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What will we do without J&T Grocery?


Most of Manitou and the Nebo area voted in a new magistrate ...
The petition requests that AT & T, Bellsouth, county elected officials, Kentucky State Representatives, Senator Mitch McConnell and Gov. Steve Beshear help residents on Beeny Lane gain ...

Obituary - Carl Edward “Joe” Knox


Joe was born October 23, 1930 in Detroit, MI, to Carl Wilmuth Knox and Lila Belle Reynolds Knox. He graduated valedictorian in Nebo, Kentucky. Mr. Knox was a veteran of the United States Army stationed stateside in El Paso, TX. He worked for Kaiser Steel ...

Shirley Haley Hedges


of Nebo, formerly of Madisonville, passed away Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. "Mama Shirley," as she was affectionately called by hundreds of Kentucky's children, was born April 2, 1946, in Muhlenberg County to the late ...

Shirley Haley Hedges, 68, of Nebo, Ky.


MADISONVILLE, Ky. – Shirley Haley Hedges, 68, of Nebo, Ky., formerly of Madisonville, Ky., passed away, Dec. 27, 2014 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital in Owensboro, Ky. "Mama Shirley," as she was affectionately called by hundreds of Kentucky's ...

UPDATE: Kentucky State Fire Marshal investigating cause of house fire in Lawrence County, KY


of a fully engulfed house fire in the area of the 600 block of Nebo Road, off of KY Highway 707. Captain Griffith said there was no one home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported. The house is a total loss. The cause of the fire is now ...

Nebo Man Charged With Sexual Abuse


Mr. Cummings was charged with one count of Sexual Abuse 1st Degree - Victim under 12 (C Felony). DIXON, Ky (WBKO) -- The Kentucky State Police has charged a Nebo man with sexual abuse. On Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at approximately 11:37 a.m., KSP ...

Head-on crash on 41-A in Nebo, one flown to hospital


NEBO, KY (WFIE) - A head on-collision sends one driver to the hospital with serious injuries. It happened just before 11:00 Tuesday morning on Highway 41A in Nebo. State police say the driver of a pickup truck crossed the center line and hit a dump truck ...

Nebo Kentucky Mining Accident: 2 workers killed in coal mine roof collapse


Legal News for Kentucky Employment Attorneys. Rescue crews discovered the bodies of the two men killed in an unfortunate roof collapse at a Kentucky coal mine. News for Kentucky employment lawyers- Just weeks after deadly W.V. coal mine explosion, two coal ...

2 die in Kentucky coal mine roof collapse


NEBO, Ky., April 29 (UPI) -- Rescue workers Thursday located the bodies of two miners killed in a roof collapse at an underground coal mine in Kentucky, officials said. WTVW-TV in Evansville, Ind., reported officials with the Kentucky Office of Mine Safety ...

2 dead after Ky. mine's roof collapses


The bodies of two coal miners were found Thursday after they had been crushed in a roof collapse at a large Kentucky underground coal mine with a history of such roof falls. Justin Travis, 27, and Michael Carter, 28, were found about 4 miles inside the ...




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A  new brand of smartphones defy Samsung and Apple

We know that Samsung is the largest manufacturer in the world of smart phones, and Apple is number two. But, do you have any idea who is the third largest is?

¿Lenovo? ¿LG? Nokia nosing? ¿Sony? No, no, no and no. It is a Chinese company called Xiaomi.

If you´ve never heard of Xiaomi, you can soon do it.

Xiaomi raised 1,100 million dollars in funding from some of the most powerful players in the high tech industry. That gives the company a value of $ 45,000 million - larger than LG, Motorola and Sony together. Xiaomi is now the new world´s most valuable company, even more than Uber, Airbnb and Pinterest.

Xiaomi is also the smartphone maker´s fastest growing company. Its sales soared 211% to more than 17 million smartphones in the third quarter of 2014 - a little less than half the number of iPhones that Apple sold, according to IDC.

Xiaomi participation in the market more than doubled to just over 5%. A year ago, was only 2% of the market.

The smartphone maker in China rose so fast with that focused on China and some nearby high-growth countries. Xiaomi is now the number two brand smartphones in China (behind only Samsung), and recently began selling phones in Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, Thailand and Turkey.

Xiaomi arrived in growth markets by storm, offering super low price phones online sales only. The magnificent smartphone E4 company debuted in August, designed to be at home the iPhone killer.  Its design almost exactly like the iPhone, helps.

The company has a unique business model: not even about making money with their phones $ 130, which sells at cost. Most of the proceeds from the sale of accessories and applications.

Xiaomi also has a knack for marketing, advertising campaigns have attracted a massive group of very loyal fans in China.

"We will strive to continually bring innovation to everyone, with a goal of producing high-quality, high-performance devices with great user experience," said Bin Lin, founder of Xiaomi, in a Facebook message Monday . "In January 2015, we will launch our next flagship device".

The big question for Xiaomi is whether it can grow beyond the countries where it already sells phones. For example, could Xiaomi shake the US smartphone market, which is dominated by Samsung and Apple?

Chinese manufacturers of smartphones have not exactly been welcome in the United States. None of the major national competitors Xiaomi -Lenovo, Yulong and Huawei- have made no progress in America.

