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‘Blew my mind’ piece brings back memories

From time to time the following “Blew My Mind” piece has appeared on Facebook. I do not know who the author is, but it hit home with many of the experiences that some of you and I have had in our lifetime. I cut out a few of the observations and added my comments to some of the...

Handling of Hall cases deserves greater scrutiny

There needs to be a investigation of the way our local justice system handled the cases against Tristan Hall. If you read the News Journal at all, you’ve no doubt seen our reporting on Hall. He’s the local man that was accused of making a posting on the forums of the Internet...

Waiting for February to end

Waiting for February to end “Some people are not happy unless they are hating someone with different ideas, different nationality or creed.” This quote jumped out at me because it is a mirror of the attitude that exists in the world today. And I ask myself why. Is hate a security...
Posted On 23 Feb 2016
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Bena Mae’s Kitchen: Winter Stories

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Posted On 16 Feb 2016
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Handicapping the 82nd District State Rep. race

With the battle lines drawn for the upcoming May Primary election, I thought now might be a good time to break down the only local race on the ballot, which pits incumbent 82nd Rep. Regina Bunch against challenger Alex Patrick. The winner will face Williamsburg teacher Bill Conn...

Newspapers press on in the face of adversity

I love the newspaper business, but being a publisher these days takes a stout heart. Here in just the last few months, newspapers have come under attack from all sides in what almost feels like a concerted effort to sign our death warrant. The rules are constantly being...

What we all need to do to feel better about life

We are in a rut. Since the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index started publishing in 2008 Kentucky has been right at the bottom, just ahead of West Virginia. The index was published in newspapers and read on TV stations all across the country last week. You love Kentucky. I love...

Winter – Who needs it?

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Posted On 09 Feb 2016
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Fat is not always a bad word

Is fat a bad word? Not necessarily. Simply put, fat is just the body’s storage form for energy. If an animal consumes more energy than it uses, its body will store the excess calories as fat – like money in the bank they can use in an energy shortage (think cows calving in...
Posted On 05 Feb 2016
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New dietary guidelines emphasize a lifetime of healthy eating

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Posted On 05 Feb 2016
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