Today's Features

  • Cadet John P. Gramig was recently awarded the John B. Hanlon Leadership Award and will graduate May 15 from the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps program at Eastern Kentucky University with a bachelor's degree in business and an active duty commission of Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. After completing Field Artillery specialty training at Fort Sill, OK, 2nd Lt. Gramig will be assigned to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. He is a 2011 graduate of Collins High School and is the son of Lt. Col. (R) Keith and MaryAnn Gramig.

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    Moon gardening

  • One of the best sources of information about the attack of the 11th Suffolks, is John Garth’s, Tolkien and the Great War. J.R.R. Tolkien, Oxford scholar, later famous for his Lord of the Rings, participated with another unit in the Somme Campaign.

    However, Robert Quilter Gilson, a Cambridge scholar and his close friend, served as a lieutenant in the 11th Suffolks, and Garth’s book contains dozens of references to this battalion, in which my father served. Both my father and Gilson were killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

  • Corpus Christi Classical Academy students performed Jack and the Beanstalk on April 17 in the Simpsonville Gymnasium.

  • The Cropper Ruritan Club presented the 2015 Citizenship and Patriotism Award at their awards dinner to Patsy Brown. Brown, who was called “a great asset to the community,” has fostered a love of her country and displayed her pride in being a citizen by promoting activities. Brown has been a member of the Cropper Ruritan club for 12 years. Pictured with Brown is Cropper Ruritan Club President, Bryan Franklin.

  • This week
    Young Frankenstein at CHS
    Collins High School will present Young Frankenstein at 7 p.m. Friday at the performing arts center. Tickets for these performances can be purchased at the door for $8 for adults and $3 for students and kids. Nearly 45 students have been working since December onstage and behind the scenes to make this the most unique and entertaining in the school’s history.
    Finchville Ruritan annual yard sale

  • Logan A. Forresthas enrolled in the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps program at Eastern Kentucky University. Upon graduation and completion of ROTC Military Science courses at the host university, the cadet receives a bachelor's degree and a commission of second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

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    Free tax prep services

  • David and Kimberly Munsterman of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Michelle Munsterman of Lexington, to Alexander Flynn Workman of Brooks. He is the son of Tina Sage of Brooks and Curtis Workman of Groveport, Ohio.

    The wedding will take place on June 13, 2015 in Pewee Valley.