• The man that would not quit

    “Never give in and never give up.”
    - Hubert H. Humphrey

    America loves a winner.

    But do you know what they love even more?

    It’s the underdog.

    The fighter.

    The guy that faces impossible odds but keeps getting up no matter how many times he gets knocked down to the mat.

    We watch in awe and amazement from the sidelines of life as we constantly take the measure of these people and put their lives on the scale with our own. Each time we come up short on our end.

  • Seeing past color

    Moriah Hourigan

    (Editor’s note: This column was used with permission from the RaiderView, a student newspaper at Lindsey Wilson College, where it was originally published on Oct. 11).

    I am bi-racial. My mother is white; my father is black. My entire life, I have been exiled as the “other.”

    I always had too curly hair and too dark of a skin tone to be friends with the white kids. I had hair that was too straight and skin that was too light to be friends with the black kids.

  • In defense of millenials

    Hillary C. Wright
    Guest Columnist

    With the latest crop of college graduates out pounding the pavement in their job search, you’ve probably heard the generalizations and seen the hesitation of many employers in the hiring of the millennial. This new generation has been identified by so many undesirable traits that it seems nearly impossible to overcome the reputation.

  • Fast foods and diets

    “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst, for they are sticking to their diets.”
    - Unknown Author

    Let’s face it. Fast food and diets don’t belong in the same sentence.

    Still, I once developed a plan to limit my fast food intake and save money. It seemed foolproof but ended up backfiring on me.

  • Something to talk about

    She lowered her eyes as if she were too ashamed to look at me. Her quivering voice revealed the emotional pain she was experiencing: “Pastor, what those people are saying about me just isn’t true.”

  • It lives!

    There’s something about October that makes it just right for tales about the supernatural, the unexplained and things that go “bump” in the night. It makes you pull the covers over your head, check under the bed and double-check all your locks on the doors around the house when the moon is full and the wind is coldly blowing.

    Still, everybody loves a good story that sends a few shivers down your back and make your neck hairs stand up.

  • Shake it off

    A lot of people have been up in arms over the last week after the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) issued a directive on postgame handshakes.

    Columnists throughout Kentucky and even sports writers across the nation and ESPN have gotten in on the conversation.

    For the most part, the sentiment has been harsh against the KHSAA, criticizing them for taking away the most traditional sign of sportsmanship in amateur athletics.

  • Our man in Washington

    The campaign bus from Crazyville came to town the other day and my congressman, Representative Muck Flim-Flam Schmuck, Jr., got off.

    I’m proud to say that I voted for Schmuck when he first ran for congress.

    Everybody says we’re lucky to have that Schmuck up in congress watching out for our interest. He’s the finest politician that money can buy, and believe me, I understand that lobbyists are buying all they can.

  • The town, it is a-changin’

    It’s no secret that Washington County is undergoing a lot of change right now. There are a lot of new—and improved—things on the horizon, and that’s got me thinking about what the community will look like in, say, five years.

    Really, not even that long, because so many projects have already been set in motion.

  • Now I want to sing

    Some people are gifted with beautiful solo voices to bless an audience; other singers, perhaps not quite as vocally talented, bless others with quartet voices; then there are those that bless others by not singing.

    I’ve always thought of myself as being in that latter category.

    But that’s changed of late.

    Let me back up.