Today's Features

  • The cost of food in America remains affordable. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, American consumers spend, on average, just over 10 percent of their disposable income for food. That means the average household will have earned enough disposable income – that portion of income available for spending or saving – to pay for its annual food supply in about seven weeks, said Kentucky Farm Bureau president Mark Haney.

  • Rosalie Metcalf Bell of Wyanet, Illinois, will celebrate her 96th birthday on Feb. 9, 2015.

    She was born Feb 9, 1919, in Athertonville, and lived in LaRue County for several years before moving to Illinois.

    In the early 1950’s Rosalie and her former husband, the late Donald Bell, managed the Blue Ribbon Luncheonette in the lower story of the Masonic Lodge on Lincoln Square.

    Rosalie is the mother of the late Tom Bell, June Hosier, Louise DeVries, Beverly Moore, and Janice Bulthuis.

  • Lura Walsh celebrated her 102nd birthday on Jan. 28, 2015.

    The Sunrise Manor Nursing Home resident enjoyed chocolate birthday cake, stakeholders singing “Happy Birthday” and a visit from Sonny, the nursing home’s dog.

    She had her hair styled in the nursing home’s beauty shop while Sonny did “high fives” and “the shake” for treats. Afterwards, when she returned to her room, Sonny hopped in her bed and put his head in her lap.

  • Feb. 4 – West Point Bank, Maxine Road, Mill Road, New Jackson Highway

    Feb. 5 – Laugh & Learn, Nationwide Uniform, North L & N Turnpike, Dangerfield Road, Athertonville, Bardstown Road

    Feb. 9 – Head Start, Goodin-Williams Road, Slack Road, Dan Dunn Road, Salem Church Road, Salem Lake Road

    Feb. 10 – LaRue County High School, Sunrise Manor Nursing Home, Campbellsville Road

  • Are you familiar with the expression, “Keep the main thing the main thing?”

    What are the main concerns in your life? The word “priority” is defined as “a thing that is regarded as more important than another.” What do you regard by your words and actions as being most important in your life?


    If you care for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease you may notice that they get increasingly agitated, anxious, more confused or aggressive as the sun begins to set. These symptoms may be associated with sundowner syndrome. Sundowner syndrome causes people to be confused at the end of the day and into the night. It is common for individuals who are sundowning to pace, wander, ignore directions and not sleep well.

  • Members of the Kentucky Soybean Association elected officers for 2015 during the board meeting held in Bowling Green on Jan. 15.

    Mike Burchett of Calloway County was elected president. A grower of soybeans, corn and wheat, he has been on the association’s board since 2007 and has been active in the legislative affairs of KSA, serving as chairman of the legislative committee for several years.

  • Like a forest fire that begins with a single, small spark, Eugene and Marjorie French’s 70-year marriage was sparked with one wide, winning smile.

    “We met at Jericho Methodist Church during a revival,” recalled Marjorie, 86. “That night, when we first looked at each other, he smiled at me; the next night he sat by me; and, two weeks later, he showed up at my house.”