Organ recipients celebrate life

By Crystal Burns  At the fourth annual Donate Life reception held in the Gibson County Courthouse on April 17, organ recipients celebrated milestones. Two years ago, Janna Ferrell, of Milan, spoke tearfully as she held her baby girl in her arms. Aubrey was waiting on a kidney transplant. She was born early, weighing just 3…

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Trenton Teapot Festival starts April 30

By Crystal Burns, Trenton Gazette   The 37th Annual Trenton Teapot Festival kicks off Sunday. The weeklong community celebration showcases the best of Trenton and pays tribute to the collection of nightlight teapots that has given Trenton the distinction of Teapot Capital of the World. The festival began in 1981 when John Melton, who was…

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Congressman gets crash course in CNG

By Crystal Burns   When Gibson County Utility District General Manager Pat Riley met David Kustoff at No-Till in 2016, the two struck up a conversation. Kustoff was then a Republican candidate for the 8th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, a seat he won easily a few months later. Riley asked Kustoff…

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Harper announces resignation

By Crystal Burns   After nine years in the role, Trenton Special School District Director of Schools Sandra Harper is resigning effective June 30. Harper, who has one year remaining on her current contract, made the announcement at a special called school board meeting April 10. “This hasn’t been an easy decision,” Harper said. “This…

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