Today's Features

  • By Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardner

  • July 19, 2017

    Cattle receipts: 265
    Last week: 613
    Last year: 328

    Compared to last week: On a limited test feeder steers and heifers sold near steady, slaughter cows 1-2 higher, no test on bulls.

    Feeders: 225
    Slaughter: 28
    Replacements: 0

  • The first pioneers to settle in Kentucky believed it was as important to bring their spiritual beliefs as it was to bring rifles and muskets for defense and tools to clear the land.
    Early churches met in forts, stations, family cabins and log buildings and as towns were established, churches became the spiritual and social center of community life.

  • This weather has fried my brain. Wanda had been on vacation, and I have been in the TV room all week sitting with the air conditioner and the ceiling fans, the TV and Dobbs — so I had nothing to write about. I emailed Molly and said there would be no column. I had just turned on the TV when I got a call from Wanda who was driving home to ask if I had gotten her contribution to the column. I came to the kitchen, and sure enough, there was her news, so I emailed Molly again and said there would be a column forthcoming.

  • By Roger Alford

  • The news was horrific and sordid: Church staff member arrested for a sexually salacious crime.
    Sadly commonplace, it happens all over the U.S. — you just never expect it to happen to your church.
    But last week, it happened to mine when our former worship director was arrested and charged with multiple sex-related crimes against minors.
    A local sheriff’s detective called him a “textbook predator.”
    We as a church loved him — still love him. And we as a church abhor what he has done.

  • Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church

    “How Great Thou Art” was beautifully sung in harmony by the mother and daughter duo of Louann and Morgan Waldner who were visiting Roy, Nila, and Alice Marksberry from California, along with Mason and Callie. Joe McNay gave the message from James 3: 2-10 Sunday morning. Sunday evening, Mike Marston’s message was from Exodus 8:25, 28.
    Happy birthday to Angie Weddle. Happy anniversary to John David and Kara Jean Criswell and Joe and Tina McNay.

  • July 12, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 613
    July 5: N/A
    Last Year: 367
    No trends due to the fourth of July holiday.

    Slaughter: 68
    Replacements: 9

  • By Jenne Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

  • He came to Kentucky as a slave in the 1790s. After his daily work, his master leased him to other farmers and permitted the young man to earn a little of his own money. This young slave, Frank, was also an entrepreneur. He explored local Kentucky caves, collected niter, boiled it down to make salt peter and combined it with sulfur and charcoal to produce gunpowder.
    Frank sold his gunpowder on the streets of Lexington, and was able to make enough cash to not only buy his freedom but that of his wife and a son.