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Today's News

  • Best books for 2009

    Yes, I realize the value of the internet and the information that is available at a click of a mouse, but I still prefer the book. Maybe it’s because we have pokey-slow-country-dial-up that reaching for a book proves faster and more efficient for me. Maybe it’s just that I like the tactile experience of a book.

  • The Christmas Story

    In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to his own town to register.

  • 'Like an old, true friend, Christmas will soon be visiting again’

    It’s before Thanksgiving, I know.

    I’m reluctant to even admit this, but I must confess... I have already started listening to Christmas music.

    Gasp.

    This weekend, while traveling on the Bluegrass Parkway to Bowling Green, Ky., I became extremely tired of driving.

    The Bluegrass Parkway has this effect on many. Stretching from Lexington to Elizabethtown, the journey is half of the three-hour trek I make many weekends to see my fiancé Andrew.

  • Sports Beat

    Fillies runners up at Prestonsburg tourney

    The Harrison County Fillies played hard against Pulaski County last Wednesday, but came up on the short end of the 76-66 score. The Lady Maroons won the championship of the Prestonsburg Invitational Tourney with a 25 point fourth quarter against the exhausted Fillies.  

    The Fillies were playing their third game in two days as was Pulaski County and just simply ran out of gas in the last half. 

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Austin Gregory Banfield, Dec. 13, son of Gregory and Amy Banfield; Luke Thomas Bradford, Oct. 25, son of Kent and Mary Beth Bradford; Frances Emily LaBore, Dec. 6, daughter of John and Linda LaBore; Morgan Francis Barker, Dec. 19, daughter of Bill and Tracy Barker; Lauren Ray Johnson, Dec. 14, daughter of Christy Michelle Johnston and Mitchell Wayne Johnson; Madelyn Kate Peveler, Dec. 10, daughter of Tim and Cathy Peveler.

  • Sending Christmas to Africa

    Instead of exchanging gifts with one another this year, the fourth graders at Southside Elementary are shipping their gifts to Africa.

    “The students decided they wanted to get gifts for the kids (in Malawi) instead of each other,” Southside teacher Judy Clevinger said last Wednesday afternoon.

    When deciding on a “different” Christmas exchange, Clevinger said the fourth grade teachers looked no further than Clevinger’s son, Jacob.

    A junior at Asbury College, Jacob spent over two months in Malawi, Africa, last summer.

  • Christmas Angel program gives to 500 children

    To the editor:

    We would like to thank everyone who gave to the Christmas Angel program this year. We appreciate the tremendous generosity and support which was received. With your giving, over 500 children were served. Thank you for helping make Christmas a very special time in the life of a child. Merry Christmas and have a wonderful holiday season.

    The Christmas Angel Committee

    Paula Barnett, Patty Dacci, Monica Mattox, Gina Owsley, Judy Feeback, Linda Sexton and Vickie Faulkner... and all the CEC elves that worked day and night

     

  • Book of Revelation gives glimpse of heaven

        Revelation 21 tells of the start of the eternal day and what God has prepared for all of his people. No other passages in the Bible are like the last two chapters of Revelation. “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and first earth are passed away and there is no longer any sea.  And I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for husband.”

  • Church Briefs

    CALVARY

    ASSEMBLY OF GOD

    Pastor Dan Collard and church family invites everyone to holiday activities planned for the month of December at Calvary Assembly of God.

    Dec. 31: Watch Night Service at 10 p.m.

    For more information contact the church at 234-4646.

    UPPER ROOM GOSPEL

    Jay Howard of Dry Ridge, Ky., will be the guest speaker on Dec. 31 at 9 p.m. at Upper Room Gospel Church, US 27 S. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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  • Facts are all you’ll find here

    “Just the facts, ma’am,” said Sgt. Joe Friday in nearly every segment of Dragnet.

    Jack Webb portrayed Sgt. Friday in probably the first of many cop shows. He used that statement when a witness strayed too far from what he or she actually knew to be true and began to delve into hearsay or rumor.

    I pulled those profound words from my memory recently when a plethora of rumors began circulating through our community gossip mill. Funny how they apply to my job as well.

    “Just the facts.”