Give me a hand here, will you? See that stack of record albums there? They need to be cleaned. How about you handle them dry, while I work with them wet?

Tom and Henry were neighbors who never got along because they argued from different premises. If one said something was red, the other would automatically say it was blue. And, so on. Then the unthinkable happened. Tom's real estate tax bill was inadvertently mailed to Henry's address and Henry, not realizing the bill had been mailed to him in error, paid it.

Apathy is the killer of all innovation. I'm sure someone much smarter than me muttered something close to those words, or something similar.

Since pregnancy cannot be made retroactive, Daisy-Mae decided to play it safe and bought a contraceptive pill that was advertised as being "virtually 100% protection." Needless to say, shortly thereafter, 100% protected Daisy-Mae became pregnant. And, when she found it difficult to believe, the company that manufactured the pill had to believe it when Daisy-Mae sued the company for her having become heir-conditioned.

In 2018, the General Assembly and Kentucky voters demonstrated their strong support for crime victims when they overwhelmingly adopted the Marsy's Law constitutional amendment. Their intent was as clear as their message: "you deserve better, we support you, and your voice matters". Victims were able to breathe a sigh of relief knowing they would finally be afforded the same level of constitutional protections as the accused and convicted.

Five years ago over a Christmas holiday my friend introduced me to a place that helped change the nighttime landscape of a city and welcomed love, laughter, hopes and dreams to the hearts and souls of those who walked through its doors.

“Video killed the radio star / In my mind and in my car / We can't rewind we've gone too far”—The Buggles “Video Killed the Radio Star”

As my wife and I were scrolling through Facebook a couple of weeks ago, we came across a story that said John Calipari was named the college basketball coach of the decade by Sporting News. We found it interesting because we are both big Kentucky Wildcat fans, and I thought it was well deserved considering all the success he has led the program to over the past 10 years.

Growing up I remember several ladies who left a lasting impression on me throughout childhood. Established forces of nature within my sleepy hometown — women like Merry Jeffries, Edna Early, and Marcella Mountjoy. Strong women who would impact me in such a way that I smile even now as I remember them.

At our core, Eastern Kentucky University is a teaching university. That is what our faculty does. We take great pride in the impact that teaching and learning make on our students' futures.

On the evening of January 2, 2019, I left the London/Laurel County Animal Shelter with a brown and white puppy wrapped up tight in my scarf and nestled in close to my chest.

The old calendar may not hang on our wall anymore, but its last several days of December remain posted in our hearts. We’ll remember that period as one of peace and goodwill. Some of that goodwill was expressed through the giving and receiving of gifts.

Bill's relationship with his wife Alice could be told in three words -- matrimony, acrimony and alimony. After many years of wedded bliss, Alice suddenly decided to change her religion from that of Bill's religion. And, while it is said that faith can move mountains, Alice's new adopted faith only caused Bill to move out of his marital home. Angry at his wife's having changed her religion, he packed his bags and left Alice high and dry.

Seventy years ago, Lyman T. Johnson became the first African-American student enrolled at the University of Kentucky. He bravely opened doors that were closed to too many, for too long.

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.

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Ed Harper, 50 died Friday. Funeral services was conducted Tuesday 1:00 p.m. at Malone Funeral Home. Burial was in the Sagraves Family Cemetery.