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By Suzy $mart
Suzy doesn’t think she has Hatfield-McCoy connections, though every other good Ky. citizen seems to. Guess Suzy will have to settle for those horse thieves, farmers and bootleggers, who have been okay for her so far. But Hatfield-McCoy is the flavor of the month, thanks to a terrific History Channel mini-series on the notorious feud which has fueled an insatiable interest in all related things. One, a new book by Lisa Alther (yes, she found McCoy roots) has become a bestseller for fortuitous timing. The other, a 1982 history published by the University Press of Kentucky (Suzy’s favs), “The Hatfields and the McCoys,” by Otis K. Rice is suddenly propelled to bestseller lists. It is available as an e-book and is sold wherever good books are sold.
Southern Living has called Rice’s book “a captivating account of two families whose stubbornness and loyalty were exceeded only by their capacity for a terrible revenge.”
And you can have this book for FREE by emailing email@example.com. Include your mailing address, please. We’ll give away one book on Monday morning. More to come. Be sure you have “liked” KyForward on Facebook and signed up for our daily emails. Tell your friends.
When it comes to Hatfield-McCoy frenzy, the more the merrier!
Pine Mountain State Resort Park
FREE family fun stuff
In honor and appreciation of D-Day the Kentucky Horse Park announced an upcoming Free Military Day for Sunday, July 1. Active military and their families will be admitted free of charge. In addition to all of the regular park activities and shows, special events will include an Arabian Horse Show and a Carriage Horse event. Just show military i.d. at the ticket booth for FREE park admission and at the gift shop for a discount on purchases.
Also at the Kentucky Horse Park, this weekend is a feast for the senses – the Pyramid Society’s Egyptian Event – FREE Admission. See Cavalia star Sylvia Zerbini and her magnificent horses. Cocktails, shopping and socializing at 6:30 p.m. in the Covered Arena; championship finals at 7:30 p.m.
KU tips for summer
Here’s how to save energy this summer:
• Remember that insulation and sealing air leaks can help improve your home’s energy performance in the summer as well as the winter because they help you keep the cool air you have paid to cool inside your home.
• Plant trees or shrubs to shade air conditioning units but do not block the airflow. Place a room air conditioner on the north side of the house. A unit that operates in the shade uses less energy than one operating in the sun.
• Do not place lamps or electronic equipment, such as a TV set near your home’s thermostat. The thermostat senses heat from these appliances, which can cause the air conditioner to run longer than it needs to.
• Use a fan even when your air conditioner is running so you can spread the cooled air more effectively throughout your home without having to adjust the thermostat.
• Adjust your home’s thermostat up two degrees in the summer.
• Whole-house fans can help cool your home by pulling cool air through the house and exhausting warm air out through the attic. Whole-house fans are effective primarily when they are operated at night because that is typically when the outside air is cooler than the
• Keep curtains, drapes and blinds closed during the hottest part of the day to prevent the sun’s rays from heating your home.
Here are Walmart deals from MoneySavingMom.com. See more at the site:
• Ivory Bar (3 pk) – $1.24 Use $0.35/1 coupon from the 6/3 P&G insert $0.89 after coupon
• Larabars – $1.15 Buy 3 and use $0.75/3 printable $0.90 each after coupon
• Skinny Cow Shake-Stirs – $1.50 Buy 2 and use $1.10/2 printable $0.95 each after coupon
• Nexcare Bandaids – $1.50 Use $0.55/1 coupon from the 6/3 SmartSource insert $0.95 after coupon
• Arrowhead 100% Mountain Spring Water – $2 Use $1/1 coupon from the 6/3 RedPlum insert $1 after coupon
• Newman’s Own Salsa – $2 Use $0.50/1 coupon from the 6/3 RedPlum insert $1.50 after coupon
• V8 V-Fusion Smoothie Beverage – $2.50 Use $1/1 printable $1.50 after coupon