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Today's Features

  • We’re going in to the last week of summer and Labor Day weekend is upon us.
    I know the calendar says summer doesn’t end till Sept. 21, but the “be all, end all” of weather, Bill Meck, says Labor Day ... it’s Labor Day Weekend.
    He also said it would be hot, hot, hot this week. But then, he said that all week last week and I postponed John’s birthday supper for Friday till his real birthday Sunday afternoon so I wouldn’t have to heat up the kitchen cooking.

  • Rosalie Ann Lenear was born July 5, 2013. She weighed 6 lbs. and 5 ounces. She was 19 inches long. Her parents are Robert Lenear and Bobbie Jump. She has one big sister, Gracie. Her grandparents are Johnny Jump, Jason and Angie Weddle and Bobby and Billie Lenear.

  • “The American backwoodsman - clad in his hunting shirt, the product of his domestic industry and fighting for the country he loves, he is more than a match for the vile but splendid mercenary of a European despot.”

    These words of William Henry Harrison reflected his high regard for the Kentucky troops during the War of 1812. Harrison was commander of the Northwest army during this conflict, and Kentuckians led the way in achieving a victory for the young, untested America.

  • Another slow start this Monday morning.
    My printer is acting up, so I had to write out Wanda’s news in long hand before starting. By that time, it was too late to call Fay. I did see her a few minutes on Sunday morning. She stopped on her way to church to leave me a large sack of corn. They have been working in their corn this week. She is such a good neighbor. She always remembers me, who no longer attempts to put in a garden and must rely on the kindness of my neighbors.
    Wanda had been busy this week too.

  • When asked why he spent so much time fishing, a Kentucky old-timer answered, “Three-fourths of the Earth’s surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as mowing grass.”

  • Emma Thornton and Craig Miller would like to announce the birth of their son, Bentley Allen Miller. Bentley was born May 31, 2013, weighing 9 lbs. and 2.6 ounces. He was 21 inches long. His maternal grandfather is Danny Thornton and his paternal grandparents are Vickie Craig and Tommy Miller. Bentley is the great-grandson of Martha and Gene Goodrich, the late William Allen Thornton, Ruby and the late Lloyd Bramblett, the late Tommy and Doris Miller and is the great-great grandson of Jack and Emma Thornton. He is great loved by several aunts and uncles.

  • Harry Worsham announced he had the “best barber shop in town,” and he invited folks to give it a try; and G.E. Goode, located in Doty Brothers new garage, guaranteed his vulcanizing to “outwear the balance of tires.”
    Harry and G.E. placed these ads in the July 3, 1919 issue of the News-Herald.
    In this same paper, the entire right half of the front page was devoted to ads, a common practice in the early days of newspaper publication.

  • As I sit now to write, it is Aug. 5 and it’s 52 degrees on the thermometer at my kitchen window. The man on the TV said it might get up to 82 degrees this afternoon. This has been one of the coolest summers I have seen in my tenure on this planet, with the exception of one week at the end of June.
    My grass is still very green and still growing.

  • It meanders through the heartland of Kentucky and its history claims heroes such as Daniel Boone, George Rogers Clark, Isaac Shelby, John Harrod and Benjamin Logan. However, most of the time it murmurs stories of the common folk who settled along its banks and who, despite ravaging floods, were inescapably drawn back to the Kentucky’s ancient song.