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 — For the past six years, community members have come together to have a good time at the Power of Pink gala. But the annual event is much more than a party — the fundraiser is a way to celebrate and support those who experience breast cancer.

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Center for Art and History, in partnership with the city of New Albany, is moving forward with plans to transform an outdated waterfront skate park into a skateable work of public art.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

Garrett Morris, actor, comedian and singer, was one of the original cast members of NBC’s "Saturday Night Live" television show. One of Morris’ best known recurring characters on the series was a supposed New York Met Dominican baseball player named Chico Escuela. Chico spoke a limited numbe…

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SOUTHERN INDIANA — Many who hike Europe's Camino de Santiago are on a path toward healing. Catholic pilgrims have made the 480-mile trek through the French Pyrenees Mountains and across Spain for more than 1,500 years, and it remains a destination for people seeking hope and meaning.

Last weekend I smoked three racks of St. Louis style ribs. Man, were they delicious! We ended up having one-third of a rack leftover. How could we use this as a second meal? One-third of a rack might feed one hungry person or two semi-hungry people. We had to feed four. Voilá. Burritos it is.

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Strategically situated on the Ohio River, New Albany, was once one of the nation’s most prolific steamboat-building cities. While the industry quickly faded, the steamboat as symbol of New Albany’s identity has endured many generations.

In the fall of 1973 my senior year of high school had begun. The Vietnam War was still raging. Protest marches were becoming common place. America was in a state of constant turmoil.

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Some dishes are very easy to prepare and fairly inexpensive while still delivering that “wow” factor when grilling for your friends and family. Today’s recipe fits the bill perfectly.

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NEW ALBANY — This was the first year for Selby Rae Bays to participate in the Floyd County 4-H Fair, and she did it with a mind to help others learn about animals.

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NEW ALBANY — For the past few months, 9-year-old Arian Redden has been caring for two pigs — cleaning, brushing, feeding and playing with them twice a day or more.

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One of the most crucial American attacks was to take place in the early morning hours of June 6, 1944, prior to the allied beach invasions. Pointe de Hoc is a 120-foot cliff overlooking the English channel that had been occupied and fortified by the Germans. There were large German 155 mm gu…

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Liz and I were fortunate enough to travel to the Normandy region in northern France this past March. We stayed in Deauville, a seaside resort with a population of around 4,000 people. Tracing its origins back to 1090, the city feels much larger, as it has been a hotspot for movie stars and t…

History is often taught with only dates and locations of events and can lead to disinterest in historical happenings. Learning about people who were actually involved and the stories behind the events can bring out much more historical interest. A book, “Strange, Amazing, and Funny Events th…

When you go to buy ground beef or steaks, do you typically take into consideration the “grade” of the meat? And what do these differing grades mean?

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JEFFERSONVILLE — Phillip Rodriguez saw an ad for Abbey Road on the River in his hometown Chicago Tribune and knew right then that his family would be heading south Memorial Day weekend for the annual festival.

Friedrich Nietzsche was a German philosopher who is best known for his incredibly skeptical world view. The founder of the “God is dead” movement rejected all religious and moral principles and concluded that life is meaningless. However, many do not know that Nietzsche was also a poet and c…

One of the most enjoyable culinary events that can take place when you go out to eat at a very nice restaurant is when they are capable of making an authentic Caesar salad at your table. It seems almost magical to me, the way they whisk the raw egg yolks, add the oil, emulsify the anchovies,…

JEFFERSONVILLE — Before “Star Wars” took us to a galaxy far, far away and before Marvel opened us up to a universe where even the lives of super heroes don’t always turn out the way they want, famed American filmmaker George Lucas had his first hit movie in 1973 with a tribute to the early 1…

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In popular music, a cover version, often referred to as simply a cover is a new presentation of a song that had been previously recorded. Sometimes the term is used in a derogatory way, implying that the original version is the preferred rendition. This weekend cover music takes center stage…

Before getting into outdoor cooking and grilling in a serious way 25 years ago or so, I didn’t have much of an understanding of rubs. My idea of spices when grilling was salt, pepper and sometimes some garlic powder. And as embarrassing as it is to admit, I used the finely milled salt and pe…

In the 27 or so years I’ve been writing for the newspaper, I’ve listened to and retold the stories of many hundreds of people. My favorites are the ones of redemption. Lately, I’ve been interested in the stories told by recovering drug addicts, their descent into a living hell and how the gr…

“Our goal as shepherds of God’s church isn’t to steal sheep. It’s to plant grass. We didn’t expect fringe people from other churches. We wanted to cause spectators to step up to become active participants. We wanted to reach those who hadn’t been reached. Growing is a win-win situation.”

A couple of facts about me: Number 1 — I love to people watch, especially appreciating the interactions between individuals and Number 2 — I love to shop at Big Lots (they have quarterly 20 percent of total purchase sales but my favorite is a rewards coupon: spend $15, save $5 – 33 percent d…

LifeSpan Resources, Inc., a non-profit organization serving the elderly and individuals with disabilities; and the federally designated Area Agency on Aging for Clark, Floyd, Harrison and Scott counties, will be hosting its 33rd annual Senior Games from June 3-7 at various venues in Clark an…

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Beatrice S. Hawkins, 92, of Floyds Knobs, Indiana, passed away July 20, 2019 at Baptist Health Floyd. She was born on July 10, 1927 in Elizabeth, Indiana to the late Thomas and Mary Hess Farris. Beatrice was a real estate broker the majority of her life and owned Hawkins Real Estate Company.…

Mary Rita (Gohmann) Miller, 71, of Burlington, West Virginia, passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 after a brave battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband, Tom Miller of Burlington; two sons, Robert Walker and wife, Alice, and grandchildren, Michael and Lizzy Walker, Joseph McMilla…

Ronald Brooks "Ace" Atkins, 86 years of age passed on away on July 17, 2019 in New Albany, Indiana. He was born on May 8, 1933 in Harrison County, Indiana to the late Fred and Mona Atkins. Ace was a veteran of the United States Army and a retired supervisor from Sonoco. He was a member of De…

Visitation - 4 to 8 p.m., July 23, 2019, Newcomer-New Albany. Mass - 10 a.m. onWednesday, St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Chapel. Burial in church cemetery.

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