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Today's Features

  • By Aimee Nielson
    UK Department of Agriculture

    Small ruminant production is on the rise in Kentucky, as farmers realize the potential of raising sheep and goats in the commonwealth.

  • “We are so happy to be alive. Life means a lot more today than yesterday,” said Panama City, Fla., School Board member, Jerry Register, the day after deranged gunman, Clay Duke, opened fire on the school board and the school Superintendent William Husfelt.

  • Living Nativity
    Lebanon United Methodist Church will continue the Living Nativity Tradition Dec, 22 thru the 24 from 6-8:30 p.m. each night.

    Communion service
    Lebanon United Methodist Church will be having a Christmas Eve “Come and Go” Communion Service from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 24.

  • Marion County farmers Curtis Jones from Loretto and Lu Ann Mattingly from Raywick were honored as two of the five winners in the 2010 Kentucky Farm Bureau Farmer Idea Exchange program. All five recipients of the award were recognized during the Dec. 2 general session of KFB’s annual meeting in Louisville.

  • With the recent cold and snowy weather it is time to discuss protecting landscapes from unintentional harm. If you like to put salt and deicer on your sidewalks, drives and steps, you must take care not to damage valuable landscape plants. Generally physical removal of ice and snow is better for the landscape as long as you don’t pile it on your plants.
    However, many people aren’t physically able to shovel snow and ice. In this case chemicals are needed to keep walkways safe.

  • 145 years ago
    Dec. 15, 1865
    Timely reminder
    “Mrs. Henry,” said John to his wife the other morning, “If you give me a Christmas present this year, please arrange it so the bill won’t come in till the next month. It’s just as well to keep up the illusion for a short time.”

    Old complaint
    We like to see a man hanged, because then we are sure he will never come around to beg exchanges which we haven’t even looked at ourselves. (Quoted from an exchange.)

    75 years ago

  • 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.