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  • Skunks on the move

    A strong scent of skunk has been lingering around the house for the last few weeks, which is actually surprising.  Surprising because of the livestock guardian dogs’ presence; not surprising, however, because it is mating season for skunks and they are on the move.
    A few years back, during the day, there was a skunk sniffing about under some pines in the lower pasture. It was evident from its movements and from its awareness  (or lack thereof) of its surroundings, that this creature knew it had the advantage.  

  • The original sentiment behind Valentine

    I suspect most of you have no idea about the person and the saintly episode that is commemorated each Feb. 14 by friends, family and most importantly, lovers.  
    In fact, there are several versions of how the most romantic Saint became a commercial success.  
    One story about St. Valentine has its origins in third century Rome where the Emperor Claudius II outlawed marriage for young single men because he valued them more as young warriors.  

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: David Alan Byers III, Dec. 28, son of David and Andrea Byers; Krysta Rosendale Hamm, Jan. 6, daughter of William Poe and Kristina Hamm; Marlee Delaine Harris, Dec. 16, daughter of Simon J. and Jessica Courtney Harris; Caleb Rodney Irvin, Dec. 12, son of Travis and Kelly Irvin; Taylor Marie Jones, Dec. 15, daughter of Matthew David and Jessica Thomas Jones; Aiden O’Neal Whisman, Jan. 6, son of Amber Reed and Randy Whisman Jr.

  • Make-a-Blanket Day set for Feb. 20

    Local quilters and others who want to put a warm smile on the face of a child in need should join in the upcoming Project Linus Make-A-Blanket Day.
    The North Central Kentucky Chapter of Project Linus will host its annual Make-A-Blanket Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 20 at the First United Methodist Church in Georgetown.

  • Hospice offering Volunteer Training Course on Feb. 23

    Hospice of the Bluegrass is offering a Volunteer Training Course on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at the Hospice of the Bluegrass office. Lunch will be provided.
    The lifeblood of Hospice of the Bluegrass is the volunteers who give of their time, energy and talents to ease the burden of terminally ill patients and their families. Transporting patients and families to appointments, relieving the caregiver, mowing the grass, visiting someone who is lonely, changing a light bulb, installing an air conditioner, helping with fundraisers, clerical work or a myriad of needs that can help.

  • Sunrise Homemakers Club formed 70 years ago, seen many changes

    Sunrise Homemaker Club
    The Sunrise Homemaker Club lost a valuable member and friend, Rachel Mastin, who passed away in December. Mastin had served the club as secretary/treasurer for several years. Her presence is sorely missed.
    The Sunrise Homemakers Club continues to meet the second Thursday of each month. The club was formed in 1946, and is one of the few remaining charter clubs. Margie Rainey is the only member still living that helped form the club in 1946. She resides at Cedar Ridge Health Campus and recently celebrated her 90th birthday.

  • Museum Musings
  • VFW Post 4075
  • Circuit clerk’s office celebrates legendary year in Organ Donation Awareness efforts

    In addition to their daily courthouse responsibilities, your Circuit Clerk’s Office gives everyone the opportunity to make a heroic decision.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: David Alan Byers III, Dec. 28, son of David and Andrea Byers; Krysta Rosendale Hamm, Jan. 6, daughter of William Poe and Kristina Hamm; Marlee Delaine Harris, Dec. 16, daughter of Simon J. and Jessica Courtney Harris; Caleb Rodney Irvin, Dec. 12, son of Travis and Kelly Irvin; Taylor Marie Jones, Dec. 15, daughter of Matthew David and Jessica Thomas Jones; Aiden O’Neal Whisman, Jan. 6, son of Amber Reed and Randy Whisman Jr.