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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

Welcome to Whose Quarantine Is It Anyway: where everything is made up and the days don’t matter.  Formerly, if I missed a workout, I’d be lamenting it.  “Well, I’ve got to make that time up”.


EDITORIAL: Memorial Day & Cemetery; Festival & Fireworks

Memorial Day has come and gone amidst a global pandemic.  Times are different now and normalcy is something hoped for by many but not yet realized in a society still reeling from the negative health and economic effects of COVID-19.  We’ve been hit hard in this community with multiple cases, deaths, and a long-term nursing facility that has been in the crosshairs of this pandemic.  But,


Patty Craig: A Slice of Time

Due to the pandemic, many of us have had more time to process information. I’ve learned a few random things during this time about weed killer, cinnamon rolls, and telephone visits. I enjoy learning things that make life just a little better.


Don Locke: Lookin’ Thru Bifocals

Edmond was my daddy’s second cousin. Daddy and Edmond’s mother Betty were own (first) cousins. Like a lot of young men during the Great Depression of the 1930s, Edmond had joined the army. Twenty-one dollars a month (private’s pay) was better than no money...much better.


Cheryl Hughes: Self-Affirmation

I helped my daughter, Natalie, with her yard work on Saturday.  My granddaughter, Sabria, had a friend over, a little girl who lived down the block.  Sabria has a gazillion things in her room to entertain a person, so Natalie and I were puzzled when the little girl kept coming out onto the back deck to interact with us.  Yeah, I know that is often the case with an only child, but this little girl has a younger sister and two slightly older brothers.  The little girl also kept reporting on what Sabria was doing—putting pink hair chalk in her


Jarrod Jacobs: “We Are What We Repeatedly Do”

            The title for this article is part of a larger quote. When we think about the statement, “We are what we repeatedly do,” it indeed states the truth. Our habits have a significant impact on our lives. There is a need for patience, or endurance, as well as strength and courage when times get hard. Let’s read some passages that state this truth.


Senator C. B. Embry Jr. Legislative Update

It was an honor to serve you and our district at the Capitol during the 2020 Regular Session. With a reduced staff and no visitors, efforts to promote social distancing left the Capitol much quieter than usual for the final days of a budget session.


Jim Waters: Bluegrass Beacon

Tax hikes during pandemics? Perish the thought!




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