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Today's Features

  • Life is full of embarrassing moments, isn’t it?  As a pastor, I have had my fair share, in the pulpit and out.  I have stumbled over verses and gotten lost in my own sermons.  One time, after a baptism, I quickly changed back into my suit and preached the sermon that morning with one pant leg stuck in my sock.

  • Night to Shine at SCC February 10

  • As we are now into February,  you’ll be receiving seed catalogs for the 2017 vegetable-growing season soon. While listening to the cold wind blow outside, what a comfort it is to think about spring and summer and planning your garden.

    To make the most of your garden, every aspiring gardener should follow seven steps to have a successful gardening season.

    • Plan your garden on paper before you begin.

  • It is the time of year for skunks and I am reminded because of the smell and road kill left behind. Plus, a strong scent of skunk has been lingering in the pasture this past week; and I got an Instagram video from my niece as she was clearly backing away from a lumbering black and white rodent down by the river.  We used to get them circling the house on winter evenings, but our livestock guardian dog has kept them at bay the last few years.  Their presence is not surprising, however, because it is mating season for skunks and they are on the move.

  • The Kentucky Department of Wildlife Resources recently launched a canoeing and kayaking page on its website at www.fw.ky.gov. Visitors need only to click on the “Boat” tab, then the “Canoeing and Kayaking” tab.

    The page provides a repository for valuable information about paddling creeks, rivers and lakes across Kentucky.    

  • Even though it’s winter, it’s not too early to start thinking about summer camp or summer jobs. 4-H has a way to combine both. Kentucky 4-H is now hiring 44 energetic staff members for its four summer residential camps.

  • Do you hold the door for someone following you into a store?  Guys, do you step out of the way and let a lady go through the door first?  We are in such a hurry we brush past people who are struggling with terrible health issues and who deserve our patience and respect.  Don’t our parents and grandparents deserve a little respect and consideration?

  • Night to Shine at SCC February 10

  • With the number of acres allotted to grow industrial hemp nearly tripling in 2017, this could be the year the crop challenges Kentucky’s reputation as the Bluegrass State.

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has approved 209 applications from growers who have been approved to cultivate up to 12,800 acres of industrial hemp for research purposes in 2017, nearly three times the number of acres that were approved for the previous year. More than 525,000 square feet of greenhouse space were approved for indoor growers in 2017.

  • Did you ever notice that we all have an autopilot?  We get in our little routines and never even think about them.  For example, getting up in the morning, I bet you have a pretty set routine.  Mine is to sit on the side of the bed for a minute and wish I could go back to sleep (I am NOT a morning person), then off to the bathroom to brush my teeth and shave.