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Have you ever held someone’s hand as they passed from this world?   Friday night my girlfriend of 25 years lost her battle with cancer. She fought hard. She always had a cheerful … more
As you’ve probably noticed in the last month, candidates are out heavily campaigning for county offices, prior to the Aug. 4 General Election.   There’s still time to early vote. … more
School is almost back in session and with it comes after school sports practice and increased physical activity outdoors. This time of year, there’s a higher risk of heat-related illnesses such … more
I worked as an orderly at a nursing home when I was a teenager, and I met a woman there named Minnie. Minnie had a great personality, she was fun-loving, and was a joy to care for. Numerous … more
I ’m not ashamed to say it. I like the Minions. For those not aware of them, and how could you not be since they have been in so many commercials the last couple of months, Minions are … more
Someone once said, “A good day starts with the perfect shoes.” And as a Pastor, I’m the type of person who tries to put myself in everybody else’s shoes. I need to … more
Here we go again.   Just when it looked like the COVID-19 pandemic was behind us, a new variant, B.A. 4/5, has made its appearance.   If you had B.A. 1 experts are saying there is a … more
Psalm 127:3-5 says: “Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from Him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose … more
They hand you a bag of hamburgers and fries with a smile.   They are nameless faces doing a mostly thankless job.   In a time when so many people don’t want to work, I want to … more
The summer months are officially here. That means hours of children playing in the sun, cookouts with friends and family – and the potential for common summertime injuries. The summer season … more
As we get older it’s nice to stop and reflect on the things that we’ve learned throughout life. If we do that from time to time, we can all come up with a long list of lessons … more
Fireworks. Cookouts. Baseball games. Concerts. Family trips. Like Christmas we sometimes forget what July 4th all is about.   The Fourth of July has been a special day in the founding of our … more
If you were to ask most six year old boys what they wanted to be when they grew up, you would receive answers such as: I want to be an astronaut…I want to be a fireman…I want to be a … more
Dare we consider the state of the United States of America? Mass shootings are becoming an everyday occurrence. Murder rates in general are increasing in many cities. People are being beaten, … more
Bedford County, like many other surrounding areas, has a homeless issue. Is it larger than others?   Regardless, it is still something that has to be dealt with in a proper manner. Given the … more
If you want to improve the quality of life in Shelbyville and Bedford County, you can’t do it sitting in your recliner and watching reruns of old television shows.   You need to get … more
Happy Father’s Day Weekend to all the Daddys out there in T-G Land! One of the things I remember looking back when my children were little is their constant requests for glasses of water or … more
Development has its benefits. Prospective new development has fueled what years of begging and pleading by longtime locals couldn’t accomplish: The state is signalizing the U.S. 231 … more
Mother Teresa of Calcutta once said, “At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done. We will be … more
I don’t want to sound like an old man yelling at kids for walking across his lawn, but I have become nostalgic for the old way sports events used to be presented.   Watching the Stanley … more
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