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County drug take-back set for April 26

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The Madison County Sheriff’s Office will hold a “Drug Take-Back Day” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, at two locations: the Madison County Community Expo at the London Elementary School at 380 Elm St. (state Route 38) in London and at the parking lot of the Family Dollar Store at 279 Yankeetown St. in Mt. Sterling.The West Jefferson Police Department also will have a drug take-back drop off point from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Gazebo in downtown West Jefferson at Main and North Center streets.


Red Raiders miscues prove costly against Columbus Academy

The beauty about playing high school baseball or softball in the spring in Central Ohio is the fact that so many games are squeezed into such a small time period that teams don’t have enough time to dwell on difficult outings.The London baseball team is play it and forget it mode following a disappointing showing at Columbus Academy Wednesday, April 16.The Red Raiders (3-6, 1-4) traveled to Mid-State League Ohio Division leading Columbus Academy and sent their ace,...

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Disturbing trends

Madison County is not isolated from the national epidemic of drug and substance abuse.Lt. Eric Semler, head of the county sheriff’s office investigation unit, said that drug abuse fuels possible thefts of residences in the county.“Many of those individuals who have become addicted to prescription medications, heroin and other narcotics, had their first contact with drugs they found in medicine cabinets in their own homes,” said Semler. “Therefore,...

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Principals, BOE discuss student stagnation at Madison-Plains

Two Madison-Plains principals, Chris Clark, high school principal, and Kim LeGault, middle school principal, on Tuesday evening, April 15 gave a read on what’s happening in their respective schools to the board of education.Clark led off and asked the question, why are things not going perfectly? He and his team of teachers, counselors and BLTs (building leadership team) work to answer that question and try to determine how to remediate.Part of the discussion inclu...

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A pedicure that cured all my pet peeves

Since I was a young person, I always had some pets around. Most of these have been dogs, hunting dogs in particular. And I loved my pets.In getting older, I discovered that having a pet dog around is a lot of work. More work than I care to do in light of my busy schedule. So I have exchanged these pet dogs for a few pet peeves.One pet peeve of mine is when a waitress calls me “Sweetie.” I do not know, it just gets under my skin. Of course, it might be good fo...

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What does Easter mean to you?

Luke records these words, “When they arrived at the place called The Skull, they crucified Him there.” (Luke 23:33) The death of Jesus Christ is one of the most important events in history. His birth is the first most important because without a Virgin birth, His crucifixion would be no different than any other. But we know that Jesus was (and is) God’s Son so that’s why His death was so meaningful. But the Bible doesn’t say a lot about His death, other than He w...

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Where did the Old Testament come from?

The obvious starting point is God. Unlike the Koran, the Hebrew Scriptures do not claim to be dictated by God. They are recognized as the writings of men whom God inspired. But there were a lot of such writings, so who decides what is included? You often hear about “Lost Books of the Bible” which were never included in the Bible and were not really lost. The Bible did not come with a table of contents. Someone had to decide what to include.

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Woman moves stranger’s vehicle; key fit 2 cars

NEW YORK — A Brooklyn woman says her mother accidentally moved a stranger’s car with a key that fit two vehicles.Cheryl Thorpe was house-sitting for her daughter, Nekisia Davis, when the mix-up occurred on April 7.Thorpe had agreed to move cars for Davis and her friends because of street cleaning regulations.She even texted them to proudly report: “All cars moved successfully.”When they got home from vacation, Davis’ fr...

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