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  • Talking to yourself

    “One advantage of talking to yourself is that you know at least somebody’s listening.”
    —Franklin P. Jones (American Businessman, 1887-1929)

    I’ve always tended to talk out loud to myself when I’m writing. You know, just to see how things sound and such. As I get older, I tend to do this more and more. You may not know it but they say this is a sign of great “genius.”

    “Who says that?” you ask.

  • A most deserving recipient

    I couldn’t have been more pleased when I found out earlier this month that Bernard Smalley was going to be named Citizen of the Year by the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce. I’ve spent a little over two years working in the Washington County community, and I’d be hard-pressed to say I’ve crossed paths with a more genuine person who cared more about Washington County than Bernard.

  • Haley

    “The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, ‘O God, forgive me,’ or ‘Help me.’“
    —Billy Graham

     

  • LETTER: 'Burg Bridge vandalism

    Dear Editor,
    In last week’s edition of The Sun, there was a story about vandalism on the old bridge in Fredericktown.  I visited the bridge last weekend and saw the strange scene myself:  an unlit pile of wood, a gas can and two chairs. This scene appeared oddly staged.

    I question the motives of why someone would set up such a bizarre scene. Kids would be the obvious answer to some. Possibly, but living in the area as long as I have, and knowing most everyone here, I don’t buy that theory.

  • It’s only hair, y’all

    Stevie Lowery

    “Is your hair naturally curly?”

    I have been asked that question hundreds of times.

    “You’re so lucky,” is the response I often receive after confirming that, yes, my hair is indeed naturally curly.

    Apparently, from what I’ve been told, many women would pay good money to have curls like mine.

  • A ‘do-over’ on resolutions

    How are those New Year’s resolutions working for you? If you’ve already reneged on them, don’t panic. You aren’t alone.

    According to a survey reported in Forbes magazine, 36 percent have broken their resolutions after one month, 54 percent have failed after six months, and only 8 percent actually reach their New Year’s goals.

  • Who is Carrie Fowler?

    If you don’t know the answer to that question then you need to attend the Central Kentucky Community Theatre’s presentation of the Frank Wildhorn musical, “Jekyll & Hyde.”

    If you read my column regularly, then you know that about every third one contains a review of the latest play by our local community theatre.

    There’s been a changing of the guard over the past few months and it’s brought about a renewed vitality along with the new blood running the shows.

  • Faith and the threat of eminent domain

    On a frigid afternoon this past Tuesday, December 10, some 65 people representing different expressions of faith gathered on the Boone Farm in Nelson County, affirming their belief that God is not pleased with what hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) is doing to his creation.

  • Good hand hygiene promotes good health

    Ashley Spalding, A.P.R.N.

    As the winter season begins, individuals will be exposed more often to the germs that cause colds or the flu.  It is always better to prevent an illness than to deal with its symptoms and possibly spread it to someone else.  The single most effective way to prevent the spread of dangerous germs is by following good hand hygiene.

    Individuals should wash their hands often, especially during the winter months, and always at the following times:

    · Before, during and after preparing food

  • Holiday family portraits

    My family went down to Wal-Mart the other day to get the “$5.95 Family Photo Special.” I have a sharp eye for a bargain, however, you have to be firm to actually get it.

    They’re just hoping to lure you in with a ridiculously low price. Later, they’ll try to sell you some wildly expensive packet of photos. I’d never allow myself to be hoodwinked because I’m Mr. Firm!