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In the aftermath of Uvalde

Allyson Dix Jobe Publishing, Inc.   An unexpected flood of emotion rose from my heart to my eyes as I dropped off my daughter for her last day of first grade at Metcalfe Elementary School. Honestly, I had to pull some inner strength and choke back the rising sobs so not to appear to be…

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Kentucky Veterans Honored

Paula L. Ratliff   Veterans from Kentucky were taken on a whirlwind tour of Washington DC on April 20, 2022, as honored dignitaries of the Honor Flight Bluegrass Program. It was a day of reminiscing and raw emotion as images of war became reality again. Yet, it was a day of reflection and healing. Seventy-three…

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‘Tis the season

PJ Martin Editor The Herald-News   As 2021 comes to a close, I must admit it has been a slight bit better than 2020, but still a hard year. The December tornados and the long-range destruction they caused have definitely put sadness in many hearts. I feel such sorrow for the many families who lost…

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Down the rabbit hole Commentary on Part II

Jennifer Moonsong Division Publisher Barren & Metcalfe   When I embarked on my journey of research for this three-part series, I quickly discovered there was enough information for a 20 part series. The subject is complex. Some of the resources used are the books and lectures of American social psychologist, Dr. Johnathan Haidt. He stressed…

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Introducing the Social Effect

Jennifer Moonsong Division Publisher Metcalfe and Barren   A baby is born. A mother dies. The team triumphs. Tragedy strikes and news travels fast. Aunt Jane posts a picture of her yellow roses. Little Jimmy sports a Burt Reynold’s costume for Halloween. A woman endures her first round of chemotherapy. Another gets a new purple…

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A Fiasco

PJ Martin Editor The Herald-News   I am not entirely sure who the ‘genius’ was that came up with the idea to move all driver’s license facilities to regional offices, but it’s a total fiasco. Recently, I needed to renew my driver’s license, so I went to the website www.driveky.gov  to see where the closest…

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I Remember

PJ Martin Editor The Herald-News   I think it’s pretty safe to say that everyone remembers exactly where they were on 9/11/2001. Most can describe exactly what happened when they heard the tragic news of the attack. I know I certainly remember. My husband and I, along with his brother and his wife, and our…

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Remembering 911 in song

Jennifer Moonsong Division Publisher Metcalfe and Barren   Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day? This year is the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. It seems nearly impossible in the passage of time that two decades have flown by. It is undeniable that the events of that day changed…

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Art is more than Decoration

Stacey Biggs EVP of Marketing, Planning & Development for TJ Samson   It is often the unexpected touches in a home that make it memorable, and there are multiple special touches throughout the Shanti Niketan Hospice Home that are no exception. Even doors can be transformed into works of art with a bit of creativity,…

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MIAs and Government Bureaucracy

Paula L. Ratliff, BSC, MS  Criminologist and Author    As funeral arrangements are being finalized for Howard “Scott” Magers of the Merry Oaks and Railton Communities, people are asking “How did it take almost 80 years to bring him home?” “How was he missing in action?” “Did they just find his remains?” The answers to…

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