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Columns

  • COLUMN: Accept holiday greetings in the spirit they're given

    My apologies. I dusted off a column that was published a couple of years ago. It seems that every year about this time, I become involved in a quest for an item that no one really needs – but many really, really want. And that usually entails witnessing an irate shopper tearing apart an exhausted sales clerk. The following contains my thoughts on the subject:

  • COLUMN: God's healing power at work

    Two and a half years ago I had a horrible accident.

    I’m sure everyone remembers the big ice storm. A few weeks after the ice cleared up, we had black ice one night that caused multiple wrecks in LaRue County. 

    On Feb. 21, 2009, I was driving home from the grocery store and hit black ice. My Jeep slammed into a tree. Pastor Knight from Family Worship Center found me. I’m not exactly sure what happened between the time Bro. Knight found me and when the EMS arrived. I was sent to U of L Hospital by helicopter.

  • COLUMN: Pizza is a vegetable - sort of

    When I was in school pizza was pizza. But in comparison Pluto was also a planet.

    Now, Congress has declared pizza a vegetable and Pluto is no longer a planet. It’s crazy how things change.

    Well, technically Congress didn’t declare pizza a vegetable. What Congress did was say the amount of tomato paste used on a slice of pizza could be declared as one serving of vegetable. And I thought tomatoes were classified as fruit on the nutritional chart.

  • COLUMN: Thanksgiving found lurking in child's Dear Santa letter

    So there I sat, curled up on the couch on Sunday night, dutifully typing a stack of Santa letters that are destined to appear in The LaRue County Herald News and racking my brain for a column that would in some way be suitable for Thanksgiving.
    Just multi-tasking away and not making great progress.
    I had on my headphones, trying to block out one of my husband Bud’s favorite TV shows: Gold Rush.

  • COLUMN: Guthrie endorses historic solution to historic problem

    Congress has an opportunity this week to make a historic decision that would permanently change the culture of spending in Washington. Our nearly $15 trillion of accumulated debt is a threat to our nation’s economic recovery, our national security and the welfare of future generations.

    We have already succeeded in changing the debate in Washington from “How much can we spend?” to “How much can we cut?” Now, we must go even further and pass a Balanced Budget Amendment.

  • COLUMN: Veterans deserve our show of respect

    Veterans Day, celebrated annually on Nov. 11, was set aside as a day to be dedicated to honor veterans who selflessly exhibited patriotism, love for country and willingness to take the sacrifice that accompanies serving our great nation.
    The day often is celebrated with patriotic ceremonies, speeches, presentations and parades. It is most definitely a day in which the community should support and be involved – wholeheartedly.

  • COLUMN: Veterans are worthy of honor

    Originally Remembrance Day was set aside to remember and honor those who gave their lives in the wars of 1914-18 and 1939-45, but today we remember those who fought and died in all wars.

  • COLUMN: LaRue's Relay for Life needs you

     BY AMANDA BALES AND MELISSA WILLIAMSON

  • COLUMN: Riding with a trooper is not for the faint-hearted

    The good thing about my job is that it’s relatively safe. I have no worries of large machinery lopping my hand off, being run over while doing roadwork, or getting attacked by wild beasts – unless you consider some select people wild beasts.

    So when the opportunity arose to “live a little” and go through the Kentucky State Police citizens police academy, I jumped on it.

  • COLUMN: The value of irritating people

    Perhaps the best thing about writing a column is having a forum to work out what I believe.

    It’s also a great place to air my petty beefs and hope that somehow I can find a nugget of truth about God and his kingdom to help us all.

    But mostly I just like to publicly tattle about people who irritate me.

    For example, people who invade my personal space. This happens mostly at Walmart while at the register waiting for my grocery total.