April 24, 2014

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The Amish Cook prepares venison summer sausage

By Lovina Eicher

Happy New Year to all you wonderful readers. I hope 2014 will be a great year for everyone!

Here in Michigan 2014 is bringing us frigid temperatures and lots of snow.  Around eight inches of new snow was dumped on us New Year’s Day.  It made for some very pretty scenery. This morning our mercury on the thermometer dipped way down to minus 14 degrees. It only warmed up to 13 degrees all day.

Spice up the Party with Chorizo Sausage Poppers
Safe and easy snow removal for winter

Keeping your property maintained during and after a snowfall is crucial. But handle snow and ice safely, as some of the risk involved comes from the removal process itself -- manually shoveling after a heavy snowfall can be dangerously strenuous.

Opting for a snowblower can help you avoid risk, as well as get the job done faster. If you have a larger area to clear, you’ll especially want to consider motorizing your snow removal efforts.

State Representative Tom McKee files for re-election to 78th House District

State Representative Tom McKee (D-Cynthiana) has announced he is filing for reelection to House District #78. Rep. McKee represents Harrison, Pendleton, Robertson and portions of Campbell County. His new district for election purposes will include Harrison, Pendleton and portions of Scott County including Georgetown. He is pictured with Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.

State Representative Tom McKee, one of the state’s top farm leaders as chairman of the House of Representatives’ Agriculture and Small Business Committee, has filed for another two-year term serving the 78th House District, he recently announced.

The impact of West Virginia chemical spill to Kentucky drinking water continues to diminish

The lengthy plume of the chemical known as 4-MCHM made its way down the Ohio River with the leading edge in Louisville early Friday morning. Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) officials say tests show the levels of the chemical are below the threshold established as a threat to public health by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

“We have no indication that there have been, or will be, issues or risks to Kentucky residents,” said DEP Commissioner R. Bruce Scott. “Our staff scientists continue to receive samples and test water from the Ohio River and the final treated drinking water. Based on the latest data, we expect levels below detection in the treated drinking water.”

Northern KY Gentiva named honors recipient

Gentiva’s Northern Kentucky branch, has been named a 2013 HHCAHPS Honors recipient, a prestigious award recognizing those home health agencies that provide the best patient experience.

Richie Farmer receives two-year prison sentence

By Greg Kocher, Lexington Herald-Leader

Former University of Kentucky basketball star Richie Farmer was sentenced Tuesday to 27 months in prison after pleading guilty last year to misusing state resources during his tenure as Kentucky's agriculture commissioner.

“Getting Stuck”

Most of us at one time or another have gotten into situations that were next to impossible to escape. I remember one of these predicaments.

My childhood was filled with many, of what I consider, exciting events. To the modern day youngster, these events would be simple and even boring, but to us even a trip to the country store or the Falmouth Livestock Auction was a thrill in itself.

Stupefying our Youth

I do not like Bill O’ Reilly of Fox News. I find him to be arrogant and egotistical. He interrupts guests on his program. And he brags about the books he has written.

But I find myself agreeing with many of the points he makes. His books on Killing Lincoln, Kennedy, and Jesus are the most powerful histories I have ever read. And, a recent Factor program provided some of the material for this column. To be sure, he is conservative, but he backs up his point of view with an arsenal of facts. Finally, I think he is the most powerful voice in America for common-sense morality!

KSP fifth grade student poster contest targets missing children

The Kentucky State Police (KSP) is calling all fifth grade students to compete in the National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest sponsored by the Department of Justice (DOJ) in Washington, DC. KSP will select one nominee from Kentucky to participate in the national level competition. The Kentucky nominee will receive an Award of Excellence from KSP and their poster will be prominently displayed at the Kentucky State Fair in KSP’s Safety Town Exhibit.