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  • Paint a piggy bank to get kids thinking about money

    We all want our kids to develop financial savviness. Encouraging them to enter the Kentucky Saves Piggy Bank Design Contest is one way to start a conversation with them about smart money management.
    The contest, sponsored by the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and its Managing in Tough Times Initiative, is held every fall in anticipation of Kentucky Saves Week.
    Kentucky Saves Week encourages people to start or increase their personal savings and will be Feb. 27 through March 4, 2017.

  • Is freezing already causing watering problems?

    Luckily in Kentucky, we don’t have harsh winters, but we still have to deal with ice whether around our homes or in the barn.
    I have written before about the necessity of water for livestock and how important it is to have fresh, clean water at all times.
    Also, winter feed such as hays and grains are low in moisture, so the animals’ water needs can be increased during cold weather.
    If ice is present, your animals could become severely dehydrated. Below are a few options for keeping fresh water to your animals.

  • Family meals: Commit to ‘Dining In’

    The Norman Rockwell painting of the family sitting around the dinner table seems to have been relegated to bygone days.  
    The busier we get, the harder it is to have a family meal.  
    Dec. 3 has been designated as “Dining In Day” and hopes to help us realize just how important family meals are.
    According to a recent study conducted by Columbia University, there are some benefits to eating as a family, including better school success, instilling family values and dealing with weight concerns.  

  • Burn ban in effect

    Out-of-control wildfires and extremely dry conditions have led approximately 100 Kentucky counties to issue a ban on open burning, including Henry, according to the Kentucky Division of Forestry.

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  • Foree Animal Clinic achieves high mark

    Foree Animal Clinic has achieved the highest level of veterinary excellence following a thorough evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Foree Animal Clinic earned AAHA accreditation after a rigorous review of the hospital’s protocols, medical equipment, facility and client service.

  • Woman’s club helps library one last time
  • Crusade honors New Castle
  • John Berry Jr., former state senator, stood up to the establishment

    John M. Berry Jr., who passed away Oct. 27, had a reputation for standing up to powerful interests to do what was right, whether during his time as a Kentucky state senator, as a citizen or as an attorney.
    “My uncle, friend and law partner passed away yesterday,” attorney Berry Baxter posted on his Facebook page. “He was never a big man but he was truly a giant.”
    When serving as a page in the statehouse as a youngster, Baxter first got an indication of the respect afforded to his uncle in Frankfort.

  • Flat tax idea returns to Campbellsburg

    The idea for the Campbellsburg City Council to hold a first reading of a revised employment tax at the Oct. 17 meeting got delayed when met with objections, even anger, from elected officials.
    Needing to close a revenue deficit, city officials first proposed to enact an employment flat tax in 2015, which would have required most businesses in Campbellsburg to pay an annual tax based on its profit margins, plus monthly withholding from its workers based on the amount they earn.