September 1, 2014

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Comer says ‘The state of Kentucky Agriculture is outstanding’ Print E-mail

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer hailed a banner year for Kentucky agriculture and laid out a vision of effective government that works with the private sector in his annual State of Kentucky Agriculture address today during the Commodity Luncheon at Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 94th Annual Meeting in Louisville.

Tips from the BBB for staying safe when shopping online Print E-mail

Shopping online may mean avoiding the crowds, but it also opens the buyer up to attacks from scammers and hackers. They target Internet users through a variety of methods, including online shopping scams, fraudulent emails, e-card and phishing schemes, and more. In order to fight these online grinches, the Better Business Bureau recommends 10 tips for staying safe when online during the holidays:

Make realistic resolutions to lose weight in the new year Print E-mail

Millions of Americans resolve to lose weight and commit to healthful eating at the beginning of each year, but many resolutions are notoriously broken. Why? Many registered dietitian nutritionists say that fad diets are partly to blame.

“It’s tempting to focus on losing weight fast, which can lead many to turn to dangerous fads and crash diets,” says registered dietitian nutritionist and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spokesperson, Jessica Crandall. “However, research shows that slow, healthy weight loss is more likely to last than dramatic weight changes.”

Stay safe this winter by using these helpful tips while outside Print E-mail

Falls account for more than one million injuries in the U.S. annually. There are four types of walking accidents with the most common being the slip and fall. That's the type of fall that happens when you fall due a surface not cleared of snow or ice.

National Corvette Museum offers "Dollar Days" to Kentucky residents visiting in the month of December Print E-mail

The National Corvette Museum has named the entire month of December “Dollar Days” for residents of Kentucky who visit the Museum. All month long, Kentucky residents can tour the Museum for a $1 admission per person, and will only need to show a valid Kentucky drivers license or other proof of residency to take advantage of the special offer. Children will be admitted at the $1 price with adults presenting the Kentucky identification.

Purchasing someone a gift card? Better read this first! Print E-mail

Gift cards make excellent presents, especially during the holidays when you’re unsure of what to buy for a family member or friend.  But, BBB warns, like everything else, gift cards may have strings attached. It’s important to read the fine print before buying and giving.

Kynect adds Sunday hours in December Print E-mail

Health benefit exchange call center open seven days a week for expected enrollment peak

Governor Steve Beshear has extended the hours for the call center supporting the Commonwealth’s health benefit exchange during what is expected to be a peak enrollment period.

Administrators for the kynect health benefit exchange expect a surge in applications in December. For insurance coverage to take effect on January 1, 2014, it must be purchased through an exchange by Monday, December 23.

Owen Electric warns of utility scam Print E-mail
KSP will conduct traffic checkpoints in December Print E-mail
Review of "Captive in Iran" Print E-mail

By Dave Shipp

“Captive in Iran” by Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh is the real life story of two young Christian ladies who were born into Muslim families in Iran.


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