Guest Commentary

Utilize what is available

How many times have we all heard it? “Metcalfe County doesn’t have anything.” “There’s nothing to do in Edmonton.” “You have to drive thirty miles for everything.” And more specifically, “If Edmonton had a new gym I’d use it, but…”. Thanks to a grant and the efforts of the Metcalfe County School system and Community…

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Fall Break Destinations

  If you’re excited about fall break with the kids (or even if you don’t have kids, but are looking for fall fun) and don’t have a lot of time or money to spend, here are some destinations in our coverage area you can visit (without having to spend the night.) Very Kid-friendly Hart County:…

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What October will bring

October is practically here, and I am hopeful it will be filled with rainy afternoons and chilly evening air, brighter hues on the leaves, apple crisps, and the usual array of fall activities.   The Rollercoaster Fair, the Pumpkin Festival, corn mazes, and trips to Dennison’s Roadside Market and Old Mulkey are all in order.…

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For the greater good

Last week when Republican US Attorney for the western district of Kentucky, Russell Coleman came to my sparsely appointed office, situated in an old building around a town square, I was anxious about how the meeting would unfold. I was excited about the opportunity for a Q&A but still apprehensive. After all, just last month…

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Festival season is here

From August to the end of October the small towns of South Central Kentucky are at their finest, as festival season is underway. In Metcalfe County, the third Sunday in August is held in Sulphur Well and it’s a personal favorite. But all of the festivals are fine. Summer Shade has the Branstetter Park Festival…

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Dealing with rude people

It doesn’t matter what you write, what you do, or what you say there will always be someone waiting to make a derogatory comment about it. Having an opinion is one thing, but being downright nasty is something else altogether. In this age of social media, it has become extremely simple for people to make…

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Back to school

Summer has been lovely. On sunny days it flew by, on rainy days it drug on. All and all, it’s hard to believe it’s at an end. I hope it’s been fun and memorable for my five-year-old and all of the other kids out there who had summer wishlists to fulfill. As school goes back…

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We’d like to know

Each year the newspaper runs special sections each month that highlight various happenings and organizations in the community. For example, we just did our 4th of July Pages and Fair Pages and our Little League Pages are soon to come. Each year we try to add something fresh and new to the lineup. Last year…

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Rain, rain go away

Thus far, summer break has felt more like April in Seattle than the crisp, sunny Kentucky summer times of my youth. The last week of school, me and my five year old sat down and made a lengthy to-do list for summer, filled with outdoor adventures. We included things like camping trips at Cumberland Falls,…

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