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Columns

  • Exchanging loose change for a little time

    In the corners of my brain, I managed to preserve memories of a child's perspective of downtown Elizabethtown.

    There's a sense of wonder associated with visits to J.J. Newberry's which had a collection of ladies' hats by the front door, a massive lunch counter that always seemed crowded and a staircase in the middle of the floor that led to an actual bargain basement.

  • Local minister offers Bible-based view of alcohol

    By Michael Galloway

    It was a normal church event for those involved. In my work, I have taken many a group of youth on a trip just like it. The youth group had decided to take a trip to King’s Island and had taken a bus.

    I can imagine the group having loads of fun at the amusement park until it was time to come home. The kids on the bus were probably tired, maybe a little cranky; after all it was 11 p.m.

  • Discovering diamonds in your own life

    “It’s taken me a lifetime to get here and I don’t live that far,” she said as we were walking toward the monastery, just before we passed the sign that says, “Silence beyond this point.”

  • Foundation hopes to define bold agenda for community

    The Army’s 2005 Base Realignment and Closure efforts are complete and we celebrate the significant benefits for our region. The Fort Knox transformation spurred collaboration among communities, yielded cooperation among leadership and garnered optimism from business leaders. It made us more mindful, more focused, more deliberate when thinking of our community and its future.

  • Leadership required for unification decision

    Should Hardin County and the cities within merge their governments? I wish I knew the answer to that question. In some ways, I also wish I could ignore that question; but today there are compelling reasons why it is important for all of us who live here to answer it and to get it right.

  • Till Alzheimer’s do us part?

    When I first heard the Rev. Pat Robertson’s comment, I thought of Ronald Reagan’s response to incumbent President Jimmy Carter during the 1980 presidential debate, “There you go again.”  

  • Latest reinvention of your paper: Daily feature pages

    The newspaper is the rarest of all manufacturing systems. Each day the product must be designed and developed from scratch.

    We know we have paper. We know we’ll use ink. Everything else varies from deadline to deadline.

    No two editions are the same. We are in a constant state of inventing and reinventing our product. Modifications, revisions and improvements are part of our everyday life cycle.

  • You never know what words will be your last

    I was standing at the street corner, waiting for the light to change when I saw him out of the corner of my eye. He was waving his left arm from his car window, urgently trying to get my attention. Then, pulling out of his parking space, he stopped in front of me, blocking me from crossing the street.

    Only after he lowered his electric window could I see who it was.

    “I liked your sermon yesterday; I liked it a lot.”

  • One national observance today focuses on family, not tragedy

    Leaving before dawn Thursday, the event involved a 165-mile round trip completed by noon. The activities continued Friday at two separate locations in a city two states away.
    While much of America is occupied and preoccupied by the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, my life revolved around another national observance. Today also is the 32nd anniversary of National Grandparents Day and elementary schools promote the celebration more than any greeting card company.

  • Twenty-three days after 9/11 hard to forget

    by Sharon Thompson