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Today's Features

  • Childhood trauma, or Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), causes adult onset of chronic disease. It was determined by a group of neurobiologists at Harvard University and Rockefeller University that the toxic stress of chronic and severe trauma damages a child’s developing brain. It essentially stunts the growth of some parts of the brain, and fries the circuits with overdoses of stress hormones in others.

  • Nobody loves eating doughnuts more than my great-niece, Lily.

    At 3, she eats them face-first, right into the top of the pink frosting and sprinkles (her favorite kind).

    Lily says, “I like them because they’re yummy.”

    What else is there to say?

    My niece Jennifer, Lily’s mom, sometimes posts videos of Lily eating a doughnut on Instagram, and as I watch I can’t help but think that God gets as much, maybe more, pleasure watching her as I do, or as Lily does eating.

  • Every person goes through changes in life and I am no different.

    An opportunity has come to my family and we are moving back to Tennessee. I have been offered a Farm Manager position that I could not refuse. Most people knew how much I missed running cows on a daily basis and this is a great opportunity to go back to doing that. The owners are all in and have made our family part of theirs, however, change is hard and leaving friends is even harder.

  • Springtime in Kentucky is a great time to get outside and enjoy the home garden. Every aspiring gardener should do a few things to have a successful season.

    Plan your garden on paper before you begin. Think about the things you want to grow and when they will be ready to harvest. Draw it out on paper so you can get a visual of what the garden might look like at planting and harvesting times.

    Select a good gardening site. You need to plan for a site that is in full sun, relatively level, well-drained, close to a water source and dries quickly from morning dew.

  • Anyone who grew up in the Ohio River Valley is well-acquainted with erratic weather. We grumble about unseasonable cold, torrential rain and “the air you can wear” humidity. Fickle weather is as much a part of Kentucky as bluegrass and aristocratic thoroughbreds.

    No matter how inconvenient it may be, our weather is like an annoying relative. No matter how much of an irritant it may be, it holds a special place in our hearts because of its familiarity.

  • Pleasant View Baptist Church

    Pleasant View Baptist Church will have its Good Friday service at 7 p.m. April 19. All are welcome to attend.

    Bedford Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

    Bedford Christian Church will host a Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m. April 18.

    Bedford Christian Church will host a community Easter sunrise service. The service begins at 6:30 a.m. April 21. A continental breakfast will be offered after the service.

  • A few years ago, I learned that somewhere in Citrus County Jesus was in a tree.

    Not literally, but a woman had called the newsroom to say she could see an image of Jesus in a tree that was in her yard.

    Lots of people think they see Jesus in stuff. Just Google “things that look like Jesus” and you’ll see photos of the face of Jesus in everything from pieces of toast and cloud formations to slabs of marble or rust stains on the surface of an iron.

    Some items are even for sale on eBay.

    People see Jesus everywhere.

  • The late J. Edgar Hoover, first director of the F.B.I. said, “The cure for crime is not the electric chair, but the high chair.” He obviously understood that the treatment a child receives from the beginning of their life, highly impacts their behavior patterns throughout their life.

  • The ketogenic diet is a trendy diet that promises dramatic weight loss along with other, less obvious, health benefits. The keto diet is defined as a very low-carb, high-fat diet that drastically reduces the amount of carbohydrate intake and replaces it with fats.

  • Much like a gunslinger, I react quickly giving minimal thought to whatever triggered the reaction. Sometimes it works, most time it explodes in my face. My vision statement is to make quick decisions because waiting means forgetting and things forgotten are seldom remembered. Unfortunately, rapid-fire decision making fails to factor in possible consequences, hence the potential facial detonation.