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Nothing sad about going to Heaven

By BEN CARLSON

The message was as simple as it was stark: “Cancel this subscription, please. I’m going to Heaven.”

That message came to me last week on a subscription renewal form, one of thousands upon thousands we mail out each year, usually with nothing more in return than a check or credit card number.


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Think about safety during fall harvest

Fall harvest season is a busy time for Kentucky farmers and their families. It also is a peak season for agricultural injuries and an especially important time for farm families to pay attention to safety.

Take time to talk to workers about safety. You need to be sure all workers are trained and physically capable of operating equipment and that they understand the safety procedures.


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Finances an important topic for happy couples

If you are engaged or soon-to-be engaged, you will most likely receive much advice before walking down the aisle. Marriage experts would agree that one of the most important pieces of advice that you can receive is to talk about finances with your future spouse.

Talking about money before marriage is a great way to work toward building a successful financial future with your spouse. Below are four questions that can help to start the conversation.

Financial questions to ask your future spouse


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Good weather wanes as October temperatures decline

I just can’t believe it’s October. Seems like I just closed the stand.

I did get most of the beds ready to cover this weekend, along with a ton of weed eating. I picked a few green tomatoes and squash for salads this week. That will probably be the end of everything until Spring. Always makes me sad to see summer go.


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Cheap advice offered for road-weary magistrates

Burgoo contests show community’s heart

By BEN CARLSON

Column as I see ’em …

It’s probably my bias bubbling over, but as September comes to an end each year I can’t help but think what a great community we have.

Of course that’s following yet another tremendous Burgoo Cook-off, the newspaper’s annual fundraiser for Shop With a Cop that had a record-setting year last weekend and drew a tremendous crowd of judges and an even more tremendous field of competitors.

After six years it could be easy to become complacent about how well that event does, but check this out.


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Feeding corn? Be cautious about ear rot

Conditions during July were favorable for infections by a couple of fungi that are known to cause ear rots of corn.

Observations of Diplodia ear rot already have been made in some corn fields in Kentucky this year.

Although conditions have also been favorable for Gibberella ear rot, I am not aware of any observations of that disease in Kentucky corn fields at this time.

Diplodia Ear Rot


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Winter squash much more than fall a decoration

Happy fall. The Autumnal Equinox has come. To me, that means shorter days and colder temps.

Early fall is kind of like a breaking in period. Mother Nature will be fluctuating the weather like a yo-yo just to get us used to things. As I prepare for my 20th Kentucky winter, I can honestly say I’ll never get used to it.


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Subscription clubs can save you time, money

This one’s for the guys

I know, ladies, it’s all about our husbands, boyfriends, dads, brothers or any other guy in your life, this time.

I have found a great way for us to have our guys looking better than ever at a very low price. We pamper ourselves to make sure we look nice … I think it’s time for the guys to have a turn.

Guys, don’t let this go to your heads, but I have found a couple of monthly subscriptions to make life a little easier, and that are cheap!


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Act now to avoid flower withdrawl this winter

What a beautiful weekend. I know many of you are wishing it would cool off, but I’m thankful it’s staying warm. The nights are gorgeous. Even if the sun is setting earlier, it’s still making incredible pictures to close the day.


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She just had to really, really pee

By BEN CARLSON

Column as I see ’em …

Let’s play a little game I like to call, “What Should the Editor Do?”

A woman called me first thing Monday morning to complain about what was, if true, an obviously bad decision by a business here in town.

The woman, who didn’t tell me until nearly 30 minutes into our conversation that she is African American, said she accompanied a friend into the business and, while waiting, told an employee she really, really had to pee.


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