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Ralph Dickerson

Grand Jury returns indictments

Commonwealth of Kentucky Hancock County Grand Jury Report Comes the grand jury, by the foreman, and reports to the court that they met in session on the 22nd day of December 2023 to consider all pending matters at that time. After having heard testimony from various individuals, a total of 11 True Bills and zero…

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Food pranks at work

A long time ago I worked on the clean up crew for a manufacturing plant in Daviess County. One of my coworkers loved to pull pranks all of the time, and one night he grabbed a roll of duct tape and duct-taped my lunch box shut; actually he used about half of a roll of…

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Mouth open before brain engaged

All of my life, I have often spoken before engaging my brain, or speak in a hurry and completely mangle what I am trying to say. One of the first times I remember this happening was when I was about four or five years old and staying at my grandparents’ house for a visit. I…

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Summers at Nolin Lake: Pontoon voyage and quicksand!

When I was in high school my dad and his sister Jean and brother-in-law Roy went in halves and purchased a pontoon boat. The pontoon was a homemade job constructed out of 1/8th inch steel, and was 28-feet long; it was tough-as-nails and as heavy as a tank! It was not a fast boat, but…

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Hunting ginseng

  I am not sure how old I was when my grandfather took me ginseng hunting for the first time; I think it was as soon as I was big and strong enough to spend an entire day walking through the woods looking for the plant. My grandfather followed a simple rule when it came…

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My Hummingbirds

Last Year I Put Out A Hummingbird Feeder, And It Did Not Take Long For The Little Rascals To Find The Feeder. From What I Can Tell, Two Different Birds Frequent The Feeder, And Each Bird Possesses Its Own Unique Personality; One Bird Is Timid, While The Other One Is Not. In Fact, The Aggressive…

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When bad things happen

When something bad happens to you, how do you react? Do you get upset and wonder “why me?” Do you blame others or are you thankful? When I was younger I often became upset, blamed others and wondered “why me?” when bad things happened to me. I could not understand why such things happened. It…

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It’s not in Korean!

This week I want to talk about a funny thing that happened at church a few weeks ago. I attend Lewisport United Methodist Church, and on Sunday mornings I operate the sound booth. I am literally a trained monkey when it comes to what buttons to push to make stuff work. I really do not…

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Where did the furniture go?

I attended the University of Louisville in the middle part of the 1980s, and one Christmas Break I arrived home to quite a surprise. I pulled into the drive, got out of the car and opened the front door—only to see a living room completely devoid of furniture; no couch, no recliner, not even coffee…

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Summers on Nolin Lake: Fireworks battle!

My family spent a lot of time at my aunt Jean and uncle Roy’s lot on Nolin Lake as I grew up. In my late teens or early 20s my grandmother decided to join us one 4th of July weekend. We spent the day out on the water, and as evening approached we docked the…

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