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Columns and Editorials

  • Annual event never ceases to amaze

    By today’s standards, it’s not much of a show.
    There are no flashing lights, no loud, chest-thumping music and very few moving parts.
    By all accounts, the annual Living Nativity in Bethlehem should be a real snooze-fest.
    To the contrary, the manger scene held nightly in the little town of Bethlehem is amazingly captivating.

  • Apply persepective to Ebola virus scare

    With the Ebola virus, as with anything, how worried you should be requires perspective.
    With this week’s revelation about deadly airbags, it appears American citizens are at four times greater risk from having a fatal accident with their own vehicular safety device than dying from the outbreak of the virus that causes hemorrhagic fever.
    One wag with an Internet meme referenced the danger from the disease more humorously: Country Singer Taylor Swift has broken up with more boys than Americans that suffer from Ebola.

  • The long way can be the most rewarding

     Two summers ago my family and I turned my dad’s business trip from Michigan to Las Vegas into a ten-day vacation. My brother had to stay behind for work, so my parents and sister and I made the sixty-hour drive. Thirty hours one way is long enough to spend in the car with anyone, let alone your family, but we saved money by not flying, and rented a vehicle with decent gas mileage.

  • Organic farming has natural appeal

     

    Growing up next to corn and beans farms, running in between the corn stalks as a child and riding my grandpa’s tractor and combine, I can still picture the long straight rows in fields that appeared to run from a county road to the horizon.

  • Thanks for donations

    I wanted to thank all the Henry Countians who donated Christmas Cards (old and new) to Henry County’s Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. With your help we reached our goal of 1,000 cards. The cards were distributed to the Veterans’ Hospitals in Louisville and Lexington, as well as the Providence and Twin Oaks homes in Henry County.
    Next year with your help, we hope to include residents at additional veterans’ facilities. Now is the time to start saving cards for next year’s project.

  • Trick-or-treating past, present and future

     Rewind back to when I first began trick-or-treating. I was too young to have close friends, so my mom drove us to our cousins’ house hours away to spend Halloween night with them. 

    We had a great time. I wore my first communion dress and a plastic crown my mom bought me as my costume and went as a princess, and my brother and sister were dressed as a hockey player and Snow White. 

  • Taking state government into Kentucky classrooms

     Starting this week, hundreds of state legislators from across the country will begin visiting classrooms to kick off the 16th annual “America’s Legislators Back to School Program.”

  • What was once lost is found again

     

    Beth and I finally discovered where the last lost-in-the-move items were nearly three months after the move following a recent visit to my parents’ house.

  • Next stop on journey of life: Henry County

     

  • Relay support appreciated in cancer fight

     

    By Phyllis Banta

     

    Being thankful is not always an easy thing to do.