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Local Columns

There are some things exclusively your job

There are some things people count on you to do, and that’s all there is to it. There’s no deviating, no possibility of retiring, no passing the ceremonial baton on to someone else. It’s your job, understood or not. Period. End of story. When I was growing up, for example, my mother ...

Big week for Indian Creek

Do you remember where you were and what you were doing on May 8, 2018? Denise Todoroff does. “On that evening, when we gathered at Crossroads Christian Church for the watch party, I remember when (Superintendent) T.C. (Chappelear) announced that we had passed the levy, I knew I was in ...

Guest column/CCHS 1971 squad marking title anniversary

Catholic Central High School is inducting its 1971 state championship football team into its All Sports Hall of Fame. As members of the team, we would like to thank CCHS for this honor. It is very special to us because it is a team honor. To a man, our team members will tell you that it was a ...

Guest column/Eastern Kentucky growing thanks to the ARC

Kentucky’s economy is on fire, with economic momentum in every corner of the commonwealth. One region with potential we can’t ignore is Eastern Kentucky, specifically in our Appalachian counties. With investments in industries like agritech and manufacturing, strong fiscal management and ...

Guest column/Here’s why we can never forget Sept. 11

It’s hard to imagine what started as a normal day in September would end in devastation, loss and a nation glued to their televisions watching countless replays of the attack — frozen in fear of what could happen next. Not since Pearl Harbor had our nation seen the evils and tragedies of ...

No more toaster shame or warranty shame

“Would you like the warranty with that — it’s $2,” the masked cashier behind the Plexiglass asked. I squinted at him because I hadn’t heard him clearly and surely not correctly, had I? But who knows what people are saying under their breath and under a mask on top of ...