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Today's News

  • No need to panic over eclipse

    Americans love to panic. We seem to flourish when there’s something on the horizon to worry or fret about. We are quick to toss common sense out the window and imagine the worst possible scenarios.

    If you doubt that, pay attention this winter when the forecast calls for a chance of 2-4 inches of snow and then try to find a gallon of milk.

    But snow panic takes a back seat to some of the other causes for concern in the minds of many Americans.

  • Great outdoors is great for state’s economy

    The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) announced last week that the economic impact of outdoor recreation in Kentucky totaled $12.8 billion dollars last year, up from $8.4 billion in 2012. This is the first national economic impact study since 2012.

    The report indicates that Kentucky directly supports 120,000 jobs and annually generates $12.8 billion in consumer spending and $756 million in state and local tax revenue.

    OIA’s report also highlights that 61 percent of Kentucky’s 4.44 million residents participate in outdoor recreation each year.

  • Questioning transgenderism

    Pres. Trump’s tweet barring transgendered persons from serving in the military caught everyone off guard, including policy makers who are still trying to figure out exactly what it means. As we navigate the minefields of this highly charged issue there’s middle ground that nearly everyone can agree on: policy by tweet is no way to run a government.

  • Bagworms on the move

    Who among us is guilty of not noticing something until it’s too late?  Yes, all of a sudden there is nothing left of your blue spruce or arborvitae. Bagworms have been munching on the needles for weeks and we wonder how it all happened.  Well, they are at work right now, so go outside and take inventory of your evergreens because that’s what the bagworm likes the most. Now is the time they do their damage unless we put a stop to it.

  • 4-H tractor driving contest

     

  • Fair results - 4-H and FFA market goat show

     

  • Fair results - Dairy goat show winners

     

  • Hidden in plain sight

    Most of us enjoy those picture puzzles where things are hidden in plain sight.  You know the ones I mean, like a picture of a wheat field with a pencil and a fork hidden on the page.  You know it is there, but it is so hard to pick out.

    Then there are optical illusions, I love those too.  You know, where you look at a picture and all you can see is a chair, unless you see the house.  Both are there, but we can only perceive one at a time.

  • Church Happenings - Week of August 9, 2017

    Car Show and Auction at Grace Chapel

    There will be a fish fry and car show with live and silent auction at Grace Chapel on Saturday, August 19 from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. There will also be gospel music with Victory Road and The Joy Makers. Live auction items include four tickets to Disney World. To register your car (no fee) or if you have questions, call 639-1737. There will be trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the car show.

    Tree of Life choir meeting

  • Fair results - Poultry show winners at fair