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Columns

  • Microsoft boss makes a boo-boo

    What’s the worst possible thing you could say during a conference specifically celebrating women in technology? If you’re not sure, the boss man of Microsoft, Satya Nadella can help you out.
    Nadella was asked this question: “What advice would you offer women who are not comfortable asking for pay raises?”
    Now you would think a man – standing in front of a lot of women, a lot of successful women – would know that whatever his answer might be, it should NOT downplay or disregard the gender pay gap.

  • I am truly baffled by this one

    7-year-old changes gender
    As a news junkie, I’m constantly scanning e-mails for stories in newspapers from all around Kentucky. One in particular caught my eye on Friday and it gave me pause to think: “how in the world?”
    But then again, I’m no longer shocked by what I see in a newspaper or on an online web site or the TV.
    The Owentown News Herald in Owenton, Ky. ran a story on Thursday and this was the lead sentence:

  • A congress of children

    THE WORLD IS ENDING. At least that’s the attitude people seem to be taking these days. I can’t say I blame them–there have been times lately when it seems like the pile of bad news couldn’t get any bigger, and then it does.

  • How much time can we really waste?

    “Time is free, but it’s priceless,
    you can’t own it, but you can use it,
    you can’t keep it, but you can spend it,
    once you’ve lost it, you can never get it back.”
    Harvey MacKay

    We older folk know something about how “fleeting” time is. One day we’re 25 years old and then it seems like a look in the mirror (with glasses on) shows gray hair, lines, and bags under the eyes.

  • Somebody tell me why

    I’m just a simple old country woman. There are a lot of things I don’t know so occasionally I get a question rolling around in my head when I can’t sleep at night. I always wish somebody could tell me the answer.

  • Fall has got it all

    The list of reasons why I love the fall season is a long one – obviously the opening of deer season is at the top.
    But since I have yet to find the time to fix my bow up and get in the practice that I need, I suppose this year I will have to wait for muzzleloader to come in before I hit the woods.
    Deer season isn’t the only reason I love the fall.
    I love the fact that I can wear camouflauge literally every day and no one will think twice about it.
    Well, so long as I don’t smell like doe estrogen and dirt.

  • Point and Counter Point: Apple Festival

    The 40th annual Apple Festival is in the books and by all accounts it was a success, with great contests, food, music, and of course, the world’s best tasting apple pie, pizza, and chocolate chip cookie.
    And it always amazes me how on Monday following the event, it’s difficult to tell that thousands of people descended on Liberty during the weekend.
    It’s also a wonderment how a small committee puts on a festival of this magnitude with such few people who have toiled for a year getting ready for this.

  • Wants a slice of pie

    When I applied for the staff writing position at The Casey County News I’ll be honest, I didn’t know much about the county.
    In an effort to familiarize myself with the area, I began my Google search.
    I wanted to find the most unique aspects of the community, the people and events that really made this a special place.
    Of course it didn’t take me long to find the one event that sets Casey County apart from the rest – the Casey County Apple Festival.

  • Domestic violence has to stop now

    The news of late has contained stories about pro football players who are accused of physically manhandling their girlfriends, fiancées, and or wives.
    One player, Jonathan Dwyer, headbutted his wife, breaking her nose. He is also charged with throwing a shoe at his 17-month-old son.
    And because she refused to have relations with him, he punched her in the face. Nice.
    Dwyer signed a one-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals for $795,000.
    Three other players are also facing suspensions from their teams and the National Football League.

  • So, what else has fallen?

    There’s a new TV commercial for Juvederm Voluma™ for older women who are suffering from something I never heard of — the “apples” of their cheeks have fallen. With these “miracle” injections whose effects supposedly last two years, their apples will look like they did when they were 25. Yeah, right! Never mind that the model they use in the commercial is only about 17 and her apples are still proudly sitting up there over her cheekbones where they ought to be.