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Hop on Over for Breakfast bunnywith the Easter Bunny this Saturday!

April 12 from 9 – 10:30 a.m. at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Draffenville. Special items for the children and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Children will also be able to sit and listen to children’s stories read by staff from the Marshall County Library. Click here for more information and the chance to win a plush bunny at 12 locations.

Easter Events Planned At Kentucky State Parks

Kentucky State Parks will be serving their annual Easter buffets April 20, and several parks are planning other special events.

The menu includes beef carved on the line, baked country ham, golden fried catfish and hushpuppies. The meal will also include fresh fruit, a cheese bar, garden vegetables, salad and desserts.

Several parks are planning egg hunts and other activities for guests. For more information, or to make lodging reservations, visit Click here for local Easter weekend events.



tater day171st Annual Tater Day Festival kicks off Friday

The Kiwanis Club of Benton, Kentucky presents the 171st Annual Tater Day Festival, April 4 - April 7 in downtown Benton with many events and great food. Casey's Amusements at the HH Lovett Park will be Friday through Monday. Vendors and food will be throughout Benton Friday – Monday. Click here for Schedule of Events:

Local food distributors to provide tastings and more at Tater Day

There will be a display of local food distributors on Monday, April 7, at Tater Day, at 1516 Main Street in Benton. A Lamb tasting will be available (while it lasts) starting at 8:00 a.m. The lamb was furnished by Paul Howard Purebred Katahdin Sheep Farm and cooked by Magic Valley BBQ. Click here for other unique presentations.

Atmos Energy “iDig It” Campaign
Celebrates National Safe Digging Month

Chance to win $811 for promoting Call 811 during April.

Before you dig into your next outdoor project, Atmos Energy Corporation invites you to join its “iDig It” campaign designed to remind property owners, construction crews, farmers and do-it-yourselfers always to call 811 before they dig. The reminder comes as utilities across the nation recognize April as National Safe Digging Month.

Click here for more information.

Jamie Cook, conservation educator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, demonstrates proper shotgun mounting technique with student Samantha Seaton. Hunter education certification helps ensure safe and ethical hunters in our state and is required for all licensed hunters born on or after Jan. 1, 1975. Registration for hunter education courses is available only online at as is a list of upcoming courses. The courses are free.

Online hunter education registration goes statewide

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Online registration for Kentucky’s hunter education programs is now statewide.

The new system, which was tested in various regions of the state last fall, will help speed up the delivery of hunter education cards to participants.

“This is part of an overall effort by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to improve services to the public,” said Jamie Cook, the agency’s mentor hunting coordinator. “Online registration makes the process much more efficient.” Click here for details.

Lane restrictions on Eggners Ferry Bridge as repair work begins

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict traffic to one lane on the US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge during daylight hours starting Wednesday, March 19, 2014. The lane restriction is to allow concrete patching on the bridge deck. The US 68/KY 80 Eggner's Ferry Bridge is at US 68 Marshall County mile point 28.146 and Trigg County mile point 0.0 at the western entrance to Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area.


The KYTC District 1 Bridge Crew will be  using high strength concrete to patch the deck driving surface.  Due to the time required for concrete to cure by the end of the day, the work is expected to take about a week to complete.


Motorists should be prepared to encounter one lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers from about 8:00 a.m. to about 5:00 p.m., CDT, each weekday, whenever weather allows.  Motorists be alert for slowing and stopped traffic on the bridge approaches.  Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and mainteance personnel are on the bridge deck in close proximity to traffic flow.

MOVE! Towards a Healthier You

Join area experts for free beginning March 12 at the Marshall County Public Library in Benton and get tips and help on becoming a healthier you. Move! Towards a Healthier You is a FREE 8 week program for adults 18-70 to learn more about nutrition and physical activity to change your life by changing your health in 2014.

This is a collaborative program between the Marion VA, Marshall County Health Department, Marshall County Extension Service, and the Murray State University Dietetic students.  The class will be led by Jenny Dortch, B.A. Biology, B.S. Education Health Educator at Marshall County Health Department; Renee Waggoner MS, RDN, LD and lecturer at Murray State University and Murray State University Dietetic students and employees of the Marion VA.

If you can’t make the first meeting you can join at any time during the program.  There will be fresh healthy food samplings and other giveaways. The free health and wellness sessions will begin on Wednesday, March 12 and continue every Wednesday afternoon through April 30 from 3:00 to 4:30 PM.  The program encourages a healthier you for 2014 and will target different topics that affect your health such as nutrition, sleep, stress, exercise, eating whole foods and weight management. 
To register for the program or for more information contact Kim Sprague at 866-289-3300 ext. 55078.

KSP Urges Parents To Be Aware of Internet Predators

internet safety(FRANKFORT, Ky.) – The Kentucky State Police used their latest episode of KSP-TV to warn parents about the dangers of Internet predators.  The video shares an inside look at the agency’s Electronic Crimes Branch and the intricate work that takes place to protect children from online predators. Click here for safety tips to teach your children.