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Columns

  • Prayer at graduation?

    For the first time in memory Lincoln County High School in Central Kentucky will not have a planned prayer as part of its graduation ceremony, after six students, some who called themselves atheists, protested the move.

    That prompted a story by Editor Ben Kleppinger for the local weekly paper, The Interior Journal, published by Schurz Communications. The school allows a planned prayer at graduation as long as the senior class votes unanimously in favor of it.

  • COLUMN: May 23 is 'Lucky Penny Day'

    May 23 is Lucky Penny Day.

    I am sure we have all heard the saying “See a penny, pick it up, all day long you’ll have good luck.”

    The first time I heard it was on the movie “Grease.”

    Who knew the coin we all love to hate had its own day?

  • 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.