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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Piggy Bank Contest winners
  • Managing the calving season this year

    Providing sound management during the calving season can mean more live calves and more profit. Some reminders on specific things a producer can do to limit calf loss include:
    Separate first-calf heifers from mature cows. Calving difficulty can run as high as 30 to 40 percent for 2-year-old heifers compared to just 3 percent for mature cows. Place them in a small, accessible pasture near a corral where assistance can be given if needed.

  • LaRue Relay teams fight for a common cause

    “The easy part about cancer is being a survivor. The hard part is watching others go through it and not make it.”
    Those are the words of Susan Holt, co-captain of LaRue County Relay for Life’s Janet’s Angels team.
    The team, which has formerly been known as the “Tiki Hut Healers,” formed in 1997 in support of then 13-year-old Valerie Holt. Valerie was battling Wilms tumor.

  • Vine Grove man charged with DUI after crash

    A Vine Grove man was charged with driving under the influence Feb. 17 after a single vehicle crash.
    Joshua A. Akers, 27, was driving an F-150 pickup on Bardstown Road just outside city limits when it struck an embankment, according to LaRue County Deputy Eric Williamson.
    Akers failed a field sobriety test, according to Williamson. He transported him to Hardin Memorial Hospital for medical clearance before booking him at the LaRue County Detention Center.

  • COLUMN: Stella Williams Thurman made a difference in lives of family and friends

    By JOHN SMITH, Contributor

  • Dress in blue for colon cancer awareness

     The Kentucky Cancer Program is asking Kentuckians to wear blue March 2 to promote colon cancer screening on the fourth annual “Dress in Blue Day.”

    “Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in Kentucky, despite the fact that it can be successfully treated when detected early,” said Madeline Abramson, honorary chair of the campaign. “Dress in Blue Day serves as a helpful reminder to encourage Kentuckians to get screened, increase awareness and decrease the staggering statistics of this deadly disease.”

  • COLUMN: Shut my mouth, please

     If I were God, I would’ve made people with delay devices on their mouths or a filter of some kind.

    For example, when your brain wants to say, “Poodles aren’t real dogs,” before it comes out of your mouth the delay device would kick in and send you a message: “Really? Is that really what you want to say in front of this group of people who may or may not include poodle owners?”

  • Participants needed for cancer research study

     Residents of central Kentucky have an opportunity to participate in a historic study that has the potential to change the face of cancer for future generations. Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are needed to participate in the American Cancer Society's Cancer Prevention Study-3.

    CPS-3 will enroll a diverse population of up to half a million people across the United States and Puerto Rico.

  • COLUMN: Shake down on sodium

     Excessive sodium in the diet is linked with high blood pressure or hypertension. Hypertension can result in heart disease, kidney failure or stroke. Salt is the major source of sodium in the diet. Sodium and salt are mistakenly thought to be the same ingredient. Sodium is a mineral while salt is a naturally-occurring chemical compound made up of 40 percent sodium and 60 percent chloride.

  • COLUMN: Take steps toward stress-free living

     We would all agree that we are living in stressful times. The threat of terrorism added to living in this technical age results in stress on every side. Many people endure life with many others living a joyous life.

    Paul’s words to the Philippians give us some steps for managing stress and having joy in our lives (4:4-8). ”Rejoice in the Lord always” (4:4).

    Is this possible? Listen to Paul’s strategy.