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‘Way’ page rekindles fond memories

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:

In “The Way We Were” section on July 16, there is a priceless picture of loved ones preparing to visit my late parents in Monterrey, Mexico.

Only two of our immediate family of C. Marion and Mazie Railey remain. My older sister Fern, and her husband Roy McClain, are getting ready to celebrate 64 years of marriage on July 29.

The good folks of Anderson County still remain in our hearts, and the bodies of our parents are buried in Corinth Cemetery. I plan for mine to be buried there, too.


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Facebook post no reflection on sheriff

By Ben Carlson

Column as I see ’em …

Aside from a couple of Kentucky Sheriffs Association banquets, I’ve never had dinner with Sheriff Troy Young.

Not at a restaurant. Not at either of our homes, and we’re practically neighbors.

Nor have I had dinner with any of his roster of deputies.

Oh, sure, I’ve spent countless hours with those folks at wrecks, crime scenes and the like, but as for having personal friendships or relationships, that’s not really possible, given what I do for a living.


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Children can be gardeners for life

By Cheryl Steenerson

Jeez-o-pete this summer is going by fast. I continually have to remind myself that summer temperatures stay with us through September.

All those years of teaching trained me to think August was the end of summer, because school started so early. I still believe they should wait until after Labor Day, though I’m positive some parents wouldn’t agree.


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‘Summer slump’ is a sign of fescue toxicosis

By Tommy Yankey

Tall fescue is a popular grass for Kentucky pastures for many reasons — it is hardy and tolerates drought, has a root system that aids in controlling erosion and can stand up to heavy grazing.

Farmers can even stockpile it for winter grazing. However, an endophyte fungus that commonly infects the plant can affect livestock. Summertime tends to be peak time for fungus-related problems.


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The melting pot is boiling

By Veno Chanda

The world lately has become a pretty scary mess.

A gay nightclub in Orlando gets held hostage by a terrorist who killed 49 and wounded 53 people in the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman in American history. It was also the deadliest terror attack in the United States since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.


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These men, women are always on duty

By Ben Carlson

Column as I see ’em …

Mowing, weeding flower beds and sanding a new wooden vegetable bin for my daughter were all put on hold several times over the my Fourth of July weekend, as was just trying to take some time off.

Each time I’d make a few laps around the yard on the Cub Cadet or load a fresh piece of sandpaper, duty — newspaper duty, that is — would call.

One was to the river, where an elderly man’s Ranger boat lost when it tangled with a large tree jutting up from the murky water.


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Treat plants like pregnant mothers

By Cheryl Steenerson

I think we all know that I don’t exactly act my age. You may see me riding a grocery cart across the parking lot or crawling in the grass with a 2-year-old.

I’m enjoying the moment with all I’ve got. That said, last Friday night I was like a kid waiting for Santa. Except that I was waiting to see everyone at the stand on Saturday.


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Smarter approach needed for criminal justice

By Gov. Matt Bevin

and Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Sec. John Tilley

We’ve reached a critical point in Kentucky — one where our prisons and jails are full, overdose deaths continue to rise and far too many children have parents who are imprisoned.

We can no longer afford to cling to the outdated idea that prison is the only way to effectively hold people accountable for their crimes. Instead, we need to take a smarter, more measured approach to criminal justice.


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Be on lookout for vegetable diseases

By Tommy Yankey

Kentucky vegetable growers should be on the lookout for bacterial spot of pepper this week. As the most common disease of pepper in Kentucky, homeowners or growers not actively using preventative practices will likely experience at least some bacterial spot.


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Fixing problems, a pothole at a time

By Ben Carlson

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