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100 YEARS AGO — 1920 Melvin Chapman and his son John, had a successful turtle hunt in Mercer County at Norton’s Bend. They captured nine, ... Read more

3 hours ago by Robin Hart.

Dislike of haggling leads to facing fears head on

By JACK GODBEY Community columnist A few months back, I needed to purchase a vehicle and began the long and tedious process of trying to ... Read more

1 day ago by Advocate-Messenger.

Coffee with Mimi: What walls say about us may be more than we know

By MIMI BECKER Throughout the past several months, we have been afforded a unique opportunity to glimpse at the real lives of numerous public figures, ... Read more

1 day ago by Advocate-Messenger.

Back-to-School resources at the library

BOYLE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY News release August typically marks the end of summer and the beginning of another school year. Even though back-to-school looks different ... Read more

1 day ago by Advocate-Messenger.

Looking Back: End of WWII etched in memory of local resident

By BRENDA S. EDWARDS Contributing writer Joe Ann Hutchinson Barnes of Danville was a young child when German prisoners worked in tobacco at her grandparent’s ... Read more

1 day ago by Advocate-Messenger.

Life with a smile: Reflecting on the Year of the Dog

By KATE SNYDER Just over a year ago we added a dog to our family. Buddy Baudelaire is a 2-year-old boxer/lab mix. Maybe. No part ... Read more

1 day ago by Advocate-Messenger.

Personal Effects

By JERRY SAMPSON Question: Mr. Sampson, my aunt gave me your name and email. I inherited this painting from a cousin last year. I’m stumped ... Read more

1 day ago by Advocate-Messenger.

“Thread Maven” Sue Ferguson to host virtual lecture for Art Center of the Bluegrass

ARTS CENTER OF THE BLUEGRASS News release When you get Sue Ferguson talking about quilting, you know right away that you are in the presence ... Read more

1 day ago by Advocate-Messenger.

From our files, Aug. 7, 2020

100 YEARS AGO — 1920   A heavy hail and ice storm passed over the edges of Boyle, Mercer and Garrard counties yesterday afternoon, causing ... Read more

1 week ago by Robin Hart.

Life with a smile

We’re still just us – even on vacation   By KATE SNYDER Life with a smile My kids and I took a mini-vacation last week. ... Read more

1 week ago by Advocate-Messenger.

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