Cheers

... to the folks of southcentral Kentucky who are trying their best to get through this pandemic. It’s not easy, and our world is not the same as it was just a month ago. But we’re trying, together, to maintain so that when this virus breaks we’ll be able to get back to our normal routines. Actually, hopefully this will change us so that we’re not the way we were before the coronavirus shook our society. May we not take life for granted. May we realize how important it is to help each other and to be positive. May we see how valuable each day is and acknowledge that we’re all on this planet together, and we need each other to survive and to thrive.

-Glasgow Daily Times Editor Daniel Suddeath

... to our local businesses during these hard times. Many business owners are finding creative ways to keep their operations going, through online sales, curbside service or other means. Thank you for what you mean to our community. Also, don’t forget about your local newspaper. You depend on us for accurate news, and we depend on your support to be able to provide that information.

-GDT Editor Daniel Suddeath

... to so many people who are volunteering to help others as we fight this pandemic. It’s a gut-wrenching time, but there are so many wonderful stories out there about people stepping up to aid others during this difficult period. Thank you.

-GDT Editor Daniel Suddeath

... to Barren County Judge-Executive Micheal Hale, for providing regular updates on Facebook and sending out information to help keep local residents informed about the coronavirus.

-GDT Editor Daniel Suddeath

Jeers

... and now, to the bad side of things. A big jeer to anyone turning this into a political fight. President Donald Trump continues to take shots at the media and political opponents during this mess. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi basically blamed Republicans on Thursday for the delay in passing the stimulus bill. Enough is enough. This isn’t the time for politics. Do what needs to be done and save the rest for another time. Our governor has set a great example of leadership during this storm. Other elected leaders should take notice.

-GDT Editor Daniel Suddeath

... to people posting false information on social media about the coronavirus. This is the danger of social media — about half of what you read is true. Unless you know something to be true, don’t post it. Don’t even post it and ask “hey, is this accurate?” By the time someone gets around to telling you it’s a lie, the damage is already done. People are already on edge and fanning those flames with false information is irresponsible.

-GDT Editor Daniel Suddeath

Have a cheer or a jeer? Submit them to GDT Editor Daniel Suddeath at 270-678-5171, or by email at dsuddeath@glasgowdailytimes.com. Submissions must include writer’s full name and city of residence.

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