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  • Salvation: Part two

    By Jon Edgell

    As I was looking out my living room window, I noticed someone pull into my driveway (I didn’t recognize the car).-I sauntered over to my office on the other side of the house, where people usually go when they come to visit. I arrived just in time to see the car pull out and head up the road. I opened the door to wave to them and a religious tract (brochure) fell from where it had been jammed into the crack between the door and the doorframe. I picked it up and opened it. It was of a kind familiar to me (I’ll get back to it in a moment).

  • Pros and cons of term limits

    Among 170 bills waiting for the Kentucky General Assembly, is a new term-limits proposed constitutional amendment.

    Rep. Dean Schamore, D-Hardinsburg, is sponsoring a bill that would increase the terms of House representatives from two to four years, and state senators from four to six years. The caveat is that after 12 years in either case they must give up their seats.

  • And you said what?

    By Joberta Wells

    A cousin of mine recently e-mailed me and said he had heard from some mutual friends. He said, “They are both doing well. They are suffering from various old age afflictions.” Oh, lord, is that it? Is that all we talk about? Let’s face it, we used to do better — or did we?

  • The Amish Cook Jan. 16

    By Gloria Yoder

    As I contemplated on what areas to fill you in on this week, I thought, “Well, there’s not much I enjoy more than writing about family life.”

  • Tired of alarmism in policy talks

    The message from mainstream media is clear: We are doomed.

    The planet Earth is dying. We are marching toward nuclear war. Assault weapons are killing our children. Immigrants are streaming into our country and are dangerous. Terrorists are plotting to kill Americans.

    We’ve got to do something about it. But, what can we do?

    The solution is always the same: More government.

    For example, I hear this about about global climate change. Let me be clear that I am not a climate change denier. I just don’t buy the alarmism about it.

  • The Amish Cook Jan. 9

    By Gloria Yoder

    Editor’s Note: Gloria took a week off from the column to celebrate the holiday with her family in Ohio. She will return next week. This week we thought we’d take a look back at some favorite reader recipes. Check out these recipes you might have missed or old favorites you want to reconnect with!

    Wedding Salisbury Steak

    Ingredients

  • Avoid delay-of-game penalty on policies

    By Jim Waters

    It’s coincidental, of course, that legislative sessions in Kentucky begin immediately following the climax of the sports season for the commonwealth’s rabid fans, including the annual titanic-like struggle between the Cards and Cats on the hardwood.

  • Will men dare to speak out against domestic violence?

    By Melissa Martin

    To prevent and stop violence against women, men in every state in the USA need to stand up and speak out. Males of all races, religions, and cultures. Married, single, or partnered males. Politicians, police, and preachers. Young, middle-aged or elderly. Males from all socioeconomic backgrounds. All males—in every city, every community, every home.

  • Happy New Year!

    By Joberta Wells

    Yeah, right, happy New Year! On New Year’s Day too many people wake up with a hangover from too much champagne and too little sleep. Not me! If I didn’t feel so bad, I’d feel all pompous and pious that I didn’t have a hangover and had a good night’s sleep. Wah, wah, wah — I’ve got a miserable cold and bronchitis and they won’t go away!

  • Water, water everywhere

    In the classic poem “Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the unnamed protagonist is cursed by his thoughtless killing of an albatross. He is left stranded in the doldrums of the Pacific Ocean, the last man alive on his ship. Dying of thirst, he laments: “Water, water, every where/ nor any drop to drink.”

    We in Casey County also have a water problem. It floods too often.