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Bullying: Look for the signs

Because of the recent tragedy due to bullying,  I would like to share my experience with you from a mother's point of view. I hope that it can help give a parent signs to look for, and possibly make a difference in someone's life. My daughter was extremely out going, very active and shared her feelings and  emotions with me about everything. A few months into her freshmen year of high school, I noticed changes in her. When she stopped smiling, I knew that something was wrong. She wouldn't talk to me about her feelings anymore. She started becoming very reclusive.


It's in the Love, Not the Blood: Leap of Faith

I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference--- Robert Frost 

It has never been a secret that my husband and I adopted our children from foster care.  There have been moments when talking about adoption the look of “oh, you adopted one of THOSE kids” has crossed someone’s face.  If you could lend me a few moments of your time, I would like to dispel a few myths about children adopted from foster care.  

Myth:  You will never love an adopted child like your own.


Andy Sullivan: Against the Grain

One of my favorite twitter accounts to follow is @RetroMusicVideo.  Most of the time they post daily throwback music videos.  The other day, they posted an article about slang from the 1920’s that needs to make a comeback.  Below are some 1920’s slang and their meaning.


Legislative Update Representative Rebecca Raymer

Two days remain in 2023 Regular Session


Cheryl Hughes: Victims

In Chris Rock’s latest Netflix show, “Selective Outrage,” he talks about how everybody in today’s world thinks they are a victim.  “We have emergency rooms full of people with paper cuts,” he says.  He offers us a view into the life of a person who was an actual victim, but didn’t view herself as such, in contrast to the whining and moaning people who sit down, because they were wronged.


Jarrod Jacobs: An Expiration Date

Much of what we purchase has an “expiration date.” For example, food products often have an “expiration date” on the package. Medicines sometimes have “expiration dates” on their bottles. Folks with contact lenses may have noticed their contacts have an “expiration date” somewhere in the box. Indeed, there are many products with such dates attached to them.


Andy Sullivan: Against the Grain

Thursday the 16th starts the NCAA Tournament.  I know the play-in games were Tuesday but I say the tournament really starts Thursday.  The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament is basically a national holiday.  People either take off from work or watch games at work.  Either way, bosses probably shouldn’t expect much to get done those first two days of the tournament.  Let’s turn the clock back, though.  What are the origins of the NCAA tournament? That and more will be answered in the following paragraphs.


Patty Craig: Slice of Time

As a Kentucky native, I’ve heard throughout my life about home remedies. Recently, I read some articles about home remedies, too. I don’t know how effective each individual home remedy may be, but these remedies are sometimes worth a try. If they don’t work, we then have other options. Some of the remedies I came across are listed below.

Sore Throat Remedies

-Sip warm and cold fluids.

-Gargling with a mixture of ½ to 1 teaspoon of salt or baking soda dissolved in a glass of very warm water.


Representative Rebecca Raymer Legislative Update

Legislature continues work as 2023 session nears end

The final days of the 2023 Legislative Session are quickly approaching, and my colleagues and I are working hard to enact legislation that represent our community’s views and values. With week six of session in the books, we enter the final week before the veto period.  To date, we have passed 120 House bills and 39 House resolutions. Here are brief descriptions on the legislation passed last week.


Cheryl Hughes: Let's Prioritize

Last Monday, Garey and I were at the Medical Center Emergency Room in Bowling Green for twelve hours.  I know that sounds like an exaggeration—God knows I wish it were—but it isn’t.  We arrived at 10:15 a.m. and left at 10:15 p.m.  

I want to pause here to say that there are many fine medical professionals who work at the Medical Center, a few of whom are personal friends.  This is in no way to disparage any of those people.  The problem lies within the system of prioritizing patients.  Let me explain.



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