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Today's News

  • Try putting people first

    You will often notice that bills coming through the Kentucky General Assembly put people first. That person may be a child, a worker in need of a job, or a young adult living in a community plagued by criminal activity and drug abuse. All are important in the eyes of Kentucky lawmakers.

  • Senate passes over 40 bills

    Late nights, packed committee meetings, and heated debate marked the fifth week of the 2017 Session. The Senate is quickly passing the remaining Senate bills out and receiving bills from the House for consideration. While there were some contested issues, the Senate conducted itself in a bipartisan fashion. We wasted little time this week and passed over 40 pieces of legislation including:

    • Senate Bill 9, redistricting of judicial districts in order to better align caseloads with current census data;

  • Agriculture - Maintain your tractor

    Don’t let the maintenance of your tractor go by the wayside when you get busy. There’s a tendency to put maintenance on the back burner as spring and summer field activities get into full swing. Often when we do think about maintenance, it is the implement we think about, and we ignore the tractor.

  • Agriculture - 4-H communications projects empower our youth

    It is the time of year when 4-H’ers across Kentucky prepare their speeches and demonstrations for upcoming local communications contests. These programs offer so much more to youth than just ribbons. They give young people the opportunity to develop important life skills and receive a sense of accomplishment in a job well done.

  • Agriculture - Seed starting basics

    I have my orders placed for onion sets and seed potatoes along with some of my favorite summer crops that will be directly seeded in the garden once the temperatures really warm. I can barely stand the wait! I have just seeded out several trays of early season vegetables that like a cool start to the season.  Kale, broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts are just beginning to push through the light potting mix.

  • Girls rally, but fall 59-55

     

    With just a few seconds left on the clock, sophomore Alyssa Howie lay on the floor in tears after colliding with an Owen County opponent. After a few moments, she was on her feet and back in the game. The pain in her shoulder didn’t stop her from draining a three-pointer with just 10 seconds left on the clock. But it was too little, too late, as Owen County hit free throws down the stretch to secure a 59-55 victory in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament hosted by Oldham County.

  • Owners on their own?

     

    As of this week, limited control and operation of Edgewater Resorts appears to be in the hands of cottage owners, who recently retained an attorney in their attempts to keep the resort open for rentals.

  • Agriculture - There’s a downside to warm winter

     

  • Church finds new home after recent fire

     

    The church building damaged by fire last month remains closed, but the congregation that met there continues to worship.

    A fire of unknown origin was discovered in the back part of the Elk Creek Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday, February 19, shortly before members were expected to begin arriving for services. The church’s pastor, Theodore Todd, Jr., said he arrived at around 9:30 a.m. and didn’t notice any smoke until he tried to enter through a side door.

  • Agriculture - Spring peepers in the air

    Absolutely nothing says spring more than the distant chorus of spring peepers.  There is a wooded stream just off Conner Station that is home to a cacophonous band of peepers all competing for as many females as they can.  On a warm March evening, especially after a shower, spring peepers remind me of how glorious rural life can be.  Just by listening, a whole other world can be imagined.