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Columns

  • The sweetness of Christmas

     

    There’s a smile on my face. It’s Christmas and along with celebrating the birth of Our Lord I will be swarmed by the full load of family this week.  You are welcome to come to my house on Friday as busloads of grandchildren, (all of them), and all the children and in-laws and hopefully you, stuff yourself in my house. Just be forewarned that water closet time may be limited.

  • May peace find you this year

     

    Is it just me or is anyone else surprised by the fact that next week is Christmas.

    Normally by this time of year, I’d have all the presents wrapped, the stockings hung with care and enough decorations spread throughout the house to look like a good, old-fashioned Griswold Christmas, but this year I’m a little behind.

    I guess I could blame it on the fact that Thanksgiving fell late this year and there wasn’t a buffer of a week between November turkey and Christmas frenzy.

  • Council member addresses tax increase

     

    As many of you may know there has been numerous papers displayed throughout the city by Kentucky Liberty Solutions pertaining to the city payroll tax increase. 

  • Fighting against the heroin epidemic

     

    As an emergency medical technician and magistrate working in Grant County, I witness the heroin epidemic to the core. Our county is declining as a healthy population and a reliable workforce because of this disease. 

  • No Black Friday craziness this year

     

    The madness is over until next year.

    The annual tradition of people trampling over each other to save $3 on a Barbie doll has passed.

    The day that decent people turn into maniacs willing to behead someone even looking at that last X-Box in their hands is no more.

    That’s right, I survived another Black Friday or should I say, Gray Thursday.

    Now, for the most part, my above comments are in jest.

  • Love of movies will never end

     

     

    I am a movie nerd.

    For those who know me well, this admission will come at no surprise.

  • Want to know more about the Affordable Care Act (ACA)?

     

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    ould you like to know more about whether or how the ACA could help you or someone you know?

  • Even near death can't ruin first family trip

     

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    amily vacations are meant to bring everlasting memories.

  • Mr. Chipman to me

     

     

    The news of Jane Gray’s death hit me like a brick to the head.  I knew things were not good but I anticipated her recovery.  She was my daughter in-law’s mother.  She was a wonderful person.

    Moments later I received a phone call telling me my childhood friend had just passed away in Dayton, Ohio.  From that moment through the next week the memories of the two of us growing from young boys to college age men filled my head.  These were memories only he and I shared.

  • Sit back and watch him fly...

     

     

    I for one am the worst when it comes to getting caught up in the day to day things but I received a phone call recently that stopped me dead in my tracks. I was standing in the grocery store when I noticed I had a voicemail from my baby brother. I must have looked like an idiot standing in the middle of the aisle as I could hardly move, mumbling under my breath the whole time about what on earth was he thinking to make such a impulsive decision and how he could leave such a message on my voicemail no less.