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Banning electronic cigarettes a good first step

By Joan Martin

Anderson County Consumer and Family Sciences agent

Electronic cigarettes have been in the news recently because Senate Bill 109 passed.  This law bans the sale of all types of electronic cigarettes to minors regardless of the device using nicotine or not. There is a strong correlation between the use of electronic cigarettes and smoking traditional cigarettes. Passing this bill was an important step in reducing the Kentucky smoking rate by 10 percent over the next 10 years.


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With just a little labor, bloomers and fruit producers can enhance property immensely

Trees, glorious trees

By Cheryl Steenerson

You know I’m a warm weather girl but I’ve got to say that little bit of snow here on the farm last week was just flat gorgeous! Brilliant white blanketed by emerald green made the landscape almost glimmer. Add the beauty of those blooming pink redbud trees with thick white snowflakes covering them and it was a site to behold.

As I drove into town it was obvious that those of us on the ridge got quite a bit more snow than the rest of you. I’m sorry you missed it.


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Weather is improving but don’t rush planting just yet

By Cheryl Steenerson

I got to wear a T-shirt and shorts last week! Never mind that my legs really did look like toothpicks, color and all. Dogs were bathed, windows opened and lawn sort of mowed. Then Mother Nature got witty again and pulled us back to reality. Having grown up in Indiana, I’m used to these bipolar weather swings.


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The teachers who shaped me

New News editor ... schweh ... was inspired by educators and her parents

By Shelley Spillman

As early as elementary school, I can recall having a passion for writing. I remember using a notebook to meticulously record classmates’ comments and behaviors at lunchtime. I had an innate curiosity about everything. It’s safe to say that I was destined to have a career as a reporter.


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By Brian Owens

Grace will outreach darkness of a ‘Genesis 3’ world

Let me blunt: I do not enjoy training meetings. As foster parents, my wife and I are required to have a certain number of hours of training every year in order to keep our license and our house open to minister to children in crisis situations.

It’s not fun, the training that is, but it is worth it.


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Job-seeking tips for retirees yearning to return to the workplace

By Joan Martin

If you were able to retire, but then decide to go back to work, what would you do?

Some older Americans are looking for work because they want more involvement with people and ideas. Others seek to increase their income because they don’t have enough money to do the things they want to do in retirement.

Some older Americans go back to work because they lost their savings due to economic problems beyond their control.


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Supplements can be helpful but not always the best way to add nutrients

By Joan Martin

Guest columnist

 

Are vitamin and mineral supplements really beneficial for you?  Will they help you feel better by improving your health?  Consumers are bombarded by marketing campaigns which claim that vitamin and mineral supplements will reduce your risk of chronic disease.  In the grocery store multivitamins and mineral supplements usually have their own section.


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Beliefs meaningless if you don't fight for them

By Brian Owens

Faith columnist

Last Thursday was a sad day for those hoping to see the tide turn in Frankfort regarding legal protection for unborn children.

The House Health and Welfare Committee struck down three pro-life bills that were designed to reduce the approximately 4,000 abortions that are performed yearly in Kentucky. That’s an average of nearly 11 babies murdered every day.


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Tilling garden now gives head start to garden

By Cheryl Steenerson

I know it’s March. Tournament basketball is on TV. So, where is that spring weather?

Tomorrow is officially the first day of spring, and I believe we are all looking forward to a little more warmth.  But the “old man” just doesn’t seem to want to go. On the bright side, the Earth is shifting, so warmth will eventually get here. When the mercury does rise to the upper 90s and people start complaining, I’m going to speak two words to them. (No, not those two words.) I’ll simply say, “Beats winter!”


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Fresh green beans best when picked before seeds develop in pod

By Joan Martin

Guest columnist

There have been a few days lately when it looked like it might be time to start gardening, or at least tilling.

Frozen vegetables are OK when there’s nothing in the garden, but I love fresh veggies. Green beans, also known as snap or string beans, are the most popular edible pod bean in the country. I prefer to grow bush beans because I don’t want to bother with supports.


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