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The Kentucky Bourbon Festival has announced it will delay this year's event a month this year due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and will host the festival Oct. 15–18, 2020.

While Daughter Number Two and her family were roaming through Wyoming, I was at home, more than a thousand miles away. They were inside their van, on a lookout for moose and on a watchout for bears. I was sitting in our sunroom and on the lookout for pesky squirrels that climb a backyard tre…

My dear son — you don’t know it now but one of our first conversations on the harsh realities of the world took place when you were still inside my belly. Weeks before you entered the world, I watched as communities collectively mourned the loss of two more black men. Their names even now et…

LEXINGTON — It can be a difficult adjustment for kids to wear a face mask. Many kids may not be used to seeing others wearing a mask in public, let alone having to wear one themselves. Here are some tips for kids over the age of 2 that may help:

A Three Dog Night song popped into my head as I was driving home from Glasgow last Wednesday. Not a single word other than the opening was familiar, but the title flashed before me like a glow-in-the-dark bracelet. “One is the Loneliest Number” isn’t a song on my playlist. It isn’t a song th…

The dateline on your newspaper may indicate Thursday, yet it’s early Monday morning as I write these thoughts.

George Floyd’s death at the hands – or rather the knee – of Minneapolis police office Derek Chauvin has sparked protests nationwide, including some looting and destruction of property in my hometown of Dallas. I do not condone senseless violence, but I understand some of the rage and frustra…

Our country and our Commonwealth are hurting. So many of us have been shaken over the senseless deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and Louisville’s Breonna Taylor. We are seeing an outcry of grief and anger with many of our students, families and educators gathering to speak out about rac…

As part of Team Kentucky, Andy Beshear and I made a commitment to be good teammates to our fellow Kentuckians, to end the divisive political rhetoric and verbal attacks by demonstrating the compassion, empathy and leadership we believe they deserve.

Needing a vacation? Need a trip somewhere besides the grocery store and the bank? I’m in that frame of mind to “get out of town” but see no end in sight except for a possible road trip. That would mean sleeping in the car and eating sandwiches out of a cooler or going through a fast food pla…

At a time when huge spending bills marked “coronavirus relief” are easily passing Congress with little scrutiny, poorly run states are asking unscrupulous members of Congress to slip in taxpayer bailouts to rescue them from years of their own fiscal mismanagement.

With piecemeal re-openings around the country, businesses are limping out of this housebound period, if they still exist to emerge at all.

Old men may forget the first time they shaved or even the first time they opened a bank account. They aren’t likely, though, to forget their first solo drive in their first car.

The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the importance of healthcare providers, networks and collaborations in our local communities. In particular, the Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) and Rural Health Clinics (RHC) are providing essential services to help keep our local populations healthy.

As you know by now, we have a resident raccoon. What you haven’t read is that we have two! HAD two. A good friend and his children set a trap for the first one, which the raccoon (we named Robbie), moved it six feet, ate the honey bun, and left the door down. How that happened is speculation…

As the head of public higher education in Kentucky, I’m usually asked to deliver at least one commencement address each May. If I were giving one this year, I’d probably start by offering both my congratulations and condolences.

Recently, I was in Siberia. The temperatures there were very much below cold. Dangers were there, too – prison guards, evil trackers, bears and such.

With the shutdown of everything non- essential and social distancing becoming the new normal, one area of concern is voting. At the very heart of our democracy is the ability to vote. However, if we eliminate gatherings, as we have been instructed to do, voting is problematic. As of now the …

I’m getting used to my new normal. Guy does all the grocery shopping (once a week) and I put them away. I cook and he cleans afterward. We both do laundry. (I don’t know why we have so many loads!) He lifts, and I point to what needs lifting.

In 1988, President Ronald Reagan issued the first Presidential proclamation that established May as National Foster Care Month. Since that time, May has been an opportunity to critically reflect on successes in shortcomings in meeting the needs of foster youth and their families.

During this time of great uncertainty, it can be easy to get lost in the negativity. With the media abuzz with statistics of newly infected, rising death tolls, increasing unemployment, and seemingly ever-changing regulations, we are left with feelings of anger, sadness, and uncertainty as w…

You’ve probably heard that old saying: “You can take the girl out of Buck Creek, but you can’t take Buck Creek out of the girl.” Something like that. Anyway, if you’ve heard it said, you probably heard it said about Rachel Lawrence Edwards-Ridder.

I have not been inside a store since the virus began. Guy does the shopping while I sit in the car and watch people, wishing I could see my friends and have lunch as we usually did. Because of the lower number of cases in Monroe County, the last two grocery trips have been to their Wal-Mart.

