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Skunks, potting soil right on time

By Cheryl Steenerson

I sure have been enjoying these later nights. I kind of like driving home from work when the sun is still up. Driving at dusk is what I call “deer-thirty,” and I have 16 miles of it. Of course, there are other wildlife showing themselves in droves this time of year, but one is especially distinctive.


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Answers to commonly asked questions about vehicle taxes

By Jason Denny, Anderson County Clerk

Following are answers to questions frequently asked at the county clerk’s office.

What does junking a vehicle really mean?

Junking a vehicle can mean different things to different individuals. Some associate it to mean taking their vehicle to the salvage yard to have it crushed.

Even though a vehicle is taken to the salvage yard, that alone doesn’t take the ownership or the tax implications away.


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Cold weather can be ‘lousey’ weather for livestock

By Tommy Yankey

Cold weather is louse weather. Inadequate nutrition, compromised immune response and shipping stress also favor outbreaks, if there are any infested animals in the herd. Additionally, fewer daylight hours during winter appear to contribute to problems with lice.

Spread and potential problems

Biting and sucking lice have been associated with reduced weight gains and general lack of thriftiness during periods of greatest winter stress. These small external parasites can spread quickly through a herd as animals bunch for warmth or when feeding.


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Ways to avoid wintertime insomnia

By Cheryl Steenerson

Well, since my deadline came before Punxsutawney Phil popped out, I can only hope he didn’t see his shadow. February is typically our worst winter weather month, so I thought we could lift our spirits by remembering all the good things that happened in February, throughout history.


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Column: Silent treatment on deficit won’t last long

By Ben Carlson

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Column as I see ’em …

Something tells me we won’t see very many repeat episodes of the silent treatment the fiscal court’s budget woes received during last Tuesday’s meeting.

It was stunning, really, to sit through that meeting knowing full well the fiscal court is staring straight down the barrel of a $400,000 budget deficit and not hearing one single mention of that problem.


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Put down burger, phone and just drive

By Joan Martin

Distracted driving was in the news recently after a man in California was given a ticket for eating a burger while driving. There will be some people who will argue that was wrong.

What I’m most concerned about is revisiting the subject of distracted driving so we are all safer on the road.


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Don’t get lazy as the long cold winter continues to drag on

By Cheryl Steenerson

Here today and gone tomorrow — that’s my kind of snow. All of you wishing for a snow day got your wish. Now, hush! This has been my warmest winter in Kentucky and I am loving it. Of course, I’m going to pay the price this spring when I try to use these muscles that have been hibernating.


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Things I learned the hard way while walking with God

By Eboney Whiteside

Faith Columnist

My walk with the Lord has not always been an easy one. I remember thinking when I dedicated my life to Jesus that everything around me was going to instantly change for the better.

It was as if I thought God, this magical being, was sitting in Heaven ready to fulfil my every request whenever I wanted him to.

Boy was I wrong.


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Time to order your seeds

By Cheryl Steenerson

As the saying goes, “I’ve reached the age when my train of thought often leaves the station without me.”

I just forgot last week’s column and I blame it on the holidays. We all have our routines. Now that we’re back to what passes for normal, has anyone taken notice of our increased light?


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Do you qualify for vet benefits?

By Joan Martin

I’m not an expert on veteran benefits for seniors. The purpose of this column is to create awareness and encourage you to seek reliable information as it applies to you.

I’ve met a few people who didn’t know that this might apply to them.

This information is for a non-service connected disability pension plus aid and attendance allowance. The benefit may change every year. There is also a benefit for a surviving spouse.

Some of the basic qualifications are listed here.


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