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News Digest, Aug. 16, 2013

By The Staff

State unemployment

creeps up to 8.5%

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate rose to 8.5 percent in July from 8.4 percent in June 2013, according to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

The preliminary July 2013 jobless rate was .1 percentage points above the 8.4 percent rate recorded for the state in July 2012. The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate dropped to 7.4 percent in July 2013 from 7.6 percent in June 2013, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.


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Here are what to seek and how to handle.

WICHE: Sawflies strip dogwood foliage

By Jeneen Wiche

One of the very first insects that I identified as a young gardener was the pine sawfly. We had planted more than 100 white pine seedlings some 30 years ago, and after a decade or so we started to lose a couple each year to one problem or another. Daddy charged me with inspection duty: looking for and plucking bagworms; collecting beetles in jars for identification at the county extension service; or closely noting the color, legs and chewing habits of the various caterpillars I encountered.

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Here are A’s to football Q's

By Josh Cook

It has been a busy summer, one with “buzz” aplenty, for both the University of Louisville and University of Kentucky football programs.


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New educational standards move away from religion and the Bible.

SOUDER: What will our kids learn in school?

By Chuck Souder

Early one August morning, a mother went in to wake up her son. “Wake up, son,” she said. “It's the first day of school, and you don’t want to be late.”
“But, Mom, I don't want to go,” he said.

“Give me two reasons why you don't want to go,” his mother asked.

 “Well, the kids make fun of me for one, and the teachers don’t like me either!”

The mother was unconvinced. “That's no reason not to go to school – now get ready!”

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Ag report: Aug. 9, 2013

By The Staff

Shelby County Farmers’ Market adds Wednesday afternoon hours


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Ugh problem requires attention to save evergreens.

WICHE: Bagworms are on the move

By Jeneen Wiche

Who among us is guilty of not noticing something until it’s too late? Yes, all of a sudden there is nothing left of your blue spruce or arborvitae. Bagworms have been munching on the needles for weeks, and we wonder how it all happened.

Well, they are at work right now so go outside and take inventory of your evergreens because that’s what the bagworm likes the most. Now is the time they do their damage unless we put a stop to it.

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The Lord has helped us sweat through an AC repair.

Cooler weather is heaven-sent

By Steve Doyle

If you don’t believe that the Lord works in mysterious ways – or even that the Lord is the lord – then I offer this testimony:

This morning at my house an air conditioner surgeon is scheduled to make his or her fourth trip to triage our injured unit. That happens. We all have experienced problems with our units.

But our H/VAC has been on some level of hiatus since, oh, July 15.

That’s three weeks in the middle of summer with little or no cool air circulating.

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Ag report: Aug. 2, 2013

By The Staff

Shelby teams dominate 4-H team judging events


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News Digest: Aug. 2, 2013

By The Staff

Auditor questions whether

system can handle Medicaid

Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen on Wednesday questioned the state’s decision to expand Medicaid coverage to some 300,000 low-income residents after an audit of the managed care system showed fewer providers are accepting Medicaid.

A 97-page audit found Medicaid providers had declined 8 percent since managed care took effect Nov. 1, 2011.


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