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  • Help and advice available for caregivers

    You probably know someone who is a caregiver to a parent, spouse or adult child. Some caregivers are retired and caring for a parent and a spouse.
    Many middle-aged adults are finding themselves caring and supporting two generations — their children and their aging parents.
    While caregiving can be very rewarding, it often can bring additional emotional, physical and financial stresses for caregivers as they try to balance a career, parenting and elder care.

  • Don’t let drought run food funds dry

    Thank the Lord, we received rain.
    Mother Nature sure can be fickle. I am always amazed a what a difference just a few miles makes when it come to rain. I may get a lot here on the farm and folks in town get barely a drop. It works the other way, too. It’s especially tough when I’m at work and watching the rain pour off the roof of the library in buckets, only to come home later and find not a drop of it fell on the farm.

  • Corn, tomatoes are nutritional summer treats

    I hope your garden is doing better than mine.
    I’m still waiting for the first tomatoes to ripen and gave up on the corn. My neighbor says that squirrels got the corn but I think it was raccoons.
    At any rate, every corn stalk was broken and some were strewn across the yard.
    Corn and tomatoes are plentiful in supply at the stores if not in your garden. Some people think that corn is not nutritious but they may need updated information.
    One-half cup of cooked corn contains only 90 calories, is low in fat and a good source of fiber and B vitamins.

  • Conservation tips for when rain is in short supply

    There is no typical summer here. Growing up in Indiana, I didn’t pay much attention to summer, except to have fun. I worked hard and played hard and enjoyed every day of it. It got hot and it rained, but I didn’t really pay attention to either. In Arizona, in was pretty much the same thing. Kentucky is a whole different ball of wax.
    Here, summer heat sneaks into spring and then leaves, only to come back again and again. It’s like a roller coaster of temperatures and precipitation. Over the past few years, summer just gets hot and dry.

  • Mission: Possible

    By Jess Thompson, faith columnist

  • Long drinks better than short for thirsty plants

    Caliente. Heiss. Chaud. Het.
    Those are just a few other words that mean hot in Spanish, German. French and Norwegian (I couldn’t resist).
    I just thought you’d like a few other terms to use while we’re sweating bullets in this heat. Even I think it’s hot, and that takes some doing.

  • Program to teach diabetics to take control

    Approximately 3.8 percent of the residents of Anderson County have been diagnosed with diabetes.
    The national average is 7.8 percent. That makes Anderson County look good.
    However, if you or your loved one has diabetes, then it doesn’t matter what the percentages are. It’s still a concern for you.
    Whether you have been recently diagnosed or have had diabetes for a long time, the 12-week class on Taking Ownership of Your Diabetes will help you learn about living with and managing diabetes.

  • Prepare now for garden-fresh taste this winter

    Well, you don’t need a calendar to know it’s July. The thermometer is telling us it’s hotter than a firecracker.
    If you do nothing else this week, please wash your cars and leave the windows down at night. Anyone knowing of a rain dance please feel free. We need rain.
    Our gardens need 1 inch of rain a week to grow well. The high temperature increases that need.

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  • Business license renewals are due by July 1

    In 1987, the Anderson Fiscal Court enacted an ordinance that required anyone conducting business in Anderson County during the fiscal year to purchase a business license.
    The ordinance requires the Anderson County clerk to issue the licenses and collect all associated fees.