Today's News

  • Golf: Amateur series available for weekend competitors

    There is the Kentucky PGA Junior Tour and the Mussellman-Dunne tour available for junior golfers to play.
    Then there is the state amateur and the Kentucky Open for those select few golfers who can compete at a high level.
    And the Kentucky Golf Association schedules tournaments during the week for the old geezers, many of whom are retired.
    But what about the hard working amateurs who work during the week and still want to play some competitive golf on some of the best courses in the state?
    Until now, they have been shut out.

  • First Baptist welcomes guest minister

    First Baptist Church of Lebanon is pleased to announce that Dr. Bob Johnson will be the guest minister for Sunday Worship Services on Aug. 23.
    Dr. Johnson  is former Dean of Southern Seminary and presently serves as interim associate pastor of Broadway Baptist Church of Louisville.  He also serves as "Convener" of Friends of Southern Seminary. Pastor Tommy Calhoun and the congregation of First Baptist Church welcome all to attend this 11 a.m. service.  For further information, contact Deacon Jerry Evans, (270) 692-5579.

  • Moving on up with my books

    By Dr. David B. Whitlock

    I’m moving.
    Not out but up.
    To be more exact, I’m moving up one flight of stairs.
    Our church’s growing children’s ministry needs the space where my second study is located, so I’m giving that room to them. How can you turn down children?
    But this is an enormous task, for I have books, many books.
    If my books were all e-books, or on a computer, this would be a cinch: I’d just carry that little reading device upstairs to my new hideaway.

  • Sluggers win Back to School Bash

    The Marion County 8U Sluggers won the Back to School Bash held Aug. 8 in Greensburg.   Pictured going up the slide: Reece Caldwell, Rose Caldwell, Laurel Cochran, Caitlynn Brady, Kiera Atkinson, Kaylee Reed, Gracie Benningfield, Tori Gribbins, Maggie Benningfield, Gracyn Mattingly, McKenzie Gordon, Kendra Gaddie, Kirby Gribbins and Daniel Mattingly. Standing are Mark Caldwell, Mike Benningfield and Stacy Benningfield

  • Campbellsville fall softball sign-ups

    Campbellsville Trace Creek Park 2015 Fall Ball softball league will be holding sign-ups from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 15, 1-3 p.m. Aug. 16 and 6-8 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Trace Creek Park pavilion.
    The league divisions are based on the players’ ages as of Jan. 1, 2015. The 5-7-year-old league will use a pitching machine. The others divisions are 8 and 9 years olds, 10 and 11 year olds, and 12-15 year olds.
    The cost to participate in the league is $25, and checks should be made to Trace Creek Park.

  • Community Calendar - Aug. 12 edition


    Beekeepers meeting
    There will be a Marion County Beekeepers meeting Wednesday, Aug. 12, during a picnic at the farm of Bill and Terry Williams. For more information, call the Marion County Extension Office, 270-692-2421.


    Bradfordsville Jamboree

  • Loretto Project celebrates contemporary music

    Three public musical performances are scheduled to take place at the Loretto Motherhouse Aug. 12-16 as part of The Loretto Project.
    Cellist and Kentucky native John Popham and violinist Pala Garcia created the project to celebrate the history of American contemporary music. The project includes public performances and a composition workshop featuring a master class and premieres of participants’ work.

  • Dare you to try these spicy recipes

    By Susan Spicer

  • Now is a good time to plan a fall vegetable garden

    I am planting a fall garden for sure this year. The current one is a flop so it is time to start over. The challenge with a fall garden is getting seed and seedlings to germinate and grow during the heat of the end of summer. If temperatures moderate we have a better chance at success. Planting beds are ready since the potatoes have been harvested (and the rotten onions removed.) All the debris has been removed and the soil has been prepared with additional compost (remember that every chance you have to add compost do so because it will improve your soil thus improving the crop.)

  • Fertilizing can return substantial value to farmers

    By David Kessler

    Marion County Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources