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Today's News

  • Agriculture - Now is the time to establish late summer forages

    The period from late summer into early fall in Kentucky is the best time to establish the common cool-season grasses such as orchardgrass, tall fescue, timothy and bluegrass for pasture or hay. These four grasses make up 95 percent of pasture acreage.

    Many years of research have shown this time frame is the best opportunity for successful establishment. Mother Nature has a hand in this because seed produced in late spring remains dormant until late summer and then early fall rainfall provides the moisture necessary for the seed to germinate.

  • Agriculture - Local 4-H members bring home awards from Junior Livestock Expo

     

    Local 4-H members Sydney Warren and Case Montgomery fared well July 25 at the Kentucky Junior Livestock Expo at Western Kentucky University Ag Expo Center in Bowling Green.

  • Agriculture - A second chance: Fall gardens offer promise

    I am planting a fall garden for sure this year. The current one is a flop so it is time to start over! The challenge with a fall garden is getting seed and seedlings to germinate and grow during the heat of the end of summer. If temperatures moderate we have a better chance at success. Planting beds are ready since the potatoes have been harvested (and the rotten onions removed) All the debris has been removed and the soil has been prepared with additional compost (remember that every chance you have to add compost do so because it will improve your soil thus improving the crop).

  • Childrens’ posture damaged by electronic devices

    Children are potentially causing harm to their necks and backs playing on smartphones, tablets and other smart devices for long periods of time.

    Societal changes mean children are staying indoors more, due to parents being protective, which leads to more technology use. Instead of playing in the neighborhood, children are more attached to electronic devices.

  • Standing our ground

    Like most Americans, I was very troubled when I heard about the senseless killing of the majestic lion by a dentist from Minnesota. Now don’t get me wrong, this is Kentucky, we hunt, it’s what we do. But somehow, going to a preserve and setting bait, etc, etc, just doesn’t seem very sporting. The country is outraged, and why not?

  • Shade on a sunny day

    It is amazing what a difference a little shade can make on a hot day. I walk our dog just about every day, usually two or three times a day and lately that has been a hot, hot task. With the sun beating down and temperatures in the 90’s, I know it is uncomfortable for me, but poor Molly (our dog) has to do it in a black fur coat.

  • Public Record - Week of August 5

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases on June 5, 2015 in Spencer District Court:

    Misdemeanor:
    Joseph Landon Bartley, (1995), no approved fire extiguisher (on a boat), guilty, $203 court costs and fines.

    Christopher D. Morrow, (1989), non approved/insufficient number/no personal float, guilty, $203 court costs and fines.

    Frances L. Brink, (1958), parent/custodian send child to school, first and second offense, guilty, $243 court costs and fines.

  • Morality free world will test ministers

    The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) are navigating new terrain as openly homosexual Scoutmasters joined leadership ranks earlier this week. Former Secretary of Defense, now BSA President, Robert Gates blazed this trail in May when he urgently called for a revised policy. “We must deal with the world as it is, not as we might wish it to be,” Gates said.

  • Browning wins Gold at World Summer Games

     

    Taylorsville Special Olympics bowler Amanda Browning became the first Kentucky athlete competing in the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games to grab a medal when she and her Special Olympics USA team claimed Gold in their division of the team bowling event at Luck Strike Lanes in Los Angeles.

  • Fishing high waters

     

    Anglers become conditioned to expect high water on lakes in spring and stable conditions in summer before the fall drawdowns to winter pool.

    After an unusually wet spring, this summer has been anything but predictable in Kentucky. High and falling water have added a degree of difficulty at a time when fishing can be challenging under normal conditions.