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Today's News

  • Don’t fall for fake news

    In the wake of Donald Trump’s huge upset of Hillary Clinton earlier this month in the presidential election, the current finger of blame is being pointed at something called “fake news.”

    Those who are still scratching their heads trying to figure out how their polls were so wrong, are concluding that fictional or made-up stories that circulated on social media conspired to doom Clinton’s campaign. Thus, the newest issue being addressed by the media is the onslaught of what they call “fake news” and the need to combat it.

  • Agriculture - It’s time to talk turkey

    It that time of year when talk turns to turkeys. Technically, there is only one breed of turkey, with several varieties, although many people incorrectly refer to these varieties as breeds.

    Turkeys are raised only for meat. They are not raised for egg production, as with chickens, ducks and quail. As a result, turkeys do not produce very many eggs.

    The most common type of commercial turkey raised in the United States is the Broad-Breasted White. It has a larger breast than the other varieties of turkeys.

  • Agriculture - What are the origins of Indian Summer?
  • CUB merging with First Farmers of Owenton

    On Wednesday, November 16, Citizens Union Bancorp, Shelbyville, announced plans to merge its two wholly owned subsidiary Banks, Citizens Union Bank, Shelbyville KY, and First Farmers Bank, Owenton, KY.

    Steven Barker, Chairman of the Board at Citizens Union Bancorp said, “Strategically we concluded that we want to bring the two organizations together in order to further grow and prosper and better serve our customers.”

  • New online resource for dealing with addiction

    Families facing an addiction crisis need to know where to go for assistance, Kim Hinkel knows from personal experience. To close that informational gap, she took it upon herself to launch a website called SOS for Addictions.

    Though Hinkel admits she’s not a technology expert, she had the idea after seeing a commercial for Angie’s List, a site dedicated to sharing consumer reviews of local businesses.

  • Food safety tips for Thanksgiving meal

    With the holiday season right around the corner, many people will be enjoying celebrations by entertaining friends and family, having parties and preparing feasts. From the buffet table to the office party, food becomes a focus of celebrations. The Department for Public Health (DPH), a part of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, wants the public to keep safe health practices in mind.

  • The Bears’ RUN of success

     

    The Spencer County Bears football team has had unprecedented success the last two years and the recipe has been simple. Run the ball.

  • Derek Anderson Memorial Tournament

     

  • Cal’s next class taking shape

    The recruitment of 6-5 Chattanooga guard Shai Alexander was like a “rocket ship movement” in the last year and he finally landed at the University of Kentucky.

    “Over the past year he has gone from somebody nobody knew with low major recruitment to a high level top 50 player in the class,” said Zach Ferrell, Alexander’s coach at Hamilton Heights. “His size for a point guard is awesome. He has a great work ethic and knows how to treat teammates. He’s a great person.”

  • Outdoors - HIP keeps tabs on harvest of fowl, bird hunters

    Kentucky is drawing national attention after dramatically improving the accuracy of harvest and participation information collected from its waterfowl and migratory bird hunters.

    The Harvest Information Program (HIP) provides state and federal biologists with data to generate reliable estimates of migratory bird hunter activity and harvest. The estimates are used to help shape season dates, bag limits and population management.