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Finding my home in stranger-filled pool hall

By Meaghan Downs

I am a woman with no hometown.
Like a magpie foraging and stealing things to bring back to her nest, I surround myself with bits and pieces of my former lives in other states to recreate a feeling of home.
Nothing tangible, no knickknacks.
I’m not a snow globe or porcelain doll kind of person.
Local watering holes, like Jim’s Pool Room, are more my style.


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By Jason Denny

Services you know about, and some you don’t

During the course of daily operations in our office, we respond to calls regarding the duties of the circuit clerk’s office vs. the county clerk’s office.
I hope the article this month will help clarify the county clerk’s duties. Our office is most commonly associated with the annual renewal of your license plate decal and paying yearly taxes on your vehicle, however we have many more duties.


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Turn children’s snow days into grow days

By Cheryl Steenerson

I thought I was ready for winter. Sure, I had plenty of wood. Yes, I had my bag of Winter Melt and the shovel handy. I had the truck inspected and prepped for everything, almost.
The one thing I forgot to do was lube the rubber seals in the car door. Whoops.
Last Thursday night, when we got our first winter weather, I ended up banging on the door with my little lunch cooler to break the ice, and it worked. Needless to say, I sprayed the rubber the next day with olive oil.  Standing outside, in the wind and snow is not my idea of a good time.


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Remembering 1994’s bitter winter blast

By Shawn Crowe

We’ve complained in recent years about the single-digit temperatures we’ve seen from time to time during the winter months here in central Kentucky. So far this season, the 10-15 degree range is about as cold as we’ve gotten, but even at that you can hear grumblings from folks about how spring can’t show up fast enough.
I thought I’d do a quick little write-up about the January we experienced here 18 years ago, just to jog our memories and remind us that it could be worse — a lot worse.


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Summer’s warmth will be here before we know it

By Cheryl Steenerson

Boy, have we been spoiled.
This winter’s temperatures could have been a gardener’s dream, if we’d known. We could still have lettuce, spinach, turnips and kale growing, if we hadn’t put the gardens to bed. By this date last year, we had had 2.5 inches of snow.
What makes it snow? Moisture and temperature are the two culprits. Moisture in the air gathers into droplets and when the temperature cools enough, ice crystals are formed. As more are formed they get heavier. When it gets heavy enough, it falls as snow. So, where’s our snow?


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It’s never too early to start selecting seeds

By Cheryl Steenerson

Happy New Year. I don’t know about you all, but I’m feeling all warm and fuzzy.
It’s primarily because I got lots of warm stuff for Christmas, but other things, too. I received numerous pictures of family and friends along with letters and messages catching me up on their lives. What a great way to start 2012. Now, if only I can remember to write it.


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Were gardening gadgets under your tree?

By Cheryl Steenerson

Well, it’s here, the end of the year. There were moments when it seemed like it would never get here. Then time would speed up and we couldn’t believe it was December.
Life is time. Some days it’s a slow stroll, others it’s a sprint. But it’s always a marathon filled with memories along the way.


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Hoping almanac gets rest of winter wrong, too

By Cheryl Steenerson

Well, this sure has been some weird weather.
The library’s alliums are sprouting like it’s spring. I’m just thankful that all this precipitation has been in the form of rain and not snow.
I guess that’s a good way to end the fall.
Winter officially arrives tomorrow with the longest night. From then on, the sun will rise earlier each day and we’ll begin the slow roll back to spring.
We’ll just get a little flakey between now and then.


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By Jason Denny

Things to consider as year comes to close

As we approach the end of the year, here are some topics that relate to that very subject.  
Buying and selling a vehicle at the end of the year
If you have sold or intend to sell a vehicle before the end of the year, be sure that the buyer transfers the vehicle at the county clerk’s office.  Just signing the title will not remove your tax obligation for the next year.


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Cold aside, winter does have its upside

By Cheryl Steenerson

We must be living right or we’re just plain lucky.
That’s the only way to explain the recent warm temperatures and rain. Can you imagine what it would have been like if all that rain would have been snow? Makes me shiver just to think about it.
Many of you came in to groan about my winter prediction last week, at the library. I’m right there with you, but my friend Ginny reminded me that we need the cold to kill off all these germs that are making people sick. I agree winter does have its upside, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it.


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