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After Saturday, I have a newfound respect for runners
“I’m wasted on cross-country! We dwarves are natural sprinters! Very dangerous over short distances!” - Gimli, son of Glóin, Lord of the Rings This year, there was a record number of people registe...
Dec 07, 2011 | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama didn’t thank God on Thanksgiving ... but really, he did
During an internet message in which he discussed Thanksgiving last week, Barack Obama did not thank God. On the surface, the story would seem to be that this furthers the anti-Obama mantra – Secret...
Nov 30, 2011 | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cut Saturday mail to help debt?
In what I believe to be our world, if you were running a business such as a hardware store, a home medical equipment company, a gas station, a pharmacy, a food market, a construction company, a far...
Nov 30, 2011 | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Best Thanksgiving memories not tied to ‘worldly goods’
The most memorable Thanksgivings in my life have been at my grandparents’ home in western Kentucky on the old farm which had been in Pa’s family for more than 150 years. The house was also very old...
Nov 23, 2011 | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Seeking, failing to find perspective on Penn State scandal
In times of conflict, I try to view things from the perspective of all those involved in the conflict. It’s not always easy. At times, it’s downright impossible. For the last two weeks, I’ve been u...
Nov 16, 2011 | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Here’s to doubt that this election improved anything
Something happened over the weekend that inspired me to write a political-themed column. How ironic that I work for a weekly newspaper that published this week the day after the election, with a de...
Nov 09, 2011 | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Informed voting is as important as ever in 2011
The election is almost here, and one of the things I like most about that is that the TV attack ads will cease and the yard signs will be taken down.At least for a few months, until the Presidentia...
Nov 02, 2011 | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Will Occupy Wall Street become a Democratic Tea Party?
Last month, thousands of relatively like-minded folks gathered in the Wall Street financial district of New York City for a peaceful protest of, mainly, corporate greed. The protest, Occupy Wall St...
Oct 26, 2011 | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Governor, opponent visit Trigg County two days apart
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear stopped in Cadiz Monday night to tell people why he should continue to be governor. “We’re going to continue to work for the next four years to try to get a job for ...
Oct 19, 2011 | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thursday should be a reminder of past school tragedies
I was a senior at Trigg County High School when Michael Carneal opened fire on a prayer group at Heath High School on Dec. 1, 1997. My memories of that day are vague. I remember feeling sad for the...
Oct 12, 2011 | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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