Opinion Archive

Old Fisherman goes fishing with his wife

Last Wednesday, Ruth Ann and I took our friend out for dinner at Staceys Restaurant at Wilmington. This kid is 97 years young and we have been friends for over 50 years.

Every boy needs a pocket knife while growing up

I was using a pocketknife the other day that belonged to my Dad, and Yvonne mentioned being sure to put it in my dresser drawer instead of on top of the dresser where our grandson might find it. Good idea, we don

What does it take to push your buttons?

I found that many pet peeves are universal. One of the top irritants is going through a fast food drive through, getting your order messed up and not finding out until you get home with the food.

Family reunions, gotta love ‘em

Life has a way of changing our situations sometimes in such subtle ways that we aren’t even aware of the change happening.

Grange holds adult and junior judging

Last week on Saturday, the Grange had the judging for the adults and juniors crafts they made. The age categories for the juniors are 5 to 8 years, 9 to 11 yrs. and 12 to 14 years.

A close encounter with Old Blackie near Hazard

A few weeks ago Yvonne and I made a trip down below Hazard, Ky. to visit her nephew Dean Cornett and his family. Regular readers may recall I wrote about a trip to Dean

Antique machinery show is over and it was the best one yet

The Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Show is history and it was a great one

Lois Brown Dale touched the lives of many people

Lois Brown Dale, founding director of Clermont Senior Services, passed away on Aug. 16, just 11 days shy of her 92nd birthday. With her passing we are changed, not because she has left us, but because she touched us.

September beginnings

I looked at the calendar the other day and realized that summer is gone.


It’s funny how things go in cycles. Last week during the full moon, I heard about two herds of cows who got loose.

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