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Handicapping the 82nd District State Rep. race

With the battle lines drawn for the upcoming May Primary election, I thought now might be a good time to break down the only local race on the ballot, which pits incumbent 82nd Rep. Regina Bunch against challenger Alex Patrick. The winner will face Williamsburg teacher Bill Conn...

Newspapers press on in the face of adversity

I love the newspaper business, but being a publisher these days takes a stout heart. Here in just the last few months, newspapers have come under attack from all sides in what almost feels like a concerted effort to sign our death warrant. The rules are constantly being...

What we all need to do to feel better about life

We are in a rut. Since the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index started publishing in 2008 Kentucky has been right at the bottom, just ahead of West Virginia. The index was published in newspapers and read on TV stations all across the country last week. You love Kentucky. I love...

Winter – Who needs it?

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Posted On 09 Feb 2016
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Fat is not always a bad word

Is fat a bad word? Not necessarily. Simply put, fat is just the body’s storage form for energy. If an animal consumes more energy than it uses, its body will store the excess calories as fat – like money in the bank they can use in an energy shortage (think cows calving in...
Posted On 05 Feb 2016
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New dietary guidelines emphasize a lifetime of healthy eating

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Posted On 05 Feb 2016
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Why is seeing people fall so funny?

Why do so many people seem to think it’s the funniest thing in the world to witness another person fall? First, allow me to fill you in a on a little personal history. There are moments in your life that, while they may seem inconsequential to some, shape your attitude about...

Answering your questions about Kentucky’s upcoming caucus

Did you know we are having a presidential caucus in March? What is a presidential caucus? For some odd reason, I got these questions multiple times from multiple people Thursday. So, for those that don’t know, there is a presidential caucus next month and there are a few...
Posted On 04 Feb 2016

Blister beetles and Alfalfa: A potentially lethal mix

Blister beetles belong to a family of plant-feeding insects (Meloidae) that produce cantharidin, a toxic defensive chemical. Contact with it in the blood of live or dead beetles causes blistering of the skin or mucous membranes of sensitive mammals, especially horses. Cantharidin...
Posted On 03 Feb 2016
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Your Facebook pictures may not be as safe as you think

Back in January, Greg McKenna, using the name Lacey Noonan, received media attention for his novel featuring New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. The Patriots objected, but Amazon.com only pulled the self-published e-book off the market because of an Ohio couple’s...
Posted On 03 Feb 2016
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