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Columns

  • Love your family

    By Angelia Bryant

    Family relationships are complicated and, if that were not enough, they are ever changing, ever evolving through developmental cycles and altered through divorces and death.

  • Sun, sea, sand, and suds

    By Joberta Wells

    What is more enticing than a combination of sun, sea, sand, and suds? My toes haven’t been kissed by the salty foam of ocean waves for years and years and they are feeling the need.

  • July 4th: A declaration of dependence

    By Jon Edgell

    Last Thursday the country celebrated the 243rd birthday of our nation with the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It was a momentous decision for each one of the men who placed his name upon that Declaration.

  • Court of Appeals upholds ethics law

    By John Schaaf

    Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently put its stamp of approval on Kentucky’s legislative ethics law, sending a clear signal for strong public ethics laws across the nation.

    Kentucky’s ethics law was challenged in a lawsuit filed by John Schickel, a state senator from Boone County.

  • The Amish Cook July 10

    By Gloria Yoder

    We’re home again. It was a great vacation- or do you call it a vacation while you have a full-time job of caring for five little darlings?

    For months we had planned on going on a little trip with Daniel’s brother John, his family and a couple of our friends, Mary and Carolyn. Mary was Julia’s first-grade teacher and Carolyn is a dear friend and next-door neighbor. These two friends proved to be a tremendous blessing and asset in helping with the children.

  • Thoughts on growth

    Over the past two years there has been a great deal of discussion on the future of Liberty and Casey County and what improvements should be made in order to preserve what some have said is a dying town.

    The statistics show that Liberty’s and Casey County’s population has declined, but the 2020 census will be the final say. The statistics also show that Liberty’s population is aging. Thirty percent of the people in town are aged 65 and older. Casey County is doing better, with just 15 percent being 65 years of age or older.

  • Who made you judge and jury?

    By Jon Edgell

    Two taxidermists stopped before a window where an owl was on display. Immediately they criticized the way the owl was mounted. They noted that the eyes were not natural, nor the wings proportionate to its head, and its feathers were not neatly arranged, and its feet needed improvement. When they had finished their criticisms, the owl turned its head and winked at them.

  • Honoring vets as Independence Day approaches

    By Jimmy Higdon

    As we start the summer, I wanted to tell you about a great experience. Words can’t describe the awesome trip I recently took aboard Honor Flight Bluegrass – a nonprofit that flies veterans to Washington’s war memorials.

  • Drug me not!

    By Joberta Wells

    Aimovig, Myrbetriq, Entresto, Chantix, Biktarvy, Brilinta, Humira, Orilissa, Eucrisa, Eliquis, Farxiga, Latuda, Ilumya! What are these? They sound like the names of Oriental potentates or compatriots of Genghis Khan. They’re not; they are the names of some of the drugs you see advertised many times every day on television. Pay close attention or you will have no idea what they are used to treat. Their names don’t give you a clue.

  • The Amish Cook June 26

    By Gloria Yoder