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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Jim Waters: Bluegrass Beacon

Tax hikes during pandemics? Perish the thought!

 

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2020 SOFTBALL SENIORS: A Season Lost

John Embry:  OUT ON A LIMB

The lights were on, the field was marked, the bases were out, and the music was playing.  It was a perfect night for softball and the actual field was in almost mint condition.  Bu

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Andy Sullivan: Against the Grain

Who’s Zooming Who

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Patty Craig: A Slice of Time

During late spring, I have some things I’d like to make happen. I have three projects that need attention: Memorial Day tasks, yard work, and refinish a tabletop. I am hopeful that my late-spring list can be completed within the next two weeks.

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EDITORIAL: Tuck the right choice for superintendent

Selecting a new school superintendent isn’t an easy process and the recent search in Butler County was complicated ever further by the coronavirus pandemic, school shutdowns, and overall social anxiety.  With over twenty applicants, several from other states, there were likely several good candidates.  Nevertheless, the Butler County Board of Education pushed through the process in the m

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