Herman, a religious businessman, didn't believe that being a successful businessman and being religious were incompatible. Consequently, in business, he turned right and proceeded straight forward while amassing a small fortune along the way, which in his will, he left to a charitable trust. The purpose of the trust was to conduct scientific research as to the existence of the soul which leaves the body upon death.

Kentucky's farmers are among the best in the world. It's no surprise agriculture leaders from around the country are looking to the Bluegrass State and our prospering hemp industry. Right now, hemp is growing in 101 of our 120 counties and $100 million worth of Kentucky grown and processed hemp products are expected to be sold this year alone.

I made my way across West 2nd Street last Sunday carrying a box of flip flops. A small crowd of on lookers stood outside of a seedy motel starring. Our church had just concluded a worship service and community missional event, and the folks across the street chose not to attend. Since I’m equal parts stubborn and determined, I made up my mind, and I picked up the box and made my way over to them.

Engrained in my mind is a childhood memory that grows fonder, and more relatable, as I grow older.

Feeling despondent, Larry took a few drinks to forget but the only he forgot was to stop drinking. The result? He got into an automobile collision, was convicted of manslaughter and was given a two-year suspended sentence with instructions by the trial judge that if he ever was arrested in the future, he was to report that arrest to his probation officer without delay.

So much has advanced during the past 50 years of technology. Throughout the summer there have been many television shows and news articles harkening back to July of 1969 when America lived up to President Kennedy's commitment to be the first to put a man on the moon.

“Love isn't a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now.”—Fred Rogers

This coming Monday I will celebrate my second wedding anniversary. The time has truly flown by. I remember vividly the emotions I felt going into my wedding day. Aside from being anxious, I was a bit perplexed as to what life would be like as a wife rather than a girlfriend. I’ve never claimed to be a cook, a seamstress, a housekeeper…how on Earth would I learn to be domestic let alone be good at it.

A year ago, I wrote about one of my all-time favorite football players, former Kentucky quarterback Jared Lorenzen. I wanted to write about him back then because he had recently been the subject of an ESPN documentary discussing his weight.

There is an entire generation of citizens and new voters out there who do not remember the events of September 11, 2001, except as history.

This Week's Circulars


Robert Ernest Colley 1962-2019 Robert Ernest Colley, 57, of Grayson, passed away Sunday, August 18, 2019 at his residence. He was born April 3, 1962 in Ashland, KY a son of the late Robert Horton Colley and Barbara "Gretchen" Mullins Colley of Grayson . In addition to his father he is preced…

Infant, Finley Scott Antrobus, was carried to heaven by angels Thursday morning, August 15, 2019, at King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. Finley was the son of Todd and Wanda Dean Antrobus of Olive Hill. Finley was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Pat Antrobus, and his m…

Mrs. Lennee Jane Barker Burton, age 70, of Galion Ohio, passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019, at her residence. She was born July 16, 1949, in Carter County, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Burl and Dora Bryant Barker. Lennee was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed spending time with her famil…