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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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Speak Up!

 By PJ Martin  Editor  The Edmonton Herald-News    The biggest concern I have about the pandemic and quarantine is not the virus itself, but the one topic most people do not want to think about or discuss openly…abuse.   Children in homes that were already unstable are now at an even greater risk with the uncertainty…

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Masking the truth

Following last week’s announcement by Kentucky’s Governor attempting to enforce mandatory mask wearing, social media erupted with an onslaught of impassioned opinions from all vantage points. Playwright Anton Chekhov said, “The world perishes not from bandits and fires, but from hatred, hostility, and all these petty squabbles.” I think the same could be said of…

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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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