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Today's News

  • Ky. State Fair opens next week

    The Kentucky State Fair opens Aug. 20, and the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet will be well represented during the 11-day event in Louisville.
    Several cabinet agencies will have booths at the fair and will be prepared to offer information and answer questions from visitors. They include the Department of Travel and Tourism, the Department of Parks, the Office of Adventure Tourism, the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and the Kentucky Historical Society.

  • Emergency grants available to county for flood cleanup

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet announced Tuesday that funding will be made available in emergency grants to help Trimble and 23 other flood-damaged counties clean up solid waste generated by the July flood events.
    Counties will be eligible to request up to 110 percent of the preliminary damage assessment estimate for debris clearance that was provided to the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management. The total grant amount to be awarded will not be available until all applications are received. 

  • Snakes in the Closet

    While writing this piece I realized the title may be met with skepticism.  Although it may be easier to state that the following is purely fictional, rest assured that every word is perfectly factual. Once again the tale takes place in our eccentric home which has gradually become more like me with the passage of time. Whether that is a good or bad thing remains to be seen.

  • The basics of coconut oil

    For many years, the high saturated fat content of coconut oil made the oil a no-no for individuals looking to lose weight or live healthier lifestyles. Recent scientific reports have said saturated fat may not be as bad as once thought or as bad when compared to trans-fat. This has allowed coconut oil to gain popularity.

  • Establishing late-summer forages for pasture or hay

    The period from late summer into early fall in Kentucky is the best time to establish the common cool-season grasses such as orchardgrass, tall fescue, timothy and bluegrass for pasture or hay. These four grasses make up 95 percent of pasture acreage according to Garry Lacefield, University of Kentucky professor emeritus and Extension Forage Specialist.

  • The return of shame

    When I was a kid, we used to sing the taunt, “Shame, shame, everybody knows your name!”
    I don’t remember who taught it to us, but we took great delight in singing it to anyone we wanted to shame and humiliate.
    I was a horrible child. I’m still horrible, but I clean up nicely and mostly refrain from pointing out people’s sin to their face in public.
    Still, what is it about us humans that we love to shame others?

  • State police checkpoints

    The Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints in the counties of Oldham, Trimble, Henry, Owen, Carroll and Gallatin through Aug. 31. This will be in addition to the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign beginning on Aug. 21 and running through Sept. 7.
    Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed in accordance with Kentucky traffic and regulatory laws.

  • Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God to celebrate 16th anniversary, Aug. 15

    The Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God, 124 Smith Lane, Bedford, will be celebrating their 16th Anniversary service and the District Fellowship Meeting of the ALJC, Saturday, August 15th at 6:00 p.m.
    Steve Williamson of Louisville will be the guest speaker. The public is invited. For more info, please contact Pastor Bobby Wade, 502-255-7510.
     

  • Milton Methodist yard sale is this weekend

    The Milton United Methodist Church will host a community antique, collectibles and yard sale tomorrow and Saturday. The sale will begin at 8 a.m. each day. The yard sale will be held in the parking lot of the church. Local residents are encouraged to call 502-663-1043 to reserve space as spaces may sell out. There will be free activities for your kiddos while you browse sale items. There will be food and refreshments available, including an ice cream social. The church is located at 11100 Hwy 421N on the Milton hilltop.

  • The Well anniversary