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Columns

  • Hiding behind God's word

    Kim Davis has dominated the news across Kentucky over the past several weeks.

    In case you don't recognize the name, Davis is the Rowan County Clerk, and one of her duties is to issue marriage licenses. That's a duty she has not been doing, even after an order from a federal judge to do so.

  • Cook gives update on school constructioni

    Construction of the new facilities has really taken off. We were initially behind 83 days due to weather. We are making up time considerably on the two buildings and are now behind approximately 50 days. Our goal is to have the primary center, which will house students from preschool through second grade, moved into their new building when school starts for the 2016-2017 school year. I feel good about making that happen.

  • Here's a tip: Earn it!

    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.

  • The wrong kind of attention

    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.

  • 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.

  • Protecting the rights of the unborn
  • Chance, or a providential meeting?

     

    A young Marine opened the flap of the tent and called out the the several Marines inside, “Is there anyone in here from Kentucky?”

    The Marines had been slogging through the mud in Okinawa some 71 years ago.

    The Marine asking the question was Robert B. Oldham, and the person who spoke up, saying, “I’m from Kentucky,” was Bruce Heilman.

  • The good in a bad resume

    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.

  • Oh, baby, that's not funny!

    “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.

  • A doggone day

    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.