The grass is always greener
For Blackey, Ky., Mayor Mike Dixon, mowing the lawn is not on his list of priorities. Dixon, who despises the buzzing sound of lawn mowers and similar yard tools, refuses to mow his lawn because — as a sign in the overgrown yard says — “There are more important things in life than tall grass,” according to The Associated Press (AP). Dixon has allowed his lawn to grow since last year. “I don’t know why we cut grass, but I do know that I like to sit here in the evenings and enjoy what we have in eastern Kentucky,” Dixon told AP.
Going to the chapel
In August, Las Vegas closed its all-night marriage counter, saving “The Marriage Capital of the World” an estimated $200,000 annually. Instead, the marriage bureau will now operate from 8 a.m. to midnight on Fridays, Saturdays and holidays, according to AP. Officials also say the new schedule will affect less than 4 percent of bureau-issued marriage licenses. Officials hope the bureau’s new schedule will encourage marriage planning. “They just can’t run down to the bureau at 3:05 [a.m.] and be married by 3:10 [a.m.],” County Clerk Shirley Parraguirre told AP. “They have to give just a little thought to the process.”