Today's News

  • 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.

  • Will the real G.I. Jane please stand up?

    "Are you going to shave your head this year?"   That's a question I have been asked regularly the past few weeks. While I definitely need a trim, I'm not feeling brave enough to shave my curly locks during this year's St. Baldrick's event.   I know, I know. I'm such a wuss. Jama Watts, who shaved her head last year, reminds me of that anytime the subject is discussed.   You're right Jama. I admit it. I am a wuss.

  • Start a spring vegetable garden

    Now that the economy has slid into decline and money is tighter, it seems it's time for us to get back to the basics. What better way to do that than to plant a vegetable garden?

    Mid to late March is an ideal time to plant your cool season or spring garden. Potatoes, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, onions, peas and many other crops can be planted this month. Lettuce can also be planted, however you will want to cover it with remay fabric (tobacco canvas).

  • 25 random things, but not quite about me

     I don’t have a Facebook account, nor do I intend to create one (so quit asking). Despite that, I know about the “25 Random Things About Me” phenomenon because I’ve seen several news stories about it.

  • Q & A with former athlete Jennifer Tom

    Jennifer Tom is a 2008 graduate from Marion County High School who is currently playing soccer at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia.

    What sports did you play while you were at MCHS? What positions? At MCHS, my sophomore year when I first moved here I played soccer, basketball, and softball.

    In soccer I mainly played in the midfield area but there were instances where I played sweeper as well as striker. I even had the unfortunate opportunity of playing keeper for two games when our usual keeper, Courtney Leake, was injured when we played John Hardin.