August 30, 2014

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Treat yourself to a delicious heavenly oatmeal bar by the Amish Cook

By Gloria Yoder

On Sunday evening Daniel, Julia, and I, along with some other relatives, visited my grandparents. We laughed and cheered as we watched the children try out their “train.” With their imagination at its best, they constructed a train. It consisted of two, three-wheeled bicycles as the engineers, with a nephew sitting in one of the carriers, followed by a little wagon with Julia and two other cousins. Next came a bike cart carrying a child, then after that were three small two-wheeled carts, each escorting someone. Each train car was tied to the one in front of it, making a unique yet hilarious caravan. The first attempts to get started were a bit jerky and definitely a challenge for the engineers who did their very best in pulling the heavy load. After several attempts it went more smoothly.

Love seeks re-election to city council



For those who do not know me, my name is Stanley W. Love. I live at 516 Beech Street, Falmouth, Ky. I am running for re-election to city council. My wife and I have been married 48 years and in that time have raised seven children. We are proud grandparents and great-grandparents. I am a Vietnam Veteran, having served with the U.S. Army for eight years. My wife and I attend Antioch Mills Christian Church where our son Lonnie is youth minister.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet eager to “adopt” your student’s ideas Print E-mail

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has announced the beginning of the 2014 Adopt-a-Highway Poster Contest.

Students across the commonwealth are invited to submit creative works for use in the Adopt-a-Highway calendar for 2015. The contest is open to all Kentucky students of elementary, middle and high school age.

Exposure to the contest and to the Adopt-a-Highway program provides young people with a sense of ownership in Kentucky’s highways and stresses the importance of keeping Kentucky’s highways clean and free of litter. The contest is aimed at educating and encouraging children not to litter and to spread the message to others.

“Increasing environmental awareness and stewardship among children is the goal of this program. Our hope is to bring about a change in attitudes and behaviors concerning a growing problem with litter,” Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said. “A pleasing change of scenery can be accomplished with your child’s help.”

Parents, teachers and family members are asked to encourage children to participate in the contest. The entry form with the necessary certificate of authenticity can be obtained by contacting KYTC’s Office of Public Affairs at (502)546-3419.

The form is also available online at, where you can click on the “Art Contest Deadline” link.

Entries must be postmarked by Sept. 30, 2014.

Children, Inc. announces participation in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program

Children Inc. Announces participation of Family Day Care Homes in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program administered by the Kentucky Department of Education.

Students reminded to be aware of fire hazards

As students from across the Commonwealth pack up their belongings to move from home into college dormitories and off-campus housing, Gov. Steve Beshear and the Kentucky state fire marshal are asking both parents and students to take the threat of fire seriously.

Governor Beshear has proclaimed September as Campus Fire Safety Month. “Awareness, education and enforcement of safety and security measures are vital to keeping our young adults safe,” said Gov. Beshear. “This awareness month provides an opportunity for schools and communities to educate students about the dangers of fire and their role in creating a fire safe environment.”

State jumps 45 places in entrepreneur ranking

After being near the bottom a year ago, Kentucky’s entrepreneurial climate is now one of the best in the nation.

Governor Steve Beshear announced the annual State Entrepreneurship Index (SEI) ranked Kentucky fourth in the country for its ability to create businesses. The Commonwealth climbed 45 places from its ranking of 49th last year.

Say So Long to Summer with this Party Pasta Salad
Evil versus Good

Evil and violence grip us! Thirty thousand men, women and children on a mountain in Iraq in triple digit temperature, facing extermination; many of them Christians. Black young men breaking windows of stores and grabbing armloads of goods and rushing into the night. Israel and Palestinians locked in mortal combat for survival, with no solution or end in sight.

Pendleton County goes down in history with George Washington

Pendleton County makes a proud appearance in a newly released Kindle book The Washingtons: A Family History, Volume One. The author is Justin Glenn, Ph.D., retired Professor of Classics at Florida State University, who is himself a distant cousin of George Washington and the Registrar of The National Society of the Washington Family Descendants.

First televised Major League Baseball game

August 26 1939, the first televised Major League baseball game is broadcast on station W2XBS, the station that was to become WNBC-TV. Announcer Red Barber called the game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York.