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Today's Features

  • No matter what you celebrate during the month of December it likely involves some sort of gift giving.   Manufacturers have made certain that our options are unlimited when it comes to giving to the gardener, but some gifts are more useful than others!
    Don’t waste your money on the cute but useless or the useful but cheap.  Consider, instead, some of these items that are favorites among my serious gardening friends.
    Hand pruners and a good garden spade were #1 and #2 when I took a sampling from my most accomplished gardening friends.

  • By Aimee Nielson
    UK College of Agriculture

    The 2011 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference and Trade Show will have something for anyone interested in fruit and vegetable production.
    This year’s event convenes Jan. 3 in Lexington at Embassy Suites Hotel, and concludes around 5 p.m. Jan. 4.

  • Wouldn’t it be nice to start your New Year’s diet by losing 10 pounds you already have, not with the 10 extra pounds that you picked up from the holidays?
    For most people, holiday eating starts around Thanksgiving and ends sometime after the New Year.
    We end up not only splurging on the three holidays, but for the entire months of November, December and part of January.  That can be a lot of extra calories
    Here are some tips to help you keep those pounds away:
    • Have a plan.

  • Now that most people have microwaves, the kids can start cooking young without the danger of getting burned. These candy recipes are easy, foolproof, delicious and great for kids to make by themselves.
    They’ll have lots of fun, and you’ll get lots of candy. Such a deal!

    Fudge Nut Drops
    1 (12-oz.) pkg. semi sweet chocolate chips
    1 can sweetened condensed milk
    1 1/2 c. chopped nuts, your choice (I use pecans)
    1 T. vanilla

  • 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.

  • John Kaiden Gribbins will celebrate his 3rd birthday Dec. 20, 2010. He is the son of Henry and Donna Gribbins of Loretto. Grandparents are Barbara Brady and the late John Brady and Wallace Gribbins and the late Evatine Gribbins.

  • “Who gave you permission to tell Charlie there was no Santa Claus? I think if we’re going to destroy our son’s delusions, I should be a part of it.”
    -Scott Calvin, (played by actor Tim Allen in the movie, The Santa Claus, 1994).

    “Some of the kids at school say Santa’s not real, but I don’t believe them. Santa is real. I just know it.” My sister-in-law, Lisa Suriano, was quoting her 8-year-old son, Cooper. “What do you think I should do?” Lisa asked me. “Should I tell him?”

  • Christmas is a time for joy, but for hundreds of Kentucky children who are victims of abuse and neglect, Christmas joy depends on the generosity of people.
    Sunrise Children’s Services provides care for over 500 of these children across Kentucky and need help in making their Christmas a little brighter this year. Donations can help provide children and teens with a few simple toys, needed clothes and other presents to open on Christmas morning.
    For more information on how to help, visit www.sunrise.org or call 1 (800) 456-1386.

  • 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.