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Today's News

  • Lock construction is key to opening up Ky. River

    By Kevin Wheatley

    The State Journal

    The gates at Lock 4 are being repaired as part of an ongoing project to reopen more than 60 miles of the Kentucky River from Frankfort to the Ohio River.

    The Kentucky River Authority is using $4 million in excess construction funds for repairs at locks 1, 2, 3 and 4 within the next two years, according to KRA Executive Director Jerry Graves.

    The project will open 64 miles of the river from Frankfort Carrollton to boat traffic, Graves said.

  • State offers cool summer tips to save energy, money

    Kentucky’s temperatures are forecast to remain below 100 degrees for the next few days but will still be hot.  With thousands of Kentuckians trying to keep cool, the heat wave is dangerous for anyone in affected areas, especially the elderly and ill.
    The heat also can add unwanted stress to family budgets. The Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence urges Kentuckians to take precautions to protect not only their health and safety, but also their pocketbook.

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  • Peregrine falcon chicks hatch, leave nest on bridge pier

    Despite the noise and activity surrounding construction of the new Milton-Madison Bridge, the pair of peregrine falcons nesting on one of the bridge piers has had another successful nesting season.

    Officials from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources monitoring nest activity say three healthy falcon chicks hatched in the nest in April. The nesting box is located near the Indiana side of the bridge on a pier that is not being reused as part of the project.

  • Improving your sleep patterns

    What you eat affects your ability to sleep. Avoid eating pasta and meat casserole late in the evening. Carbohydrates and protein, as well as sugary desserts can disturb restful sleep and may even keep a person awake. Sugar products can be related to moodiness and a racing mind. Poor digestion can be related to getting less sleep. Catnip/lemon balm tea and taking one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with honey or Alovera Juice for indigestion.   

  • Milton Methodist Church plans auction

    On Saturday, July 21, Milton United Methodist Church will hold an ‘Auction for Christ’ fundraier in the new Fellowship Hall at 5 p.m. Wesley Cox, Auctioneer will auction household and miscellaneous items. All proceeds go towards the building fund or Church maintenance fund. Open to public.

  • Mt. Tabor Wesleyan Church VBS July 17-19

    Mount Tabor Wesleyan Church, 1450 Palmyra Rd. Bedford, will hold Vacation Bible School from Tuesday, July 17, through Thursday, July 19.

    The theme for this year’s VBS is “Heat About the Miracles Jesus Performed.” All children ages three through 12 are encouraged to attend. The VBS sessions will be held from 6-8 p.m. nightly.

    If your children need a ride or you have questions about the program call Deanna Schermer, 502-268-3205.
     

  • Mt. Byrd Christian VBS kickoff is Saturday

    On Saturday, July 14, Mt Byrd Christian Church will host a VBS kickoff in Milton Park from 6-8 p.m. with fun activities, food and games for children ages 3 through 6th grade. Vacation Bible School will run from July 16-20 from 6:30-8:30 nightly. Everyone invited. For more information, please contact Bro. Aaron Snelling at 502-268-5243.
     

  • Mt. Carmel Methodist Church welcomes new pastor, Rev. Reistroffer

    The Rev. Dianne Reistroffer has been appointed to the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, 204 Mt Carmel Road, Milton, Ky. Her first Sunday was June 24. Rev. Reistroffer comes to Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church from the Wisconsin Conference of the United Methodist Church. Service times are Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and morning worship at 10:30 a.m.
     

  • Milton Baptist Church welcomes new pastor

    Milton Baptist Church, located at 10076 U.S. Hwy. 421N in Milton, is pleased to announce Brian “Deek” Dubberly as their new pastor.

    On July 1, 2012, Brother Deek and his wife, Lauren, accepted a position of service to Milton Baptist and the community. Brother Dubberly is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy Degree at the Southern Theological Seminary.

    Lauren works as a Physician Assistant in the Emergency Room at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, Indiana.