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Columns

  • There’s always light after a ‘dark night of the soul’

    Recently, a local church pastor stopped by the newsroom to talk about depression — his.

  • So, how do you like them apples?

    Have you tried those self-checkouts in larger discount stores? I had been trying to get my husband Bud to use one rather than stand in line at Wal-Mart.

  • Proclamation of Thanksgiving

    U.S. President Abraham Lincoln signed into law a day of Thanksgiving on Oct. 3, 1863.

  • Remembering JFK

    On Friday, our country will mark the 50th anniversary of one of its most tragic events: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

  • Here's to the sunny slopes of long ago

    There are few of us in LaRue County who have not been touched in some manner by Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.

  • COLUMN: Remembering JFK

     On Friday, our country will mark the 50th anniversary of one of its most tragic events: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

    Like the attack on Pearl Harbor before it and 9/11 after it, Nov. 22, 1963, is one of a handful of dates in history where those old enough to remember it will never forget where they were and what they were doing.

  • COLUMN: Remembering Sergeant York

     As the people of our little town slowly gathered into the old stone railroad depot that 150 years ago this month was itself the center of a life and death struggle between soldiers for North and South, we anxiously gathered to celebrate America’s veterans.

    A talented brass band – the Jericho Brass awaited making final tunings for the evening concert of patriotic music.

  • COLUMN: Five years later, my friends help me remember

     Anniversaries are thought of as joyful occasions. Birthdays, weddings, engagements, first dates – all bring smiles.

  • COLUMN: Honor the veteran

     He may have been referring to the members of the Royal Air Force, but when British Prime Minister Winston Churchill said, “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few,” he could easily have been talking about our own country’s veterans.

    They make up less than 8 percent of the United States’ population, but it is no overstatement to say our lives would be very different without their countless contributions and sacrifices.

  • COLUMN: Clean up paper clutter

    Despite our best attempts at home organization, many of us are constantly bombarded with paper. Paper is the most common type of clutter. When you think about it, this is not really surprising considering the amount of junk mail, bills, coupons, completed schoolwork and publications that many of us have lying on tables or stuffed in drawers at our homes.

    You can get a handle on this type of clutter by following these tips:

    * Immediately act when you get a new piece of paper. Read it, file it, shred it, recycle or throw it in the trash.