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  • 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.

  • Every place on Earth has a history and there is much more that we don’t know about than there is in written form.
    Kentuckians get an idea of what the topography was like from the surveys and explorations of men like Daniel Boone, Simon Kenton and others. They had their run-ins with native Americans, but they also gained respect for their fearlessness. Both Boone and Kenton were captives of the Native Americans at separate times, but managed to escape.

  • Labor Day has come and gone. Passing by quicker than a kid can say, “Summer vacation.” But what is Labor Day exactly? And why is it usually spent grilling hamburgers, instead of actually laboring?
    The first Labor Day was celebrated 122 years ago according to the U. S. Department of Labor. The Central Labor Union used the day to demonstrate their united strength by parading on Tuesday. Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City.
    Other cities soon followed the example and chose the first Monday in September to celebrate a “workingmen’s holiday.”

  • FRANKFORT, Ky. – The days are growing shorter and cooler temperatures are starting to show up in extended forecasts.
    The transition to fall is underway.
    For Kentucky hunters, it started weeks ago with the opening of early fall squirrel season. Labor Day ushered in the start of dove season, and the onrush of hunting opportunities continues this weekend.
    Archery deer and wild turkey seasons opened statewide on Saturday, Sept. 6 and run through Jan. 19, 2015.