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Today's News

  • Host families sought for one-month 4-H international exchange program

    Local families are needed to host Japanese exchange students, ages 12 to 15, for four weeks this summer as part of an exchange program sponsored by Kentucky 4-H. The Japanese youth will stay with their American host families from mid-July to mid-August. To find more information about the program or request an information packet, visit the website at:  http://www.kentucky4h.org/InternationalExchange.

  • COLUMN: Good show for lilacs this year

    Last year, I spent some time rejuvenating, if you will, our “Miss Kim” lilac. It had gone years without any maintenance pruning, just never making the priority list for chores out at the farm. Although “Miss Kim” is considered a dwarf variety and needs less maintenance, it was in need of some serious reduction.

  • Public Record: District Court April 12 & 19

    District Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases April 12 in Spencer District Court:

    Traffic:
    Gregory S. Clark (1967), operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license, amended to no license in possession, guilty, $20 fine; failure to produce insurance card, amended to failure to maintain proper insurance, guilty, $500 fine, $400 conditionally discharged. All fines/fees to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Health insurance marketplaces can help early retirees

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    What can you tell me about the new Obamacare health insurance exchanges that begin next year? I am interested in retiring early at age 61, but need to find some affordable health until my Medicare benefits begin at 65.
    Ready to Retire

    Dear Ready,

  • COLUMN: Everyone has a past, part II

    Well, I hope you read last week’s column. If not, let me briefly explain: we all have pasts, pasts that have perhaps helped us and incidences from those pasts that have hindered us in our adult years. Those instances may continue to have negative effects on our lives unless we learn how to begin “shedding” those things, which we may have struggled with in the years before emerging into adulthood.

  • Sweet summertime snack ideas

    In the warm summer months, nothing beats spending time together creating fun snacks that promote healthy eating and a little creativity.
    The summer boasts a wealth of fresh fruit to draw inspiration from — especially everyone’s favorite — watermelon. Its cool, juicy flavor speaks to your senses. Plus, it’s packed with key vitamins and minerals, so it’s a snack you can feel good about serving to your family.

    Fabulously Fresh Ideas

  • COLUMN: Do you have a heart like Peter?

    Today’s biblical text comes from John 21:1-14:

  • COLUMN: Mistaken identity?

    Just the other day I was looking for something at the store and I saw a lady with a clipboard and folding file-checking things off a list as she was looking at a shelf. I went over to ask her a question about something only to discover she did not work there. On closer examination I realized she was one of those extreme coupon people and she was just checking her list.

  • Church Happenings — Week of May 8

    Mt. Moriah plans ‘Come to the Country’ indoor yard sales
    Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Mount Eden is hosting a “Come to the Country” indoor yard sale on the second Saturday each month during the summer. The sale will be on May 11, June 8 and July 13 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Set up will begin at 7 a.m.
    Call Anne at 502-738-5350 to reserve a table. The cost is $20, and money raised will benefit the missions at the church.

    VBS at Finchville Baptist

  • PHOTO: A conference on the mound