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Today's News

  • SAVVY SENIOR: How seniors can quit smoking with the help of medicare

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    Can Medicare help me quit smoking? I just turned 65, and would like to quit but need some help.
    Coughing Connie

    Dear Connie,
    Yes, Medicare actually covers up to eight face-to-face counseling sessions a year to help beneficiaries quit smoking. And, if you have a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, certain smoking-cessation medications are covered too. Here are some other tips that can help you kick the habit.

  • Keep your eyes on the creator, not the creation

    by Ned Way

  • Be thankful, use talents from God

    A reading from Matt 25:23-30
    “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’
    “Then the man who had received the one talent came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. So I was afraid and went out and hid your talent in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’

  • 2015-2016 waterfowl seasons look promising Nov. 20, 2014

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The holiday commercials already swamping our collective brains along with winds straight from the North Pole remind us that short-sleeve weather is now months away. Winter is here.
    Waterfowl hunters don’t see these developments as bad news. They are getting their bags of decoys out of storage, cleaning and oiling shotguns and practicing their calling. Waterfowl season, for both ducks and geese, opens Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27.

  • SCMS cheerleaders win title
  • The greatest plays ever made

    Sunday night football is a nice way to sit back and wind down from a weekend as you prepare for another week. Sometimes the game is just background noise for me and sometimes I’m hoping to see a great play or a great game. This past Sunday I wasn’t expecting to see the greatest football catch ever made, but I think I did.

  • TES drama club explores Cinderella stories
  • JHS to build new hospital in Shelby County

    Land purchased by KentuckyOne Health near I-64 could be the future home of a new Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, officials say.
    “It’s an exciting day for us here at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville and KentuckyOne,” said Jewish Hospital Administrator Rob Murphy. “I mean, obviously, the Shelby County community and the surrounding counties that we serve with Spencer and Henry, we’re very invested in these communities, and we look forward to the opportunity to grow and build a new campus.”

  • Cranberry bogs bring in the harvest

    Did you know that the cranberry used to be called the “cranberry?” When the colonists first learned of this berry from their American Indian hosts in the New World they thought the blooms of the native shrub looked like the long neck and bill of the crane. Eventually, as language goes, it was shortened to cranberry.

  • Shelby County distillery opens, engineer answers questions

    Since breaking ground on the $115 million Bulleit Distilling Co. in August, members of the Shelby County community have expressed curiosity about the project.
    Dan Feeser, director of engineering of Diageo of North America, which owns the Bulleit brand, addressed some of those questions and concerns when he spoke to the Shelbyville Rotary Club Tuesday afternoon, but the also left several questions unanswered.
    In consideration of the existing landscape, Feeser spoke of the distillery’s desire to mesh with their surroundings.