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Today's Features

  • Lacie Jamerson of Ghent, Ky. and Evan Simmons of Milton, Ky. announce their engagement and August wedding.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Nicole Jamerson of Carrollton, Ky. She is a 2015 graduate of Carroll County High School. She is employed at World Finance Corporation in Carrollton.

  • Love is a wonderful, amazing and, at times, confusing thing.

    For most of us our first experience with love is when we are born. We feel the love of our parents. We might experience our first “crush” when we are adolescents, and more than likely get our hearts broken. Then we meet, the one. That special person who we fall head-over-heels in love with. I am fortunate to have been married to my wonderful wife for 21 years, but I’ll be the first to admit that I still don’t really understand love. If we are honest, none of us truly understand real love.

  • A couple times a month I meet with a group of people who, along with me, are learning to live present tense lives.

    We are seeking to live today, right now, this moment. Not yesterday or 10 years ago, because those days are gone. Not tomorrow, or next Friday or April 30, 2047, because they’re not here yet.

    Some people live yesterday over and over and over. They dwell on what happened, what didn’t happen, what could’ve been, what they think should’ve been.

  • Depending on your weapon of choice and area of the state, deer season in Kentucky begins as early as September and runs through December.  Deer meat (venison) is as popular as ever. It is a lean meat and a great source of protein. It also adds variety to your table. Venison can be preserved and enjoyed all year long. It is an easy substitute for any meat in your favorite recipes. Follow the guidelines below for storing, cooking and preserving venison.

  • Whenever pests of landscape plants in the eastern U.S. are rated, bagworms invariably land in the top 10. Bagworms are most commonly found on evergreens, but they will feed on deciduous hosts, too.

    Bagworm feeding should be about over for the season. The insects will spend the winter as eggs in bags containing flightless female moths. A bag may contain up to 1,000 eggs. The eggs will hatch in late May or early June of the following year.

  • As it sometimes happens, something I wrote in a column prompted a reader to email me with her concerns.

    This reader was concerned about the way I talk about sin and that I often call myself a sinner.

    She wrote, “Don’t be so hard on yourself. You’re a lovely person and you shouldn’t always put yourself down. You’re a child of God and you should hold your head high.”

  • Gardens are beginning to bear the fruits of your labor. Soon, it will be time to start thinking about preserving some of that excess produce for winter months. Safety is of utmost importance for those of us preserving food because improperly home canned food can lead to foodborne illness.

  • The portal to the cat dimension remains open. Once again the mysterious, exasperating force, in its questionable generosity, elected to present me with six brand new kittens.

    The troupe was deposited under our back porch. Can’t help but be delighted when I discover a cat to rescue from a life of misery. However, I have the decency to keep this to myself when I notice the despair etched onto my husband’s face. He knows the level of chaos that erupts upon the arrival of toddler cats. He knows that all he can do is hunker down.

  • BY STEVE MIRACLE | Superintendent of Trimble County Schools

    Dear Readers,

    Trimble County Public Schools had the benefit to form a partnership with an organization called Saddleback East. This organization is a group of business owners in the region, some in Trimble County, who love to ride and race dirt bikes. Saddleback East, while made up mostly of people from outside the community, owns 700 acres of land in Trimble County where they ride and race regularly. Saddleback East initially sought the partnership we have formed out.

  • This past week I met with some members and the pastor of a local church that had been rocked by scandal recently.

    A church employee had stolen a lot of money from them, robbing them not only of their funds, but also of their trust.

    And as what often happens when a church faces a scandal, people pointed fingers and assigned blame.

    Why didn’t you know about this? How could you let this happen? You should’ve seen it coming.