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Today's Features

  • Despite the mild winter experienced through much of the nation, insect pest populations have been mostly below average in Kentucky. However, as the summer season continued, weather patterns made it favorable for insects to begin migration, especially in southern states. There have been reports of increasing numbers in the corn earworm, fall armyworm, and yellow-striped armyworm populations in various crops.

  • Old farm sites that are long vacant often have remnants of a once thriving agricultural model that fed the whole family. Among the farm smorgasbord was the small home orchard; and among the orchard, the Kieffer pear still stands if nothing else does.
    The Kieffer pear has been around for a long time and it seems we have forgotten how to treat it as an eating pear. If you have ever happened upon an old tree, you may have been put off by the hard fruit.

  • The Student Council at Spencer County High School would like to congratulate sophomore Sarah Bowman on being chosen as the August Student of the Month.
    Sarah was nominated by Ms. Kathy Fickel, Special Education teacher.

  • Spencer County High School student, Lee ‘Buddy’ Perry, was among 23 students throughout the state selected by Kentucky State Police to participate in the “Drive to Stay Alive” academy. The program ran from Sept. 5-9 and was held at the KSP Headquarters in Frankfort.

  • Last Monday, students at Spencer County High School had the opportunity to obtain college information from a variety of colleges and businesses who attended the school’s college and career fair. Over 50 colleges and businesses signed up to participate.

  • Each year it gets harder to raise our children up in the fear of God. Our children come in contact with a lot of ungodly things in the world. Television, politics, government leadership, news from around the world — everything is infiltrating our children’s minds.

  • We live in fearful times. Overseas an ambassador is murdered, embassies are attacked, and our troops are still in danger in Afghanistan. Riots in the streets endanger American travelers throughout North Africa and the Middle East. But it isn’t just overseas, everyday it seems there is a murder, a robbery or some other danger not far from our back door.
    Then throw in an unsettled economy, high unemployment, job losses, salary cutbacks, and a there is plenty of fear to go around.

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    Where can I find help for depression? My husband, who’s 68, has become lethargic and very irritable over the past year, and I’m concerned that he’s depressed.
    Worried Wife

    Dear Worried,
    Depression is unfortunately a widespread problem among U.S. seniors, affecting approximately 15 percent of the 65-and-older population. Here’s what you should know, along with some tips and resources for screening and treatments.

    Recognizing Depression

  • What I am writing about today does not come with a “money-back guarantee,” but is considered to be strong suggestions and helpful hints that will ensure that your family is, or will be, more healthy than unhealthy.

  • I have long been interested in making my own beauty or personal care products, like hand lotion, lip balm and other toiletries. I found a recipe for lip balm on a blog one Christmas and thought it would make a nice present for my mama and youngest brother who were visiting that year.