• 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...

  • According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, American consumers spend, on average, just over ten percent of their disposable income for food. That means the average household will have earned enough disposable income, that means 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.

  • Everyone’s first thought that comes to mind when thinking about February is of course, Valentine’s Day. Every year, this day is used to celebrate those we care about and love. Not only should we use this month to remember those who have taken a place in our hearts, we should also use this month as a reminder to keep our heart healthy. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, and it is very important that people know how to eat healthy to decrease their risk of developing this deadly disease.

  • The Kentucky State Police has scheduled the final testing date for its next cadet class at 9 a.m. (ET) on Jan. 28, 2012 at KSP headquarters located at 919 Versailles Road, Frankfort, Ky. All application materials must be completed and returned to the KSP Recruitment Branch at the above address by Jan. 20, 2012.  The next cadet class is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2012.


  • Jennifer Osborne    
    Community Health Educator Marion County Health Dept.