I was going to turn over the keyboard today to my son, Andrew, to share his killer twice bake potato recipe. He fixed them last week for another one of Liz’s 29th birthday party dinners. It paired perfectly with the grilled flat iron steak and spicy Chimichurri sauce. But alas, that recipe w…

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For those of you who never tried it, spaghetti squash is one of the more remarkable vegetables in the world. As the name implies, it is a squash, that when cooked properly, resembles spaghetti. This delicious and healthy vegetable is the base of the dish and is served with grilled sweet Ital…

As we approach the year 2020, does the Church still have a mission and a purpose? Most Christians would nod their heads in agreement, but most would be at a loss to explain what it is. Some are trying to find meaning in the traditions of the past. Many hope to find new paths that would produ…

As many of you know, I enjoy learning the history of dishes that are popular here in our country. The hot brown, Cobb salad, the Reuben sandwich are some examples of dishes that have an interesting backstory. You can add the fajita to that list. Most of us would assume the fajita is somethin…

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JEFFERSONVILLE — Mel Kahl was just 16 years old in December 1941, when Japanese bombers began striking the U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. As he listened to the news over the radio with his family, a fire lit in him to help do something about it.

CLARK COUNTY — In the early 1940s, the U.S. Army built just over 13,000 Boeing B-17 planes — tanks in the air that would go on to help the allies win World War II.

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As part of the Carnegie Center for Art and History's Songs & Stories of Freedom initiative, an author and illustrator team will talk about their work during the upcoming "A Book, A Page, A World: The Artistic Journey of Author and Illustrator."

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ELIZABETH — As Horseshoe Southern Indiana prepares to transition to Caesars Southern Indiana in a new land-based casino later this year, officials Wednesday detailed plans for the casino’s new sports betting venue, called The Book — which is set to open Sept. 12.

How to deal with the poor and hungry is a politically divisive issue. As we approach another presidential election year, the topic will become front and center in the headlines and in the debates as both liberals and conservatives argue about the best way to solve a century-old problem. The …

The Internet is amazing for those of us who love to grill or cook in general. At our fingertips we have access to literally millions (possibly billions) of cooking techniques and recipes to experiment with. But, for some of us who have been grilling and cooking for years, we have accumulated…

The obituary (or the shortened “obit”) has long been a part of the news reported by newspapers. The obit is an article that reports the recent death of a person, and usually includes a brief summary of the person’s life and information about the upcoming funeral. My grandmother used to read …

A couple weeks ago, we began a series of articles looking at what some of the churches in our area are doing to make a difference in the community. The Church is called not to offer random acts of kindness, but focused acts of kindness committed to demonstrate a Christ-like compassion for th…

Sometimes you come home from a long day at work, or fishing, or the golf course, antiquing, (insert additional retirement pastimes if retired) and you want to fire up the grill. The challenge? You don’t have a ton of time, and yet you don’t want to grill burgers, dogs or brats. Great news. I…

In the aftermath of tragedies like the recent mass shootings in a variety of locations around the country, stories often emerge showing the compassion and generosity of the American people. A narrative from El Paso this past week grabbed our attention and our hearts. Eleven-year-old Ruben Ma…

For those of you who have been reading this column for sometime, you’ll recall that one of our “bucket list” items was a trip to Italy, which we were able to accomplish a couple of years ago, Florence to be specific. Liz and I love Italian cuisine, and I’ve been mastering the technique of ma…

Drive down almost any of the roads in our counties and the chances are great that you will pass a church building. Some churches meet in schools or vacant units in shopping centers. Others worship in buildings constructed from a frame of wood sitting adjacent to their own cemetery, while som…

In my opinion, a good kabob is one of the best looking and most interesting grilled dishes a backyard cook can prepare. And the dish covers everything. You have your meat, veggies, and even fruit depending on how your classify a tomato. (Personally, I think it’s a vegetable.) Anyway, this re…

Family genealogical research has completely changed with the addition of digital records. A researcher needs to only log on to a genealogical site, push a few buttons, and then add that information to their own family tree. That is all well and good if the information is correct and has docu…

Fifty years ago human intellect and persistence achieved the grandeur of reaching the pinnacle of known science. Not since the construction of the tower of Babel had men been able to reach out and touch the heavens. In July 1969 Apollo 11 became the first space capsule to land humans on the …

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Who says you have to be quiet in a museum? It was a Summer Family Celebration at the Carnegie Center for Art and History on Saturday — featuring art-making, live music by Evan and Vanessa, pop-up performances of "Peter and the Starcatcher" from TheatreWorks of Southern Indiana, Louisville Tu…

Not long after Jesus fed the 5,000 followers, the Bible records that this rabbi wanted to be alone with His disciples. He took them north of the Sea of Galilee to the town of Caesarea Philippi, 25 miles away from any Jewish settlement, nestled at the base of Mount Hermon. The city had become…

LOUISVILLE — Forecastle Festival-goers braved the heat at Louisville’s Waterfront Park over the weekend to see an eclectic lineup of more than 50 bands across the event’s five stages, and experience the best of the city’s quirky culture.

Following the time of the process of creation, the Bible tells us that God saw all that He had made and observed that all was “very good” (Genesis 1:31). Pick up the paper today and read about deviant behaviors ranging from wrongs done to animals and the foolish misuse of natural resources t…

JEFFERSONVILLE — The Power of Pink gala is gearing up to raise funds in the fight against breast cancer, but equally as important, to honor those individuals battling the disease, and the survivors who have conquered it.

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NEW ALBANY — The Carnegie Center for Art and History, in partnership with the city of New Albany, is moving forward with plans to transform an outdated waterfront skate park into a skateable work of public art.

The Fourth of July festivities and fireworks have come and gone for most, but summer is just getting started. How do you measure fun in the summer? Do you wander to Georgetown to see a movie at the drive-in? Is a ride on a roller coaster at one of the nearby amusement parks on your to-do lis…

With the coming of the first week of July and a holiday week, it seemed appropriate to take a patriotic breather in the midst of our discussion about the essentials of our faith. We have discussed two foundational truths of our Christian faith: a personal, creative God and the authoritative …

I’m almost embarrassed to be writing this column right now. There is absolutely nothing difficult or skilled about this delicious dish. In fact, I’m typing away trying to think of ways to lengthen my sentences for this column knowing that if I truly explained to you how to prepare this dish,…

Francis Schaeffer (1912 – 1984) was an American Evangelical theologian and philosopher. He has been recognized internationally for his outstanding work in Christian apologetics and relating faith to culture. He authored more than 20 books that have been translated into dozens of languages an…

Genealogical researchers travel across the country to attend seminars to learn more about how to better trace their families. We are very blessed in this area to have some very active genealogy societies who bring in interesting speakers. Members of these local groups are also talented speak…

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Visitation - 1PM to 6PM Sunday, October 20, 2019 at Newcomer-New Albany. Funeral Service - 11AM on Monday, at the funeral home. Burial-Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky.

Martha Ann (Dittmeier) Wigginton, 89, passed away October 14. Visitation, Saturday, 3-8 p.m., Sunday, 9-10 a.m., service immediately following at Naville & Funeral Home, Market Street, New Albany.

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