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Many options available for child care

With summer vacation drawing near, working parents of school-age children may be having thoughts of what they should do with their children.

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Wednesday 05/06/2015
Get approval before making a purchase, Gemini

Happy birthday for May 7: Do what you can, but don’t waste time trying to change the inevitable. Use your knowledge and experience to help you gain ground. Your numbers are 3, 10, 16, 22, 28, 34, 44.

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Alliance founder receives UK award

Thomas E. Gumm, founder and chief executive officer of Alliance Corp. of Glasgow, was recently awarded the University of Kentucky’s Department of Civil Engineering’s Construction Management Founders Society Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Franklin bank to expand in BG

Franklin Bank & Trust Company will open an additional bank location in Bowling Green.

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Wednesday 05/06/2015
Absolutely Pilates sets benefit event

Absolutely Pilates, 1051 Fairview Ave., will have an event from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday to benefit the Arthritis Foundation of Kentucky. Cost is $20.

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John E. Stevenson Jr. earns scholarship

John E. Stevenson Jr. of Hopkinsville, a junior at Western Kentucky University, recently received the $1,143 Lou Turley Memorial Scholarship administered by the Professional Marketing Association of Bowling Green.

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Video

VIDEO: Greek Week Events Day

Greek Week Events Day 2015

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Wednesday 05/06/2015
Insurance company reports distribution

Northwestern Mutual of Louisville distributed nearly $75 million in permanent life insurance dividends in 2014 to policy owners who work with the company’s district offices in Kentucky and Southern Indiana, including in Louisville, Lexington and western Kentucky, and in Bloomington and Evansville, Ind.

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Miller inducted into hall of fame

Glenn Miller of Millers Bottled Gas, 110 Campbell Lane, was recently inducted into the propane industry’s Hall of Fame sponsored by LP Gas Magazine.

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Clinic beginning work on facility

Graves Gilbert Clinic is building a new 40,000-square-foot primary care facility in Bowling Green.

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Mike Simpson to chair museum board

Mike Simpson of Bowling Green is now chairman of the International Bluegrass Music Museum Board of Trustees in Owensboro.

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Chamber receives excellence awards

The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce recently received three Excellence Awards from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives.

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Many options available for child care

With summer vacation drawing near, working parents of school-age children may be having thoughts of what they should do with their children.

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Taking care of family comes before tithes, offerings

DEAR DAVE: My wife and I go to a small church where we tithe. The church is continually asking for contributions to other charities and causes, and we don’t have the money to give to them all while we’re sticking to our budget and getting out of debt. The worst part is that we get pretty aggressive pushback when we say no. What can we do? — MICHAEL

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Dear Abby: Sometimes, a break is the best for all

DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend of 10 years, “Scott,” and I separated last year. I was pregnant and hormonal at the time, and told him we would never get back together. We went a month without contact, then reconnected.

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Billy Graham: Worship shouldn't simply be a spectator sport

QUESTION: I get just as much out of watching a church service on television as I do actually going to one. Why should I go to all the trouble of getting dressed and fighting traffic and all that? To me, that’s just a waste of time and energy. — Mrs. L.W.

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Monday 05/04/2015
SLIDE SHOW: Mayhem 2015
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Annual Music Fest features Bonnaroo Performer

Revolution 91.7 FM, the Western Kentucky University student-run progressive music station, presented its 12th annual free spring music festival, Mayhem, at Circus Square Park on Friday.

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Billy Graham: Ask yourself what place God should have in your life

QUESTION: I went to church this Easter, and the pastor made a remark about people who are just “Christmas-and-Easter” Christians. He was probably trying to be funny, but I don’t think he should’ve put people like me down or made us feel unwelcome, do you? — Mrs. J.R.L.

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Dear Abby: Parents with strong beliefs won't visit co-habitating couple

DEAR ABBY: Our amazing daughters are in their late 20s. Both of them are independent, intelligent and loving. The four of us have a special bond. My wife and I have always been supportive in all aspects of our daughters’ lives, and that will never change.