For most of the past decade, Nokia was the world leader in sales of cell phones without a significant presence in the United States. LG, Sony and many others have found international success, but failed to gain traction on US soil.

Xiaomi has no plans to sell phones in the United States. But when that day comes, he will face his greatest challenge.

 David Goldman , CNNMoney

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Capital to small businesses and entrepreneurs in NEBO

The U.S. Treasury Department’s State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) today released a new Quarterly Report detailing how the program continues to help small businesses grow and create jobs. Since the beginning of the program, the Treasury Department has disbursed more than $1.1 billion to participating states.

“Through the State Small Business Credit Initiative, the Treasury Department, states, and private sector lenders and investors are supporting small businesses and creating a lasting impact on the economy,” said Clifton Kellogg, Director of the SSBCI program. “More than $1 billion in State Small Business Credit Initiative funds have been distributed, making a real difference at the local level. Because of these funds, businesses have been able to buy new equipment, expand their facilities, and hire workers.”

Small businesses and entrepreneurs need capital to build their businesses, and SSBCI is designed to help spur new private sector lending or investment in small companies by leveraging private capital along with the federal support offered by the program. Through SSBCI, the Treasury Department will award nearly $1.5 billion to state programs across the country that support small businesses, including small manufacturers. SSBCI funding is not repaid by participating states to the federal government. Instead, to help even more small businesses, repaid loans and investments remain with participating states to be redeployed locally. The SSBCI Quarterly Report shows that as of September 2014, participating states have recycled more than $60 million to support additional investments.

States have made considerable progress in deploying these funds to support economic growth locally. The states that have deployed the most SSBCI funds by percentage of allocation include: North Dakota (Mandan Consortium), Idaho, Arkansas, Colorado, Montana, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Michigan, Kansas, and Alabama. The states that have deployed the most SSBCI funds by dollar amount include: California, Michigan, Florida, Illinois, Alabama, North Carolina, Texas, New York, Ohio, and Georgia.

SSBCI was created when President Obama signed into law the Small Business Jobs Act on September 27, 2010. The Treasury Department awarded allocations to all fifty states by early 2012, based on a formula set by the Small Business Jobs Act that considered population and unemployment levels. Each state designs its own small business programs, and five types of programs are eligible for SSBCI funds: Capital Access Programs, Loan Guarantee Programs, Loan Participation Programs, Collateral Support Programs, and Venture Capital Programs. In the SSBCI 2013 Annual Report business owners reported that more than 95,000 jobs will be created or saved as a direct result of SSBCI support. [23]




Beans and peas are excellent sources of plant protein, and also provide other nutrients such as iron and zinc

Beans and peas are unique foods

bowl of beansBeans and peas are the mature forms of legumes. They include kidney beans, pinto beans, black beans, lima beans, black-eyed peas, garbanzo beans (chickpeas), split peas and lentils. They are available in dry, canned, and frozen forms. These foods are excellent sources of plant protein, and also provide other nutrients such as iron and zinc. They are similar to meats, poultry, and fish in their contribution of these nutrients. Therefore, they are considered part of the Protein Foods Group. Many people consider beans and peas as vegetarian alternatives for meat. However, they are also considered part of the Vegetable Group because they are excellent sources of dietary fiber and nutrients such as folate and potassium. These nutrients, which are often low in the diet of many Americans, are also found in other vegetables. Because of their high nutrient content, consuming beans and peas is recommended for everyone, including people who also eat meat, poultry, and fish regularly. The USDA Food Patterns classify beans and peas as a subgroup of the Vegetable Group. The USDA Food Patterns also indicate that beans and peas may be counted as part of the Protein Foods Group. Individuals can count beans and peas as either a vegetable or a protein food. Green peas, green lima beans, and green (string) beans are not considered to be part of the beans and peas subgroup. Green peas and green lima beans are similar to other starchy vegetables and are grouped with them. Green beans are grouped with other vegetables such as onions, lettuce, celery, and cabbage because their nutrient content is similar to those foods.

How to count beans and peas in the USDA food patterns:

Generally, individuals who regularly eat meat, poultry, and fish would count beans and peas in the Vegetable Group. Vegetarians, vegans, and individuals who seldom eat meat, poultry, or fish would count some of the beans and peas they eat in the Protein Foods Group. Here´s an example for both ways:

Count the number of ounce-equivalents of all meat, poultry, fish, eggs, nuts, and seeds eaten.

  1. If the total is equal to or more than the suggested intake from the Protein Foods Group (which ranges from 2 ounce-equivalents at 1000 calories to 7 ounce-equivalents at 2800 calories and above) then count any beans or peas eaten as part of the beans and peas subgroup in the Vegetable Group.OR

  2. If the total is less than the suggested intake from the Protein Foods Group, then count any beans and peas eaten toward the suggested intake level until it is reached. (One-fourth cup of cooked beans or peas counts as 1 ounce equivalent in the Protein Foods Group.) After the suggested intake level in the Protein Foods Group is reached, count any additional beans or peas eaten as part of the beans and peas subgroup in the Vegetable Group.

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