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  • New book revisits history of Cropper

    Author Mike Grimes recently released his third book, “Cropper Reflections,” described in a news release as a collection of stories and pictures related to the hamlet of Cropper, which is located in the northeast corner of Shelby County.

    “Cropper Reflections” is a collection of stories and pictures related to the small county hamlet of Cropper Kentucky, which is in the northeast corner of Shelby County.

  • Freedom threatened when Christians don’t do their job

    The War of Independence was won in 1781, and America was declared a free and independent nation.

    Great Britain had a vast empire, a far superior army, better training, greater numbers and better weapons, but Gen. George Washington prevailed with a rag-tag army mostly of volunteers who didn’t have enough weapons or ammunition, and could not even afford to buy shoes for its soldiers.

    It was perseverance, faith in their cause and a belief that they were in the right that allowed them to win against insurmountable odds.

  • Four jailed after gunfire erupts in Lawrenceburg

    Gunfire erupted early Thursday night during a high-speed chase that ended in downtown Lawrenceburg, landing four local men behind bars.

    The incident, which police say involved drugs and money, began just before 6 p.m. at the park-and-ride area near the Bluegrass Parkway when an argument broke out. It ended when police captured the suspects in front of Lawrenceburg Supply on Court Street.

  • KSP creates team to investigate police-involved shootings

    With increasing public interest and media attention throughout the U.S. regarding the use of deadly force by law enforcement agencies, the Kentucky State Police announced last week the formation of a new unit designed to add experience, expertise and transparency to investigations of officer-involved shootings in the Commonwealth, the agency announced.

  • Retelling the story of John Harper’s last convert

    There is a wonderful and true story about a man named John Harper.

    John was born in Great Britain in 1872, and became a devout gospel preacher by the time he was 18 years old. He eventually became the pastor of a large Baptist church in Glasgow, Scotland, and became so well known that he was invited to preach at the renowned Moody Institute in Chicago. Here is where the story takes a turn. John Harper boarded the ill-fated Titanic in 1912, along with his 6-year-old daughter and his sister as a caretaker for his daughter.

    John was a widower.

  • Friday fish fries available St. Lawrence Catholic Church

    St. Lawrence Catholic Church will offer fish fries every Friday during Lent, except for Good Friday, the church announced.

    Served will be baked or fried Alaskan cod, potato wedges, homemade hush puppies, cole slaw, baked beans, desserts and drinks.

    Meals are available to dine or take out, and are $4 for those ages 6 to 14; $10 ages 15 to 54; $9 for over 55; and free for children 5 and under.

    Serving times are 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the church, located at 120 Gatewood Ave., Lawrenceburg. Handicapped parking is available at the basement door.

  • Now that it’s March, make your planting list and check it twice

    Best Kentucky winter ever, just saying.

    Here at the farm, March 1 means no more hoarding. I only hoard two things: firewood and pantry jars. So this is the point that I no longer worry about having enough.

    Oh, I can always get more wood off the farm, so I’d never really run out, but this stuff is just outside the door and arm ready. Same thing with my canned organic veggies.

  • Let’s all share this common dream

    I didn’t realize I’d potentially been wrong all these years. You see, I’ve been an elected public servant for almost 15 years and served in an appointed position before that. During that time, I always thought it was my job to represent all the people in my community, not just the people aligned with the party ticket on which I ran.

    I have always done my best to make policy decisions based on practical and legal considerations on what’s best for my community, not political partisanship.

  • McConnell did chamber and its lunch guests a disservice

    I attended Mitch McConnell’s chamber of commerce luncheon as a guest, a citizen of this town that I love. While I disagree with many of Mr. McConnell’s policies, I did not arrive with an agenda or a protest sign and I was, frankly, embarrassed for the woman who got up and screamed at the senator.

    She’d been disruptive before the lunch even started, and I still do not understand what she was trying to accomplish other than getting all of the cameras trained in her direction.

  • Shh! Steve Bannon is watching me

    Column as I see ’em …

    Let’s start off with a little housekeeping, shall we?

    My column last week in which I speculated how Anna Mac Clarke would have dealt with today’s problems was misinterpreted by some who tried to relate it to last week’s protests of Sen. Mitch McConnell.

    For those in that camp, I would encourage you to read that column again — it’s available in the e-edition on our website — and reconsider.