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Columns

  • Learn to curb those impulse buys

    Are you an impulse shopper? Try to never purchase expensive items on impulse. Instead, think over each expensive purchase for at least 24 hours. Acting on this principle will help you have far fewer regrets about impulse purchases. Also, indulgences can put a dent in your finances.

  • Weather is hot, humid, crazy

    Crazy weather seems to be the normal description for Kentucky’s weather patterns … simply because there really isn’t one.
    Unlike more temperate climates, which are used to bearing with rain for days on end, or more tropical or desert climates that are used to dry seasons, Kentucky is a combination – an odd and unpredictable one.
    Of course we do not have to deal with hurricane force winds, earthquakes and surprisingly enough – not a whole lot of tornados.

  • Ready to survive cancer

    Never in my wildest imagination would I have thought I would be diagnosed with cancer.
    How could this happen to me?
    As a woman, being told I had rectal cancer was very embarrassing, and let’s face it, none of us like to talk about that part of our bodies. Suddenly, reality set in and I felt as though that I had been punched in the stomach, and I was forced to confront my situation head on.

  • Just Ask

    John Wright, community relations specialist for Hardin County Schools, said,” yes, all Hardin County Schools students have an opportunity to eat a free breakfast. Do they all do it?  No.”

    “It is not through a grant (however). It is something that our district provides all year long.”

    The program started last year.

    Some students qualify for free or reduced price breakfast and lunch through the state.

  • Wouldn’t you druther go to Druther’s Restaurant?

    Those of us who grew up in the South in the ’70s fondly remember such bygone icons of Americana as the Z/28 Camaro, the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” and Druther’s.

    The last Druther’s Restaurant in America is in Campbellsville. The chain existed from 1963 until 1981.

    There used to be one in Hodgenville.

    If you’re 50-something, you may recall the jingle: “I’d druther go to Druther’s Restaurant.”

  • Greensburg’s mud brick house is one of a kind

     My husband Bud and I went on the Historic Home Tour in Greensburg last weekend.

  • Panther pride can't compare to LaRue's accomplishments

     As a Panther, having graduated from Elizabethtown High School only six years ago, I never thought I would appreciate or boast about a rival school system more than the one I grew up in. However, to simply ignore the achievements of LaRue County schools would be ludicrous. 

  • COLUMN: Good customer service deserves a helpful tip

    One of my coworkers recently shared her experience with a cell phone company’s customer service, and it sparked a big conversation in the workplace about some of our experiences.

    First, let me say, no one is perfect, and you can’t please everybody, but you can be cordial and polite when trying to do so.

    There are times a customer may not be satisfied with anything you say or do. And I can attest to that.

    But my most recent restaurant experience affected not only me but the people around me, as well.

  • COLUMN: Begin your day with breakfast

    Breakfast is perhaps the most underappreciated and overlooked meal of our day.  We tend to skip it altogether or grab something that is not very good for us –like a doughnut. 

    But, just as mom used to say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day for all of us, especially children and teens.

    Here are the Super 7 reasons why you should include breakfast in your daily routine:

    1. Breakfast provides an energy boost to start the day. We all need to kick our day off by eating as many vitamins and nutrients as possible.

  • Remembering Mae Burden: A tribute to a friend

    My heart and prayers go out to the family of Mae Burden.
    Mae was a wonderful woman who never seemed to meet a stranger. She loved her family fiercely and she treated her friends like family. Mae taught me many things through the years. She taught me how to diagram a sentence in junior high and how to type in high school. During my senior year of high school she was the yearbook advisor and I was one of her co-editors. Mae became a close friend that year and taught me many life lessons in addition to how to crop a picture and what organization personified looks like.