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Today's Features

  • Preliminary statistics indicate that nine people died in eight separate crashes on Kentucky roadways during the Thanksgiving holiday enforcement period (Wednesday, Nov. 24, through Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010). Last year there were eight highway fatalities during the same time period.
    All of the crashes involved motor vehicles and four victims were not wearing seat belts. Single-fatality crashes occurred in Hancock, Marshall (two), Owsley, Rowan, Shelby and Trigg counties. The crashes in Marshall and Owsley counties involved the suspected use of alcohol.

  • It is alright to go ahead and cut your roses back and cover the bud union to protect it from winters chill. We have had enough cold weather now that roses have finally started down the road to dormancy for their annual long winter nap.
    When cutting your roses back there is one very important thing to keep in mind, such as what kind of roses do you have? There are different pruning requirements for different rose types.

  • This week’s recipes are good if you have a little leftover turkey or ham and are tired of sandwiches.
    The first recipe is delicious and extremely versatile.  You can bake it in a casserole and serve it hot over chow mein noodles.
    Or, if you don’t have time to cook it, or your oven’s not working, or whatever, you can serve it cold on salad greens and sprinkle chow mein noodles on top and call it Crunchy Chinese Chicken Salad!

  • Picking out the perfect Christmas tree is serious business for me.  Some may find it a trivial chore but I want a tree that will be worth the effort of cleaning, moving furniture, hauling boxes, lights, step ladders and more.  But once the mundane is done then the fun begins.  Each ornament that adorns the tree has a story to tell about my grandparents, parents or me.  The tree is indeed important because it holds the past. And it must hold the past, in the form of many beloved ornaments, securely and with style.

  • As the methods for illegally obtaining the ingrediants to create methamphetamine evolve, it becomes easier to manufacture meth and law enforcement is seeing a spike in meth lab incidents.  Kentucky State Police (KSP) released the October methamphetamine lab statistics today and the number indicates an all-time high in the Commonwealth.
    KSP reports that there were 111 meth labs found during the month of October, exceeding all previous monthly totals, bringing the 2010 statewide total to 919.

  • Marie and John Graves of Springfield announce the birth of a 7-lb., 2-oz. daughter, Ann Preslee, born Oct. 9, 2010 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
    Maternal grandparents are Jerry and Lois Craig of Finley.
    Paternal grandparents are George and Glenna Graves of Springfield.
    Ann Preslee has a sister, Gracie Marie, and a brother, Jaxon Craig.

  • Ray and Mary Jane Nugent of Loretto announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Julie, to Jet Robinson, son of Tim and Kathy Robinson of Bowling Green.
    Nugent graduated from University of Louisville in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in marketing and is now a student again at UofL pursuing a Bachelor of Science in nursing. She is employed at Home Instead Senior Care.
    Robinson is a 2007 graduate of UofL with a Bachelor of Science in sports administration. He is employed at Target.

  • Mary June Tharp of Lebanon and Mike and Theresa Tharp of Gravel Switch announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Rachel Tharp, to Joshua Culver, son of Marvin and Lisa Culver of Loretto.
    Tharp is a 2006 graduate of Marion County High School and a 2010 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a bachelor’s of social work. She is employed with the Pennyrile Area Agency on Aging in Hopkinsville.

  • Larry and Sheila Smith of Springfield would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Chasity Nicole Smith, to Jonathan Allen Renfro, son of John Renfro of Springfield and Catherine Barnett of Louisville.
    Smith is a 2006 graduate of Washington County High School, is currently attending Campbellsville University and is employed at Loretto Motherhouse.
    Renfro is a 2006 graduate of Washington County High School and is employed at Lebanon Machine Shop.