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Today's Features

  • Salsas are usually mixtures of high acid foods, such as tomatoes and/or fruit, with low acid foods, such as onions and peppers. With the addition of lemon juice, citric acid, or vinegar in the right proportion, salsa becomes a high acid food and can be safely processed in a boiling water canner. However, only research-based recipes should be used. Other salsa recipes, found on the internet, in published books, or from grandma’s recipe stash, should not be home canned unless they have been properly tested for safety. Enjoy those salsas fresh, or frozen for longer storage.

  • Summer months are the harvest season for blueberries and blackberries, both of which have the potential to grow very well in Kentucky. Harvest time for blueberries, which are native to North America, is from early June through early August. Blackberry harvest is from mid-June to early October. These delicious fruits offer several health benefits, and they capture the essence of summer in their sweetness.

  • The Callis Grove Holiness Camp Meeting will be held beginning Friday, Aug. 5, and continuing through Sunday, Aug. 14, at the Callis Grove campground, located north of Bedford.
    The guest evangelist for the series of meetings is Rev. Bud Allman. Singers will be The Kellogg’s. Camp President is Chris Kendall.
    Services will begin at 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 6 p.m. each Sunday.
    Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information contact Camp Secretary Deanna Schermer at 502-268-3205.

  • Milton United Methodist Church, 1100 Hwy 421N on the Milton hilltop, will host a yard sale on Friday, Aug. 5 and Saturday, Aug. 6.
    Rental fees are $20 per space and $5 per table.
    A bouncy house will also be on site for the entertainment of the children.
    Call 502-663-1043 for more information.

  • The railroad detectives had shown up at Jared’s front door for the second time in a month.
    “Mr. Walker, your boy is going to have to stay off the train trestle down at the river. One more time and I won’t be coming here to talk.”
    After they left, my uncle turned to Jared, my cousin, and said, “I have talked to your grandfather and grandmother and you are staying the summer with them. Maybe a good dose of farm labor will help you think before you jump.”

  • 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.