The following officers were elected: Carl Olde Loohuis, president; Gabe Hagan, vice-president; Kelly Miles, secretary, and Patrick Leake, reporter.
    The first meeting of the 4-H American Club was held on Nov. 16, 2010.


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  • By Jean Statz
    RN, MBA-HCM
    Are numbers important to your life? On a daily basis we use numbers: driver’s license, phones, and account numbers. Although these numbers are important to us, there are other numbers that could save your life.

  • By Josey Crew
    RD, LD

  • Preliminary statistics indicate that three people died in two separate crashes on Kentucky roadways during the New Year’s Eve holiday enforcement period (Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, through Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011). Last year there were five highway fatalities during the same enforcement period.
    One crash occurred in Logan County, involving a motor vehicle and the victim was not wearing a seat belt.

  • The need has never been greater and it’s never been easier to make a difference in your community.  Here is your opportunity to make sure that nobody goes without such a basic necessity as a coat this winter.  

  • Kentucky State Police is preparing for Jan. 1, 2011, when they will begin issuing citations for violations of the texting law that went into effect July 15, 2010. The law (KRS 189.292) will prohibit drivers from texting while their vehicle is in motion.  
    For drivers who are under eighteen, the law (KRS 189.294) goes a step further by prohibiting both texting and cell phone use for this age group.
    Spokesperson for KSP, Lt. David Jude says that the new law was designed to place the drivers’ focus back on the road instead of an electronic device.

  • Inter-County Energy reminds customers to use portable generators as safely as possible in the event of a power outage. A portable generator can make life a lot easier, but if it’s used improperly, it can be very dangerous.
    Keep the following safety tips in mind when installing and using your generator.
    • If connecting the generator into the house wiring is necessary, first contact Inter-County Energy for information on code compliance, then have a qualified electrician hook up the standby electrical system.

  • In response to record numbers of reported pertussis cases, the Kentucky Department for Public Health is urging Kentuckians to make sure their families are protected against pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, by maintaining immunity through vaccination.
    Cases reported statewide have increased from just 47 in 2007 to more than 250 in 2010 to date. This concerning upward trend has been recognized in areas across the United States.

  • Marion County farmers Curtis Jones from Loretto and Lu Ann Mattingly from Raywick were honored as two of the five winners in the 2010 Kentucky Farm Bureau Farmer Idea Exchange program. All five recipients of the award were recognized during the Dec. 2 general session of KFB’s annual meeting in Louisville.