Top 10 Veterinarians in Western KY & Southern IN Based Votes

On Friday we asked where you receive the highest level of veterinary services. Who has the most knowledgeable doctors, compassionate vet techs, and friendliest staff in the area? After close to 8,000 votes, here are the results. #myvetsthebest Finding a vet that’s knowledgable, compassionate, affordable, friendly, and offers high-quality medical care means everything. When I … Read more

Can You Guess? Rockford BBB Says This Is The #1 Scam In Illinois

Wouldn’t it be great if we had so few scams going in Illinois that you could easily guess which scam claims the most victims here in our state? Well, we don’t, and you can’t. Maybe if you’re someone who closely follows scam alerts you might get lucky and guess it correctly, but with so many … Read more

Butcher Shop Celebrates Grand Opening in Central City, Kentucky

A locally owned retail butcher shop with custom processing recently opened in Muhlenberg County. Farmstead Butcher Block will hold its Grand Opening on Friday, July 29th, 2022. It’s safe to say that I could NEVER be a vegetarian. For one thing, I only like potatoes, corn, and tomatoes. So, it would be a tough lifestyle … Read more

These Illinois Summer Grocery Items Are More Expensive Than Ever

Yesterday, we talked about the hardest items to find in Illinois grocery stores. Today, instead of covering more items that are in short supply, I thought we could take a look at foods you can find–but you’ll be paying a lot more for them than you’re used to paying. You’ll notice the cookout theme that … Read more

Molly’s Mutts Animal Rescue in Dixon, Kentucky Has Closed

Dr. Whitney Winstead and the fabulous team at Molly’s Mutts Animal Rescue worked tirelessly to save animals all over Kentucky for ten years. As they close their doors we want to thank them for their service and sacrifice. Ulet Ifansasti/Getty ImagesUlet Ifansasti/Getty Images I’ve followed Molly’s Mutts Animal Rescue for years. We helped promote their … Read more

This Plant is Now Flowering In Illinois–And It Can Kill You

It’s known by many names; devil’s bread, devil’s porridge, poison parsley, carrot fern, California fern, winter fern, and others–but you’ve probably heard the name before. Conium maculatumor more commonly, poison hemlock. And as for the part about it being able to kill you, if you doubt me, remember what happened to Socrates when he chugged … Read more

Dog Training or Human Training? Who’s Really in Charge?

Unwanted jumping up on guests. Tearing pillows to shreds. Gobbling down a sandwich that’s placed too close to the edge of the kitchen counter, or find their way into or onto any place that’s a ‘no-dog-zone’. If you’re a dog-lover, these situations likely sound very familiar to you. If those actions aren’t trained out of … Read more

That’s a Big Kitty! Speckles, 20lbs, is Tired of the Shelter Life

When people say ‘big cats’ they’re generally referring to animals like tigers and lions. Especially, after the hit series Tiger King. However, that is not what we’re talking about here. This is Speckles. And, for a domestic cat, Speckles is a big dude. He’s five years old, weighs about 20 pounds, and was surrendered to … Read more

Louisiana Boy Writes Letters to Foster Dog’s New Family

6-year-old- Roman Duncan from Louisiana and his family fostered a puppy named Maggie. The family knew they would not be keeping the puppy forever. Maggie was sent to New York to be with her permanent adoption owners which meant Maggie 6-year-old Roman and leaving his family behind. What this young Louisiana boy did to make … Read more

Abilene, You Just Might be Giving Your Dog the Wrong People Food

It’s not uncommon that we give our pets ‘table scraps’ out of love for our four-legged friend. However, even the most thoughtful decisions we make in regards to our pets could end up being deadly, including the “people food” we feed them. First and foremost, if you believe you have unintentionally poisoned your pet, then … Read more