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Take pride in the way you handle money, Taurus

Happy birthday May 6: Stay alert and take care of your responsibilities regardless of what’s going on around you this year. Your ability to adapt to whatever changes you face will be what helps you come out on top. Your numbers are 9, 15, 23, 27, 34, 37, 45. 

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TALK OF THE TOWN: Q&A with S. Darlene Gooch

S. Darlene Gooch grew up in Russellville and is a member of the Russellville High School class of 1974. She lived in Nashville for 10 years after high school before attending the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, graduating with a degree in public relations and journalism. She has been active in theater, a journalist and, for more than a decade, director of Main Street Russellville. She serves on the Russellville City Council.

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Show everyone what you are capable of, Libra

Happy birthday May 5: Keep life simple. If you take on too much, you will gain little. Your numbers are 4, 18, 21, 26, 30, 37, 49. 

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Dear Abby: Woman's prince charming has abandoned magic words

DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend and I both have professional careers and are independent. We have been in a committed relationship for eight years now. 

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Billy Graham: True Christians seek to be more like Christ

QUESTION: Several of my friends are active church types, but I can’t see that it makes any difference in the way they live. How do you explain this? I don’t think they’re any better than I am. — C. McK.

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Sunday 05/03/2015
Pets of the week

Snoopy is an 11-year-old male cat. He is a gentle giant, weighing in at 16 pounds. As a senior cat, he would like an indoor home where he can cuddle on the couch.

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Time to relax

We live in a day of hustle and bustle, ripping and roaring and blowing and going. Hurry up and get there ... anywhere.

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Trauma can affect people,communities

In an effort to find solutions to the challenges that result from unaddressed trauma issues, trauma-informed communities are springing up in ourcountry.

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Neighbors

Kip Carr, formerly of Bowling Green, was elected to a four-year term as treasurer/chief financial officer of the Democratic Party of Georgia.

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Births

The following births were recorded at The Medical Center:

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Sunday's child

Paris, 13, is talkative and very creative. He has a strong imagination, enjoys building things and likes to read and draw. He enjoys riding bikes, going to the playground and playing baseball, soccer, football and basketball.

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'Secret Wisdom' is beautifully done

“The Secret Wisdom of the Earth” by Christopher Scotton. New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2015. 480 pages. $26.

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Please put your hand down, guilty volunteer

Are you a guilty volunteer? A guilty volunteer is someone who can’t say no but then resents saying yes.

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Hines trifecta a great introduction

“Duncan Hines: How a Traveling Salesman Became the Most Trusted Name in Food,” by Louis Hatchett. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2014. 352 pages, $19.95 (paperback).

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Purpus-Price

Kelley Carr Purpus and Jonathan Jackson Price are happy to announce their engagement.

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Ask questions and negotiate on your behalf, Gemini

Happy Birthday May 4: Do your thing, take action and be passionate about reaching your goals. Stay within your means and focus on whatever will bring the highest return. Your numbers are 8, 13, 20, 24, 32, 38, 43. 

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Simmons-Gray

Ron and Brenda Simmons of Bowling Green announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristi Michelle Simmons, to Lucas Paul Gray, son of Mrs. Cherie Gray of Bowling Green and the late Mr. Larry Gray.

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Greenwell-Ragan

Michael and Jane Greenwell and Gary and Karen Ragan are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of Jenny Greenwell and Tyler Ragan.  

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Friend in need

Need 4325: A family needs a television, a small bookshelf, a sofa and chair for the living room, a dresser, two complete beds, pots, pans and small storage bowls with lids. Call Dave Sturgeon at Uspiritus-Bellewood, 270-991-5290.

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Cooper anniversary

Ronnie and Joyce Cooper of Bowling Green will celebrate their 50th anniversary on May 7, 2015.

