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Today's Features

  • On Dec. 8, 2014, no one got eaten alive on the Discovery Channel’s “Eaten Alive” -- and some viewers who tuned in to see carnage were outraged.
    On May 6 of the same year, actress Shailene Woodley outraged feminists by announcing that she’s not a feminist, and on Aug. 28, Hello Kitty fans were outraged when the Sanrio company said Hello Kitty “is not a cat.”

  • July 24, 1986 (30 years ago)
    Tina furnish of Route 3 Milton, was crowned Miss Shelby Rural Electric for 1986. Tina is the 17-year-old daughter of Terry and Patricia Morgan. Tina was chosen from a field of 13 young ladies competing for the crown. She received a $1000 scholarship to help with her education.

  • Allen and Faith Turner Stark will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary July 29. They were married in Bedford at the Bedford Christian Church. The bride’s father, Rev. Earl Turner, and Rev. W.C. McCollum co-officiated the ceremony.

  • Wed-Sat, July 20-23
    Vacation Bible School. Pleasant View Baptist Church in Wises Landing will be hosting Vacation Bible School at 6:30 p.m. Wed-Fri, and at 4 p.m. on Saturday. Everyone is welcome! Call Gregg Fisher with any questions at 502-255-7316.
    Thursday, July 21

  • I have resigned myself to the fact that I have absolutely no ability to conduct my life in a fashion befitting a woman in my particular demographic. The things that occur during the course of the week are absolutely mindless. The events have happened as a result of memory lapses or outright orneriness. I commit a blindingly ill-considered action which I know will result in something stupid, but I seem to have no ability to resist.

  • An old story illustrates the limitations caused by jumping to conclusions without considering the larger picture.
    A young soldier and his commanding officer boarded a train and sat down next to a grandmother traveling with her pretty young granddaughter. As they continued the trip, the young soldier and young lady were obviously attracted to each other. As the train roared through a tunnel, you heard a kiss and then a slap.
    The commanding officer rubbed his jaw and thought, “the young lady meant to slap my impudent soldier and hit me instead.”

  • Ten years ago I wrote: “My friend Mike ate breakfast last week, which is nothing short of a miracle.
    “He doesn’t shake anymore or wake up in the middle of the night sweating. The little green monkeys that haunt him are gone too.”
    This week, my friend Mike is celebrating 10 years being sober. Not just sober, but healed and forgiven, whole and hopeful. He’s tasted the mercy of God, felt his hand of grace that pulled him from the abyss.

  • July 10, 1986 (30 years ago)
    The Trimble County population continues to grow according to figures released by a Population Studies Program.  The study reveals that Trimble’s population has increased by 84 people from 1980-1985. Projected growth calls for added growth in the future, for instance predicting a population increase of 194 between the years of 1985 and 1990.