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  • Dry weather conditions in many parts of Kentucky this past summer may have resulted in grazed pastures with areas of thin vegetative cover and bare soil. Many of these areas already have evidence of weedy vegetation such as common ragweed and other summer annuals. As these plants die back naturally, cool-season weeds will sprout: chickweed, henbit and purple deadnettle will fill the voids. Other weeds such as buttercup and musk thistle will likely be more prevalent in the next spring.

  • It was late summer in 2005 when I first experienced Nighthawks for the first time. In fact, it was the only time I had seen them peppering the sky until last weekend. On both occasions it was late afternoon; but this year the sky was bright, so we watched the nighthawks against a clear blue back ground as they moved about.
    Since I had seen and identified the Nighthawks back in 2005, I knew immediately what was in the sky, as more then 2-dozen birds soared about in memorizing configurations.

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  • Dear Savvy Senior
    My mother, who lives with me, has Alzheimer’s disease and I worry about her wandering away. What tips can you recommend to help me protect her?
    Concerned Daughter

  • Well, another season has turned and fall has come. The days are getting shorter and the temperatures have been dropping a little bit. The kids are back in school and soon the leaves will be turning.

  • by NED WAY

  • Matthew 18:21-35:

  • by Jere Downs and Sheldon S. Shafer
    The Courier-Journal

  • Mold, algae, moss, lichen, liverworts, ferns and mushrooms are among several dozen different plants that are considered non-flowering. Most plants that are included in our landscapes flower in some form or fashion. If you think they don’t it is simply because the bloom is so insignificant it goes unnoticed.

  • First Baptist to host fundraiser dinner
    First Baptist Church of Taylorsville at 115 W. Main Street is hosting a chili and hot dog supper Friday, Sept. 19 from 4:30-7 p.m. Meals are $7 and include a bowl of chili, hot dog and a drink. Desserts will be sold separately. The event will also feature music by David Stevens and Friends. All proceeds will go toward the church’s United We Build renovation fund.

  • It is a little discouraging for a city boy like me to try to keep a plant alive. Honestly, in our first house, my wife and I couldn’t keep the flowers in the planter out front alive, so we put in plastic flowers. We got lots of compliments as long as people didn’t look too closely.
    Now we live here in Spencer County and it seems like everyone has a green thumb. They grow gardens full of huge tomatoes and green beans, they have flowers all around their houses and hanging baskets adorn their porches.

  • By Ned Way

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    Are brand-name medications better than generic, and if not, why is there such a price difference? Also, how can I find out which medicines are available in generic form.
    Leery Senior

  • There are several Civil War soldiers buried behind the former Charles Hough place at the corner of Green’s Lane and KY 55. I have been told by the family that they are Confederate soldiers, but the incident that resulted in their deaths has been uncertain.

  • 50 YEARS AGO

    September 17, 1964

  • CYNTHIANA – Gov. Steve Beshear Monday joined state officials and community leaders to recognize two bills that support the state’s farm families and food banks. In particular, the budget bill provided funding for the Farms to Food Banks initiative. A second bill designed to support landowner rights in protecting their crops and livestock from nuisance wildlife also has beneficial impacts for food banks.
    Beshear ceremonially signed House Bills 235 and 448 at the Harrison County Extension Office in Cynthiana.

  • So often we hear that fall or winter is a particularly good time to do certain things in the landscape. This is usually due to the fact that plants have entered into winter dormancy.