Today's News

  • Fiscal court to discuss dead animal removal Monday

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has scheduled  a special-called meeting to discuss and possibly take action regarding dead animal removal within the county.

    The meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. Monday, March 23, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    The county has not had dead animal removal since Feb. 27, when Nation Brothers ended its service in Marion and 21 other counties in response to an FDA regulation that will increase the cost of rendering animals.

  • Four finalists named for superintendent position

    The Marion County Board of Education has announced the four finalists to replace outgoing Superintendent Roger Marcum.

  • Cut for a Cause

    Justin Craig sat still in the barber's chair and waited as the stylist shaved his head bald.

    His mother, Martha Mattingly, was a few feet away, taking photographs through the tears of pride welling up in her eyes.


  • Spring practice begins this week

    The Marion County High School football team began spring practice on Monday and will conduct 10 practices between then and March 27.

    Head Coach Jeff Robbins said the team has 15 days to conduct 10 practices. The practice schedule will depend largely upon the weather.

    "If we have 10 good days in a row then we'll be done in two weeks," Robbins said.

    Robbins is boasting big numbers for this year's spring practice. He said 44 players who will be sophomores through seniors next year will dress out for practice.

  • It's spring calving season

    For the cow/calf producer this is a very important time of the year as far as calving goes. As spring is quickly approaching its easy to get too busy and sometimes forget about the basics.

    I recently read this article from the University of Kentucky and thought it would be appropriate for this time of the year.

    Spring-Calving Cows

    The spring calving season should be in full swing now, top priority should be to get a live calf and keep cows in sufficient body condition to rebreed early.

  • More than 800 unemployed in Marion County

    When Rancho Poultry announced it would be opening a chicken processing plant in Marion County last year, Marion County Economic Development Director Tom Lund hailed it as an example of diversification in the local economy.

    "I've been saying for 15 years, if anything happened to the auto industry our economy in Lebanon will suffer," Lund said in an interview last month.

    There's no question that something is happening in the auto industry, and it hasn't been good news, at least not recently.

  • Two charged with escape from MAC

    Two inmates at Marion Adjustment Center have been charged with second-degree escape by the Kentucky State Police after being apprehended Friday, March 13.

  • Plant disease resistant cultivars

    Do you have problems with fire blight, black spot, powdery mildew, Fusarium wilt, early blight and late blight?

    If this is the case plant disease resistant varieties this year! Sure old time favorites are what you are used to but try something different with them this year.

    Mail order catalogues promise a bountiful harvest of fruits and vegetables without much work, but we all know that isn't how it works.

    However, there is one thing that we can do easily that will save us a lot of hassle this summer, variety selection.

  • County committee to consider dead animal options

    For years, Marion County farmers have been able to count on someone to remove dead animals from their property with knowledge that the carcass would be rendered and used for other purposes.

    Since Feb. 27, that service has not been available, leaving local farmers, the county and the community at large seeking a solution to how to deal with its dead animals.

  • Pet of the Week

    Doc is a neutered male around 5 years old with long, black and white hair. He is a house cat, litter box trained and front declawed. If you are looking for a cat to hold and enjoy Doc is the one. If your pet is missing, call the shelter-it may be there. For a complete listing of pets with pictures visit adoption@petfinder.com. The shelter reminds pet owners that all cats and dogs should have a rabies shot. To adopt an animal, potential owners must complete an adoption application. The animal shelter accepts stray or unwanted animals.