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Today's News

  • She’ll help you keep your resolutions

    We’ve all done it. A new year rolls around and we vow to drop those extra pounds, eat better food and finally get in shape.

    Yeah, right.

    Misty Rutherford, owner of MisT’s Fit Factory, has seen it all before, too, and knows full well that 2016 will have her workout business hopping as new clients show up to keep their New Year’s resolutions.

    For those who stick it out, Rutherford now offers what she says is 100 percent of what those dedicated to changing their lifestyles actually need.

  • Lawrenceburg woman ‘thrilled’ to meet new governor

    It’s safe to say that new Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has a huge fan in Lawrenceburg resident Phyllis Townsend.

    Townsend was one of many state employees who had a chance to meet and speak with Bevin last Wednesday when he visited the Cabinet for Human Resources (CHR) building in Frankfort, site of last week’s reported active shooter situation that turned out to be a false alarm.

  • John Connelly wins Cub Scout essay contest

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Jan. 6, 1966

    Wins essay contest

    John Dudley Connelly, one of seven Cub Scouts to participate in the Blue Grass Council’s essay contest on “Safety,” won first place in his division over entries from 200 Cub Scout packs in 40 counties.

  • Resolution Restart Online Challenge begins Jan. 25

    Are you trying to rescue a failed New Year’s resolution? It’s only the sixth day of the 2016 but it happens.

    It has been well documented that when people monitor their behavior and measure how they are doing, they are often inspired to do better and achieve positive results.

    The Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service is launching an online Small Steps to Health and Wealth (SSHW) Challenge called “Kentucky 2016 Resolution Restart.” This free four-week program is designed to help you improve both your health and personal finance behaviors.

  • Public pensions top state legislature’s agenda

    By James Tipton, State Representative

    When the 2016 session of the General Assembly convened Jan. 5 the unfunded liability crisis facing our Public Pension Systems was front and center. During my first year in the legislature, I have spent many hours reviewing the history of how this situation came about and studying options as we move forward.

  • Vaccine good first step to prevent calf scours

    Neonatal calf diarrhea is defined as scours when it occurs within the first three weeks of a calf’s life.

    Bacteria, viruses and parasites can attack the lining of the calf’s intestine and cause diarrhea.

    The decrease in absorption of essential nutrients from milk leads to weight loss and dehydration. If the disease level is severe, calves often die, but even calves that survive will perform poorly for the remainder of their lives when compared to healthy calves.

  • Need a healthful hobby? Try gardening

    Happy 2016 to all. The holidays are over and life is returning to what passes for normal. For some, this is a depressing time of year. May I recommend gardening? Gardening is one of the most healthful hobbies you can have.

    Though just starting seeds indoors doesn’t provide for much physical activity, it will potentially lower your blood pressure, increase your mental acuity and reduce your stress. And there is also the reward factor of watching positive growth.

  • Medicaid costs will hit you in the wallet

    Column as I see ’em …

    It remains to be seen what changes Gov. Bevin plans to make to the expanded Medicaid plan his predecessor shoved down Kentucky’s throat, but here’s hoping it’s a little less expensive for those actually paying for it.

    Giving health care to people who truly can’t afford it isn’t a bad thing. Having those who have to pay for it, though, shell out the kind of bucks it’s currently costing, is.

  • Beware of sharp-toothed sheep

    By Nancy Kennedy, Faith Columnist

    Touted as the youngest ordained minister in history, 4-year-old Marjoe Gortner burst onto the Holy Ghost revival scene in the late 1940s.

    His father, a second-generation preacher, trained the boy, who had a talent for sweeping and pointed gestures, to proclaim the name of “Jay-zus” — and bilk money from the faithful who came to hear him preach.

  • Let smoothies help get new year off to healthy start

    By Ciara Hyatt, Cooking Columnist

    2016 is here, and for most of us the new year comes with lots of plans and goals … and unfortunately, a few extra pounds.

    This year, instead of backing away from the table and ending up hungry (and not a very happy person to be around), I’ve decided to simply fill the table with healthier foods. I am not going to make the same mistake as last year by beginning a rigorous exercise routine with a hungry belly.