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Today's Features

  • Gregg and Mary Ann Fisher are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was married by the Rev. Richard DeBell at 7:45 p.m. on June 21, 1969. Their children are Stacy Pollock, Amy Fisher and Cassi Fisher.

  • File this under “stuff you should know” — If you visit the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona, it’s highly frowned upon to take home pieces of petrified wood — and it’s illegal.

    However, that doesn’t stop people from doing it.

    Evidently, they’re not aware that these contraband souvenirs are cursed.

    As far back as the 1930s, people who pocketed these pieces of wood-turned-to-stone have reported that their sticky fingers have resulted in bad luck.

  • JCTC - CARROLLTON

    Jefferson Community Technical College — Carrollton Campus, 1607 Hwy. 227, in Carrollton is pleased to announce the spring 2019 dean’s list for Trimble County.

    Students must maintain full-time (12 or more credit hours) status and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher to be included.

  • The recent wet, unsettled weather has caused me no end of heartache. My garden rots before my very eyes. My horses are up to their eyes in mud. The mosquitoes are the size of F-16 fighters and possess as deadly an arsenal. My sinuses are in an uproar and a particularly wicked migraine has been my faithful companion for most of this month.

  • As part of Shelby Energy’s Beautify the Bluegrass project, a crew worked with county officials to paint barrels and the pavilion wall at the Trimble County Park. The crew laid mulch and planted flowers around the courthouse.

  • LOUISVILLE — This summer, The Kentucky Center will host 256 eager, young artists from every region of the commonwealth, as The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) takes place at the University of Kentucky in Lexington from June 23 to July 13.

    As one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges that strives to create a nurturing environment where creative young people have transformative experiences, The University of Kentucky is excited to host GSA this year on its campus for the first time.

  • A few weeks ago, I was re-watching the first Marvel “Avengers” movie. They were airing it on television in preparation for the release of “Avengers: Endgame.” It was the first of the “Avengers” franchise and it was the first time all the major characters were together in one film. In one part of the film, Nick Fury has all of “the Earth’s mightiest heroes” together on an aircraft carrier to discuss their plan of action.

  • Last Saturday I went to a graduation unlike any other I’ve attended.

    No caps and gowns. No “Pomp and Circumstance.”

    Just a bunch of rag-tag kids with behavior problems.

    George Schmalstig, a local guy in the community who has spent most of his career working with juvenile offenders, heads up a nonprofit organization that takes at-risk kids and teaches them stuff they need to know to keep them from a lifetime in and out of jail.

    He uses dirt bikes to do it.

  • I don’t now why I keep trying to grow a garden. I have some of the strangest mishaps known to horticulture. My gardens have produced mutated vegetables, disturbing slimy films, holes in the leaves with no insects in sight and much, much more too ghastly to name.

  • Back in 2010, on a warm Wednesday evening at a nearby lake, Minnie Sockman’s sins were washed away.

    She was 67 at the time and couldn’t remember ever being baptized, although she thought maybe she had been.

    As a kid, she was in church every Sunday, but then she took a 32-year hiatus from regular church attendance.

    When she started going again she wanted to make sure she was baptized, so, she invited a bunch of her friends to her baptism and me, the newspaper’s religion reporter.