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Today's Features

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    Where can I get reliable, unbiased information on reverse mortgages? My wife and I are thinking about getting one but want to do some research first.
    Need Money

    Dear Need,
    For seniors that are house rich but cash poor, a reverse mortgage is a viable option, but there’s a lot to know and consider to be sure it’s a good choice for you. Here are some tips and tools to help you research this complex financial product.

  • Kid-friendly meals with a tropical twist

    Is your family tired of eating the same thing for breakfast, lunch or dinner? Not sure if trying a new recipe fits into your busy schedule? It’s easier than you think to break out of the usual routine, especially when you have a quick, kid-friendly recipe that brings a taste of the tropics to your meals.

  • In 2002, Lauren Collins was named Miss Spencer County Fair, creating a family tradition. Her mother (and Spencer Magnet employee) Susan Collins was named Miss Spencer County Fair in 1967.

  • Spencer County High School student Daniel Cooper was named the winner of the State FFA Quiz Contest on July 27 in Hardsinburg at the Kentucky FFA Leadership Training Center.

  • Whether they rode up to a farm on a horse-drawn buggy or offer advice on the bed of a pick-up truck, county extension agents have been providing unbiased, researched-based information to Kentucky farmers for a century.

  • Who among us is guilty of not noticing something until it’s too late? Yes, all of a sudden there is nothing left of your blue spruce or arborvitae. Bagworms have been munching on the needles for weeks and we wonder how it all happened. Well, they are at work right now so go outside and take inventory of your evergreens because that’s what the bagworm likes the most. Now is the time they do their damage unless we put a stop to it.

  • ‘Fearless’ Youth Ministry members from Elk Creek Baptist Church attended the ‘IAMJONAH’ Crossings 2012 Retreat at Camp Cedarmore from June 29 through July 1.

  • Our country has gotten so evil sometimes one has to wonder how long God will wait before he burns the whole world up. God has blessed us so and we are supposed to be the nation who is a witness for God to the other nations. I’m afraid we have become a bad witness.
    Our Supreme Court ruled a 2,700-page Health Care bill was constitutional; 39 years ago, our Supreme Court ruled that abortion was constitutional and last year three churches in Louisville got together and celebrated the 38th anniversary of this event.

  • Today I had one of those moments when I thought I had everything under control. That was my first big mistake. My second was thinking I knew where the one vital piece of paperwork I needed was sitting. As you can probably guess, it was not there.
    Panic ensued. Like most men would do, I called my wife because she always knows where everything is. But then again, the mess in my office could probably qualify for federal disaster relief funding, so I was grasping at straws.
    To my disappointment, but not my surprise, she only thought of the places I had already looked.

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    Do you know of any golfing gadgets or equipment that can help senior golfers? My 78-year-old dad loves to play golf, but arthritis in his hands makes griping the club difficult. He also has a hard time bending over to tee up or retrieve the ball. Is there anything out there that can help?
    Helpful Son

    Dear Helpful,