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Today's Features

  • Congressman Brett Guthrie announced Friday the details of the 2012 Congressional Art Competition.
    Each spring, the members of the U.S. House of Representatives Congressional Arts Caucus sponsor a nation-wide high school arts competition. The contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in each Congressional District. The contest is open to all high school students.

  • Knights of Columbus Grand Knight Bill Greenwell, right, poses for a picture with All Saints’ youngest inductee into the Fourth Degree, Adam Villanova, with proud mother, Annie, in attendance.

  • Do you know your neighbors? I don’t mean just to speak to; I mean do you know them? Do you know their struggles, the challenges they face, the burdens they bear? I bet you know more about them than you think.
    For example, I grew up in a suburb of Baltimore. Across the street was an older couple who had no kids of their own. Next to them lived a police officer and his young bride and new baby. Our next door neighbors were from Great Britain. He taught high school and one day found his Volkswagen placed on his porch by some prankish kids.

  • Taylorsville Elementary School teacher Anna Twyman’s kindergarten class celebrated legendary author Dr. Seuss’ birthday Friday by making hats to mimmic Seuss’ ‘Cat in the Hat’ character. The party was part of a week-long celebration commemorating Read Across America Week.

  • The Education First, or EF Foundation, is in need of local families to host foreign exchange students coming next fall, according to local coordinator Sally Crespo.

  • Dear Savvy Senior
    Can you recommend any easy-to-use products for video calling? I live in a different state from my mother, who’s now 78, and would like to see her more often. But mom doesn’t have a computer or a smartphone for video chatting and she’s intimidated with technology.
    Living Afar

    Dear Living,

  • Depression has been described by experts as maybe America’s number one health problem. In fact, the book, “Happiness is a Choice,” authored by two Christian medical doctors who are also psychiatrists, says, “we see more people suffering from depression than from all other emotional problems put together.” So, how do you know if you are actually “depressed” or just feeling down or blue?

  • Absolutely nothing says spring more than the distant chorus of spring peepers. There is a wooded stream just off Conner Station that is home to a cacophonous band of peepers all competing for as many females as they can. On a warm March evening, especially after a shower, spring peepers remind me of how glorious rural life can be. Just by listening a whole other world can be imagined.

  • Stocks, bonds, IRAs and real estate are fairly common investment options for people wanting to build a nest egg. Nearly half of Kentucky’s real estate is covered in woodlands, however, and those woodlands are often overlooked as a valuable source of income. The seminar, One Acre at a Time, will address how a woodland investment can bring increased dividends by making the right forest management decisions.