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Today's Features

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  • Inter-County Energy reminds customers to use portable generators as safely as possible in the event of a power outage. A portable generator can make life a lot easier, but if it’s used improperly, it can be very dangerous.
    Keep the following safety tips in mind when installing and using your generator.
    • If connecting the generator into the house wiring is necessary, first contact Inter-County Energy for information on code compliance, then have a qualified electrician hook up the standby electrical system.

  • Every couple of years I like to revisit my father’s favorite Christmas poem inspired by Clement Moore’s famous work ‘Night Before Christmas’.  The writer is unknown but he or she certainly was a gardener; and you may even get some last minute gift ideas from its verse.

  • 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 - a program that KFB created to prepare future agricultural leaders for tomorrow’s challenges.

  • In response to record numbers of reported pertussis cases, the Kentucky Department for Public Health is urging Kentuckians to make sure their families are protected against pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, by maintaining immunity through vaccination.
    Cases reported statewide have increased from just 47 in 2007 to more than 250 in 2010 to date. This concerning upward trend has been recognized in areas across the United States.

  • This week’s recipes are great for a Christmas morning brunch. It’s good to have a couple of hot breakfast dishes on Christmas morning.
    The first recipe is one from my friend Mary Jane Shockency. I found it in 1993 in a St. A cookbook, and have used it ever since.
    The second recipe, Overnight Caramel French Toast, is kid-tested and Mother-approved, as they used to say on TV.

  • 130 years ago          Dec. 8, 1880

  • Mike and Kathy Shannon of Lebanon announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Stephanie Rose Wilkerson, to William Anthony Gootee, son of Tony and Jan Gootee of Loretto.
    Wilkerson is a 2004 graduate of Marion County High School, 2006 graduate of St. Catharine College, a 2007 graduate of Spalding University and is attending Campbellsville University. She is employed at Lebanon Elementary School.
    Gootee is a 2007 graduate of Marion County High School and employed at Peterson Farms.