Today's Features

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Trenton Allen Coppage, Feb. 11, son of Lewis and Anita Coppage; Wynter “Hope” Blanton, Dec. 16, Scott and Belinda Blanton; Faith Marie Fryman, March 13, daughter of Frazier and Jennifer Fryman; Seth Nicholas Gasser, Feb. 28, son of Chad and Diane Gasser; Joseph  Braxton Grubb, Feb. 1, son of Joey and Mary Grubb.
    Wal-Mart officials evaluating the possibility of expansion of the existing 48,500 square foot building or relocating for a SuperCenter.

  • Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announces the availability of more than $66.5 million in funding for research and extension activities to address the needs of America’s specialty crop industry and solve critical organic agricultural production issues. The grants will be funded through the Specialty Crop Research Initiative and the Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative. Both programs are administered by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and made available through the 2014 Farm Bill.

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announces procedures for the upcoming referendum regarding the continuation of the Sorghum Checkoff Program and is announcing the dates it will conduct the referendum.
    The Sorghum Promotion, Research, and Information Order requires that a referendum be conducted no later than seven years after the start of assessments, which began on July 1, 2008. For the program to continue, a majority of those voting must favor the continuation of the order.

  • Don’t lose your chance to elect ARC or PLC and qualify for 2014 payments.
    Update your yields, reallocate base and elect ARC or PLC by March 31, 2015.
    Landowners need to update farm yield history and/or reallocate crop base acres.
    Producers need to make one-time election of ARC or PLC for 2014 - 2018 crop years.
    What happens if you miss March 31?
    • Your farm will not be eligible for 2014 crop year ARC or PLC payments.
    • Your only option will be to enroll your farm in PLC for the 2015 - 2018 crop years and not ARC.

    The members of Mt. Hope United Methodist Church invite the entire community,  particularly those seeking a church, to meet their new pastor, Greg Olmsted.
    He will begin preaching at Mt. Hope this coming Sunday.
    Olmsted and his wife, Marsha, and their son, Neil, will become Mt. Hope’s new church family.
    Come meet Brother Olmsted at Mt. Hope United Methodist Church on Ky. 32 West in Connersville. Sunday worship services begin as 10 a.m. with Sunday School and morning worship service starts at 11 a.m.

  • Scripture Lesson:
    Matthew 6:13

  • Although grace is free, hope recently cost me $8 on Etsy, the Website where people sell their handiwork.
    For $8 I bought a wire bracelet that forms the word “hope,” which I’ve been wearing all week.

  • THURSDAY, March 12
    Berry City Commission
    will meet Thursday, March 12 at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.
    Cynthiana Board of Adjustment will not meet this month due to no items on the agenda. The meetings are open to the public.

  • Deer. To some, they are beautiful animals. To out-of-state sportsmen, Kentucky Whitetails are the stuff of which dreams are made. To farmers here in the Commonwealth, though, they are often a nuisance or worse, gobbling their way through soybean fields at a rapid and alarming rate.

  • The State Executive Director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Kentucky, John W. McCauley, urges producers who want to purchase coverage through the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) to do so before the sales closing date of  March 15, 2015.
    NAP provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields/grazing loss, loss of inventory or prevented planting occur due to natural disasters including drought, freeze, hail, excessive moisture, excessive wind or hurricanes.