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Today's News

  • COLUMN: UK specialists reach out to farmers worldwide

    Specialists with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture regularly help Kentucky farmers find solutions to production problems, but their influence goes way beyond the Bluegrass. A UK entomologist and horticulturist recently worked with the United States Agency for International Development through Winrock International to carry out two humanitarian missions.

  • Local students participate in North American International Livestock Expo Market Lamb Show

    Congratulations to Sydney Warren, Courtney Jeffiers, and Darilyn Browning for participating in their first North American Junior Market Lamb Show this year.

  • Farm Service Agency announces conservation loans available

    USDA Farm Service Agency State Executive Director John W. McCauley, announced that funds are now available for Guaranteed Conservation Loans. Conservation loans allow farmers and ranchers to implement conservation practices on their land that will help protect natural resources.

  • COLUMN: Cool plants for fall containers

    This time of the year we usually start to think about cleaning off the front porch, emptying containers of declining summer annuals and replacing them with something a little showy for the fall. We hope that the old standby of mums will persist through the onset of winter but that depends on the weather and the shape the mums were in when we purchased them. I have seen some that still look largely intact and others that are ready to be pulled.

  • PHOTO: Local FFA land judgers to move on to national contest
  • PHOTO: Ringing in the Christmas season at the All Saints Holiday Bazaar

    The 10th annual Holiday Bazaar held at All Saints Catholic Church was chockful of vendors with a variety of handcrafted items. Vendor Debbie Nall assists customer Judy Walters who is making a decision on which birdhouse to purchase for her feathered friends.

  • COLUMN: Black Friday craziness encroaches on Thanksgiving

    Once upon a time the Christmas buying season began after Thanksgiving, and that seemed to work out for everybody. Then it began to seep over into November, earlier and earlier, and now we barely get past Halloween before the Christmas sales start.
    And then, this year, it seems that Thanksgiving day itself was sacrificed. Perhaps this began a year or two ago and I simply didn’t notice, but now it is hard to miss. It seems that every major chain of stores now starts “Black Friday” on Thursday.

  • Church Happenings — Week of Nov. 28

    Risen Lord Church steeple returns
    Risen Lord Lutheran Church’s steeple has returned to Taylorsville. This steeple has had quite a journey from its beginnings in Campbellsville to its first home in Fairfax County, Va., then to Risen Lord Lutheran in Taylorsville and back to Campbellsville for repairs and returning just in time for the 2012 Christmas Tour.

  • COLUMN: A month of thanks, appreciation

    I recall, as a little girl, frequently opening my closet door to pull out toys or clothes — as little girls do — and getting sidetracked by a large, heavy hunk of metal laying flat in my closet floor.
    The hunk of metal was inscribed with my grandfather’s name, date of birth and death, and years of service in the United States Armed Forces.
    He was not killed in action, but, as a veteran of World War I, he died before I was born. Before my parents were married, I believe.

  • COLUMN: Handle your waste, trash responsibly

    When you think you have heard it all, something new or different surfaces to rock the boat.
    This being near the end of the year, we are now in the middle of deer hunting season. I got a call about an issue in a remote area of our county where hunters were taking what they wanted from their kill, and leaving the remainder to rot on the edge of the roadway.
    I see roadkill almost daily on our main roads, but for someone to leave a carcass on the edge of a road after stripping what they wanted to harvest is really stepping over the line.