Tomorrow marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin Jr. launched from Cape Canaveral on July 16th, eventually landing and stepping out on to the Moon’s surface on the 20th. The Apollo 11 mission was the first of six missions to land on the moon. Plans have been previously announced for a return to the Moon by 2024.
The Grayson County Health Department is warning citizens of an increase in Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever diagnoses due to tick bites. Health educator Rebekah Lee says that symptoms of the disease include extreme fatigue, headaches, and a rash. Protective measures against tick bites can be found on the Center for Disease Control’s website, cdc.gov.
A piece of Kentucky history has been awarded a grant from the state, as the Kentucky Railway Museum was awarded nearly $500,000 for the restoration of L&N Engine 152. This locomotive was built in 1905, and had traveled all over the country. The engine escorted Al Capone’s prison train, and was also ridden by former presidents Harry S. Truman and Theodore Roosevelt. Those who wish to donate to the restoration effort can contact the Kentucky Railway Museum.
The Meade County Fair begins its first day tomorrow. Tickets are $12 and include all shows and rides on that day. More information, including gate and ride times as well as a full events schedule can be found at meadekyfair.com.