WASHINGTON – Georgi Markov felt a sting on the back of his thigh as he waited for a bus at Waterloo Bridge, about half a mile from the Houses of Parliament, on Sept. 7, 1978. He turned to see a man bending to retrieve an umbrella.

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At 7 p.m. on May 5, two directors of the Glasgow Electric Plant Board Board of Directors – and a former director who last year resigned from the board but apparently had second thoughts – sat in the drive-thru of the plant board’s offices for the apparent purpose of conducting a public meeti…

In these dark times, with the fallen market and anxious employees teleworking if they are lucky, or receiving unemployment if they are not, we look out at empty streets and face more weeks of loneliness and isolation.

Guy’s idea of pest control is his cap. We were sitting on the patio the other day and a wasp joined us. My thought was to leave it alone, but Guy’s idea was to attack it before it attacked him.

We are in a time of crisis. Across our nation communities are struggling as their citizens and local businesses vie for economic activity. You don’t need to follow the updates from the federal reserve to know that the stock market is down, and businesses are closing their doors. While I beli…

On Friday, we participated in a forum of pastors across Kentucky to discuss the church’s response to the pandemic and how to honor Gov. Beshear, even when we may disagree on policy directives. The participants, all conservative, mostly praised Gov. Beshear for his handling of the pandemic. H…

May has arrived in Kentucky, and rather than planning a Kentucky Derby celebration, a road trip to Pikeville for the Mountain Laurel Festival, to Cumberland Falls to take in the moonbow, or to Louisville to jam at Louisville’s Kentucky Reggae Festival, we’re practicing social distancing and …

Two ladies: Long-time friends, health care colleagues, members of the same church, and Glasgow neighbors who live across the street from one another (medical journalist, Dr. Melissa Walton-Shirley, and retired nurse Janet Bradford), are both somewhat quarantined during this coronavirus crisis.

When I look in the mirror, I see tired eyes. The eyes of someone who has been up for days or who is plagued with allergies. My eyes, however, are tired from lack of sleep. Night after night, I am up and down. To the recliner and back to bed. Reading, thinking or looking at the muted TV. The …

LEXINGTON — An early report from cases in China indicated people sickened with the Coronavirus-19 (COVID-19) infection had worse outcomes if they smoked. While this one study noted an association, it will take more research to determine the extent of the risk smoking and vaping have on COVID…

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Speculation continues to run rampant more than a week after Jeremy Marr died after being involved in an incident with the Glasgow Police Department.

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Wednesday, September 04, 2019
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Week 3 of high school football brings a rivalry game for Glasgow and Monroe County, while Barren County and Metcalfe County look to bounce back after losing last Friday. Meanwhile, Caverna is eying back-to-back wins when the Colonels hit the road for a Saturday game. 

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Barren County and Glasgow enjoyed wins in their season-openers in football Friday night. 

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GLASGOW — Beyond wins and losses, there are some local storylines to note as we prepare for the 2019 high school football season.

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Tuesday, July 05, 2016

If you know J.R. Heltsley, DVM, then you know he’s quite a storyteller. Often it’s a long story about an animal he’s encountered, or sometimes it’s simply a short joke, but almost every time you visit with Dr. Heltsley, he’s likely to offer an entertaining tale.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Ally, our 10-year-old grandchild, asked what the notepad on my desk was for. I told her it was where I listed subjects for newspaper columns I plan to write. She picked it up and thumbed through its mostly blank pages.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

On the June morning of Queen Elizabeth’s official birthday, I was far across the ocean from her big to-do. It was a Saturday morning, and I slipped out of the bed and onto the condo’s balcony just as the sun arrived over the Atlantic.

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Many of you may feel you know her because of the many times she has appeared in my articles. Almost every story in my life, she was one of the main characters. Last Monday, my friend, Judy Wallace Irvin, passed away after a three year battle with cancer, and with her passing, I feel “weary a…

Tuesday, July 05, 2016
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Our trip to Ireland continued by leaving Dublin and heading for Cork, the home of my ancestors, the Sullivans. I didn’t allow time to connect with them for Sunday dinner, but I saw O’Sullivan on many buildings and felt at home. I knew Sullivans were primarily business people, but seeing the …

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The number of blueberry growers is increasing in our area and becoming a big business in Kentucky. Loving blueberries the way I do, I suggested that we plant a few bushes, so I could pick my own. Guy gave me his “look,” but what he was really saying was, “You have got to be kidding.”

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Shore excursions at ports of call can be done from a passenger’s room. I decided that booking in person was a better choice to avoid a technological error; however, I had not expected a human one.

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