In the heat of summer, hell hath frozen over

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By Phyllis McLaughlin

Apparently, hell has frozen over. For the life of me, I don’t have an opinion on anything local today.


Anyone who knows me even a little should find that surprising.

I guess that’s summer in rural Kentucky. Not a lot of controversy, now that the Primary Election is out of the way.

But, we still have plenty of things coming up, in terms of activities. First is River Sweep, which starts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 26, at Milton City Park. This is the rain date, as the event was postponed after the deluge early last Saturday morning.

Then, after all the hoopla surrounding the Madison Regatta on July 4th weekend, the Trimble County Fair arrives at the county park on Monday, July 5.

Check out the Trimble County Fair Guide, inserted in this issue. The guide gives the complete schedule of events, including all the pageants, as well as 4-H competitions, sporting events and musical entertainment.

Come out and support the fair. The Trimble County Fair Board and the Trimble County Extension Office, along with hundreds of other folks, put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into organizing this six-day summer event. Check out 4-H, FFA and Open Class exhibits, all of which are vying for those highly valued blue ribbons.

Oh, and if you are planning to go on vacation someplace this summer, don’t forget to take a copy of The Trimble Banner along with you. We are reviving our “Readers on Vacation” feature, with the new name, “Travelin’ with The Banner.”

Snap a photo of yourself, or of friends and family members holding that copy of the Banner at any of your vacation destination spots, and send it in to us. We’ll publish the photo, as space allows, along with the information about your travels. Be sure to name everyone in your photo from left to right, and provide a phone number we can call if we have any questions.

This week, we start out with two local women who took a Toby Tour to Grand Rivers in Western Kentucky last month. So, look over at Page 3 to get an idea of what this feature is all about. Think of it as a way to brag to your friends and neighbors, who are certain to be jealous of your amazing trip.

You may submit more than one photo, but we will only publish one photo per family, per trip.

Well, that’s about all I got.

I’ll sign off with these two words of advice, however, for any of you planning to put a patio in your backyard: Leveling sand.

We’ve done a bunch of landscaping ourselves this summer, and thought we’d try our hand at laying the paving stones for our new patio ourselves. For amateurs, we didn’t do a bad job. However, as I told my Dear Husband the other night, if I’d paid someone to do what we ended up with, I would be demanding my money back.

But, I’m still proud of us – we gave it the old college try. I wish you better luck with your major do-it-yourself projects this summer.

Phyllis McLaughlin, editor of The Trimble Banner, is obsessed with landscaping her Milton yard in her spare time.