Today's Features

  • Thanksgiving holiday is great. It’s a wonderful day of celebration. Families throughout America and in other countries will come together to celebrate this joyous day. The Thanksgiving turkey with all the trimmings will be a meal to feast upon, along with the laughter, and warm memories of the past will fill the air in love.

  • Matt Nickoson, Senior Student Minister with Rocky Mountain Christian Church in Longmont, Colo., will be the speaker for the special family night service Nov. 27 at Nelson Christian Church. Salt River Men’s Fellowship is sponsoring the evening with the program starting at 7 p.m. The church is at 1760 New Shepherdsville Road, (KY 245) at Templin Avenue (KY 1430). Brian Brown and Allen Best will provide special music, and Ed Cumbo will share a guitar prelude. A Men’s Praise Team will also lead in the service.

  • Danny Holt looks at the current drought as an opportunity to clean out his pond. He’s not using it for much of anything right now, anyway.

    A 1-1/2 acre pond on his property off U.S. 62 is normally used to water 100 dairy cattle and a like number of sows plus their offspring. Unfortunately, the pond is just about gone.

    Holt said at this time last year the water level was about an inch below a spillway pipe in the center of the dam.

  • Recently I opened the door to call for Buck, our dog, and I was met with the unmistakable smell of a skunk. Anxiety washed over me because of a dog-skunk encounter all of us experienced a couple of years ago. It took more than a month for the smell to subside around the house and even longer on the dog. Buck came in, jumped on his bed, looked at me sweetly and went to sleep ... no offending smell.

  • Hannah Downs of the Nelson County High School FFA Chapter was one of 46 state winners participating in the 2007 National FFA Prepared Public Speaking Career Development Event (CDE). The competition was Oct. 24-27, during the 80th National FFA Convention.

    The Prepared Public Speaking CDE is designed to recognize outstanding FFA members for their ability to prepare and present a factual speech on a specific agricultural issue. The CDE is just one way FFA members develop their ability to communicate in an organized and professional manner.

  • In a proclamation issued from the White House, President George Bush declared November 2007 as National Hospice Month. This is the 29th straight year that November has been designated as a month that honors Hospices throughout the nation.

    In part, the proclamation reads: “Hospice care professionals and volunteers are answering a timeless call to love their neighbors as themselves. During National Hospice Month, we recognize these individuals for their strength and compassion. Their efforts make our country a more loving and caring place.”

  • Winter is a season of holiday celebrations, football play-offs, and other occasions when family and friends get together during meals and snacks. For those with type 2 diabetes, it can be especially challenging to stick to a meal plan. Mouth-watering options such as honey-baked ham, buttery mashed potatoes, and sweet yams are popular for festive dinners, while chicken wings, cheesy nachos, and chips are among the favorites at football play-offs and other gatherings. However, you don’t have to completely sacrifice all of your favorite foods.

  • T.O.P.S. 262 met Oct. 3 and gave the following awards for September 2007.

    For 4 weeks no gains were Bernice Downs, Rita Gant, Marguerite Norris, Wanda Redmon and Rita Settles.

    For six weeks at or below goal was Sarah Wachowski.

    For being three months in leeway were Lum Gant and Sarah Wachowski.

    The bracelet winner was Betty Montgomery.

    There were 14 members with perfect attendance for September.

    Bernice Downs and Kay Weymouth attained 12 weeks.

    Weekly top losers were Jean Crowe, Julia Hayden and Nancy Mattingly.

  • Through November: November is Military Appreciation Month at the National Corvette Museum and all military personnel, firemen, police officers and their immediate families will receive free admission during November. All branches including active, retired and reserve members will be honored with free admission when presenting a military or service identification. For more information, call (800) 53-VETTE or visit www.corvette museum.com.

  • The American Cancer Society will celebrate the 31st anniversary of the Great American Smokeout on Thursday, Nov. 15. With exactly half of the United States now protected by smoke-free laws, and a variety of cessation resources available, there has never been a better time to quit smoking and enjoy the health benefits.