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Today's News

  • Tournament aims to rid Ky. lakes of Asian carp

    Twenty-one teams from Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee have signed up for the country’s first commercial fishing tournament for Asian carp. The Carp Madness Tournament is being held at Kentucky and Barkley lakes in western Kentucky March 12-13.
    “Our goal is simple: We want to purge 100 tons of carp from two of the state’s best fishing lakes,” said Ron Brooks, fisheries director for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

  • COLUMN: Alzheimer’s – when loved ones are present, yet absent

    You may not have yet experienced alzheimer’s in your family, but it is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. The number of people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or some other form of dementia is projected to reach 14 million in a number of years.
    It is stated regularly that families caring for someone with dementia or AD are barely able to stay afloat. Observing a person sort of “disappear” while you’re actually watching it happen can be very depressing and disheartening, to say the least.

  • COLUMN: Girls Scouting leaves impression on daughter and mom

    I am sitting on the cold hard linoleum floor in the community center for St. Pius X in Hikes Point. My daughter sits on my knee so she can see over the heads of the Girl Scouts sitting in front of her. We are waiting for the parade of countries to start at the World Thinking Day celebration for our unit, which includes many other troops.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Simplified smart phones for boomers and seniors

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    Are there any smartphones specifically designed for seniors that you know of? I’m interested in getting one, but at age 69, I want to find one that’s easy to see and use.  
    Semi-Smart Senior

    Dear Semi-Smart,
    There are actually several manufacturers who are now making simplified smartphones with features designed primarily for older users who have limited experience with modern gadgetry. Here’s a rundown of what’s currently and soon-to-be available.

  • BACK IN TIME: From Wednesday, March 10, 1993
  • COLUMN: Local 4-H members attend Skill-a-thon

    Eleven members of the Spencer County 4-H Livestock Club attended the State Skill-a-thon that was held in Bowling Green on Feb. 16.  This was the largest contest ever with more contestants and teams.  We had several members attending this year for the very first time.

  • COLUMN: Fire blight season is approaching; Preventative copper is recommended

    As apple flowering-season approaches, growers should begin thinking about management of fire blight.  This bacterial disease can cause severe damage on apples, pears, and related ornamental plants during warm rainy spring weather. The following information has been provided by Dr. Nicole Ward, Assistant Professor of Extension, Department of Plant Pathology.

  • COLUMN: Early spring edibles include potatoes, onions

    I managed to get through the whole season eating only our store of potatoes from the garden only because of the generous offerings of sweet potatoes from two other gardeners. I love it when I can go from harvest to planting and still have a few potatoes left in storage.
    Homegrown potatoes, even the old ones in their slightly shriveled state, are far superior then the kind that come in a plastic bag. I am really ready to get my hands in the soil, and planting potatoes is just the thing to get the season rolling.

  • Renewing farm tags benefits Spencer County 4-H

    Spencer County 4-H has an opportunity to raise funds for Spencer County and statewide 4-H programs through the farm license plate voluntary donation program.
    Beginning in February 2012, Commissioner of Agriculture James R. Comer announced all farm license plate voluntary donations would be split evenly among 4-H, FFA and the Kentucky Proud program.

  • BIRTH: Snyders welcome Lila Kathryn

    Joe and Kim Snyder of Taylorsville announce the birth of their daughter, Lila Kathryn Snyder, on Jan. 21, 2013, at 5:08 p.m. at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville.

    She weighed 10 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long.

    Her grandmother is Kathryn York of Jeffersontown.