Dear Annie: I am 68 years of age and actually very lonely. Most of my friends have either moved on or passed away. I don't make close friends very often because I don't trust too many people. I guess I expect a lot.

PADUCAH -- Jansen Barrett, a physical therapist assistant at Baptist Health Rehabilitation, has been selected as the recipient of the Outstanding Physical Therapist Assistant Service Award by the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) No matter what the situation, you will feel unusually tense. You might even develop an attitude, as you could feel that someone is nixing your ideas randomly. Tonight: If expressing anger, choose your words with care.


Members and officers of Purchase #4464 Ladies Auxiliary are shown presenting a check to the Graves County Public Library bookmobile driver Sandra Hennessey and Office Manager Rachel Davis. Pictured are (left to right) Judy LeRoy, president of Auxiliary, Sandra Hennessey, bookmobile driver, R…

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DEAR DR. ROACH: I've had low-grade prostate cancer for several years and am presently on "active surveillance." My PSAs have been high but steady, running around 7.8 to 9.2. I have a greatly enlarged prostate, which I believe contributes to the high PSA numbers.

Dear Heloise: I've done a lot of traveling, and I'd like to share a few things that I've learned:

Gayle and Diane Robbins of Mayfield will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 24.

Kim Archey from Murray State University visited Mayfield Middle School students to invite them to participate in the MSU Talent Search. This program, funded by the US Department of Education, provides services for students in preparation for post graduate education. These services include tu…

Dear Heloise: What is the storage time in a refrigerator for common everyday foods? -- Diane M., Madison, N.J.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You refuse to be held back in your daily life. You push hard to achieve your goals. If meeting you for the first time, a person could find you irritating and want distance. A conversation goes on and on but proves worth it. Tonight: Do some shopping on the way home.

Build a derby car to compete in the derby car race at the Ice House during the Gourd Patch Arts Festival Saturday, Sept. 21 at 1 p.m.

PADUCAH -- West Kentucky Community and Technical College recently held its annual In-Service meeting in Paducah. The meeting was the official kick-off for the fall semester and provides college leadership an opportunity to provide updates to faculty and staff before classes began August 19.

Dear Annie: Your recent letter from, "Grieving My Childhood," reminded me of a very old German song, written by a renowned clergyman, that begins with the line, "Der Mond ist aufgegangen."

DEAR DR. ROACH: I'm a 74-year-old female who smoked a pack a day for 40-plus years, having quit smoking about 18 years ago. As a precaution, I asked my primary doctor to order a screening CT scan, knowing that I'm a candidate for lung cancer. The results showed a 3-mm nodule in one lung, and…

ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You might suddenly be driven to start a new physical fitness plan or approach a project with more energy. Take action as soon as this afternoon. You could become feisty in the next few weeks if you don't get exercise. Tonight: As you like.

The first recipe is from Samantha Anderson, Graves County's Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources. Sam asked me if I could share the only recipe she felt comfortable making and taking to potlucks or other occasions. Her admission kind of made me laugh, but she is young and si…

• The Graves County Public Library will host family movie night on Tuesday, August 20 at 5 p.m. Watch as a young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus. Free Drinks and popcorn will be served. Children under the age of 10 should be with an adult. The…

PADUCAH -- Market House Theatre hosts the seventh Kids Creative Arts Street Fair on the Square this Saturday, Aug. 17 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Market House Square. Market House Theatre sponsors the event with attendance from local nonprofits. The event is free and open to the public.

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an avid hiker, and I live in an area with lots of Lyme disease. I recently developed some fever, headache, shaking chills and dark urine, and just felt awful. My doctor did some blood tests and said I had Babesia and/or Anaplasma. Are these related to Lyme disease? -- I.J.M.

