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  • Bluegrass Pipeline will be important part of Kentucky’s future

    By James Scheel
    and Allen Kirkley
    Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP
    Learning that a new underground pipeline may be coming through Kentucky has some folks asking questions.
    What are the risks? What about my land? What about the environmental impact? These are just a few things Kentuckians have a right to know about the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline Project.

  • Know the rules before purchasing a vehicle

    Planning to buying a vehicle soon? If so, please be careful. We have seen an increase in problems that buyers are experiencing.
    Here are a few things that you need to watch for when buying a vehicle.
    Buying from an individual
    Is the person selling the vehicle the same person listed as the owner on the title? Ask for ID. Is the title the current one? Our office can verify this. Don’t accept the vehicle if not.

  • Put kids on path to school success

    The road to school success starts early. Having good health, loving relationships, encouragement and guidance from parents, and opportunities to learn all set the stage for success in school. Even if last year wasn’t a great year, you can set the stage to make this year be the one that your child really moves ahead in school. So whether your child is 5 or 10 or older, you can still help them be a success this year.

  • Be calm and try new recipe for zucchini

    I love to take in the world around me. I mostly use my eyes and nose to relish the living things that surround us.
    I observe changes, like the later sunrise and the earlier sunset or the smell of fresh cut grass. As I drove home the other day, I noticed people along the way. People who were walking and talking or texting on their cell phone. People were driving and on their cell phone.

  • Better ways to combat diabetes

    Whether you have been recently diagnosed or have had diabetes for a long time, the eight-week class on Taking Ownership of Your Diabetes will help you learn about living with and managing diabetes.  Treatment of diabetes has changed over the past four decades.  
    It was once common to severely restrict sugar and almost anything that was tasty was off the eating plan for someone with diabetes.

  • Take appropriate precautions this summer when heat is on

    The heat is on! No, I’m not referring to the recent NBA championship of the Miami Heat basketball team, but rather the high heat index across Kentucky this summer.
    The recent heat wave accompanied by high humidity has created a dangerous environment in Central Kentucky and in Anderson County. At least one heat related death has already been reported in the state this year.

  • Gardening offers control of nutrition

    Life on the farm is filled with antics and anecdotes and all I have to do is watch.
    Well, I do occasionally stand in as a humane scratching post for Zeus, the newest member of the family. At 95 pounds, he is a mountain of muscle with a profound preference for butt rubbing.
    Spanky is half his weight, but pure muscle as well.
    To watch those two go racing down the hill to chase some critter, be it rabbit, bird or butterfly, is a spectacle all its own. It’s like watching greyhounds race.

  • Teach children to ‘follow the money’

    Back to school shopping is happening now. School supplies are in the stores and most families are looking at clothes. Back to school shopping is second to holiday shopping as the busiest season of the year.

  • Recipe good use of blackberries, peaches

    The peak season for blackberries in Kentucky is June and July. Look for firm, dry berries whether you are picking or purchasing.
    Avoid containers that are stained because that may indicate crushed or overripe berries.
    Blackberries should be shiny and black. Avoid berries that have a dull appearance or have a reddish color. Moisture will increase spoilage. Don’t wash berries until you are ready to use them.

  • Effective ways to battle beetles, other plant yuk

    There are lots of words to describe the weather we’ve been having. Saying you can wear the air or cut the air with a knife are just two. When the humidity got this high in the olden days, my Grandma would say it is “close” out.