• For more than 30 years, Kentucky farmers have supported the beef industry through a per-head checkoff program. When it began in 1976, the checkoff was 10 cents per head. The passage of the 1985 Farm Bill replaced the state program with a Federal Beef Checkoff program of $1 per head when a beef animal is sold during its lifetime. Half of the money comes back to Kentucky to support state beef promotion through the Kentucky Beef Council.


  • Riley gives thanks, plans for the future
    The election is over, the votes have been counted and now it’s time to get to work making Spencer County Proud. Thank you to everyone who helped and supported me in my campaign for Spencer County Judge Executive.
    Congratulations to all those who won their elections and who will now be responsible for serving the citizens of Spencer County as elected officials.

  • You may have noticed your home being invaded by an assortment of pests this fall, including Asian lady beetles, boxelder bugs, crickets, spiders and black soldier beetle larvae. These creatures typically visit homes that provide easy entry this time of year, often seeking refuge from changing weather.

  • Many of us are inclined to fertilize in the early spring when we see the grass green-up and the “sproutlings” begin to grow. And we really get excited once the foliage emerges from our trees and woody ornamentals! Although many plants benefit from a little extra energy in the springtime, we need to retrain the way we associate fertilization and plant growth. With lawns, trees and shrubs we want to feed the plant when the roots are actively growing, not the foliage. A strong root system means a healthy plant that can withstand the pressures of the modern world.


  • Finchville Baptist to host ‘The Great Chili Cook-Off’
    The Great Chili Cook-Off
    Finchville Baptist Church is hosting “The Great Chili Cook-Off,” Sunday, Nov. 2 starting at 6:00 p.m.
    It is $10.00 to enter a pot of chili and $5.00 to eat (no charge if you entered chili.)
    Categories to enter: most like mom’s recipe, hottest/spiciest, best vegetarian, most creative.
    A new treat this year is the caramel apple bar. Call 834-7973 to enter in this year’s Chili Cook-Off.

  • The Apostle Paul wrote: God has chosen you. (1 Thes 1:4) We can learn a lot about being saved from this little sentence. We learn that God is the one who chose us to be his child, we did not choose him. Jesus made this clear when he told his disciples in John 15:16, “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit…”
    Jesus has chosen you… That is huge.

  • When I was a kid, going to the mailbox was always exciting. Even the junk mail was great, of course back then I don’t think we had near as much junk mail as we do these days. And let’s face it, as a kid you don’t worry about the bills.
    But the best part wasn’t the junk mail, it was the cards or letters addressed directly to me. Before e-mail or text messaging or Instagram or Facebook, there was the regular old U. S. Mail. Birthday card and letters would always bring excitement and anticipation.

  • It’s not too late in the season to benefit from an inspection and tune up of your home heating system. Whether you have a forced-air furnace with full house vents, direct vent heaters in multiple rooms, a wood or pellet stove or an oil-fired boiler with radiators, we have a long winter ahead of us.
    Any necessary repairs can be made now before we’re in the full force of winter, when quick service might be impossible to get. Plus, you’ll add years to the life of your heat system by doing regular maintenance.

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    I’m interested in getting a walk-in bathtub for my wife that’s easy for her to get into and out of, but could use some assistance. Can you offer any consumer tips?
    Need Help

  • It looks like this late turnip crop is going to be a good one thanks to cool temperatures and adequate rain fall. I may even have some little ones ready in honor of Halloween this year, too, even though they will only be salad size. What does the turnip have to do with Halloween you may ask? Well, they just may be more authentic than that pumpkin on the porch.

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    What resources can you recommend for researching hospitals? I need to get a knee replacement next year, and want to find a good, safe hospital to have it done in.
    Shopping Around

    Dear Shopping,
    Most people don’t give much thought when it comes to choosing a hospital, but selecting the right one can be as important as the doctor you choose. Here are some tips and resources to help you research and check up on your area hospitals.

  • Have you ever been stuck in a waiting room? The other day I spent over an hour in a waiting room. This was a scheduled appointment and I had waited 3 or 4 weeks to get in already. It was my first time with this doctor, so I came in a little early to fill out paperwork. I got there at 9:15 for a 9:30 appointment. They led me back to the examining room at 10:36!