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  It’s become all too common in American society.  A gunman opens fire on a church, a school, a shopping mall or a crowded concert venue and dozens of lives are lost senselessly.

  I sat in my vehicle on 5th Street Saturday afternoon with my son (who had grown tired of his car seat) in my lap, the windows were rolled down and the breeze was blowing those gorgeous American flags as the participants of the Ruck for a Soldier’s Heart event approached—and I thought of my…

  I grew up in the era when Halloween costumes were made of hard plastic face masks with small slits for your eyes and nose and elastic straps that held them in place. Two minutes after putting them on, you were struggling to breathe and found yourself coming up for air after every candy sto…

  Over the weekend Mike Miller Park in Draffenville was lively, bustling with families, strollers weaving in and out of the foot traffic that began around the softball fields and stretched to the very back of the park’s furthest soccer fields. Laughter and giddy chatter and happy little feet…

  Mike Miller Park in Draffenville is a gem for all of us who live in Marshall County. I don’t think I’d be exaggerating to say that it is  possibly one of the nicest community parks in the state. I would challenge you to show me a county park with better manicured grounds and attention to m…

  In my job I have the opportunity to meet all kinds of people.  Some, if I'm being completely honest, I walk away from hoping the meeting was a one-time encounter.  But last week, I had the great pleasure to meet a man who left the warmest impression on me and whom I hope I have the fortune…

  Sleazy. That’s about the best one-word description we can come up with to describe the last several years of events surrounding now-sidelined University of Louisville Head Basketball Coach Rick Pitino.  

  Friday evening as I was sifting through the pictures of the fire at the Allendale Apartments and thinking about the people who lived in them, I thought about a Fred Rogers quote we frequently see pop up when tragedy strikes: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mo…

  Anthropologist Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world.”

  Regardless of which side of the political aisle you might align yourself with, it’s difficult to miss the fact that our country is in turmoil on many fronts.  Whether on the national, state or local level, the disagreements over priorities, policy and procedures are dividing us in ways we …

  This morning we can all take a deep breath as business goes back to our normal humdrum, which we like. The solar eclipse has come and gone and most of our visitors have, as well. But wasn’t that the coolest thing?

  “You don’t earn a Purple Heart. You sacrifice with your blood for a Purple Heart. I am one proud veteran to wear it.” said Jerry Thompson, member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and two-time recipient of the medal.

  We’d like to extend our thanks to whomever left the delicately simple, pretty little painted rocks outside our office last week. They did exactly what they were supposed to do—brought a smile to our faces.   It seems friendly gestures toward the media are few and far between these days. Bu…

  Last Tuesday morning I came in to an irate message from the spouse of a county employee.