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Appeals ruling shows scary way a grand jury can be led astray

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. A few observations: • Our front-page story today about the case against Keith Edward Mason, and the recent decision by the Kentucky Court of Appeals to dismiss his indictment altogether, is must-read stuff. Read this story and more...

Looking forward to the summer vegetable garden

Soon you’ll be receiving seed catalogs for the 2017 vegetable-growing season. While listening to the cold wind blow outside, what a comfort it is to think about spring and summer and planning your garden. To make the most of your garden, every aspiring gardener should follow...
Posted On 31 Jan 2017
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Holistic health practices

The World Health Organization defines good health as a “state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, rather than merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Having good health takes place on many levels. Holistic health is a concept that addresses all aspects of...
Posted On 31 Jan 2017
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Oh the games we used to play

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Posted On 25 Jan 2017
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Timely tips for herds

Spring Calving Cow Herd • Start cows on the high magnesium mineral supplement soon.  Consider protein supplementation if hay is less than 10% crude protein.  If cows are thin, begin energy (grain) supplementation now. • Consider vaccinating the cows to help prevent calf scours. •...
Posted On 25 Jan 2017
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Safety tips for heating your home

As winter gets into full swing, remember fire and carbon monoxide poisoning are real concerns that come with staying warm. According to the National Fire Protection Association, between 2009 and 2013, U.S. fire departments responded each year to an average of 56,000 home...
Posted On 25 Jan 2017
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Does honey help sore throat

There are many over-the-counter products that help with coughs that typically occur during this time of year.  It is not uncommon to hear the suggestion of drinking warm tea or warm water with lemon and honey when a person has a sore throat.  A study has found that the honey may...
Posted On 18 Jan 2017
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Agriculture and natural resources

Not too soon to think about calving season Calving season will be here before we know it. Providing sound management during that time can mean more live calves, which translates to more profit for you. It is important to have a short calving period to allow frequent observation...
Posted On 18 Jan 2017
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Some things I would like to see in 2017

Mark White is Editor of The News Journal. With 2016 squarely in our rearview mirror, I thought now might be a good time to reflect on some things that may be taking place in 2017 and what kind of an impact they could have locally. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents...
Posted On 12 Jan 2017

Getting through winter cold can be stressful for farm animals

After a few weeks of above-average temperatures, Kentuckians will feel the chill with an early-January cold snap. University of Kentucky agricultural meteorologist Matt Dixon explained that the combination of cold air and winds create dangerous and emergency-category periods of...
Posted On 10 Jan 2017
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