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All the local candidates deserve respect

Why are you running for office? “Boy, that’s a good question. I’ll have to think about that one,” is a response that I have gotten back on multiple occasions over the years interviewing candidates. At that point, I am usually thinking, “I really hope...
Posted On 09 Nov 2016

Remembering the Burma Shave Signs

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Fall Invaders

Beetles, bugs and flies are some of the creatures actively seeking protected overwintering sites as days get shorter and cooler. Many produce stains or unpleasant odors if crushed. Scavengers, such as carpet beetles, can be attracted to accumulations of insects that die in attics...
Posted On 08 Nov 2016
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Holiday shopping on a budget

Although summer may not seem that far behind us, the holiday season will soon be here! Holidays are often an exciting time of the year. Spending time with family, enjoying time off work and celebrating with family traditions are enjoyable activities. However, the holidays also...
Posted On 08 Nov 2016
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Planning ahead – tips for beef producers

Spring-Calving Herds • If you have already done a pre-weaning working, revaccinate (booster) calves as needed. Treat calves for internal and external parasites. If you vaccinate calves yourself, be sure to store, handle and administer vaccines properly. • Schedule a pregnancy...
Posted On 01 Nov 2016
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Diabetes and multivitamins

Diabetes is a condition that affects the way the body uses energy. More than 29 million Americans are affected by diabetes and close to one-quarter of these individuals do not know they have the disease. An additional 86.1 million Americans have pre-diabetes. Many people believe...
Posted On 01 Nov 2016
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Letter: Illusionist to perform at CHS Saturday as part of Lions Club fundraiser

To the Editor: Dinky Gowen “Master of Illusion” returns to Corbin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, in the Corbin High School auditorium. This is a great opportunity for the community to support the Corbin Lions Club in our efforts to purchase eyeglasses for those in need...

Letter: Organizer of animal shelter 5k run thanks supporters

To the Editor: The Knox/Whitley Animal Shelter had our 8th Annual Run/Walk for Homeless Animals last Saturday. The weather was beautiful and we had a wonderful turnout! We are extremely grateful for all of the support we have received from our community, staff, and our volunteers...

Make sure to have a fun and safe Halloween

The candy, the costumes, the frights … and did I mention the candy? The fall is here again, and Halloween is once again upon us. Here are some tips about your child’s costume: • Your child’s costume should be made from flame retardant material. If it is a homemade costume, treat...
Posted On 26 Oct 2016
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Now is the time to think about your horses’ winter hay needs

It is hard to believe that winter is right around the corner. If you are a horse owner, you should already be preparing your winter hay supplies. How do you estimate the amount of hay you will need? If you have mature horses at maintenance level, you want to feed a mainly forage...
Posted On 26 Oct 2016
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