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400 Mile Yard Sale attracts TV show producers

On its own the annual U.S. 68 400 Mile Yard Sale, along U.S. 68 from southern Ohio across Kentucky, has a lot to offer shoppers in June.

Sunday 05/31/2015
Beach seclusion off Cambodia's coast
Posted: May 31, 2015

KOH RONG, Cambodia -- I was in need of a digital detox (aren't we all nowadays?), but instead of heading to a swanky resort that simply locked my phone away for the duration of the stay, I headed to an undeveloped island off the southern coast of Cambodia.

New floral prints bring spring indoors
Posted: May 31, 2015

Floral motifs pop up every spring in home-furnishing collections, and after a long winter they're always a welcome sight. But this year, there seem to be more of them than ever, and they feel particularly fresh.

Lacy-Russell
Posted: May 31, 2015

Announcing the engagement of Kendra Lacy, daughter of Kenneth Lacy and the late Glenda Lacy of Madisonville, to Dan Russell, son of Steve and Thelma Sroka of Magnolia, DE and the late Danny Russell of Athens, ME. A wedding is planned for 4 p.m., June 20 at the Ballard Center in Madisonville with a reception to follow. All friends and family are invited.

Traveling with your dog will cost you
Posted: May 31, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Having an 80-pound Labradoodle as a travel buddy means B.L. Ochman can quickly separate the hotels that love dogs from those that just put up with them.

Help plants grow with proper staking
Posted: May 31, 2015

"Grow up." That's what I tell some of my plants.

Saturday 05/30/2015
This had been a month of extreme weather around the world
Posted: May 30, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Even for a world getting used to wild weather, May seems stuck on strange.

Friday 05/29/2015
Golf benefit planned for Webster County youth
Posted: May 29, 2015

An upcoming day of food, entertainment and golf is planned to help a Webster County youngster battle a serious heart condition.

Thursday 05/28/2015
Library seeking area poetry enthusiasts for new group
Posted: May 28, 2015

The Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library is looking for area poetry enthusiasts interested in organizing a poetry reading group.

Wednesday 05/27/2015
Veteran's historic 'scrapbook' to find home at Texas museum
Posted: May 27, 2015

An 80-year-old U.S. Navy "scrapbook" compiled by a late Hopkins County veteran will be joining several other naval artifacts in a noteworthy Texas museum due to the efforts of the Hopkins County Genealogical Society and members of the deceased sailor's family.

Backyard sheds reimagined as pubs, studios, getaways
Posted: May 27, 2015

When Morgaine Ford-Workman and Wren Workman bought a house with a backyard shed, they saw the potential for something more than storing garden tools.

Tuesday 05/26/2015
Galapagos Island volcano erupts first time in 33 years
Posted: May 26, 2015

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- A volcano atop one of the Galapagos Islands has erupted for the first time in 33 years, threatening a fragile ecosystem that inspired Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.

Monday 05/25/2015
California looks Down Under for drought advice
Posted: May 25, 2015

SYDNEY (AP) -- California has turned to the world's driest inhabited continent for solutions to its longest and sharpest drought on record.

Sunday 05/24/2015
Coasters, pop culture rides, Orlando Eye in summer lineup for fun
Posted: May 24, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A dark, submarine-inspired thrill ride in California and swank new offerings at Downtown Disney all top the summer's must-do list for theme park and amusement fans.

How to garden with pets in mind
Posted: May 24, 2015

Veterinarians are beginning to preach the gospel of gardening — primarily how organic fruits and vegetables can be used to improve the health of family pets.

Backyard sheds reimagined as pubs, studios, getaways
Posted: May 24, 2015

When Morgaine Ford-Workman and Wren Workman bought a house with a backyard shed, they saw the potential for something more than storing garden tools.

House tours let communities strut, bond, fundraise
Posted: May 24, 2015

Across the country, spring is the season for house tours, a chance for the house-proud to strut their stuff, and for communities to bond, celebrate and fundraise.

Friday 05/22/2015
Winds, choppy seas slow cleanup of California oil spill
Posted: May 22, 2015

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) -- Weather has slowed cleanup efforts at the site of an oil spill that fouled a California shoreline.

Thursday 05/21/2015
Study: Fewer kids have severe mental problems; more get help
Posted: May 21, 2015

Contrary to public perception and horrific cases that make headlines, serious mental problems are declining among the nation's youth, and there has been a big rise in how many are getting help, a new study finds.

Wednesday 05/20/2015
Air Force launches hush-hush mini-shuttle into space
Posted: May 20, 2015

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- A mysterious space plane rocketed into orbit Wednesday, carrying no crew but a full load of technology experiments.

Saturday 05/16/2015
US says decade-old Gulf oil leak could last another century
Posted: May 16, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) -- For more than a decade, oil has been leaking into the Gulf of Mexico where a hurricane toppled a drilling company's platform off the coast of Louisiana. Now the federal government is warning that the leak could last another century or more if left unchecked.

Friday 05/15/2015
Latest self-driving Google car heading to public streets
Posted: May 15, 2015

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- The latest version of Google's self-driving car - a pod-like two-seater that needs no gas pedal or steering wheel - will make its debut on public roads this summer, a significant step in the technology giant's mission to have driverless cars available to consumers in the next five years.

Thursday 05/14/2015
USDA develops new government label for GMO-Free products
Posted: May 14, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Agriculture Department has developed a new government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients.

Wednesday 05/13/2015
Review: What to do if phones fill up with photos
Posted: May 13, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) -- Shoot enough photos and videos, and your phone will eventually fill up. Many phones don't let you add storage, and moving images to a personal computer is complicated for many people.

Tuesday 05/12/2015
Report: Binge drinking by young people is increasing
Posted: May 12, 2015

PARIS (AP) -- Alcohol consumption in wealthy, developed countries has declined over the past two decades but dangerous binge drinking has increased among the young, according to a new study released Tuesday.

Monday 05/11/2015
Searching the Cosmos in Carl Sagan's name at Cornell
Posted: May 11, 2015

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) -- The Cornell University institute searching for signs of life among the billions and billions of stars in the sky is being named for - who else? - Carl Sagan.

Saturday 05/09/2015
Amount of carbon dioxide in air keeps rising, hits milestone
Posted: May 09, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Global levels of carbon dioxide, the most prevalent heat-trapping gas, have passed a daunting milestone, federal scientists say.

Friday 05/08/2015
Study: Vaccination against measles may have other benefits
Posted: May 08, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A new study suggests the measles shot comes with a bonus: By preventing that disease, the vaccine may also help your body fight off other illnesses for years.

Monday 05/04/2015
Pilot to fly solar plane across Pacific for 5 days, 5 nights
Posted: May 04, 2015

BEIJING (AP) -- A pilot said Sunday that he is anxious but excited about flying a solar plane solo from China to Hawaii on the longest leg of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel.

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