Guest Commentary

Common Sense

Whatever happened to good ole common sense? It seems to have taken a beating lately. So much so that companies are putting a warning on literally everything to safeguard against litigation from customers. Manufacturers are scared of lawsuits that can bankrupt their businesses. It seems that nothing is common and nothing makes sense anymore. For…

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A father’s virtues

Last week we celebrated my Uncle Bill’s 80th birthday. His only daughter shared some sentiments for him in a birthday card, which told of what a kind, humble and positive person he is. The words were also true of my own father, who has been gone for 8 years at the end of this month.…

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Who is a Father?

Most dictionaries define a father as the male biological parent of a child, but that doesn’t even come close to the real meaning. No matter what you call him (dad, pop, daddy, or even grandpa) a father is so much more. To be a father you have to be involved in a child’s life. Taking…

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Good news for South Central Kentucky

All too often in the newspaper business, the news we have to share is bad news. Since the 2009 recession, much of the serious news shared has been about businesses closing, jobs being lost, and all that goes with it. Needless to say, it was refreshing to hear some good news last Friday when Gov.…

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Support your county fair

It’s a right of passage. It’s a summer tradition. In tiny towns like ours, it’s often the highlight of the summer. It’s almost County Fair time. It’s been sad in recent years to see less people out enjoying the many events the fair has to offer. With everything from a talent contest and pet show…

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Tell them so

Last Sunday I saw a lady in the grocery store who was wearing a beautiful dress and she glowed wearing it. I smiled at her and thought how lovely the dress was. Later in the day, I wondered why I didn’t just tell her so. Maybe because she was a stranger. Maybe because it was…

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Summer is calling

Every day for the past week or so when I go to the elementary school for pick-up and drop off, I can’t help but feel the giddiness in the air and see the excitement on the faces of children, because summer is almost here. There is perhaps no expectation so pure and full of hope…

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Happy Birthday, Edmund!

On May 5 it was Edmund Rogers 257th birthday. Edmund Rogers Is notably the most prominent of the early settlers who influence the history of Metcalfe County. A revolutionary war soldier, a land surveyor and first cousin of General George Rogers Clark, Edmund was the founder of the county seat of Edmonton. Rogers was born…

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God blessed us with Mothers

As Mother’s Day approaches, I think back on all the cherished memories I have of my mother. Although I lost her to cancer 8 years ago, I continue to miss her each and every day. I was fortunate enough to have a wonderful mother who taught me so very many things in life. She was…

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Spring comes on foot

Each March I can’t help but think of a poem by Edda St. Vincent Millay that I learned in 8th grade English. It begins this way: “Spring rides no horses down the hill, But comes on foot A goose girl still, And all of the the loveliest things that be, Come simply so, it seems…

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