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Today's Features

  • The Spencer County High School Band performed a Christmas concert for family, friends and the community on Sunday, Dec. 2.

  • Stress — who has it? Everybody. Even children, who are not aware of the overall stressors that their parents are experiencing, and the parents falsely believe that their stress is real stress and the child is experiencing a much more tolerable level than they are.

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    I have some outstanding debts and would like to find out if my Social Security checks can be garnished. What can you tell me?
    Old and Indebt

    Dear Old,
    Whether your Social Security benefits are garnishable or not depends on who you owe. Banks and other financial creditors, for example, can’t touch your Social Security checks. But if Uncle Sam is collecting on a debt, some of your benefits are fair game. Here’s what you should know.

    Creditor Protections

  • Picking out the perfect Christmas tree was something that I used to take very serious: all the cleaning and moving of furniture and packing of boxes and light-stringing and unstringing required a tree worth the effort. I have scaled back in recent years but still see the fun in finding a tree that fits your space and holds precious ornaments with style.

  • The 2013 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference and Trade Show will have something of interest for all fruit and vegetable producers. This year’s event convenes at 8 a.m. Jan. 7 at Lexington’s Embassy Suites Hotel and concludes around 5 p.m. Jan. 8.
    Preconference activities on Jan. 6 include a Winemaking Techniques Workshop from 1- 5:30 p.m. in Seay Auditorium on the University of Kentucky campus; a reception and the Kentucky Farmers’ Market Association annual meeting; and a fruit round table discussion from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the hotel.

  • The Leadership of the Senate Majority has appointed Senator Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee. As chairman of a committee, Sen. Hornback will decide in what order bills are considered and who will be invited to speak on behalf of issues in front of the committee.

  • Recognized for the achievements of its women’s program this year, Spencer County Farm Bureau received the 2012 Gold Star Award of Excellence during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Louisville. The award honors county Women’s Committees for active participation in leadership development programs, agricultural promotion, educational initiatives and numerous other aspects of support to the local Farm Bureau.

  • The Spencer County Farm Bureau was recognized for outstanding membership and program achievement during the recent 93rd Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting in Louisville.  Here, Scott Williams, center, accepts the award from David S. Beck, right, Kentucky Farm Bureau executive vice president, and John Sparrow, vice president, agency support and marketing of Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Companies, during a Dec. 7 recognition and awards program.

  • Plum Creek Baptist announces musical
    Plum Creek Baptist Church will host its annual Christmas celebration Saturday and Sunday nights at 7.  This year, the church is sharing a musical play for the whole family, “Christmas with the King!”
    Performances are free and open to the community.
    Plum Creek Baptist is located at the corner of Mount Washington Road and Plum Creek Road in Waterford.

    Promiseland Church to host coat giveaway