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Frozen Vastwood Lake ‘sounds like Star Wars’

By Dave Taylor In describing the frozen lake at Vastwood Park, one might expect terms like “peaceful” or “tranquil,” but one unexpected phrase might be the most accurate: “sounds like Star Wars.” The 20-acre lake, its top layer frozen after extended single-digit temperatures, has become the scene of an invisible Star Wars battle, with the…

It’s been cold, but not ’77 cold

By Dave Taylor Subzero temperatures this week put a chill in the hearts of local residents, but 41 years ago the county was being overwhelmed by bitter cold and 10 inches of snow that all but shut down the whole area. While there were some frozen pipes and ice on lakes this week, in 1977…

Energy ends gap recovery, bills to drop 6 percent

By Dave Taylor In January 2017, residential customers of Kenergy Corporation opened their electric bills to a shock when a convergence of circumstances led to a spike in their bills. Now one year later, one piece of that convergence is going away, with the result being a 6 percent savings. See this week’s Hancock Clarion…

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