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Columns

  • Water workers deserve praise

    You literally can’t live without water. You can’t wash your clothes, flush your toilet or shower without it.

    It seems like a given to go to the faucet and turn a knob for water, but we sometimes learn the hard way that nothing is a guarantee. When those things don’t work, it then doesn’t take long to realize just how much depends on simple things like running water. So, I think that the workers at The City of Liberty and the East Casey County Water District deserve praise for their hard work last week.

  • When God says, “Stand up,” get up and move!

    By Jon Edgell

    Transition is inevitable. Transition is surprising. Transition can be awkward, uncomfortable, irritating, confusing, scary, painful, devastating, (fill in the blank). But, transition can also be a time of learning.

  • High-quality broadband internet is an essential service

    By Andy Beshear

    I’m fighting on behalf of every Kentuckian to protect our open internet and to keep broadband and wireless providers from slowing or blocking Kentuckians’ internet service.

    My fight includes an attempt to keep federal protections in place that are known as net neutrality. I recently joined other state attorneys general in asking a federal appeals court to vacate and reverse the 2017 rollback of these safeguards by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

  • When we are tempted to worry

    By William Holland 

  • Which farmer to believe?

    If there’s one thing I understand, it’s winter conditions. I am a seasoned, 36-year veteran of dealing with blistering cold and deep snow.

    But just because I know about it, that doesn’t mean I like it. I don’t like it. In fact, it was one of the primary reasons I left Idaho.

  • East bound and down

    By Joberta Wells

    The last few weeks have been sad ones. First we lost Aretha Franklin on August 16 and then Senator John McCain died on August 25. Television was consumed with their deaths; discussions of their lives and accomplishments; their funerals, memorial services, and burials. Like so many other people, I was glued to the TV set for so many hours that I was tempted to buy stock in CNN.

  • The broad and narrow way

    By Jon Edgell

    “There are two ways to do things – the right way and the wrong way!” So went the mantra Dad would repeat over and over and over again as I was growing up. It was his favorite saying out of all his many sayings. Unappreciated at the time, this turned out to be a valuable life- lesson as I entered into my Christ-journey.

  • What’s in it for me?

    By Jon Edgell

    Rewards is a subject not often talked about in the church. And if it is, it’s usually concerning the reward of heaven. But, the truth is God gives rewards to those who follow Him, both in heaven and on earth.

  • Tell the truth about pension benefits

    By Jim Waters

    Tim Abrams, executive director of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association, in an article in The Frankfort State Journal purported to respond to my recent column which noted that protesters who marched on Frankfort against the mild pension legislation passed during this year’s General Assembly don’t really want to reform Kentucky’s retirement systems.

    I opined that this whole scenario “seems much more about partisan politics than trying to solve the biggest financial problem facing Kentucky.”

  • Parents, teens and technology

    By Melissa Martin

    Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, Tumblr, Flickr, Reddit, WhatsApp, Google, and all the other techno companies have produced products that have changed and benefited the world. Phones, apps, and the web are necessary to our daily work lives and personal lives. But, is there a dark side for teen usage?