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Today's Features

  • The other day we took our grandkids to one of those kid-friendly places where they have games and all kinds of stuff for kids to do. Anyway, on the way there we took a picture of them and they were sitting in the back seat smiling and laughing, you could see the anticipation on their faces. Then we took an “after” picture, and they were totally zonked, asleep with the sleep of absolute exhaustion.

  • Jim Miller is the creator of Savvy Senior, a weekly question-and-answer information column for older Americans. Savvy Senior was created as a means to channel useful information and valuable resources that is fun to read and easy to understand. Every week, Savvy Senior addresses a different issue chosen from the wide variety of topics relevant to senior living in the 21st Century.

    Dear Savvy Senior,

  • In 1979, humorist Sam Levenson, wrote: “The gods gave man fire so he put it out with water. They gave him love so he put it out with marriage.”
    Whether or not that is true, there is something that makes this statement ring “true” in many of the marriages I work with, and have been working with, for the past 40-plus years.
    The institution of marriage by itself is obviously not responsible for people falling out of love. How is it that so many couples struggle to sustain love in their marriage after the romance of the courtship begins to fade?

  • My birthday is this week. I have always loved having a January birthday, because the New Year is also a new year for me.

  • USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced that the ranking period cut-off date for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is Jan. 27.  Producers interested in CSP should submit applications to their local NRCS office by the deadline so that their applications can be considered during the first ranking period of 2012.

  • Most people would say that there is not much going on in the garden during the winter months. I beg to differ. There are dozens of plants out there doing something interesting. Some are just showing their pretty bark or their sculptural quality bare of leaves. Others are just beginning to emerge and will be blooming soon. And others just have some crazy quality that allows their foliage to look as fresh and clean as a spring garden despite the fact it is winter in Kentuckiana.

  • Children can learn many valuable life lessons while working with livestock, and everyone loves to see children and animals working together. However, it’s important to remember livestock can be dangerous. Injuries from livestock-related accidents are a major source of injuries to children in agricultural settings.

  • Every morning I read my Bible and after I finish, I pray. I always say the Lord’s Prayer at the beginning of my prayer or ending of my prayer. This morning I was going to start with the Lord’s Prayer, and an amazing thing happened, I started with Psalm 23. This got me to thinking of all the times I have read the Psalm 23 and used it at funerals. Now let me take a look at what it really means and says and apply it to my heart.
    Psalm 23:1 — “The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want.”

  • It’s the middle of January. Christmas is over and the bills are due.  New Year is well on its way and some of our resolutions have already fallen.  We leave for work in the morning and it is dark, we get home at night and the sun is already setting.  And for some people it is all they can do to keep going.