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Wingin’ it

Allyson Dix Jobe Publishing, Inc.   From deck the halls to cat puke (literally), sometimes moms find themselves just winging it through the holidays. Maybe not just moms, but those who are juggling all the things, all the planning, with all the kids, during all the festivities and events, well into the wee morning hours—day…

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A soldier’s memory

PJ Martin The Herald-News   Veterans Day is upon us and I can’t help but think of my late father-in-law, Ray Martin. I realize Veteran’s Day is a time to remember those who are now or have served and are still with us, but Ray taught me more about WWII and the military than any…

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The journey of Nicole Randall

By Nicole Randall Guest Contributor   No woman likes to schedule her mammogram, but being an adult requires us to do things we know we should. So, in June, I went for my annual mammogram and yearly physical, just like I’ve done for the last six years since I turned 40. I always book them…

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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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