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Today's Features

  • We had been planning this particular weekend for months, Part One of our Christmas 2016 Celebration Extravaganza.
    Part Two happens on Dec. 24 with a trip to Orlando for a replay of a Christmas Eve we spent there two years ago.
    We had begun with a Christmas Eve service at a church near the downtown area, followed by pizza and hot, gooey garlic knots.

  • Monterey Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
    One of the joys of this season is coming together to renew our community ties. We invite you to join us at 11 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 18, for a worship service that will include a children’s Christmas play. Then, at 11 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 25, as we will observe the Christmas story sung in all the favorite Christmas carols. Come sing and celebrate with us. Come early and stay after to enjoy conversation and refreshments on both dates.

  • Historians agree that the winters of 1778, 1779 and, 1780 were the most brutal ones in America.
    On Christmas Day, 1779, Daniel Boone and his family traveled across the frozen Kentucky River to a site six miles from Boonesborough and set up camp. Here Boone planted his new settlement of Boone’s Station.

  • We’re in the dead zone, between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Everyone is staying home to clean, decorate and shop for Christmas gifts. Teri was coming Monday to help me do the decorating. I usually have all that done by now, but somehow, it gets harder and harder to get in the mood.

  • by Roger Alford

  • There’s a group of people in North Carolina who call themselves People of the Second Chance (POSC).
    One of the things they do is throw parties — for people just out of prison, for recovering drug addicts, for misfits, for the discouraged, for the uncelebrated and forgotten, for the overlooked and hurting, for those bowed down with guilt and shame.
    What they do is backwards and upside down. The parties aren’t for the straight A student, the athlete of the year, the one who does things right most of the time.

  • Caney Fork Baptist Church

    Caney Fork Baptist Church will present a Christmas play, “Don’t Forget the Star,” at 6 p.m., Dec. 11, in the church sanctuary. Everyone is invited to join us in celebrating this Christmas season.
    Cedar Hill Baptist
    Sunday we experienced a wonderful day of worship. Trinity blessed us in song, singing “Mary, Did You Know?” and Bro. Bill continued his message from Psalm 23 on living and walking with God. Sunday evening we decorated the tree with special ornaments depicting Christ.

  • by Jeneen Wiche

  • Sumac is a native plant of Kentucky. Some varieties grow ten feet in height, and although their berries are poisonous to humans, they are a delectable treat for birds and animals alike.
    In early times there was a prolific growth of sumac along  Severn Creek (spelled Savern in old deeds). Some of the settlers referred to the stream as Sumac Creek, but it was more commonly called Severn. It is thought that the name most likely was to honor Ebenezer Severns who, along with Hancock Taylor and Jacob Drennon, surveyed the area in 1773.

  • The weather was beautiful and everybody on the Branch — well, everybody that I write about — had a great Thanksgiving.
    Jennifer got a friend at the hospital to trade off days with her so she could be home Thursday and Friday. All the Riddle family came to Fay’s for the celebration. She said there were 30 in attendance. She had decorated her finished basement in Thanksgiving colors, and the upstairs was already decorated for Christmas.