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  • Our Opinion 12.23.10

    “And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

    And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.

    And all went to be taxed, everyone into his own city.

    And Joseph also went up from Gaililee out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David which is called Bethlehem; (because he was o fthe house and lineage of David.)

    To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child

  • DOWN AND DIRTY 12.23.10

    Every couple of years I like to revisit my father’s favorite Christmas poem inspired by Clement Moore’s famous work ‘Night Before Christmas.’ The writer is unknown but he or she certainly was a gardener; and you may even get some last minute gift ideas from its verse.

    Fred Wiche, my father and the first Weekend Gardener, started writing this column years ago, imparting gardening advice and humor. When he died in 1998, I took up the pen with a sense of duty and excitement, recognizing this column as both an opportunity to learn and to honor his legacy. Thanks to him for getting me on my way and to you, my readers, whether regular or occasional, for keeping me steady upon the path.

  • Military family waits, prays for son’s return

    A man dressed as an Afghan border police officer opened fire on NATO troops killing six Americans during a training mission on Nov. 29 and on Dec. 5, a Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up inside an eastern Afghan army base, killing two NATO service members and at least two civilians, according to the Associated Press.

  • Crittenden elves make holiday merry for soldiers

    Imagine being burdened under a heavy load, trudging around in a war-torn hostile terrain. Dirty, dead-tired, nerves on edge, and you’re not even sure that there is one soul who cares about the sacrifices you’re making.

    Your lips are  cracked and burning. What you would give, just for something to soothe them?

    That’s where Santa’s elves, from Crittenden Baptist Church, come in. They are busy making sure that local military personnel know they’re not forgotten. These elves are not working at the North Pole, they’re stationed in Crittenden and they work year-round.

  • Fires destroys lake home

    David Campbell awakened around noon on Dec. 17 to find his Swanee Shores home filled with heavy, black smoke.

    “I saw the smoke and got my babies out,” he said, the day after the fire that destroyed the place he’s called home on Williamstown Lake for the last nine years.

  • New Year’s Eve is deadline to change voter registration

    Citizens who want to change their party registration in time to vote for that party in the May primary have until Dec. 31 to do so.

  • POLICE REPORTS - Dec. 23, 2010

    Dry Ridge

  • Dry Ridge Post Office to open January 2011

    The new Dry Ridge Post Office is nearing completion with a planned January 2011 opening.

    Construction on the $1 million facility on 1.4 acres of land at the corner of Brentwood Drive and U.S. 25 began this summer.

  • Helping Hands open Dec. 24

    Last Thursday’s snowfall caused problems for more than just motorists.

    The inclement weather forced Helping Hands to cancel the mobile Helping Hands/Freestore Food Bank Food day.

    The good news is that Helping Hands, Barnes Road in Williamstown, will be open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 23 and 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Dec. 24.

  • Keeping a Christmas tradition

    As they entered Wal-Mart on Dec. 14, it didn’t take long for some Grant County Middle School students to grab shopping carts and spread out across the store.
    “They’re excited,” said Barbara Jones, GCMS language arts teacher who organized the event. “Our students are amazing. They are really humbled by this experience. I have witnessed tears in the eyes of students as they talk about the reasons for the gifts they selected. It is so heartwarming.”