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Today's Features

  • It’s supposed to be good luck to eat black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day, and these two recipes are so good you’ll want to continue this tradition for sure.
    The Black-eyed Pea Dip recipe was sent to me by my mother in the mid-1970s, and it was called “Tennessee Caviar.” I’ve seen it under other names, too.
    It is great as a dip with chips or veggies, and can also be served on lettuce leaves as a salad.
    It’s delicious, and keeps a week in the fridge.

  • Kentucky State Police is preparing for Jan. 1, 2011, when they will begin issuing citations for violations of the texting law that went into effect July 15, 2010. The law (KRS 189.292) will prohibit drivers from texting while their vehicle is in motion.  
    For drivers who are under eighteen, the law (KRS 189.294) goes a step further by prohibiting both texting and cell phone use for this age group.
    Spokesperson for KSP, Lt. David Jude says that the new law was designed to place the drivers’ focus back on the road instead of an electronic device.

  • By Katie Pratt

     Wheat prices around $7 a bushel have enticed new producers and those who haven’t grown wheat in a few years to plant a crop.
    In addition, some producers have increased their acreage this year to take full advantage of the favorable prices. Specialists with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture will offer producers advice during the 2011 Winter Wheat Meeting to help ensure they have a successful growing season.

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  • Janice Marie Brussell and Matthew Derek Collopy were united in marriage June 19, 2010, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Lebanon. Deacon Joe Dant officiated the ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of Chuck and Paula Brussell of Lebanon. Her grandparents are Pauline McMurtry of Lebanon, the late Sollie McMurtry and Sonny and Ann Brussell of Lebanon.
    The groom is the son of Steve and Carol Collopy of Hamilton, Ohio. His grandparents are Rayleigh and Patsey Hyden of Oneida, Patricia Collopy of  Hamilton, Ohio, and the late Robert Collopy.

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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.