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Letter to Editor: Jenny Hines

Dear Editor:  As a judicial candidate in Western Kentucky running for a Court of Appeals seat, I can’t help but notice the general unawareness throughout our area about this race.  I do not make this assertion to place blame, but simply as a statement of fact.  Ordinarily, there would not be a Court of Appeals seat open this year.  However, Judge—now Justice— Christopher “Shea” Nickell’s election to the Supreme Court of Kentucky last year left his seat vacant for the remainder of his term, which is set to expire in 2022.  This year has also been a very strange year with man


Andy Sullivan; Against The Grain

Most of us are familiar with the classic song “She’s Not There”.  Did you know that songwriter Rod Argent built the lyrics from a John Lee Hooker song, whose title of “No One Told Me” became a part of the opening of “She’s Not There”.  Following the April 29, 1964 performance by The Zombie


Patty Craig; A Slice Of Time

Last week, we had some beautiful October weather. It’s time to begin closing down our gardens and plan for next year. I’ve been doing a mental inventory of what needs pruning or trimming, which garden-related chores still need to be completed, and wondering whether to add more spring bulbs.


Don Locke: Lookin Thru Bifocals

But for the lack of a button:

I may have shared this sometime in the past, if so, I’d like to hear it again. Maybe you would too.


Cheryl Hughes: Think Ahead

Garey says that he and his sister, Charlotte, were admonished by their parents to “Think ahead” to the point that neither Garey nor Charlotte looks behind themselves.  I can attest to that.  Both leave a wake of destruction in their paths that is sometimes perilous to those comi


Jarrod Jacobs: Be not rash with thy mouth

The first seven verses of Ecclesiastes 5 remind us to be careful about the words we say. As we read this passage, we see that “a multitude of words” is associated with foolish behavior (Ecc. 5:3), vanity (v. 7), evil (v. 1), and sin (v. 6). The point being that God did not acknowledge their “speaking.” Most men see through the tactics of someone who “talks too much”!


Andy Sullivan: Against the Grain

Most everyone has added something to their repertoire during this time of Covid.  There is also something to be said for subtracting things that, let’s face it, just aren’t working for you anymore.  Whether it be a relationship, or, for the purposes of this article, social media.


Patty Craig: A Slice of Time

My grandson’s recent wedding turned my thoughts to our marital traditions. Indya Moore said, “Tradition is nothing but ancestral peer pressure,” and W. Somerset Maugham said, “Tradition is a guide and not a jailer” ( Although each wedding is different, tradition has a role in weddings. Five wedding traditions are considered below.


Cheryl Hughes: Who's to blame?

When our kids were young, Garey was forever blaming them for his missing green comb. 

                “Cheryl, I can’t find my green comb!” Garey would yell from the bathroom.  I would hear him rummaging through the drawer where it lived.  “I bet the kids took it,” he would mutter under his breath, as he continued to search.


Jarrod Jacobs: A Good Name

Solomon declares that “a good name is better than precious ointment” (Ecc. 7:1). He wrote identical words in Proverbs 22:1. What makes a good “name” so important? Why would we want a good “name”?

First, understand that a good “name” means a good reputation. Ask yourself: “What do people see when they see me?” Be honest! Do people see a hypocrite or a genuine person? Do people see someone trying to serve God or self? Our actions indeed speak louder than our words! We are known by what we do (Prov. 20:11; Matt. 7:16).



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