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Today's News

  • Crafty kids

    Most teachers and parents will attest that children love to make crafts. This spring, parents and other adults that frequently work with children have a perfect opportunity to incorporate spring-themed craft activities into playtime.
    While craft projects might seem like they are mostly for fun, they are a great opportunity for younger children to perfect fine motor skills and for youth to learn the value of creating something with their own hands instead of buying it at a store.

  • Getting comfy in the kitchen

    STEAK WITH GINGER-PLUM BARBECUE SAUCE

    This versatile sauce does double duty as a marinade in this Asian-inspired grilled steak recipe.

    Total preparation and cooking time: 35 minutes
    Marinating time: 6 hours or overnight

    1 beef top round steak, cut 3/4 inch thick (about 1 pound)
    1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    2 cups thinly sliced carrots
    3 cups fresh pea pods, strings removed
    1 clove garlic, minced
    Salt and black pepper

  • TAX TIME: Less than two weeks left to file

    A typical Sunday and Emancipation Day — those are the two reasons the tax-filing deadline is extended to Tuesday, April 17, this spring.

  • From the IRS: eight ‘taxing’ errors to avoid

    If you make a mistake on your tax return, it can take longer to process, which in turn, may delay your refund. Here are eight common errors to avoid.
    1. Incorrect or missing Social Security numbers — When entering SSNs for anyone listed on your tax return, be sure to enter them exactly as they appear on the Social Security cards.
    2. Incorrect or misspelling of dependent’s last name — When entering a dependent’s last name on your tax return, make sure to enter it exactly as it appears on their Social Security card.

  • Achoo! Pets can have allergies, too

    Spring is here, and all the good things that come with it. Mild temperatures, longer daylight hours and beautiful plant life.

  • Pet First Aid Awareness Month

    Dog owners are well aware that caring for man’s best friend has taken on a greater responsibility in recent years. Perhaps that’s a result of the popularity of the cable channel Animal Planet or the television show “The Dog Whisperer,” each of which has helped to educate dog owners about caring for their canines.

  • MPCAA provides superb senior services

    With spring feeling like it has already sprung, Spencer Countians are undoubtedly getting an itch to be out and about.

  • Winter gone for good? Not so fast, experts say

    Mother nature has fooled Spencer Countians and many across the region this spring with unusually warm temperatures and severe weather that generally does not strike until late April and May.
    But Spencer County Extension Agent Bryce Roberts and Tom Priddy, the director of the University of Kentucky’s Agricultural Weather Center, warn that residents should not get too acquainted with the summer-like temperatures that have farmers itching to get into the fields and residents packing away their sweatshirts.

  • Farmers Market opens April 21

    In just a few short weeks, those who love to buy locally produced seedlings, vegetables, meats, handmade goods and more will once again have that opportunity right on Main Street.

  • Blossom into spring gardening

    Spring is traditionally the time of year that gardeners finally get to break the soil and end their cabin fever. This year is a little different because the winter was so uncharacteristically warm, and spring weather arrived so much earlier than expected. Some expected garden tasks could be taken on earlier this year, and it may be too late for others.