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“Bubbleball: Inside the NBA’s Fight to Save a Season” by Ben Golliver. Abrams. 295 pp. $28. Review provided by The Washington Post.

Brian and Kelly Figley to John Drew, Lot 240, Mitchell Heights subdivision, $320,000.

The New York Times reported in April that more than 87,000 Americans died of drug overdoses during the 12-month period that ended in September 2020. It pointed out that the biggest jump in overdose deaths took place last spring, when fear and stress were rampant and job losses were multiplyi…

“Burnout” seems to be the word of the year. For many organizations, the shift to virtual work, an onslaught of urgent changes and the ominous shadow of an uncertain future have contributed to a workforce that is exhausted.

The Runner family reunion is June 13 at the Richardsville Community Center. A potluck meal will be at 12:30 pm. All friends and relatives are invited.

I have traveled from one end of Kentucky to the other. In fact, I have written several books about those visits – “Eating Your Way Across Kentucky,” “Shopping Your Way Across Kentucky,” “101 Must Places to Visit in Kentucky Before you Die” and “Road Trip Eats.” So I know a little about our state.

A holy maiden of Bethlehem “blamed with wrong and slandered” was doomed to die by fire. She asked the Lord to help her. The fire was immediately quenched, the burning brands became red roses and the unlit brands white roses. Thus, the rose became the flower of martyrs.

“No Common Ground: Confederate Monuments and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice” by Karen L. Cox. University of North Carolina. 206 pp. $24. Review provided by The Washington Post.

Heather Hawkins of FirstBank and Dixie Nunnally of American Engineers Inc. took home awards from the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce annual Excellence Awards Luncheon held May 25.

Dried specimens of the medicinal herb Achillea (today a popular sun ornamental) were found in a 60,000-year-old Neanderthal grave. Commonly known as Yarrow, this ancient remedy for cuts and wounds is named for Achilles. It was used to make a poultice to heal his soldiers who were injured by arrows.

When teams that were used to working together in person shifted to virtual, they had a wellspring of mutual goodwill to draw upon. They’d been through change, challenge and growth together. The existing goodwill enabled them to power through virtual work even when it may have been frustratin…

“Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire” by Brad Stone. Simon & Schuster. 478 pp. $30. Review provided by The Washington Post.

Mackenzie Meadows LLC, d/b/a Southern Design & Build, to Hammers Homes LLC, Lot 32, Windsor Trace Farms subdivision, $49,900.

“A Quiet Place Part II” was set to open in March 2020, but a week before its release the coronavirus pandemic caused the shutdown of theaters worldwide – putting this eagerly anticipated sequel on the shelf.

Heather Winchester has joined Farm Credit Mid-America as associate financial officer in the Glasgow office. Farm Credit Mid-America is an agricultural lending cooperative serving farmers, rural residents and agribusinesses in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.

Bowling Green’s Cheetah Clean Auto Wash made a $5,267.63 donation to Court Appointed Special Advocates of South Central Kentucky in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month in April.

When Zeus fell in love with Io, his wife Hera was none too pleased. To keep Io hidden from wifey’s wrath, he turned her into a white heifer and then created a field of violets to feed her. In a flash of inspiration (or desperation?), he sent Hera a bunch of the violets to soothe her temper. Whew!

If you’ve ever succeeded in achieving a big goal, you know that great results require hard work. The sacrifice and struggle associated with accomplishment are part of the work ethic many of us have been marinating in since birth, both in our culture and in our family of origin.

“Eat Sleep Innovate: How to Make Creativity an Everyday Habit Inside Your Organization” by Scott D. Anthony, Paul Cobban, Natalie Painchaud and Andy Parker. Boston: Harvard Business Review Press, 2020. 272 pages, $28 (hardcover).

ICON BG LLC to Greenwood Crossings Inc., Stes. 101, 102, 202 and 302, ICON, $1,944,000.