Dear Heloise: As a dispatcher for the police department, I can tell you that we get a lot of 911 calls that are not an emergency. It's not uncommon for someone to call to inquire about the weather and road conditions, a store that refuses to accept a returned item or any other nuisance calls…

Dear Annie: Several years ago, after my late husband passed away, I reconnected with an old friend whom I'd dated in high school. He was divorced. His ex-wife had become involved with someone else. She was 20 years younger than him. He had retired and that was when she asked for a divorce. I…

The Mercy Health - Lourdes Birthing Center has added breastfeeding classes to its roster of free education available to mothers. The new breastfeeding class will take place the third Monday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning Monday, Aug. 19. The classes take place in the Borders Commun…

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Christian recording artist Lauren Daigle, who has had major crossover success with her single, "You Say," received six nominations Wednesday from the Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- A long-term goal could easily become a reality. You might finally understand which path to go down. Others around you might be extremely critical. In between sharp comments, people express their concern, even if they hurt feelings. Tonight: Join friends and celeb…

PADUCAH -- West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Paducah School of Art and Design opens its 2019 Faculty Exhibition with a reception August 22. The annual exhibition features a selection of works in painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, photography, and design by the art…

ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You are eliminating some never-questioned concepts, and at the same time you are accepting more responsibility. Keep a firm hold on your finances. A child or loved one plays a significant role in your day. Tonight: Check in on an older relative.

Dear Annie: I have a problem I've been struggling with for quite some time. I am in my late 40s and have been married for over half my life. For the past five years or so, I have been dealing with the idea that I may be gay.

LOS ANGELES -- Liam Hemsworth is wishing his wife Miley Cyrus "nothing but health and happiness" days after Cyrus' representative announced the couple's separation.

DEAR DR. ROACH: I was diagnosed with COPD a year and a half ago and have several questions. I seem to be unable to get answers from my pulmonary doctor, as he is always busy and doesn't have a lot of time to spend with me.

Dear Heloise: This is a hint on how to cook vegetables: If they are grown underground, put them in cold water and then cook. If they are grown above ground, put them in boiling water and cook. -- V.J. in North Carolina

To better serve patients, Mercy Health - Paducah Mammography, located at 225 Medical Center Drive in suite 404 in the Paducah Medical Pavilion, will relocate and become part of Mercy Health - Paducah Women's Imaging Center.

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am due to have a mammogram in July, but around the same time I am supposed to have a chest CT as a follow-up to my chondrosarcoma cancer. I have a CT every other year, and an X-ray on the opposite years of both my affected arm and my lungs.

Christy Wilkerson of Mayfield and Richie Wilkerson of Lowes announce the engagement of their daughter, Karly Elizabeth Wilkerson, to Ben Thomas Maxwell, son of James and Kendra Maxwell of Wingo. The wedding is set for Saturday, August 17. Invitations are being sent.

Popular limited-edition packaging offers new opportunity for families to give back: For every note shared to, Frito-Lay will donate $1 to Feed the Children

ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You are eliminating some pre-ordained concepts and at the same time accepting more responsibility. Keep a firm hold on your finances. You could have unexpected expenses. A child or loved one plays a significant role in your day. Tonight: Check in on an older relative.

The Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association is partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau to create a unique quilt featuring one square from each of Kentucky's 120 counties. The special quilt will travel statewide, demonstrating that each county matters, and reminding viewers that every person…

PADUCAH -- Classes begin at West Kentucky Community and Technical College August 19. To better assist prospective students with registration for fall classes, the college's student services offices will stay open later August 12-16.

Dear Readers: We received a lot of mail about a recent letter related to destination weddings, and the following are some of the comments made.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) You explode onto the social scene, perhaps earlier than you anticipated. You might find work challenging, as your attention seems to wander. Consider taking off early. You will be happy and so will others. Tonight: Try a new spot.

Dear Annie: I am part of a cooking club that meets the second Tuesday of each month. Each member buys food and we cook a recipe chosen by the host. There are 15 members. Each has to host once every 15 months. We are all females in our 50s or 60s. There's a handful of members who always atten…