Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer announced Thursday that the agency’s ‘Cram the Cruiser’ food drive netted 232,011 pounds (116 tons) of food statewide.
Brewer initiated the program in 2010 to assist needy families in the local post and region areas. Since that time, the agency has contributed more than 500,000 pounds of food to shelters, food banks and churches across the Commonwealth.
I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas season and a Happy New Year. For the second year in a row, the hustle of Christmas parties, parades, church services and family get-togethers seems more intense with the shorter period between Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Don’t let the stress and hectic schedule ruin your holiday. I hope I take my own advice when I say slow down and enjoy the holidays.
The gift of life.
There is no greater gift.
And, all too often, we take that gift for granted.
We just assume there is going to be a tomorrow. But, tomorrow is never guaranteed.
Just this week, a good friend of mine lost her father. His death was sudden, completely unexpected, and just a few days before Christmas.
My heart hurts for her.
Nothing can prepare you for such a loss. Nothing.
Rebecca S. Hubbard and Travis S. Calhoun of Lebanon announce the birth of an 8-pound, 10-ounce daughter, Paisley Sentell Hubbard, born Oct. 30, 2014 at Spring View Hospital, Lebanon.
Maternal grandparents are Susan Hubbard and David Clarkson.
Paisley Sentell has a brother, Peyton Young.
It's time for my annual attempt at a last-minute gift guide. Thankfully, for the people on my admittedly short list, I've already got everything.
Well, except for one thing.
OK, more than one thing.
So, maybe I don't have all of my gifts yet — but this isn't about me. It's about helping those of you still scrambling for ideas.
Here are my suggestions for this year: