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Today's Features

  • “If the word noble had to be applied to only one kind of tree, the honor would probably go to the Beech.”- James Crockett
    I must agree with Mr. Crockett’s sentiment.  The Beech remains one of my favorite trees.  They make great shade trees with a low canopy, often touching the ground.  Beeches are stately trees that can be easily identified in the fall because of their golden color; and in the winter because the leaves have a tendency to remain attached to the tree. The smooth, elephant-like bark of beeches is a plus in any season.

  • “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the most high will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.”
    I found an artist on the Etsy website who hand paints scripture verses, white lettering on rustic gray paper.
    Earlier this year, during a particularly rough time in our lives, my husband and I went to see a pastor, and at the end of our meeting, the pastor gave us a prescription: Read Psalm 91 together daily.

  • Antioch
     Church of Christ
    • Minister Gene Kearns.
    • Sunday school from 10 to 10:45 a.m.; worship service at 10:45 a.m. and evening worship at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 859-824-6470.

    Bethany Baptist
    • Sunday school at 10 a.m.; worship service at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 7 p.m.
    • Pastor - Donald Joe Kannady. For more information, call 859-391-5993.

    Bible Believers Baptist

  • Speaker Hoover has appointed Rep. Brian Linder, R-Dry Ridge, to the Fiscal Affairs & Government Operations Committee of the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC).
    The two-year appointment lasts until the end of 2018. Since its creation, members of the SLC’s Fiscal Affairs & Government Operations (FAGO) Committee have focused on studying a variety of fiscal issues impacting state budgets and finances.

  • United States military veterans James Barlow, John Clinton Lowry and John Reed Lowry, all of Dry Ridge, recently participated in the University of Kentucky Honor Flight, the first Honor Flight in the nation to be sponsored by a university.
    On May 20, Barlow and the Lowrys, among nearly 70 other veterans, visited memorials in Washington, D.C. and were given a patriotic send-off and a hero’s homecoming at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington. For more information visit https://uknow.uky.edu/campus-news/celebration-reflection-and-honor-unfor....

  • A Lexington businessman from the financial services industry is serving on the Board of Trustees for Union College, a private institution in Barbourville.
    The institution has announced that Terry Smallwood has joined Board of Trustees at Union. Smallwood began service this year, along with five other new additions to trustee positions. Union is led by President Marcia Hawkins, Ph.D. Dr. Hawkins has served the institution for five years.

  • Powdery mildew is probably the most common garden fungus around.  It is not too terribly picky about where it spreads, it likes humid weather, thrives in the heat of the summer and is hard to control once it has started.  The trick here is to prevent it from happening by proper plant selection, spacing, pruning and treatment before it spreads.

  • There are some plants that demand good drainage:  taxus, coreopsis, gaillardia and penstemon, to name a few.  I have lost them all because they were poorly sited in the garden but now that I know where water is slow to drain I know where to plant those trees, shrubs and perennials that like wet environments.  There is an upside to poor drainage for some plants, just be sure that water is available when Mother Nature doesn’t deliver.
    Trees for wet areas include both common and not-so-common species.