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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Avoid herbicide resistance

    Herbicide resistance has become an important issue to consider when making weed management decisions. Weed resistance can and has occurred to several products in recent years. Two examples in our area are resistance to mares-tail and pigweed to glyphosate products.

    The potential for weed resistance to develop increases with continued use of herbicides that have similar chemical compositions. So, herbicide use should be monitored and production practices implemented to prevent and reduce the potential for resistance to develop.

  • COLUMN: Hold on to the good

    What are your priorities in life? They really don't change that much. If you had them yesterday, you probably haven't changed them today. We tend to get in a rut and stay there.

    Health and fitness, career, personal finances, family and relationships, home improvement - some of these would be priorities for many today. But for many their priorities have nothing to do with the Lord. Some think only of this life and the afterlife does not interest them.

  • Better Business Bureau - April's Hot Topics

     

    1. Prepaid debit card scams are gaining popularity. In one scam, scam artists are calling consumers, posing as Duke Energy, threatening to turn a customer's power off if a payment is not made within the hour, using a prepaid debit card. The scam artist asks the consumer to purchase a prepaid debit card then instructs the consumer to call back with the card's number and PIN.

     

  • Park needs volunteers for cleanup day

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park will host a “Park Clean-Up Day” 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 27. Those interested in participating are encouraged to register for the event by calling the park’s visitors center at 270-358-3137.

  • FOR YOUR HEALTH: Begin your day with breakfast

     Breakfast is perhaps the most underappreciated and overlooked meal of our day.  We tend to skip it altogether or grab something that is not very good for us –like a doughnut. 

    But, just as mom used to say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day for all of us, especially children and teens.

    Here the Super 7 reasons why you should include breakfast in your daily routine:

    1. Breakfast provides an energy boost to start the day. We all need to kick our day off by eating as many vitamins and nutrients as possible.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Loyalls celebrate 50 years

    Randall and Rebecca Loyall will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 13, 2013.

    They were married at Three Springs Baptist Church in Hardyville on April 13, 1963.

    Randall is the son of the late Otis and Eula Loyall and a retired manager of Glendale Farm Service.

    Rebecca is the daughter of Kathleen Jeffries and the late Homer Jefferies. She is a retired State Farm Insurance Agent in Hodgenville.

    They have two children, Rhonda Fulkerson and Jeff Loyall.

  • Hodgenville woman wins scholarship to ECTC

    Clara Robertson, right, from Hodgenville, a sophomore associate degree nursing major at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, is the 2012-13 recipient of the Martha A. Knudson Memorial Nursing Scholarship.

    The annual award was established by an estate gift from Knudson, who taught at Elizabethtown Community College from 1965 to 1976 and who also served as coordinator of the associate degree nursing program. At left is Susan Mudd, ECTC associate degree nursing program coordinator.

  • Golf Tour Book benefits Lung Association

    Since 1984 the American Lung Association’s Golf Tour Book has been the golfer's best bet for fantastic savings at courses and practice facilities throughout the region. This year's golf booklet includes discounts on more than 5,000 rounds of golf at over 300 fine courses in Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee and Ohio.

    Each participating golf course offers book holders a reduced rate on one or more rounds of golf; some courses permit one round a month; and 73 clubs allow unlimited play. The book also includes driving range and indoor golf discounts.

  • COLUMN: WIC program provides nutritional food, education

    If you are pregnant, recently had a baby, are breastfeeding or have a child under the age of 5, you may be eligible for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program. 

    The WIC Program was established by the United States Department of Agriculture over 35 years ago to ensure that pregnant women receive nutritious foods to promote growth and development of their babies and themselves. In Kentucky, the program is administered by local health departments. 

  • Solution to road slide near Howardstown may take years

     The state Transportation Cabinet has closed part of Howardstown Road (Ky. 247) because of a road slide that worsened over the weekend.

    The section closed to through traffic until further notice is 1.5 miles south of Big Lick Hollow Road and 2.3 miles north of Ky. 84.

    A press release sent out Monday by the cabinet said Department of Highways crews have been monitoring the deteriorating conditions for weeks, but the conditions have been aggravated by recent rains.