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Today's Features

  • Well, this month begins the second year since this column was first presented in The Spencer Magnet. It has been a privilege to come to you each and every week with articles that can benefit most of the readers. I have had many occasions for personal feedback when I am shopping at our local business establishments. In fact, many of my latest office appointments have come directly from readers who have called and present a problem that is being experienced.
    This week’s column is something very, very personal and I continue to be amazed at this event.

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    What are the eligibility requirements to get Medicaid coverage for nursing home care?
    Looking Ahead

    Dear Looking,
    The rules and requirements for Medicaid eligibility for nursing home care are somewhat complicated and will vary according to the state you live in. With that said, here’s a general, simplified rundown of what it takes to qualify, along with some resources you can turn to for help.

    Medicaid Rules

  • Chris and Cheryl Smith of Elk Creek and Don and Debbye Burk of Shelbyville announce the forthcoming marriage of their children, Laura Marie Smith and Joshua Andrew Popp.

    A wedding is planned for Sept. 22 at the Jackson Family Farm in Louisville.

  • Katlin Nicole Sturgeon of Taylorsville and Andrew Evan McCrory Mize of Versailles were married June 6 at Liberty Hall Gardens in Frankfort.

  • Lt. Rick Jewell of the Taylorsville Police Department stands next to a highway safety trailer from the state. The trailer is one-of-a-kind in Kentucky and contains lights, signs and other safety equipment useful in setting up the traffic checkpoints. The equipment was in Taylorsville over the Labor Day weekend.

  • Four students from Spencer County have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority for their outstanding academic performance in high school. Students earn this designation by achieving a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and scoring at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

  • With the 2012 tobacco growing season coming to an end, growers are working hard to get their crops into the barns. On one hand, the dry conditions of this past summer have kept leaf diseases like frogeye and target spot in check and we have not seen any blue mold. On the other hand, we saw more black shank and Fusarium wilt than we have for the past three or four years.

  • “Newly transplanted trees must remain hydrated in order for the natural process of root system regeneration to begin” writes Roger Harris, associate professor of horticulture at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. This is something that has been repeated countless time this summer by many in the green industry, yet, I fear, some homeowners may have turned a deaf ear.
    With record-breaking heat and drought conditions for many in Kentuckiana, plants suffer the most if their caregiver is less than committed.

  • John W. McCauley, USDA Farm Service Agency  State Executive Director announced that calendar year 2012 brings several changes to the way FSA reports a producer’s farm program payments to the producer and to IRS.
    In past years, IRS Forms 1099-G would be issued to show all program payments received from the Farm Service Agency, regardless of the amount.
    “Starting with calendar year 2012, producers whose total reportable payments from FSA are less than $600 will not receive IRS Form 1099-G (Report of Payments to Producers),” said McCauley.

  • Every day we are bombarded. Over and over and over again pictures and voices, sights and sounds try to grab our attention. Buy our toothpaste for a sexy smile. Come to our movie and you will never be the same. Look at me, buy this, enroll in that.
    Have you noticed that on some channels two-hour movies now take two and a half to three hours to run? Some one-hour TV shows have 18-19 minutes of advertising. That’s just TV. Add in radio spots, billboards, and even the Internet ads and we see a lot of advertising every day.