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Development is key to improving reproductive efficiency in heifers

By Tommy Yankey

To improve the reproductive efficiency, and thus profitability, of a beef cattle operation, you must understand proper heifer development.

Properly managing yearling heifer reproduction is the first step toward reproductive efficiency.

Your goal is to manage heifers so they’ll conceive early by reducing the age of puberty, shortening the time from puberty to conception and increasing fertility.


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Mayor, judge trying to turn disaster into opportunity

Imagining our city with nine more bars

By Ben Carlson

Column as I see ’em …

Here’s something I’ll bet you didn’t know.

Were there enough interest, Lawrenceburg could have nine more bars.

Yes, you read that correctly. Little old Lawrenceburg, which less than 10 years ago didn’t even allow liquor by the drink, has that many retail drink liquor licenses available should anyone choose to open that many places to drink it.


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Developers ready for LIFT

By Hal Goode

Guest columnist

Recently, the Kentucky House of Representatives took a big step forward in allowing local communities more control over their own growth and economic development. With overwhelming bipartisan support, the House passed LIFT, or Local Investments for Transformation.  This a bill allowing Kentuckians to decide for themselves if they want to allow local voters to invest in economic development and infrastructure projects in their communities.


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And the drumbeat for war goes on

To the editor:

Warmongers in Congress learned nothing from the well-taught lessons of Vietnam. Remedial lessons were repeated in the Middle East, and they flunked them.

Erase their failures to learn and ISIS would be one less problem in the world.

Consequential samplings related to their failures include: Muammar Gaddafi, Libra, shot to death; Saddam Hussein, Iraq, death by hanging; Hosni Mubarak, Egypt, forced resignation.


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Bidding good riddance to February

By Cheryl Steenerson

Hello, March, I am so glad to see you.

February is in the record books and I fervently hope those records stand for a long, long time. I want to open the door in the morning and walk outside to stand in shorts and a T-shirt.

March is filled with ups and downs when it comes to the weather, but hopefully we’ll see the mercury rising in leaps and bounds. March begins with the Full Worm Moon Thursday and Daylight Savings time Sunday.


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Tips to care for sundowner syndrome

By Joan Martin

If you care for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease you may notice that they get increasingly agitated, anxious, more confused or aggressive as the sun begins to set.

These symptoms may be associated with sundowner syndrome, which causes people to be confused at the end of the day and into the night. It is common for individuals who are sundowning to pace, wander, ignore directions and not sleep well.


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Fur flies as Facebook friends debate vaccines

Local sales tax bill worth watching

By Ben Carlson

Column as I see ’em …

With our state legislators haggling over smoking and minimum wage, the one bill I’m keeping an eye on is House Bill 1, which would allow communities to increase sales tax up to 1 percent to fund local projects.

The upside is that doing so will first require approval of voters statewide, followed by approval of voters on any local projects. Even better is a sunset provision, which would eliminate the increase once a project is paid for.


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Plan now for this summer’s garden

By Cheryl Steenerson

My first column submission to the News this week was two words, “Told ya.”

Knowing my readers as I do, I decided to dig a little deeper. I’d like to blame this wintery mess on all those who wished for a big one, but I can’t. Mother Nature took a look and said, “Well, they’ve had it easy, so I think I’ll give them a wake up call and play with the jet stream.” On the bright side, it will definitely kill all the bad bugs. I just hope the bees make it through it.


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Fly problems in the winter? You bet

By Tommy Yankey

Cluster fly is a collective name given to several species that spend winter as adults in sheltered places, including inside homes and structures.

They tend to accumulate in wall voids, attics, and rooms with southern or western exposures. One or more species in this group may be present.

While cluster flies are an annoyance, they do not breed indoors, and they do not cause any damage. The flies will become active on warm days, crawling and flying to windows in an attempt to escape outside.

Cluster fly species


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Helpful advice for parents trying to deal with teenage children

By Joan Martin

A positive relationship with your teen will help you both make adjustments to this changing and trying time of life.

Teens are supposed to grow in independence and decision making. Sometimes it’s very challenging for parents and teens to make these changes successfully. For every rebellious, patience trying teen, there is also probably another one who just doesn’t make many moves on her own.

One is not necessarily better than the other.


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