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  • Preliminary statistics indicate that 13 people died in 13 separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, April 18, through Sunday, April 24.
    Nine of the fatalities involved motor vehicles and six of the victims were not wearing a seat belt.  Single-fatality crashes occurred in Breathitt, Clay, Estill, Harlan, Madison (two), McCracken, Oldham and Spencer counties. Alcohol was a factor in the Clay County crash.
    Two motorcycle involved fatal crashes occurred in Fayette County.  The victims were not wearing helmets.

  • Saddle up and buckle up. The Kentucky State Police are featuring a legendary ride for their 2011 Trooper Island raffle. With a heritage that dates back to the All-American muscle cars of the early 1960s, today’s updated Ford Mustang GT Coupe offers increased power, smart handling, responsible fuel economy and a distinctive growl.
    This pony is fast. Using advanced technology, its 5.0 liter, dual overhead cam V8 engine and six-speed automatic transmission deliver 412 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque.

  • The Kentucky State Police along with the DEA will participate in a national prescription take-back initiative to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from our communities on April 30.
    Post 15 will accept expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs, non-controlled and over the counter substances from local citizens from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. CST Saturday, April 30.  Intra-venous solutions, injectibles and syringes will not be accepted.

  • By Rebecca Hill
    Marion County Extension Agent
    for 4-H Youth Development

    As daylight hours grow longer, so do our spring and summer “to do” lists.  Outdoor activities and adventures are at the top of that list for many Kentucky families.  4-H Summer Camp is an ideal place to explore the great outdoors, make new friends, and participate in fun group activities.   

  • Nancy Miles has a suggestion for anyone who is interested in old barns, landscapes or quilting. On the next nice sunny day, consider traveling Marion County’s barn quilt trail.
    “I’ve lived here all my life, and I’ve been to ends of the county that I didn’t even know existed,” she said.
    Miles helped paint some of the 8-foot-by-8-foot patches herself, but she’s been impressed with the variety of the patterns around the county.
    And she thinks you’ll be impressed, too.

  • With the renewal of Kentucky farm registration plates due March 31, the Kentucky State Police reminds the public about the proper use of farm plates.
    There are two different types of farm registration plates. The first is the FFA FARM plate.  The second is the FARM LIMITED plate.
    The FFA FARM plate has a registered gross weight of 38,000 pounds.  When calculating the gross weight, one must include the weight of the truck, trailer, occupants, and its load.  

  • The St. Catharine Players invite you to enjoy “Southern Hospitality”, a comedy from the writing team of Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten.

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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.