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Our crazy dog was barking at a “dragon.” What she thought was a dragon was actually a John Deere tractor with the forks attachment on the fron…

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It was impossible to not notice that Anderson County had a kerfluffle last week with colliding views on how to handle the transgender trend in…

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Beware the third rail. The third rail in the literal sense is a rail that provides power to an electric vehicle, most commonly subway cars. If…

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On Wednesdays when the newspaper arrives in our household, the normal routine is my husband reads it first and makes comments on articles he t…

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On September 6, I proposed that our Fiscal Court livestream their meetings on YouTube, the same as our School Board.

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I had to make up points on the throwing events. It was field day at my elementary school, and I’d been paired in the running event with Shanno…

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It’s hard to believe September is almost gone already! During our summer meetings, June through November, every committee meets once a month t…

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For most Americans, the word Venezuela brings to mind the nationalist governments of Hugo Chavez and his chosen successor, Nicolas Maduro, but…

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“Dad, will you help me change out my headlights?” My son is just days away from his birthday and getting his driver’s license. He bought a tru…

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Libraries in the United States are under attack, both literal and figurative. A prime target of the so-called culture wars, libraries and libr…

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Eight hours to work, eight hours to sleep, eight hours for what you will. Growing up in Michigan when the auto industry was still strong, and …

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It is no secret I have passionately pursued election security measures my entire time in the senate. But rarely have I hinted WHY, and I have …

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This summer I was in Washington D.C. on a vacation. I observed a sizable group of young people excitedly protesting near the White House deman…

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“Hang on. It’s going to get bumpy.” On the eastern side of my Poppy’s place is an old logging road that goes up a steep hill to a ridge. I rem…

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In the last several days and weeks we have heard many sad and heroic stories of the folks living and working in the flood disaster area in eas…

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Slimy mud banks are hard to climb. There was a mud bank we liked to slide down as kids just above the pond at my Poppy’s house. My cousins and…

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Congress never gets anything done. That complaint is registered consistently, often by the political party that is in the minority. But, in sh…

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I’ve never been much on contests that require a judge — contests like dog shows, gymnastics, diving, and ice skating. Blame communist Olympic …

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“Don’t even look at me!” I dated this girl for a while who had some wild mood swings. In this instance, she was sitting with me in a booth at …

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Between July 25th through 30th rainfall and flooding of unheard-of proportions devastated the Appalachian communities in Knott, Perry, Letcher…

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In the 1990s, baseball players got big. Real big. After years of rumors, tell-all books, and finally the findings of an independent commission…