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Columns

  • Exciting week in Frankfort

    Hollywood stars, national organizations and winter weather greeted the Kentucky General Assembly during week six of the 2016 Session. With many guests, packed committee meetings, and energetic rallies, it was another exciting week in Frankfort.
    The national organization Save The Children, which promotes early childhood learning, had its Action Network President Mark Shriver and actress Jennifer Garner testify in Frankfort on behalf of the organization and their work throughout Kentucky.

  • The ‘wow' factor

    By Kenny Fogle

    It’s called the “WOW” factor. When you see something for the first time or see it in a new light from what you had expected, you just have to stand back and appreciate what is in front of you. It happens all the time, but it still is a great feeling every time it does. 

  • Logging off

    Hello, my name is Stevie Lowery and I am a Facebook addict.
    Correction: I was a Facebook addict.
    At 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 1, Facebook and I went on a break.
    And, to the surprise of many, including myself, we have not reunited.
    In fact, our “break” might end up being a “breakup.”
    And, I’ll tell you why. I feel like I owe my 1,000-plus “friends” an explanation.

  • The survey says…

    The fifth week of the 2016 legislative session in Frankfort was historic in a number of ways. Governor Matt Bevin signed his first piece of legislation, Senate Bill 4. We also said goodbye to former State Senator and civil rights activist, Georgia Davis Powers.

  • Setting priorities for Kentucky

    Week four of the Kentucky General Assembly marked a momentous occasion for our state. Governor Matt Bevin gave his first State of the Commonwealth Budget Address, laying out a plan that will guide Kentucky out of the financial mire that has lingered for the past several years after the recession.

  • Adult Education making strides in Lincoln Trail

    By Diane Kelley
    Director of Hardin County Adult Education

    As an adult education instructor, I’ve seen firsthand how education leads to a higher standard of living and an increased quality of life.
    With that in mind, the Lincoln Trail region has reasons to take pride in our Adult Education programs and the students who access these programs.

  • Celebrate life through service to others

    By Carrie Truitt
    Volunteer Manager/Hosparus Green River

  • The broken Powerball promise

    By Eliza Jane Schaeffer
    Guest columnist

  • Work of art

    Saturday morning I witnessed something so amazing and beautiful it almost took my breath away and made me cry all at the same time.
    I visited the Working the Puzzle for Autism Center to take photos of the children participating in a painting activity. I knew there would be some great photo opportunities there. But, to be honest, I just like going to the center. It’s such a happy place, and I love watching and interacting with the children. They are so very special.

  • Second chances

    By G. B. Dixon

    If we have learned anything during the festive months just passed, it is that second helpings are the natural consequence of a pleasing first course. 'Seconds' divert us for a little while longer from life's toils and woes, or help us forget the taste of some preceeding yuck. Where the first is good, so generally goes the second. Such promises to be the case when Kentucky Classic Theatre brings back its wildly popular production of "Steel Magnolias" this week.