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Today's Features

  • For the most part I’m not a fan of the “Messages from God” billboards (“What part of ‘Thou Shalt Not’ didn’t you understand?” “Keep using my name in vain and I’ll make rush hour longer,” “You think it’s hot here?”)

  • It looks like we are in a cool weather pattern, which got me thinking about some of my orchids and holiday cacti.  When attempting to grow tropical plants we are met with the challenge of mimicking their native habitat, which is difficult inside our homes. We can allow Mother Nature to take care of some of this, outside, for now.  
    Move some of your orchids, holiday cacti and clivia outdoors for the remainder of the season because we can initiate bud set through managing day length and nighttime temperatures.  

  • Orange
    Zucchini Bars
    ½ pound lean ground beef
    1 cup grated zucchini
    1 cup sugar
    1 ½ cups flour
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    ½ cup chopped nuts (optional)
    2 egg whites
    ½ cup frozen orange juice concentrate
    4 tablespoons cooking oil
    1 ½ teaspoons grated orange peel
    2 tablespoons powdered sugar

  • Recently, the United States has been bombarded with tragedy after tragedy — hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, etc. Often many will blame God declaring it was “an act of God,” yet, this is more of rationalizing the problem of worldly sin and the consequences thereof.
    The statement is not all untrue, for God is sovereign and allows the storms of life to occur for a reason. In Houston during the recovery and assistance operation, many came together and helped those who were devastated by the Hurricane Harvey.

  • Antioch Church of Christ
    • Minister Gene Kearns.
    • Sunday school from 10 to 10:45 a.m.; worship service at 10:45 a.m. and evening worship at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 859-824-6470.

    Bethany Baptist
    • Sunday school at 10 a.m.; worship service at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 7 p.m.
    • Pastor - Donald Joe Kannady. For more information, call 859-391-5993.

    Bible Believers Baptist

  • Quick Calzone
    ½ pound lean ground beef
    1 cup spaghetti sauce, divided
    1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese or low-fat cottage cheese
    ¾ cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
    1 tube crescent rolls
    1. Preheat oven as directed on package of crescent rolls.
    2. Cook ground beef in a skillet over medium heat, breaking into small pieces, until brown throughout. Drain excess fat from meat. Mix about ¼ cup of spaghetti sauce into meat.
    3. In a separate bowl, stir cheeses together.

  • There are some perennials that I can’t live without because of their fabulous late summer and fall performance.  Plant them in your garden now because you will overlook them at garden centers come spring. My mixed perennial beds look the best this time of the year (barring any unpleasant summer drought- and please ignore the weeds!)  The black-eyed Susan’s, Russian sage and various species of Aster, Salvia and Nepeta are prolific but they are only mediocre anchor plants compared to some of the other species that come on this time of the year.

  • Grandma’s Scalloped Potatoes
    Cooking spray
    ½ medium onion
    9 medium potatoes
    1 (5 ounce) can smoked ham
    6 tablespoons flour
    ½ teaspoon salt
    ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
    Up to 2 ½ cups milk

    1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
    2. Lightly spray 2 ½ quart casserole with cooking spray.
    3. Dice onion.
    4.  Wash potatoes and remove eyes and defects. Peel potatoes, if desired. Slice about 1 /8 inch thick.

  • Alpine Hills Dairy and Country Pumpkins of Grant County is one of the 91 certified farm markets across the Commonwealth accepted into the 2017 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Certified Roadside Farm Market Program.
    In joining the KFB Certified Roadside Farm Market Program, Alpine Hills Dairy and Country Pumpkins has committed to offering quality products and service to its customers. Its acceptance by Farm Bureau tells customers that this market meets the highest standards of quality, freshness and marketing appeal.