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Columns

  • HMH administrator outlines vision, strategies

    Allow me to take this opportunity to share more about our vision of the future of Hardin Memorial Health.

  • Kentucky continues to lack right-to-work law

    Coincidence may indeed be, as Albert Einstein put it, “God’s way of remaining anonymous.”

    But it cannot explain why the overwhelming majority of business-friendly states also offer right-to-work protections for their citizens.  

    It’s not a coincidence that Kentucky remains without such a policy.

  • Singing about Christmas in July

    My wife occasionally bursts into song when it’s just the two of us at home.

    “You have a really good voice,” I compliment her. “You should be singing in the choir.”

    She disagrees: “My voice isn’t that good. Remember, I didn’t even make the varsity choir in high school.”

    I think she’s improved.

  • Is your credit card ready for vacation?

    If your summer plans include traveling out of state or overseas, avoid stress and money problems by preparing ahead of time.

    In an effort to reduce credit card fraud, many companies will lock an account if it’s being used in an unfamiliar spending pattern. This includes being used in a different state or country and charges that are not the normal spending amount.

  • Giving some thought to the south side of E’town

    How do you get from what is to what could be? Of course, it starts with an idea.

    So here’s my dream for the day: The south end of Elizabethtown could and should be a more vibrant retail and economic corner for the community.

  • Having seen the future, let's embrace it at HMH

    Put this one in the category under seeing is believing.

    After hearing about the customer surveys and feedback that led Hardin Memorial Health to add two floors on its North Tower, I can’t say that I understood.

    What’s the big deal about private rooms? Yeah, that would be nice but is nice the same as need?

  • Visit to Israel clarifies 'promise' in Kentucky

    Over the last couple of weeks, I had the opportunity to visit a region of the world that is a constant source of international news. In my spare time, I volunteer with Lamb & Lion Ministries. I speak as needed and am the designated leader for Pilgrimage trips to Israel. During our visit, the Middle East was once again in the headlines.

  • Lesson about the power and importance of a hug

    She sits among several of her fellow residents at the long-term care facility I visit, ensconced in her whee chair, sometimes napping, sometimes staring. I suppose I’ve walked past her dozens of times, greeting her with a casual “Hello” or “How are you?” I can’t say I’ve taken the time to wait for a response. I’ve felt her tired eyes following me as I’ve quickly disappeared around the corner and down the hallway.

    But this day, she stopped me cold in my tracks.

  • Sorting out what’s important on the porch out back

    At my house, there’s a back porch.

    Actually, you probably would call it a covered patio. Because I like to think of myself as a Southerner, it’s a porch to me.

    The neat slabs of concrete made from creek rocks have been behind the house since well before we moved in about eight years ago. It’s nothing new but I “discovered” it again last Wednesday night.

    Sometime around 10, the Schnauzer that shares our home wanted to visit the backyard. For some reason, I decided to walk out as well.

  • What our country needs from the news media

    These days, the scandal involving long wait times at VA hospitals can feel like some made-in-Washington spectacle generated by politicians looking for headlines. But it isn’t.