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Today's News

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Choosing a Medigap supplemental policy

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    I’ll be 65 in a few months – Medicare enrollment age – and am thinking about getting a Medicare supplemental policy to help cover things outside of Medicare. Can you give me some advice on choosing a plan?
    Shopping Sam

    Dear Sam,

  • COLUMN: What’s the reality behind your closed doors?

    The phone rang late one Saturday evening. It was an unusual call from someone I had known for quite some time.
    With halting voice, and occasional sobs, he said, “Do you have a few moments to talk with me?” I answered, “Of course, what’s wrong? You sound very troubled. Is your wife alright?”
    He said as calmly as he could, “Yes, she’s alright. It’s not about her, it’s about me.”

  • COLUMN: Three attend 4-H Teen Summit

    Lilli Hanik, Liz Walker and Shelby Wertz all participated in the 4-H Teen Summit at the Kentucky Leadership Center March 21-23. Tonya Tucker and Mollie Tichenor served as chaperones.  Hanik and Walker took full advantage of the leadership classes that were offered and Wertz, a Kentucky State Teen Council Member, taught a variety of classes.  Everyone had an amazing time.

  • COLUMN: Match mulching material with plants’ needs

    Mulch has become a landscape staple, almost to a fault when it is over-applied, smothering roots and girdling trunks. When done properly, it can help to suppress weeds, retain moisture and moderate temperature. These things can be achieved using a variety of materials, but which type of mulch suits your needs best?

  • COLUMN: Proper management early on can lower disease risk in gardens

    Each growing season, many different diseases threaten Kentucky vegetables. However, by practicing good management techniques before and during planting, home vegetable growers can minimize disease risks, said Kenny Seebold, plant pathologist with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.
    Diseases usually are caused by fungi, bacteria or viruses. While they can appear anytime during the growing season, many favor wet, cramped conditions for development.

  • Group invites community to join ‘Losin’ it on Main’

    With the Easter Bunny on vacation for another year, candy must move from supermarket displays to make room for spring-induced diet pills, exercise videos, and low-calorie bars. For some, just as winter weather is struggling to hold on, so are those last few holiday pounds.

  • Make your garden ‘attractive’

    In the spring, when birds and butterflies begin migrating back to Kentucky, thoughts turn to how to attract them to visit local yards. Other than putting out bird feeders, though, what are some of the best ways to attract birds to the yard? And how does one attract butterflies?

  • State Park offers myriad of activities

    Whether you are an angler or wrangler; a hiker or mountain biker; or  want to camp out under the stars, Spencer County has just the place for you. The Taylorsville Lake State Park is just minutes from Main Street and offers over 2,500 acres of beautiful country and numerous activities.

  • Acupuncture for animals

    Anyone who loves animals knows the helpless feeling that comes when a pet is in pain or not well.

  • Planning to preserve?

    What needs to be done in the spring in order to prepare for food preservation through the harvest?