Today's Features

  • Thirty-nine-year-old Noah Embry is both a healer and a heeler.

    As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Embry applies his medical skills to help patients heal from facial injuries, among other things. As a rodeo hobbyist, Embry applies his cowboy skills to events such as team roping, in which he often serves as heeler — the person roping the hind legs of a steer.

  • I think I have a problem with letting go.

    I was barely getting used to last summer’s passing into fall, no longer wearing linen and dragging my sandaled feet to trade for closed-toed shoes.

    That’s when autumn’s brilliance suddenly dazzled with sunlit yellows, bright oranges and brick reds. And my husband and I took walks around the neighborhood to drink in their beauty.

  • There is a simplicity to life when you’re nearing 54 years of age.

    I guess I get that from my parents.

    They never worried about living in a big expensive house or having new vehicles in the driveway. Shoot, they never even had a credit card.

    So I have never worried about material things as a means of satisfaction. But, we do have a few credit cards that remind us we have them once a month.

  • A friend of mine forwarded to me an email with a list of paraprosdokians.

    I wasn’t familiar with the term, either. It kind of sounds like a debilitating disease.

    Typically, a paraprosdokian is a sentence or phrase in which the latter part is surprising in a way that makes the reader or listener rethink or reframe the earlier part. Apparently it is a term that hasn’t found its way into the dictionary but is said to have been coined possibly in the 19th century.

  • A budget-stretching tasty meal is a real treat as grocery prices continue to creep up.

    With a couple substitutions, Vegetable Lasgna is one of those meals. I first loved this dish for its taste but have a new appreciation for it as my family puts more demands on each grocery dollar.

    I discovered this recipe when  preparing for my older son’s first birthday party. We were hosting my family and my husband’s family. I needed something I could prep in advance and I needed something that would accommodate my vegetarian in-laws.

  • We often think high-level performers cannot be nice or compassionate people. The World Series provided a great example of high-level performance and a positive personality working together. David Ortiz has been an invaluable player for the Boston Red Sox for more than 10 years. He is known as “Big Papi” because he is 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 230 pounds.

  • Dave Jarrett is a U.S. Navy veteran in a sea of Army veterans in Hardin County.

    Jarrett, 66, began his Navy career at the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md. After graduation in 1969, his first ship went to the Middle East and he visited many ports on the Indian Ocean.

  • Rineyville

    Gail Pike, 270-737-2973

    BIRTHDAYS. This week’s birthdays include Sarah Pike, Pam Dockery, Doug Pate, Maria Shipp, Jimmy Matthews, Donna Ashley, Josh Greenwell, Adam McCombs, Matt Winchester, Michelle Crewz, Nathan Hardesty, Ciara Taylor Tammy Taylor, Bill Wise, Donna Walker, Peggy Circle, Randy Harris, Mike Vititoe, Michelle East, Sonya Bell and Lori Blair.

    80TH BIRTHDAY. Jim Williams will celebrate his 80th birthday Tuesday.

  • Howevalley

    Andrea Sherrard Gilpin 270-735-7845

    KENTUCKY WEATHER. My goodness the yard is full of leaves at dad’s house. I wanted to put Chloe in them but they are wet from Wednesday’s rain. The weather is getting cooler. They even are talking about snow.

  • Stephensburg

    Betty Pullen, 270-862-4844

    Hello friends, I hope all of you are doing well this week. There is not much going on right now. There are some bazaars coming up.

    County Critters Homemakers bazaar is Nov. 15 and 16 at Rough Creek Baptist Church. Everyone is welcome. There will be chili, soups, sandwiches, and lots of others item. Come out and support them. This is their big fundraiser of the year.