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Today's Features

  • The 2018 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference will have something of interest for all fruit and vegetable producers. The event runs from 8 a.m. EST Jan. 8 until 5 p.m. Jan. 9 at Lexington’s Embassy Suites Hotel.

    Preconference evening activities Jan. 7 will include vegetable, tree fruit and small fruit roundtable discussions.

  • Specialty crops such as tree nuts, dried fruits and honey stand to get a boost from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s 2018 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.

    Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles announced last week that his department is seeking concept proposals for the grant program through March 1. Kentucky receives funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service and then conducts an annual competitive application process to award grant funds.

  • You’ve all heard the song, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”  And I must admit, I generally agree.  But there are times when the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season turns me into a bit of a Grinch.  What about you?  

  • Christmas programs at New Hope Tabernacle

    New Hope Tabernacle will hold two Christmas productions this Sunday, December 17. At 10:30 a.m., the children and youth will present their Christmas program. At 6 p.m., the adult program, entitled “The Best Gift” will be presented. The public is invited to attend. New Hope Tabernacle is located on Town Hill Road in Taylorsville.

    Advent services at Risen Lord  Lutheran Church

  • Now that we are in December, everyone’s thoughts turn toward the holidays.  Each year, I like to pass along the following tips and information about the most popular plant of the holiday season, the poinsettia.

    Traditional red and green colors are well represented in the flowers available for the holidays. Poinsettias, the most popular and spectacular holiday flowers, can combine both these colors.

  • The other day I was having trouble with my computer and I started talking to it! Just as if it could really understand me!  (And yes, I know about Siri and Echo and Alexa, but they just pretend to talk to you).

    Anyway, there I was talking to my computer, saying things like, “Oh Come ON!” Or ,“What is wrong with you now?” As if the computer would go faster or even answer my frustrated question.  But, looking back I realize, I talk to a lot of inanimate objects!  You probably do too.

  • Advent services at Risen Lord Lutheran Church

    On Wednesday, December 6th, 13th and 20th, Risen Lord Lutheran Church is having a Mid-Week Advent Service starting at 7 p.m. with a Soup Supper prior to the service starting at 6 p.m. Risen Lord Lutheran is located at 5138 Taylorsville Rd., Taylorsville.  If you have any questions, please contact the church at 477-6557.

    All Saints Catholic Church 3 Christmas Masses

    All Saints Catholic Church will have the following Christmas Masses:

  • So which type of tree reflects your holiday style?  Do you get a fresh cut, artificial, or balled and burlapped tree?  Or do you just go out-of-town and let someone else do the decorating?  All are certainly acceptable, but there are different rules that apply to each. Obviously, the artificial ilk has few restrictions, but there are some things to remember if you get a fresh cut or balled and burlapped tree for planting after the holidays.  

  • Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles invites Kentucky students to show in words and pictures how food gets “From Farm Gate to Dinner Plate” in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s (KDA’s) annual Poster and Essay Contest.

  • Deer season is upon us and that means Kentucky drivers must be particularly aware of their surroundings while traveling along Kentucky’s streets and highways. As an avid outdoorsman, I know how critical it is to pay attention to deer crossing the road during this time of year.