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Patty Craig: A Slice of Time

Are you prepared for Valentine’s Day? I used to buy gifts for my husband and children, and now I buy small gifts for my children and grandchildren. For me, Valentine’s Day has become a family deal.

Selecting a gift for those we love is not always easy. I struggle to think of something a little different from the previous year. Wondering what people would choose for themselves as a Valentine’s Day gift, I asked friends and family for their opinions. My question was: If you could select your own Valentine’s Day gift (valued at $100 or less), what would it be? Their responses were:

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John Embry: "This local IDA clearly has the potential to be beneficial for the county and it will be informative to see how the process unfolds over the coming months."

Rain, rain, go away has probably been the sentiment that most folks have had lately.  Oh well, it is Kentucky.  And now for this week's installment:

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Rep. Steve Sheldon Legislative Update

After reconvening for the February portion of the 2019 General Assembly on Tuesday, legislators spent the majority of this week filing legislation and meeting with our committees to consider bills and resolutions. On Thursday night, legislators from the House and Senate convened a joint session to hear the Governor’s State of the Commonwealth Address.

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Senator C. B. Embry's Legislative Update

 

The General Assembly hit the ground running this week as it began the continuation of the 2019 Regular Session. The Senate Majority is excited to move forward with its legislative priorities and pass laws that benefit the Commonwealth.

 

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Cheryl Hughes: Opportunity In Overalls

One Sunday, our pastor said, “When you say yes to one thing, you’ve said no to a million other things.  It’s important to know what is yours to do.”

I’ve thought about that a lot since that Sunday, and I’ve reached the conclusion that for the most part, I know what is mine to do.  I don’t always do it, because sometimes other things seem more interesting or come with more immediate results or the child in me says, “Don’t tell me what to do!”   But I know what is mine to do.

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Jarrod Jacob: "Lordy, Lordy"

When Jesus preached His “Sermon on the Mount,” He said: “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity” (Matt. 7:21-23).

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Don Locke: Lookin Thru Bifocals

It’s said that dominating another makes the dominator feel powerful and knowledgeable, but it takes away the vital energy of those who are being dominated.  It makes no difference if they tell themselves it’s for the person’s own good, or they are our children, therefore they need to be controlled all the time.  The damage still occurs, there should be a happy medium, which is not always easy to reach.

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Andy Sullivan: Against the Grain

Oh You Didn’t Know?

This week, I’ll delve back into some things you might not know.  These were news to me.  I learned these from Little Steven’s Underground Garage, SIRIUS XM channel 21.  The Drifter’s “There Goes My Baby”(1959) was one of the first Rock & Roll songs with strings.  Rick Derringer, who sang “Rock & Roll Hoochie Koo” was brought in to record lead vocals on the McCoys #1 single “Hang On Sloopy”.  Another gem I learned on LSUG: Joan Jett sounds like a stage name, right? Jett was actually her mother’s maiden name.

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Patty Craig: A Slice of Time

February – the shortest month – can bring the worst winter weather to our region (though I’m hoping it doesn’t). I was reading online and found some interesting information about this second month of the year. February seems to be a good month for babies, has a variety of celebrations, and historically – no surprise – has cold weather.

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John Embry: "You've likely heard the expression 'Trump Derangement Syndrome.' Well, the Kentucky version of that is alive and well with this governor."

I apologize to my dedicated column readers as my Christmas hiatus turned into an extra-long January break.  Nevertheless, here we go again for my first installment of 2019.

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