Harbor Freight Tools, America’s leading retailer of quality tools at the lowest prices, will celebrate the grand opening of its new store in Franklin, Ky. on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 8 a.m.

Below are the names of local area Western Kentucky University students who were named to the Dean’s and President’s List. Included are the students’ names and their hometown cities.

The Portland Public Library has a new head librarian, and after about six weeks on the job, she is already finding out how friendly folks here can be.

The Portland boys were outscored 18-8 in the third quarter by the Beech Bucs and the visitors went on to defeat the Purple 62-54 in District 9-AA action last Tuesday evening.

The Portland West Panthers won both the regular season and tournament championships in the Sumner County Middle School Basketball Tournament.

The Portland East Lady Panthers finished second in the county middle school tournament, losing to Westmoreland, 21-15, in the title game.

Both Portland West basketball teams wrapped up their regular season in preparation for this week’s AA Sumner County tournament to be held Tuesday and Thursday, and the AA Area Tournament starting January 18 at Harpeth Middle School.

I have a Facebook friend in Colorado, another Christian writer I’ve met with a number of times over the years at various Christian publishing events. For the past few years she’s been writing about her oldest son, Zach, who is a drug addict.

I met Amber, 20, and Luke, 19, at a bookstore recently. They’re from a small Hoosier town near the Ohio border and they were gracious enough to give me their take on a few questions I posed.