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Today's News

  • Striped cucumber beetle spreads virus

    I continue to stand by my belief that my best defense in the garden is me.
    In the morning I go out and inspect my garden and smash insects and pick off diseased foliage, careful not to spread it to other plants by my own hand. I watch for the beginning of any abnormality and nip it in the bud.  
    However, sometimes things slide by undetected, plus it is hard to determine bacterial brown spot from mosaic if you are not sure what you are looking for.

  • Community Action Council administers free meals program

    Community Action Council for Lexington-Fayette, Bourbon, Harrison, and Nicholas counties announces participation in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program administered by the Kentucky Department of Education.
    Meals will be served at no separate charge to enrolled participants at the center and are provided without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. If you believe you or any individual has been discriminated against in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, write immediately to the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250.

  • Shashy to treat chronic sinusitis at Harrison Memorial

    All too many of us suffer from the pain, pressure and congestion of chronic sinusitis, which can often lead to sinus infections. Chronic sufferers previously sought permanent relief with painful endoscopic sinus surgery, where cutting instruments are used to remove bones and tissue to enlarge the sinus opening. Today, there is a better alternative.

  • Get ready for all-star dads

    Research studies show that the rates of physical inactivity are highest in the southern region of the United States.  Men’s Health in the state of Kentucky is quickly becoming a serious concern.  Physical inactivity is a major reason for poor physical health for men. Kentucky is greatly affected by this lack of physical activity. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that in 2009, 34.6 percent of Kentuckians were overweight.

  • Uniform

    PFC-Derik Baldwin, son of Tryna Spenneberg of Somerset, Ky., and Jake (Terry) Baldwin, also of  Somerset, graduated from Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., June 23, 2011 after completing his basic training and AIT schooling in Ft. Leonard Wood.
    Baldwin is a 2004 graduate of Pulaski County High School. He is an MP (military police) in the army. Baldwin, his wife Stephanie and their two sons, Aiden and Elijah, will be stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood.

  • Bluegrass PRIDE to sponsor concert in September

    Bluegrass PRIDE (Personal Responsibility In a Desirable Environment) has announced that it will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a concert featuring bluegrass bands JD Crowe and the New South and Balsam Range. Sponsored by Toyota and G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers, Inc., the Bluegrass Concert for Bluegrass PRIDE will be held Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall on the University of Kentucky campus. Tickets are $20 and are available at www.bgPRIDE.org.

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  • Allen Pike fight ends with one man charged and treated for knife wound

    A stabbing on Allen Pike ended with six stitches and a severed tendon.
    According to the sheriff’s report, filed by Deputy Robert Peak, he arrived at 1262 Allen Pike around 3:05 a.m. on Monday, and was greeted by an intoxicated man armed with a knife.
    “When I arrived at the scene there were three men outside the home and all three were armed with weapons,” said Peak. “Two men had knives and one was armed with a lead pipe.”
    Buel D. Wilson Jr., 45, according to Peak, was heavily intoxicated.

  • Now, that’s strong

    eono’s Restaurant may be the new home for Kentucky’s Strongest Man Competition.
    Thirty competitors, including one female, gathered in the parking lot of Leono’s Saturday, July 30, for the  Kentucky’s Strongest Man Competition.
    At stake was not just a cool trophy, but a qualifying spot in the national competition held in November.

  • Country Club victim of theft, vandals

    Cynthiana Country Club grounds keeper Billy Eals arrived at work Sunday morning to find that the 9-hole golf course had been vandalized, a utility cart stolen and the swimming pool trashed.
    According to Mike Aldridge, club president,  the club had just purchased a 2007 Easy Go utility cart that was stolen from the barn that houses not only maintenance equipment but also golf carts.
    The sliding barn door was torn from its track on the barn.