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Today's News

  • Looking to save money, try homemade laundry detergent

    I wouldn’t call myself crafty in any sense of the word. I’m terrible at gift wrapping. I know that when my husband and I have children we will most likely have to get our presents wrapped or else the kids will discover “gee, Santa wraps presents like mom,” and after watching numerous demonstrations and YouTube videos, I still cannot successfully tie a tie.

  • Centre’s good offer for Grimes, McConnell debate

    Kentucky New Era, Hopkinsville

    An offer Thursday from Centre College to host a debate between Kentucky’s U.S. Senate candidates — incumbent Republican Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes — ought to light fire under the question of whether these two can agree on debate terms.

    They should debate.

    So far, though, Grimes and McConnell have not come to terms.

    Essentially, each accuses the other of political maneuvering on the details of when, where and how to debate.

  • Water your plants generously; prepare for harvest time

    It’s a good thing man invented hoses. Otherwise, I think our gardens would be filled with dehydrated everything. This is the time of year when Mother Nature decides to take a little siesta from doing the watering for us.

    If I ever win the lottery, I swear I’m going to have everything laser leveled and bermed so I can flood irrigate. It’s so much more efficient in time and effort. Our plants appreciate a good long drink way more than a few sips. Frequent light waterings lead to shallow roots.

  • Two-spotted spider mites can be formidable pests

    The two-spotted spider mite (TSSM) is a common and destructive pest with an extremely wide host range that includes many trees, shrubs, flowers, weeds, fruits, and vegetable crops. Problems increase during hot, dry weather but early signs and symptoms are easy to overlook. Not only are these mites tiny but they live out of sight on the underside of leaves (Figure 1).

  • Anderson archers on target at nationals
  • Anderson's Drury remembers trying to stop J.D. Shelburne

    Early in our 30-minute interview, J.D. Shelburne started reminiscing about his days playing basketball for Spencer County High School. During his three seasons at Spencer, the Bears fell on hard times, going 22-55 from 1999-2001, according to the KHSAA website.

    However, in Shelburne's senior year, the only one with stats available on KHSAA.org, the future country star did his best to carry the team. In the 2000-2001 season, Shelburne hit 56 three-point shots in 27 games. He hit 32.2 percent of his bomb attempts.

  • KDFWR completes drawing for elk hunting areas

    From staff reports

    Those drawn for a 2014 Kentucky elk hunt can now go online to www.fw.ky.gov to see their assigned hunting area, according to a news release

    Kentucky’s popular quota elk hunts are carried out in two stages: initial selection then a second random drawing to determine the hunting area.

  • Former Henry, Oldham boys coach to lead Shelby girls

    By Josh Cook

    Landmark News Service

    Jason Holland has already won two Eighth Region basketball titles. He hopes to capture another next season.

    “What I want to do is win the Eighth Region,” Holland, who guided the Oldham County boys to back-to-back regional championships in 2011-12, said after he was introduced as the new girls’ basketball coach at Shelby County High School on Wednesday. “We want to get Shelby County back to where they’re used to going, and that’s winning the Eighth.”

  • Mudcats play well in Smokies

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats' 17-and-under baseball team took just one of three games during last weekend's Smoky Mountain Classic, held at Smokies Park, near Sevierville, Tennessee.

    The tournament, which features some of the best teams from the eastern half of the United States, was played at the home of the Tennessee Smokies, the AA affiliate of the Chicago Cubs.

    “Overall, it was a good weekend at a great park against some very tough competition,” said Mudcat coach Chris Copenhaver.

  • Full racing program added at Ponderosa

    After a couple of weekends off and a pair of weekend rainouts, Ponderosa Speedway will return to action with a full program of racing action that has been added to the schedule on Friday, July 25.