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  • Help local Boy Scouts while enjoying some pizza

    “Troop 37, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.”
    It’s an introduction that works anywhere in the world. Current and past scouters everywhere know it. Like a society in which only you know the handshake. It’s immediate and amazing.
    Meet any scout, anywhere. An instant connection.
    The program is the same throughout the world. The values taught— trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent— are staples among Boy Scouts everywhere.
    They define a scout.

  • Getting older? Let free stuff take away your birthday blues

    With the digital world at your fingertips, you have a walking deal finder.
    All you have to do is punch into Google what kind of deals you are looking for and, like magic, they appear.
    On your birthday, you shouldn’t feel depressed for getting a year older. Instead, take advantage of it. There are so many deals and goodies for you to choose from.

  • Why did God leave Heaven?

    Why did God leave Heaven? To seek and to save men Why was it necessary for God to leave the glories of Heaven, come to earth to be born of a teenage virgin, put on flesh, live a sinless, blameless life and walk among men for 30 years?
    Huge question, don’t you think?
    Let’s look to probably the best known passage of scripture for answers. John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

  • Salads are easy, less time-consuming

    Some meals take hours or even days to prepare, while others only take a few minutes. But don’t let the length of time put in to cooking a meal fool you. Believe me, I’ve made things that took entirely too long to make that I was not impressed with and I’ve also whipped up a meal in 15 minutes that I would serve at a dinner party.
    Some of my favorite spring and summer meals are salads, that take only about 5 minutes to put together but when I’m done, I end up completely satisfied and very pleased with my easy, healthy meal decision.

  • A bad rap for county coroner

    Column as I see ’em …
    In roughly a decade of covering the Anderson County Fiscal Court, I’ve never seen an elected official as publically dressed down as Coroner Dr. Mark Tussey was during last Tuesday’s meeting.
    That’s saying a lot, too, considering the contentiousness that has reared its head during the past 10 years as magistrates have squabbled over any number of issues.

  • Fresh, frozen or canned, spinach is always a hit

    Spinach is a popular vegetable. It’s been on the American plate since the 1800s.
    Adding spinach to a sandwich instead of lettuce may be new for some people. However spinach is very versatile. It can be served fresh in salads and sandwiches and used fresh, frozen or canned in soups, dips, smoothies and pasta dishes. A quick side dish can be made by simply sautéing spinach and adding a little vinegar and grated Parmesan cheese.

  • Friday is potato planting day

    One of my favorite things about Daylight Savings Time is I sleep in until 6 a.m. Another is to be able to get some outside chores done after I get home from work this time of year. In another week I’ll be back up at 5 a.m. again, but I’m enjoying it while it lasts, even if it is only a mind prank.

  • Legislative spotlight turns to budget

    Frankfort was abuzz this past week as the spotlight turned to budget negotiations, last-minute bill filings, and movement on critical pieces of legislation.
    The men and women who served in World War II are our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents. They are also our heroes — members of “The Greatest Generation” that grew out of the Great Depression and went on to win the world’s freedom in battle and on the home front.

  • When landscaping around house, think permanent

    I finally got to play in the dirt. My free time and good weather don’t always coincide, so Saturday was a real treat. I uncovered the strawberries from the weeds and straw, planted zinnias and generally picked and put. A drone would have captured me in jeans, tank top, muck boots and a giant smile.

  • Know the keys to creating good grazing system

    Rotational grazing can help producers increase forage productivity, which can increase the profitability of an operation.
    Additional benefits to implementing a rotational grazing system include: reduced supplemental feed costs, improved animal distribution and forage utilization, improved manure distribution and nutrient use, and many more. While many producers want to achieve these benefits, many struggle with implementing a system to achieve their grazing goals.