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Here's a tip: Earn it!

By Moreland Jeff

There's an old saying that goes, "You get what you pay for."

In my opinion, the opposite holds true, especially when it comes to leaving tips at a restaurant; you pay for what you get.

It seems today the popular thing for those in the service industry to do, especially waiters and waitresses, is to post photos of customers' receipts and call them out for the tips they leave, or don't leave.


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Guest column by Sen. Max Wise

Protecting the rights of the unborn


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Guest column by Taylor County PVA Chad Shively

Property tax tips from your PVA

If you are like me, sometimes it can be a little overwhelming doing something that you may not do on a regular basis. For me, that "something" can be flying. I have flown a total of three times in my life, and the last time I flew was directly into Chicago. Talk about a fish out of water. Some folks feel the same way when it comes to the property tax system in Kentucky.


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The wrong kind of attention

By Moreland Jeff

If you’re offended by the words you are about to read, frankly, I don’t care.

And I’m tired of everyone being offended about everything these days.

Granted, there are some things about which we should be offended, but most of the time, when we hear about them on TV or the Internet, those who are offended are not very well informed. I would have said they are stupid, but, well, you know.


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The good in a bad resume

By David Whitlock

In the “What’s Trending” segment on The Today Show last Friday, July 24, Savannah Guthrie reported on an advertising executive who sent out two resumes. The first was your typical resume showing successes and accomplishments.


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Guest column by Barry Bertram

Chance, or a providential meeting?

By Special to the CKNJ

 


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A doggone day

By David Whitlock

My mom’s voice cracked, then it went silent.  I looked again at my cell phone to make sure I’d called the right number.

“Mom? Is this you?”

The next voice I heard was that of my older brother, Mark, speaking for Mom because she couldn’t.


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Oh, baby, that's not funny!

By Moreland Jeff

“Is your refrigerator running? Well, you better go catch it!”

 No, it’s not clever, but it’s one of the many lines used by kids making prank phone calls.

 I must admit, when I was a kid, years before caller ID came along, my friends and I made our fair share of prank calls. I clearly remember our last one.


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Bloom like an amaryllis

By David Whitlock

My wife, Lori, and I are not good with houseplants. When she brings home a new plant, I shake my head, knowing the plant's likely demise. I want to pull it aside and whisper, "I'm so sorry she bought you. I promise I'll pray for you."

If plants could muster a police force, they would charge Lori and me with negligent homicide.

So last year, when some well-meaning friends gave us an amaryllis for Christmas, I thanked them kindly.

And as soon as they left, I knelt by their gift and offered last rites for it.


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Guest column by Rep. John "Bam" Carney

Memorial Day a time to remember and appreciate freedoms we have been given

One of our greatest presidents and Kentucky native, Abraham Lincoln, once said of our country, "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." That quote comes to mind as we gather in the coming days to honor those who have fought and died in wars foreign and domestic to continue to guarantee the freedom that makes us the envy of other nations and their people around the world.


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