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Columns

  • Miracles and God’s will

    By John Edgell

    Do you believe that God answers prayer? Do you believe that miracles – extraordinary events that are the result of special acts of God – really happen? Most Americans think so.

  • Put it in a jar

    By Joberta Wells

    It’s that time of year when all of us old fogies (and some of the young ones) are dragging out the empty canning jars to be washed and made ready to be filled. There are even some who enjoy filling those empties with the bounty of the season. I’m one of them.

    There is nothing more pleasurable, in my opinion, than getting some of the family together over the hot summer days to can and put goodies in the freezer. It has usually been the female members of my family but occasionally some of the male members pitch in.

  • Keep government out of pioneers’ paths

    By Jim Waters

    Dominick Mellusi, a Florida Gulf Coast University undergraduate, wrote recently in a Students for Liberty publication that “most famous political figures are loved too much, as well as hated too much.”

    It’s reassuring to know that even in the age of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the young New York representative and self-proclaimed “Democratic socialist,” we have young people who neither worship nor deride politicians out of hand.

  • A celebration of freedom and unity

    By Sen. Jimmy Higdon

    Since the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, the Fourth of July has been observed as a day for patriotism and unity. It is on this day that patriots dared to create a new form of government for a new people — a country in which freedom reigned. It is with celebration, reflection, and remembrance that we observe this Independence Day.

  • Life in flow

    Dr. Angelia Bryant

    “We may not know what each day has in store for us. We could be gone tomorrow. Any minute could truly be our goodbye. But we do have this moment. This time. Today. Right now. It takes way more effort to shell out hate then it does to allow love to flow freely in our lives. After all, it’s what we were born to do.” - Grace Gealey

  • The Amish Cook June 12

    By Gloria Yoder

    If you could see me at the moment you would probably laugh out right.

    Tonight as I was getting ready for bed I discovered that today was column day. You’d think after five years of writing, a person would not simply forget their assigned day for writing; that’s’ just what I did.

  • The Amish Cook June 5

    By Gloria Yoder

    Scanning over a list of questions I had filed from some of you readers, I noticed that a more frequent one is that of our Amish lifestyle and traditions. If only there would be cut and dry answers
to that would apply to all Amish. This is the catch: like almost all church affiliations out there, there just is not a one size fits all.

  • Can’t win? Change the rules

    There’s a game my six-year-old son and I play in the front yard, where we throw a soft foam disc back and forth to each other, like a Frisbee. I’m perfectly happy just tossing it and watching it hit his hands as he struggles to snag it from the air. He, on the other hand, thinks there should be points.

    Catching it scores you a point, he explained. Then, he kept a tally as I was catching it and he wasn’t. So he changed the rules.

  • Growing the workforce through business-friendly policy

    By Daniel Elliott

    Since the legislative session is over, I have been able to spend more time in the district speaking with people around our community. I appreciate the opportunity to hear from constituents about their concerns, as well as how the legislation we pass in Frankfort impacts us here in Boyle and Casey Counties.

  • Casey County customs

    By Jon Edgell

    On July 14th my wife, Laurie, and I will have been residents of Casey County for a year. Wow! How time flies when you’re in a completely new environment surrounded by people you’ve never met! Ha! Ha!

    There are several customs we’ve observed that we’ve never observed anywhere else, or at least not to the extent we’ve seen here.