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Columns

  • 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.

  • Renewing the Spirit

    By Angelia Bryant

    Spirituality provokes the higher questions such as: What is my purpose? What do I value most? What is the meaning of life? What should I do to leave this world a better place? You know the big life questions – the ones with no easy answers.

  • The Amish Cook May 22

    By Gloria Yoder

    After an extraordinary amount of rain this Spring I just relish these sunny days. Not only do I enjoy them; the children simply thrive on being outdoors.

  • I hate bathtubs

    By Joberta Wells

    I hate bathtubs! They sound so inviting when your back hurts or you have other aches and pains that you think you can soak away in hot water. Not for me!

    How many times did I bark my shins on the side of a tub as I tried to get into it? How many times did I do the same thing trying to get out? There I always was, one foot elevated to get out and the other sliding me back into the tub. Curses!

  • When I met Jay Price

    I have a nonexistent social circle here in Liberty. That’s mostly on purpose. I’d hate to struggle with writing a news story that could be construed as “negative” about my friends. I’d also rather not compromise the truth of the news by sugarcoating it.

    My old boss said to me my first week of reporting that, “You don’t get into this business to make friends. I have no friends.” And she has a valid point.

  • A good spring cleaning

    By Jon Edgell

    In Mark 11:15-18 we find that Jesus had just made his triumphant entry into Jerusalem. Then He went straight to the Temple. For most of us when we think about the Temple we think of a single building much like most of our churches here. But, the Temple mount in the time of Jesus was much more than a building.

  • Class of 2019: Possibilities abound here in KY

    By Jimmy Higdon

    We are in the heart of high school graduation season so I wanted to congratulate the graduates from my district – and the whole of Kentucky.

    The graduates will undoubtedly be bombarded with advice. I’m not going to presume to know what’s best for individual graduates, but I will direct them to some data-driven analysis. That’s needed so they can make some fact-based choices as they move toward a future that looks bright, particularly in this region. The facts speak for themselves.

  • The Amish Cook May 15

    By Gloria Yoder

    As a very young girl, I recall my dad taking us children mushroom hunting. It was a highlight for all of us. I remember once when we as a family all went on a trek in the woods, one-year-old Jeriah stood pointing at a mushroom, which the adults and other children had missed. He just stood there making his grunting baby sounds at it as we all stumbled right past it in our excitement.

  • The meth plague

    Can’t we figure out what is drawing all these people to methamphetamine, and work to address it? This drug is obviously in very high demand in Casey County.

    Here at the news office we cover public records, especially crimes, really extensively. Methamphetamines are involved in about 90 percent to 95 percent of the felony cases we print. It’s like clockwork to see a meth charge on a police citation, and it’s so tragic for area families that the drug is so prevalent here.