Guest Commentary

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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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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