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Dear Abby: Prayer can turn to panic during restaurant outings

DEAR ABBY: I’m comfortable with my faith and pray before a meal at home and at friends’ houses. We have become friendly with individuals from our church, and on many occasions have gone out to eat together at restaurants. When the meal is brought out, it has become a custom to pray. I feel uncomfortable praying aloud in public, and have seen others at our table already eating when someone says, “Let’s pray.” My wife tells me to just go with it. But sometimes when the praying goes on for a lengthy time, I start to get sweaty and on the verge of a panic attack. I wish they would take into consideration that others may feel praying is a private matter. I don’t believe that because one person doesn’t want to do something, others shouldn’t do it. So what say you? When food is brought to the table, should I dash to the restroom, or would that be rude? — PREFERS PRAYING PRIVATELY

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Vaughan anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Warren Vaughan will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on May 5, 2015.

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Brown-Fazel

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Brown of Scottsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Nicole Brown, to Ryan Allen Fazel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Fazel of Morgantown.

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Benefield anniversary

Bill and Frances Benefield will celebrate 55 years of marriage on May 6, 2015.  

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Minton-Smith

The Chief Justice and Mrs. John Deane Minton Jr. of Bowling Green announce the engagement of their daughter, Page Sullivan Minton, to Mr. William Corbin Smith, son of Mrs. Jill Perkins Smith and Mr. William Ben Smith of Bowling Green. 

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Double-chin treatment wins FDA approval

WASHINGTON — Kythera Biopharmaceuticals Inc. won approval for a first-of-its-kind double-chin treatment.

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Saturday 05/02/2015
Show, sale planned for Hammers artwork

Kelley Hammers of Bowling Green has been on a “treasure hunt” through her parents’ Butler County home, going though the artwork the couple created since they took up art in the 1970s.

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Allen County plans used book sale

Friends of the Allen County Library’s annual used book sale is Friday and May 9 during library hours.

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Munfordville citywide yard sale today

Look for bargains all over Munfordville today with its citywide yard sale.

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‘Pedal for the Park’ will be May 9

Friends of Mammoth Cave National Park will have the fourth annual “Pedal for the Park” at 8 a.m. May 9.

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I-65 repairs planned in Hardin County

Lanes on Interstate 65 in northern Hardin County will have some closures during the next two weeks, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 4.

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Take an unfamiliar route and learn from experiences, Cancer

Happy birthday May 3: Use your imagination and you will improve a situation that has been holding you back. Being resourceful and prudent will lead to victory. Your numbers are 3, 10, 23, 26, 31, 38, 46. 

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Billy Graham: You can find God through Christ

QUESTION: I thought I could find God by studying the major religions, but I’ve only ended up confused. You’ll probably tell me to look at Christianity, but I’ve never tried because there are so many different churches. Maybe God can’t be found. Can you help? — N.S.

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Friday 05/01/2015
Dear Abby: Boss' advances make job uncomfortable

DEAR ABBY: I’m 16 and just got my first job working in food services. I have been working here for about two months, and have grown close with my co-worker “Samantha” and my boss. Samantha quit suddenly a few days ago. Today she told me our boss had told her he had strong feelings for her. He’s married with kids.

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Church news

SPECIAL SERVICES •Eleventh Street Baptist Church’s annual Fashion Show will be May 9. Contact Sister Dorsia Cook at 270-842-7154, Sister Louise Cosby at 270-842-5009, Sister Angela Townsend at 270-796-3725 or see your minister for a pre-addressed sign-up envelope. A practice session will be Saturday. All age groups are invited to attend.

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'Living our faith' Church starts ecological plant ministry

Members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bowling Green held hands and sang “We’ve Got the Whole World in Our Hands” as they formed a circle around the spot where they planted a tree during their Earth Day service Sunday.

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Events set for Day of Prayer

Several events are planned for the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, including the Bowling Green Area Prayer Breakfast, the Circle of Good News Bible reading and drive-through prayers.

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