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Columns

  • Controlling our rage

    The driver cut in front of me, honking his horn while sticking his middle finger out his car window, pointing it in my direction. 

    "What's he so mad about?" I remember asking myself.

    I had apparently failed to move fast enough when the light for the right-turn lane signaled green.

    That wasn't the first time someone had so visibly disapproved of my driving. I admit I'm not NASCAR driving material. I once had a friend tell me that driving with me was like being a passenger with Mr. Magoo at the wheel.

  • An outpouring of love

    In the past few days, I've seen an outpouring of love, kindness and compassion. And it's wonderful to see. But I expected nothing less.

    If anyone needed proof that the Taylor County community is made up of some great people, they only need to read a story on the front page of today's issue. Various fundraisers have begun to help Tony Grider and Alex Quinn - and their fellow EMS, firefighter, dispatch and law enforcement co-workers.

    Usually it's these people who are there for us when we need help. Well now, we get to return that favor.

  • Reaching out to serve the world

    "And he said to them, 'Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.'"

    -Mark 16:15

     

    In today's issue, you can read a story about Zion Separate Baptist Church and their support for the Village of Nassian on Africa's Ivory Coast.

    Although the congregation is fairly small, with about 70 who attend every Sunday, their donations have funded 95 percent of the construction of a new church in Nassian.

  • Holmes a class act on PGA Tour

    I've heard it said that golf is a good walk spoiled.

    I have to say I don't agree, and although I'm not what you'd consider a good golfer, I enjoy playing from time to time.

    This past week, I spent six days on the course at Valhalla Golf Club covering the PGA Championship. I got to see the best golfers in the world, and I realized just how bad my game actually is when compared to someone who plays for a living, and to be honest, that was no surprise.

  • Making Campbellsville proud

     

    "Hey, that's J.B. Holmes from Campbellsville!"

    Those words were heard more often than you might think at the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club on Tuesday.

    For anyone from Campbellsville, it might not seem like a big deal. After all, it's just J.B., or as most folks around town know him, John. But when you consider that he's playing on a worldwide stage, it's quite impressive that so many people are rooting for him.

  • Saying goodbye to summer

     

    I still remember it - the excitement of the first day of school.

    My school supplies were ready. I had carefully picked out a backpack, pencils, notebooks and markers.

    I loved milk breaks, reading and playground time. It was always nice to be in a homeroom with someone I knew, but I also enjoyed meeting new friends.

  • Sharing the stories

     

    As a reporter, there are some stories you just don't want to write.

    Bad stuff happens, and it's our job to report it. But that doesn't mean it's fun and we enjoy it.

    I've heard people question why we have published such and such story. They've also asked why those stories have to be printed on the front page.

  • The good ol' days

    Twenty-five years. It's hard to believe, and, as I look back, it just doesn't seem like it's been that long. Really, it doesn't even feel like I should be much older than 25, and it sure doesn't seem like I should be 25 years removed from my high school graduation.

  • Up, up and away

     

    Balloonist's Prayer

    "The winds have welcomed you with softness.

    The sun has blessed you with his warm hands.

    You have flown so high and so well,

    That God has joined you in laughter,

    And he has set you gently back again,

    Into the loving arms of Mother Earth."

  • K-Country Showdown showcases local talent

     

    From The Band Perry to Willie and Waylon, the notes struck a chord with everyone who came out to listen to the 33rd annual K-Country Showdown last Thursday. Part of Campbellsville's Fourth of July Celebration, the event is popular among country music fans and supporters of local talent.