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  • Rep. Kim King

    FRANKFORT – You wouldn’t buy a major product or service without knowing the cost, and the Kentucky General Assembly should ensure the same consideration for our local school districts.

    This week, House Bill 154 was inaccurately presented as a transparency bill because a last-minute committee substitute added extra training for local school officials. Committed to government transparency, I have filed or cosponsored several bills to make government more accountable, but this bill is more complex than a simple transparency measure.

  • One last prayer

    It certainly wasn’t the first time I had prayed for my friend, Don Hughes, but I was convinced it was my last.

    Our friendship was forged by prayer as he fought colon cancer. Several years ago, Gene, one of Don’s five sons, told me his dad was sick.

    “Would you please pray for him?” he asked.

    And so I went to visit Don Hughes.

     “I thank you for coming,” he said as I left his house. “You’re always welcome here.”

    And I was.

  • 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.