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Today's News

  • Be safe: Adults should buckle up; children should use booster seats

    Sometimes we look back and think that it’s a wonder we all survived our childhood in one piece. 

    Growing up on a farm, I remember doing things like riding with my dad on a tractor that had no cab or seat belts.

    We didn’t tell my mom that sometimes he would even let us ride in the bed of his pick up truck. As a kid this seemed like great fun, but now that I am older I realize why we didn’t volunteer this information to mom. 

  • Answer to coupon fraud is simple: Don't do it

    I hope that among your resolutions, saving money was included, and I hope my columns have given you a good idea how to start working toward that goal.

  • Public record for the week of Feb. 22

    Marriages

    • Merlyne Ann Brewer, 53, Campbellsburg, to Michael Wayne Ratcliff, 48, Campbellsburg.
    • Tina M. Hardin, 31, Smithfield, to Danny L. Spencer, 38, Smithfield.
    • Angela Marie Hall, 45, Smithfield, to Gary Davis Mahoney, 51, Pleasureville.
    • Diana Ramo Robles, 23, Eminence, to Alexis Robles, 23, Eminence.

    Property Transfers

  • Flex your foot muscles

    After seeing many people wearing the new “minimalist” shoes that look like gloves for the feet, and hearing how much people loved their new-found foot freedom, this author decided to try a pair.

    It didn’t hurt that she found them on deep discount at her favorite after-Christmas store.

  • Got memories? UK has a study for you

    Do you have memories that you want to share with family and friends but don’t know how?  Do you want to preserve your stories or the stories of someone you love?   Are you interested in keeping your memory active?  If you answer yes to these questions, then the research study on memory banking could be for you!

  • Mild winter has effect on country hams

    A mild winter this year has been a nail-biter at times for the approximately 700 4-H’ers and numerous adult volunteers involved in the country ham project, but no problems of spoilage are anticipated with the hams.

  • Pasture evaluation: Wait and see, or spray now?

    With the relatively mild winter, it’s not just the cool season grasses we see growing in our pastures and hay fields – our cool-season weeds are growing very nicely, too.  Evaluation of our pastures now can give us help in planning our attack on any developing weed problems.  Typically, plants such as musk thistle, poison hemlock, buttercups, purple deadnettle, common chickweed and various mustard species can be found.

  • Google helps EIS superintendent solve water issue

    A water main break in Eminence on Sunday, Feb. 5, forced Eminence Independent Schools to provide bottled water for students on Monday, Feb. 6.

    During a city council meeting last week, officials said a 12-inch water main broke in a field near West Owen Street. Water district officials were aware of a leak at 6 a.m. and found the leak a couple hours later. The leak was under control by 1 p.m. that day.

  • City withholds CVFD money over audit

    The Campbellsburg Volunteer Fire Department’s failure to provide financial information to the city, according to a time frame established in a June 2011 contract between the two entities, led Mayor Rex Morgan to call for a joint meeting between the city council and the department’s board of directors.

    Morgan’s request was made during the regular city council meeting Monday night, Feb. 20.

  • Eminence teen charged in Shelby robbery

    Two teens have been arrested and charged with invading a home and attempting to rob four people at gunpoint.

    Desmond C. Sebring, 18, of Shelbyville and Marcus D. Box, 19, of Eminence are each charged with four counts of first-degree robbery in an incident that occurred Jan. 17 at an apartment on Midland Trail in Shelbyville.

    Box also is charged with six counts of third-degree burglary in connection with six businesses that he is accused of having broken into around that same date, along with three accomplices.