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Today's Features

  • Food gifts are very popular at Christmas, but it can be difficult for the recipients to get it all eaten before it goes bad. One solution is to give food that can be frozen and eaten at a later time. Two options are cookie dough and pie in jars.

    Terri Cooper and her five children have developed a unique gift for their friends and relatives. Her family enjoys homemade pie, and has to make two to have enough for the whole family. Cooper sometimes makes a large pot of soup and freezes single servings to give to her family members.

  • Larry H. Spears, formerly of Taylorsville, was recently recognized for his gift of $1 million to the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy.

  • Ben and Jevy Lenderman of Terre Haute, Indiana, wish to announce the birth of their daughter, Charlotte Ruby, who was born on Oct. 28, 2011, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute.

    She weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long.  Also welcoming Charlotte are grandparents, Jim and Jan Milby, of Fisherville; Floyd and Teddy Lenderman, of Terre Haute; and great-grandparents, Corkey and Ramona Smith Troutman, of Mount Washington,  Violet Lenderman and Tebby Miller, of Terre Haute.

  • There were incidents during the American Civil War that helped independent thinkers take sides. Among such incidents were the Union executions of rebel prisoners in retaliation for the deaths of northern sympathizers.

  • When it comes to celebrations, there’s no season quite like the holiday season. Entertain with some of these great recipes that are sure to please Christmas guests.

    Parmesan Pepper Spritz Crackers
    Makes about 7 dozen crackers

  • I owned a T-shirt, purchased just for the fun of it, which read “you can either agree with me...or be wrong.” That message is often what really happens, and is one of the most difficult challenges married couples face — “knowing” you are correct when your spouse “knows” you are, in fact, incorrect.
    Talk about a tight spot. When faced with this dilemma, you can either insist on your point of view or humbly bow to your spouse. You are both certain you are right, yet each of you has a completely different opinion.

  • The Spencer County Farm Bureau was recognized for outstanding membership and program achievement during the recent 92nd Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting in Louisville.  In this photo, Scott Williams, center, accepts the award from David S. Beck, right, Kentucky Farm Bureau executive vice president, and Bradley R. Smith, left, executive vice president of Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Companies, during the Dec. 2 recognition and awards program.

  • One of a few sure things in my life is that I can keep my African violets in bloom year round. Many complain that after the first flush of blooms fades, the only thing left is a year’s worth of fuzzy foliage. Well, with a little attention you can keep your African violet cycling in and out of bloom all year round. African violets are easier to grow than many think, if you create a favorable growing environment

  • Each year, I like to pass along the following tips and information about the most popular plant of the holiday season, the poinsettia.
    Traditional red and green colors are well represented in the flowers available for the holidays. Poinsettias, the most popular and spectacular holiday flowers, can combine both these colors.