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Saturday, October 8th, 2011

One of Kentucky’s best-kept secrets is the Barren Academy of Virtual and Expanded Learning.

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Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Back on Your Feet AgainThere are many times in everyone’s life when we all have to pick ourselves up from our boot straps and soldier forward.  We all go through times when we are down and heart-broken. These are times when faith in God and good friends come in very handy.

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Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

My grandparents and my parents both had apple trees in their yards. Those trees are connected to some of my childhood memories.

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Monday, October 3rd, 2011

The Hole In The Sidewalk -  In September, my sister, Marsha, directed my attention to the following:Autobiography In Five Short Chapters, By Portia Nelson, 19801)  I walk down the street.There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.I fall in.

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Saturday, October 1st, 2011

How good are you at walking and chewing gum at the same time — mentally speaking?

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Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Ah, fall break! Many public schools have a fall break built into their calendars, usually in October. In Kentucky, about 78 percent of the public school districts have a fall break, whether it’s a long weekend or a week. In my opinion, fall break is a good addition to the school calendar.

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Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

The United States isn’t the only government that’s had its credit rating lowered. Two agencies also recently downgraded Kentucky’s bond rating.

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Monday, September 26th, 2011

Grandfathering - One late afternoon, I stepped out onto a friend’s porch and heard the sound of a neighbor’s voice.  He was singing an old folk song in that forlorn, mournful tone that reminded me of my Papaw Mattingly and the way he used to sing as he rocked me.  I was barely three year

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Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Paying for Higher Education takes Center Stage During College Savings Month - As we conclude this month, I’d like to take a moment to talk about the importance of college savings since Congress has declared September “College Savings Month.” While it’s true that our current fiscal situat

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Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Although far too few Kentucky 2011 high school graduates were ready for college, our students did improve their performance on this year’s 36-point ACT college entrance test – going from an overall composite score of 19.4 in 2010 to 19.6 this year.

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