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Tony Gray Brown, who served in the U.S. Army from 1969-71, was wrapped in a Quilt of Valor. more
Summer gatherings call for a refreshing, fruity punch for a warm, sunny day. Spritzers with sparkling bubbles, fruity teas with southern tradition and lemon and limeades with tart pop are the signature drinks. If short on time and energy, look for a recipe that uses a frozen juice concentrate instead of pureeing fresh fruit or use a commercially bottled tea and liven it up with fruity additions... more
Bedford County Economic Director Shane Hooper was recently wrapped with a Quilt of Valor for his service from 1993 to 1997 in the U.S. Marines. “We are fortunate to have Shane working for the betterment of our community!” said Amy Martin, QOV representative who presented the quilt. more
July is peach season. Nothing says summer like a juicy, refreshing, sweet peach and they're coming in fast and furious right now. We are lucky to have nearby orchards where you can pick your own or you can take the lazy route like I did and get the pre-picked or you can pick some up at your local market! I came home and canned eleven pints for the fall and winter... more
Bedford County Fair president Judy Gambill and board member Christine Pyrdom recently presented a copy of the 2021 Fair program book to County Mayor Chad Graham. The fair will be held July 19-24 at Bedford County Agriculture and Education Center on Midland Road, with live music, livestock shows, agricultural exhibits, a carnival midway and other fun and educational activities... more
Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church members and guests note they've been having a blast this summer with "Summer Family Nights" every Wednesday. The program runs through July 28. "Rocky Railway" Vacation Bible School has been conducted for the kids and youth and "Bystander" DVD Bible Study has been held for adults. ... more
Whether an early riser, lunch-time picnicker or planning to be out late on a date this July 4, we have some summer recipes (courtesy of The Dairy Alliance)to get you started. Serve with a drizzle of warmed milk or cream. Add toppings like fresh berries, dried fruits and chopped nuts... more
Little Beck Rittenberry is all ready for the summer temps and the July 4 holiday. His mom, Jesse Rittenberry, says he's the love of her life. more
Elma Ballinger recently reached a milestone in her life, turning 100 years young. Born and raised near Corbin, Ky., she moved to Cincinnati, Ohio after graduating from high school. She went to find work. Elma moved to northern Kentucky where she worked and raised her 3 children... more
The members agreed to assist with the annual library luncheon in October by providing the table decorations. The hostesses providing refreshments were Mary Alexander and Lynn Hulan. The June program was presented by Daryl Bernd with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. He presented a most informative and interesting program as he specializes in our area creeks, rivers, and ponds, and operates under the TWRA Fisheries Division. He has worked with TWRA for 35 years and covers 29 counties... more
This month, Bedford County Emergency Management Services were the recipients of the Bedford County Republican Party appreciation snacks. They deserved to be thanked for all they do for the citizens of Bedford County, said member Sandy Still. more
In Bedford County, there's not much better way to tell a story than through food. Celebrate Juneteenth, today, with good food, family and friends. Fortunately, those celebrating in the Volunteer State can easily enjoy with seasonal foods. Farmers Markets are opening with prime produce offerings... more
The Shonta' Whorley Lamb Memorial Softball Scholarship is presented each year to a Shelbyville Central High School senior Eaglette softball player who is continuing the sport into college. This year's scholarship winner is Hannah Burks, right, who is planning to continue her game at Motlow State Community College. Hannah is the daughter of Paula and Chris Burks. Presenting the scholarship is Makenna Lamb, daughter of Shonta' Lamb. more
Bedford County can boast of some real beautiful churches. St. Paul United Methodist Church in Rover is one. more
Summer is the time for cookouts and picnics. My Grandmother loved picnics. She'd pack up some sandwiches or we'd take hotdogs or hamburgers to cook on the grill and go to the park on Lake Michigan for the afternoon or evening of swimming and eating... more
What's the good old summertime without an ice cream cone? While it is fun to catch the local ice cream truck, don't forget that some ice cream recipes, especially with new machines on the market, are just as cool prepared in your own kitchen. The Dairy Alliance is celebrating June Dairy month with some refreshing recipes... more
The May meeting of Shelbyville Garden Club was held at the home of Sherrie Moore with Freda Head serving as co hostess. Members report that delicious refreshments were served. Pam Beasley presented a humorous gardening devotional titled "I'll Plant Anything."... more
District 62 State Rep. Pat Marsh, left, gave Shelbyville Rotary Club members an overview of what is happening in state government and how it affects Bedford County. Darin Hasty was program facilitator. more
State Rep. Pat Marsh, right, presented a check for $500 to United Way of Bedford County for a 2021 sponsorship. Receiving the check was Mark McGee, UWBC executive director. more
The 2021 Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival, in its 90th year, has chosen a new queen. She is Abigail Canter of Western Kentucky University and Shelbyville. A second-year Spirit Master as one of the university's official student ambassadors, Canter is majoring in corporate and organizational communication and minoring in psychological sciences... more
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