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Today's News

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Rex Mitchell Letcher, May 8, son of Tim and Traci Letcher; Mason Marshall Smiley, May 22, son of Terry and Stacy Smiley.
    A fire levels Benson United Methodist Church, Kelat. The fire was cause by a lightning strike. The church was 129 years old and was dedicated in January 1877. It was a plain frame structure made of poplar. In 1898 the cupola and vestibule were added and a basement was put under the building in 1948.

  • Liars' pants should really be on fire

    I don’t know about you, but I hate being lied to.
    A few weeks ago we drove to Tampa, which is about 70 miles from where we live. That same day, we needed to go to Port Charlotte, which is south of Tampa.
    How far south, you ask?
    Well, according to the “distance between two cities” online calculator I used, Port Charlotte is 70 miles south of Tampa.
    Except the calculator lied.
    We drove and drove and drove and about 110 miles later got to Port Charlotte.
    I hate being lied to.

  • Food preservation workshop coming to Harrison County Aug. 11-13

    Few things taste better than fresh-picked produce. Harrison County residents can savor the flavor of summer’s bounty throughout the year and save money on groceries by preserving fresh fruits and vegetables.
    The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service is teaching community members how to properly preserve a variety of foods by offering free food preservation workshops across the state.

  • Great Shoes Band to play at Chamber’s Friday concert

    Although there have been two concerts rained out and will have to be rescheduled later this summer, this Friday night, at the Courthouse Square, we will be rocking once again to the sounds of the Great Shoes band. The Chamber of Commerce is very excited to bring Great Shoes to the community for the final week of scheduled concerts.
    T.J. Semones, lead vocals, Nell Anne Gossett, keyboard/bass, Keelie Bing, percussion, Dean Braumn, guitar/bass. This group plays an eclectic mix of acoustic music.

  • Poison ivy, devious

    I’ve noticed more poison ivy this year than I recall in previous years.  
    Maybe I am more observant or maybe the farm is just weedier. Either way it makes people nervous.  
    I am not particularly allergic to this devious vine but Andy, my husband, will blister like being burned by fire whenever he comes into contact with it.  
    A few years ago we were trimming sheep hooves (sheep will eat poison ivy with no ill effects) and Andy inadvertently kneeled in some manure as we set to the task.  

  • Reunions

    The Richardson, Franklin, Ritchie reunion will be held July 11 at the Richardson home place on Peak Lane. Meat and utensils will be furnished. Bring a covered dish. Lunch will be served at 12 p.m.
    For more information call 859-954-8337 or 859-289-2001.

  • Safe Sitter Trainees
  • Reed’s Valley Orchard
  • Scores N' More composer retiring

     

  • Be thankful for our freedoms this holiday

    As many of us prepare for the July Fourth holiday, I encourage you to join me in being thankful of the freedoms we enjoy.
    Though discouraging news can be hard to understand, such as the recent shootings in South Carolina, the resilience of the people in Charleston, and the discussion that has developed from that, are results of our free society.
    Unfortunately, sometimes people take advantage of the freedom to do harm, but Americans show that we can unite and figure our way through a difficult time to a better place.