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  • Mow high to maintain lawn health

    Americans have all sorts of reputations, one being our love affair with the perfect lawn. The funny thing about it is that many of our lawn care habits actually create additional problems that need some sort of intervention.  
    It is a vicious lawn care cycle.  
    Fertilize, mow, spray, fertilize, mow, spray … why not just mow high and enjoy the clover?
    No matter how many times agronomists warn us not to fertilize in the spring, products fly off the shelf in April and May.  
    Fall is the time to fertilize, if you must.  

  • DCP/ACRE, and SURE enrollment deadline approaching, June 1

    John W. McCauley, State Executive Director of USDA’s Kentucky Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers that June 1, 2012, is the deadline for enrolling in the 2012 Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP), Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program and the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program (SURE). This is a statutory deadline for all participants in these programs.

  • Edward Jones rated highest in overall employee satisfaction

    For the fourth time in as many studies, Edward Jones financial advisors rate the firm “Highest in Employee Advisor Satisfaction among Financial Investment Firms,” according to a newly released study by J.D. Power and Associates.
    The J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Financial Advisor Satisfaction Study ranked Edward Jones Highest in Employee Advisor Satisfaction among Financial Investment Firms. Eight financial services firms ranked. This is the fourth time J.D. Power has conducted the study since 2007.

  • Scifres attends Spring Optometric Educational Congress

    Dr. Angela Scifres, optometrist, who has offices in Cynthiana and Paris, Ky., attended the Kentucky Optometric Association’s 110th Annual Spring Educational Congress, April 26-29, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Louisville, Ky.
    At the conference, Scifres attended lectures on ocular emergencies, macular degeneration, glaucoma and pharmacology updates. In addition to four days of continuing education, the conference also included an exhibit hall featuring the latest products and services in optometry.

  • Toyota to increase 4-cylinder engine capacity in Kentucky

    Toyota announced that it will increase annual engine assembly capacity of 4-cylinder engines by more than 100,000 at its plant in Georgetown, Ky.  The increase will begin August 2013. The approximately $30 million project will create about 80 new jobs.
    Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky (TMMK) currently assembles engines for the Avalon, Camry and Venza, all built at TMMK. The capacity increase will supply engines for TMMK’s Camry and Camry Hybrid and RAV4 in Woodstock, Ontario.

  • Kentucky Bancshares reports earnings for first quarter

    Kentucky Bancshares, Inc., parent company of Kentucky Bank, reported an increase of $356,000, a 28 percent increase, in earnings for the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011.  Earnings are $1,618,000, or fully diluted 2012 earnings per share of $0.60, compared to $1,262,000, or fully diluted earnings per share of $0.46 for the same period of 2011.

  • Eubanks receives Bourbon Community Hospital’s 2012 Mercy Award

    Sherry Eubanks was recently awarded Bourbon Community Hospital’s 2012 Mercy Award. This honor places Eubanks in nomination for LifePoint’s 2012 Mercy Award, the highest honor an employee can earn with LifePoint Hospitals, Inc., the parent company of Bourbon Community Hospital.

  • Forsythe-Warmouth to marry June 16

    Sarah Forsythe and Richard Warmouth, both of Berry, Ky., announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at Berry United Methodist Church at 3 p.m.
    Forsythe is the daughter of Marshall and Mary Nichols of Berry and the late Harold Forsythe. She is a 2005 graduate of Harrison County High School.
    Warmouth is the son of Juanna Hutchison of Demossville, Ky. and Walter Dean Warmouth of Carlisle, Ky. He is a 2012 graduate of Harrison County Adult Education Center.

  • Lemons-Ammerman to wed

    Roger and Debbie Lemons announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, LeAnn Frances, to Jeffrey Lee Ammerman, father of Lauren Elyse and son of Bill and Linda Ammerman.
    Lemons is the granddaughter of Robert “Lightnin” and Nellie Rorer and the late Jack J. Sowder, and Robert and Rhoda Lemons.
    Ammerman is the grandson of the late S.C. and Alice Ammerman and Irvin and Edna Harney.