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Columns

  • New law advances unified government conversation locally

    By Ken Howard

    If someone asked you "What is the third largest community in Kentucky" what would you think?

    Louisville Metro is first. Lexington/Fayette Urban County is second. But who is third?

    When Hardin County residents are asked this question the common answers are Covington-Kenton County or Bowling Green-Warren County or Owensboro-Daviess County.

    The correct answer is us, Hardin County.

  • Lost in a hotel looking for a familiar face

     Choose your destination carefully, you might just have to stay there.

    “Last thing I remember, I was

    Running for the door

    I had to find the passage back

    To the place I was before

    ‘Relax’ said the night man,

    ‘We are programmed to receive.

    You can check-out any time you like,

    But you can never leave!’”

    — The Eagles,

    “Hotel California”

  • Mayberry's always a nice place to visit

     As life passes by, it’s important to stop occasionally, feel the cool breeze and get acquainted with quiet and calmness.

  • EPA goes medieval on Kentucky coal

    Roman legions? Horrific crucifixions? Sacking dissenters and making examples out of their deaths?

  • Lincoln's vision gave rise to USDA

    By John W. McCauley, Farm Service Agency

    In the midst of a great Civil War 150 years ago, it was a Kentuckian, President Abraham Lincoln, born in a log cabin at Sinking Springs Farm in present day LaRue County, who signed legislation to establish a Department of Agriculture in order to “acquire and to diffuse among the people of the United States useful information on subjects connected with agriculture … and to procure, propagate and distribute among the people new and valuable seeds and plants."

  • All local letter carriers commit to Saturday's food drive

    By PETE COUNTRYMAN

    On Saturday, all post offices in Hardin County will team up with the National Association of Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger food drive to provide food for those in our area dealing with hunger everyday.

  • When you can't say it, try singing it

    She was struggling to tell me something but her words wouldn’t come. All she could do was mumble and that only with great frustration.

    I was holding her hand, trying as best I could to comfort her in her agitation.

    Her son had called me in the early morning hour, his voice quivering. “Could you come to the hospital as soon as possible?” His elderly mom was not doing well: She had apparently suffered another stroke.

  • Swept up in a dynamic educator's approach to learning

    Mr. and Ms. Employer: Please picture for a moment an ideal world in which new, young employees came equipped with an established work ethic, a history of reliability and a success with the dynamics of team work.

  • Tips for finding a summer camp

    Have you decided where your child is going to go for camp this summer? The Better Business Bureau has tips and business reviews that can help parents find camps that provide safe, rewarding experiences for children.

  • In this abduction story, only the roast beef disappears

    know how easy it is for a child to be abducted. That’s because when I was a child, I invited a stranger into my home.

    It was 1963, I was in second grade and Mom was at a PTA meeting. I had been allowed to come home and stay by myself rather than wait at school until the meeting was over.

    That’s when the stranger rang the doorbell.