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Today's Features

  • In most, if not all, 12-step recovery programs, a common mantra is “sharing our experience, strength and hope.”

    Members don’t (or aren’t supposed to) give advice or pontificate. Members don’t tell other members what to do.

    Instead, they share their own experience, strength and hope.

    It’s a way for those who are sharing to remind themselves of the progress they’re making, of the way God is at work, making them better, giving them strength to do the right things, the better things, the hard things.

  • Fall is a beautiful time in Kentucky gardens, but it can also be a messy time. Tree leaves turn from green to vibrant fall colors and then drop, creating big piles. Then there are the leaves and spent shoots from our flower beds.

    The way we address our yard waste can have a significant impact on our gardens and on the environment. Gardeners commonly rake up and bag leaves to haul away to yard waste dumps.

    This option, while tidy, uses a lot of energy, both yours and the energy to transport the leaves and mixed garden waste.

  • Currently, my church is going through a sermon series about “sacred practices,” returning to the ancient paths, pushing back against the current age and culture as hard as it pushes against us.

    The pastors are challenging us and themselves to rethink our daily practices and routines, to purge or change those which distract from what’s better or best and to embrace — and do — those which lead to better and best.

  • With the fall season upon us, it is the perfect time to make a trip to your local farmers market or orchard to pick up some apples. Not only are apples a great option for a healthy snack, but there are tons of different recipes to use them for.

    There are many different varieties of apples around this time of year. Some of the more popular seasonal apples include Gala, Golden Delicious, Cortland, McIntosh, Red Delicious, Granny Smith, and the delicious Honeycrisp apple.

  • With the fall season upon us, it is the perfect time to make a trip to your local farmers market or orchard to pick up some apples. Not only are apples a great option for a healthy snack, but there are tons of different recipes to use them for.

    There are many different varieties of apples around this time of year. Some of the more popular seasonal apples include Gala, Golden Delicious, Cortland, McIntosh, Red Delicious, Granny Smith, and the delicious Honeycrisp apple.

  •  In Kentucky 4-H, we want our youth to grow up to be happy, productive adults who positively contribute to their communities. We strive to offer programs that help them get career and college ready, so it’s no surprise that many college-bound young people receive their first glimpse of college life in 4-H.

    4-H offers many programs that build upon what young people are learning in their classrooms. Through the Cooperative Extension Service, we also provide research-based information that young people may use to complete 4-H projects.

  •  In Kentucky 4-H, we want our youth to grow up to be happy, productive adults who positively contribute to their communities. We strive to offer programs that help them get career and college ready, so it’s no surprise that many college-bound young people receive their first glimpse of college life in 4-H.

    4-H offers many programs that build upon what young people are learning in their classrooms. Through the Cooperative Extension Service, we also provide research-based information that young people may use to complete 4-H projects.

  • Part of my job at the newspaper is writing Postscripts, tribute obituary stories about local people who have died.

    I go to a lot of funerals.

    Of all the things I write for the paper, Postscripts are my favorite.

    Many times the families call me after a death -- sometimes even before, when a death is imminent -- but not always. Sometimes I learn of a death in an obituary or on social media.

    Sometimes I have to hunt to find family members and friends to talk to, or I call the funeral homes and they put me in touch with people.

  • Parental involvement during the early years of school, such as reading aloud, has been shown to improve academic success in children. But is that still the case when students reach middle school and beyond?