After dark, when most of us have had our dinner and settled down for a cozy evening in, Sandy Hill and friends are out feeding and checking on the welfare of colonies of feral cats throughout our county…just because as far as they’re concerned, it’s the right thing to do.
These people are volunteers, and most of them have full-time jobs and families. But somehow, they manage to squeeze in time for this something they believe in – and not only is their time donated, but so is the food they offer to the cats.
As summer fruit begins to ripen, or should I say rot, the calls start coming in. Home orchardists in Kentuckiana are at wits end as they watch their apples, peaches and pears do little more than fall from the tree in a spotted, bruised or petrified state.
After a February of record-breaking cold and snow, forecasters are predicting that not only is March expected arrive Saturday like a lion but that it could go out the same way, or at least in an obnoxious manner.
“It will probably will come in like a lion because of icy – or certainly unsettled – weather in the area over the weekend,” National Weather Meteorologist Rick Lasher said.
The Collins High School chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America held a food drive during January and raised more than 80 canned goods that will be donated to help support those community members in need this winter. Members are (from left) Billy Gene Tennill, Savanna Stroupe, Justynne Miller, Jasmine Valentine, Allie Stoltz, Noelle Thompson and Kayle Stroupe.
State, not Conway to appeal court ruling on gay marriage
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announced Tuesday morning that his office would not appeal a ruling from a federal judge ordering Kentucky to recognize same-sex marriage performed in other states.
Then minutes later, Gov. Steve Beshear told reporters that the state would go ahead without Conway's help and will appear U.S. District Judge John Heyburn's ruling.
There was no more welcome sight that emerged on Monday than the sun that rose into a cold, windy sky and started to melt some of that white, icy stuff off our roads.
We were beginning to think those roads never would be clear after the latest winter storm. We know our road crews are overextended and fatigued from a winter of continuous climatalogical discontent and that the supply of salt and the opportunity to brine were insufficient for the onslaught of Winter Storm Titan.
The diagnosis last week for the financial problems besetting KentuckyOne Health was at first scary and then a great relief.
Much like a patient whose X-ray shows a big problem to be benign, KentuckyOne, parent company of Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, said it would do surgery but that the patient should survive – at least for the foreseeable future.