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Frankly, I think I was quite tired of writing about the subject of the proposed 1-cent sales tax by the weekend before the Aug. 15 referendum. I’m still tired of it, and thought seriously of addressing President Trump’s comments on the … more
Ree Drummond and I have nothing in common. Maybe that’s why I am so fascinated with her. When I picked up her book “Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels — A Love Story” several years ago, I was totally unaware of her blog, which … more
When people over 50 need a job, they tend to look for help in all the wrong places. One of the first questions I always ask is, “Have you been to the Career Center?” A surprising percentage of jobseekers say no. One lady told me that she wasn’t trying to get unemployment check, but a job. more
Roaming the woods in a remote section of Walker County was a part of life as a child growing up in the Phillipstown/ Stacks Bottom area of Empire. In my early years, before Atari and Nintendo and in the days of only three or four channels on … more
For six days in August 1835, New Yorkers were captivated by a series of newspaper articles that described the latest discoveries of astronomer Sir John Herschel. From his post on the Cape of Good … more
I can remember when Bucky Rizzo and I interviewed then-state Rep. Robert Bentley on the radio here in Jasper in 2010 as he was running for governor. He was a congenial conservative who made a nice impression. When he left, Bucky and I turned to each … more
Where were you the last time you thought to yourself, “The people here are always so nice”? For me, it was Chick-fil-A. I’ve had some serious talks over their original chicken sandwich over the years. The food is always hot, the staff is … more
Finding work after 50 can be a challenge. One stumbling block is when potential employers say, “You’re overqualified for this job.” That’s a valid point for most employers. Crafting a response to this concern is crucial. The answer can mean the difference in getting hired or getting passed over. more
On Nov. 17, 1965, Sgt. Roger Stone of Parrish became Walker County’s first casualty in the Vietnam War. Stone, 22, was killed in an ambush of the 1st Cavalry Division in the Battle of the Ia Drang Valley — the first major battle between American soldiers and the North Vietnamese in South Vietnam. more
When the director of the Hopkinsville-Christian County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau received an email 10 years ago about a total solar eclipse coming to her small Kentucky town, she thought someone was playing a practical joke. A quick … more
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