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Today's News

  • Miscellaneous musings and random scribbles

    Once again, after going through my column ideas folder of scribbled notes on church bulletins, saved emails and starts of columns I haven’t finished, I’m turning these random bits of miscellany into today’s column.
    I hope some of these thoughts will be helpful to someone reading this.
    * “How could a thorn ever be grace?” That’s from a song, “Strong,” that I heard at a church recently. Thorns hurt, and I was hurting that day.

  • LOOKING BACK

    May 16, 1985 (30 Years Ago)
    Local crops are early this year, due to an unusually dry, warm spring. Probably the farmers who will benefit most from the lack of moisture are the strawberry growers. The strawberries are already ripening and according to several sources who have sampled them they are luscious and especially sweet. The berries are being readied for market and “U pick ‘ems” are about two to three weeks earlier than usual. Several of the picking fields are already open for business.

  • State’s tourism industry loaded with attractions

    Next year, Kentucky’s tourism industry will mark a major milestone when Mammoth Cave celebrates the 200th anniversary of its first commercial tour.
    The world’s longest cave is our country’s second-oldest paid attraction, trailing only Niagara Falls, and it and the surrounding national park have since become a major destination. It draws more than two million visitors a year aboveground, and about a fourth of those tour the sights below.

  • Rabies clinic set Sat. June 6 at Trimble County Park

    The Phoenix Animal Clinic, in conjunction with the Trimble County Health Department Environmental Services, will be hosting a rabies clinic in June. Dr. Mary Zink will be administering shots on Saturday, June 6, between the hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Trimble County Park under the shelter by the ball fields.

  • Motorcycle Awareness Month
  • TRIMBLE COUNTY COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Thursday, May 14
    Nutrition Education at Fairground Senior Apartments at 1:00 p.m.
    Milton City Commission meets at 7 p.m. at the Milton Municipal Building.
    Friday, May 15
    Senior Citizens Relay for Life Yard Sale and Baked Goods from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Saturday, May 16

  • Typical

    I broke the trash can. I didn’t exactly break it, more like dislocated it; and it wasn’t the entire trash can, just the lid- typical. Needless to say this was another fine example of the way most of my days progress. My motto is “If it can be broken, it will be broken.” It’s not that my aim is destruction; it simply seems to be the outcome.

  • What’s new with canning lids?

    The USDA recommends the use of self-sealing two-piece metal caps (lids plus screw bands) for home canning. For years, lid manufacturers have instructed us to preheat the flat metal lids in simmering water to soften the sealing compound before use. But if you use Ball® or Kerr® brand lids, your home canning has just gotten a little easier—preheating the lids is no longer required.

  • Black locust in bloom

    No matter where you drive in southern Indiana or central Kentucky, the black locust, Robinia pseudoacacia, is in full bloom, and a glorious bloom it is. There is nothing like the fragrance of black locust blooms wafting in the air and the Orchard Oriole singing in   the trees, or so my wife, Carole, says. I have to admit the blooms smell awesome. Although the tree is not much to look at otherwise, I believe it rivals the beauty of the common dogwood when it is in bloom. Its blooms are also a good source of nectar for honey bees.

  • May is Building Safety Month