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Today's Features

  • Preliminary statistics indicate that 11 people died in nine separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, Nov. 29, through Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010.
    Ten of the crashes involved motor vehicles and four victims were not wearing seat belts. Single-fatality crashes occurred in Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Green, Laurel (two) and Spencer counties. The crashes in Carlisle and Laurel counties involved the suspected use of alcohol.

  • Three Excellence in Agriculture Awards were presented at the Young Farmer Luncheon held during the 91st Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting in Louisville.  In the ninth year of the awards program, Daniel and Sarah Mattingly, of Raywick, won top honors and will represent Kentucky in national competition at the American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting, held in Atlanta, Ga, in January 2011.

  • Curtis Jones, manager of Coleman Crest Dairy in Marion County, has been selected to participate in the Kentucky Farm Bureau Leadership Enhancement for Agricultural Development program.
    Jones joins 15 other Kentuckians for LEAD’s two-year, intensive learning experience.

  • This is painful for me to admit but I don’t have a “real” Christmas tree at my house.  I hate fake trees and do so love the smell of fresh cut greenery during the holiday season but I just haven’t brought myself to spend the money and time cleaning up the mess of a live tree.  Every year I tell myself that this is the year but the hustle and bustle of the season always pushes the “real” tree idea out of my mind.  

  • Considering how the quest for exotic spice fueled exploration around the world in the 15th century it is no wonder that our favorite holiday flavors herald from around the world.  From Southwest India to Southeast Asia we find cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and mace.

  • Each fiscal year, the Natural Resources Conservation Service sets ranking period dates for applications taken for USDA Farm Bill programs.  Although ranking dates may vary from program to program, landowners may sign-up at any time for all conservation programs.
    The next ranking cut-off date is January 28, 2011 and will include applications for both the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program and the Environmental Quality Incentives Program.

  • In ancient times, when the Greeks conquered the Jews and took over their temple in Jerusalem, they tried to force all the citizens of Jerusalem to worship their god, Zeus.  The Jews refused, and got an army together to fight the Greeks and their leader, Antiochus Epiphanes.  Although the Jews were outnumbered six to one, they prevailed against the Greeks and marched back into Jerusalem to re-take their temple.  

  • A Nelson County artist has been chosen to have her art emblazoned on bottles of bourbon as part of a limited edition of Maker's Mark.

    Oil painter and landscape artist Mary Hagy's rendition of a winter scene at the Maker's Mark Distillery in Loretto was chosen to grace the label of a limited batch of 150,000 bottles of the bourbon.