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Columns

  • Try something different for holiday meals

    A big ole’ Christmas hello to all of my friends. We have somehow managed to fly through an entire year once again and we find ourselves smack dab in the holiday spirit. Well, hopefully we are all in that spirit.

    I thought we would play a little game in this article. It’s called food association. I say a food and you think of what the first thing that comes to mind that goes with that food.

  • Champions reflects on 2014 positives as the new year begins
  • Rand offers his legislative perspective

    Each year, the General Assembly has two distinct periods of activity: its legislative session, when laws are passed, and what is called the interim, when the House and Senate jointly review issues affecting the state.

    While much of the public’s attention is understandably focused on the former – which starts in early January and runs through either late March or mid-April, depending on the year – the latter plays an important, educational role as well.

  • Choosing the right trainer for you

    Put yourself in this scenario; it is Jan. 1 and you have made the decision that you are going to hire a professional fitness instructor as part of your new years’ fitness resolution. As you prepare yourself for this new venture in life, do you feel confident in your ability to choose the person that is going to be responsible for overseeing your fitness goals? Do you know the costs of a personal trainer? When you pay a trainer for services, what “services” are you receiving? Is this person qualified to train you?

  • Has Your Home Treadmill Become A Coat Rack?
  • Consider giving gifts made in Kentucky

    With only about a week until Christmas, the opportunity to buy gifts is nearing a critical point for those who haven’t completed their shopping.

    If you’re among those still searching for ideas, one possible solution is to buy something produced locally.  Governor Beshear, in fact, has proclaimed December to be “Give a Gift Made in Kentucky Month,” which is highlighting the artists and businesses across the commonwealth that offer something rare if not unique.

  • Making your New Year’s resolution a permanent solution

    With the new year just around the corner many of us have the same resolution: To get in better shape.

    Some of us are hoping to lose weight or inches in certain areas. Others plan to train for events, like marathons or 5K runs. Some may even be looking to add muscularity to their frame. And then there are those who just simply want to look and feel better.

  • Legislators gear up to tackle issues facing Kentucky in the next General Assembly

    A few weeks from now, the General Assembly will return to the Capitol as it does each January to begin a new legislative session.

  • Christmas songs spread cheer in holiday season

    What is your favorite Christmas song? Certain songs are toe-tappin.’ Others stir up strong emotion. But all Christmas music, in particular, is magical.

    Many of us have strong opinions on what we believe is good Christmas music versus just plain obnoxious. But all of them evoke some sort of memory. The magic transports us to another place and time.

    Christmas is filled with all sorts of traditions and memories, and music traditions are no exception.

  • Annual Nutcracker Tea a cherished tradition

    There are many times we find ourselves in a constant state of change.  I find this to be especially true in the accelerated world we live in now. 

    The library has gone through many changes in 2014.  Some have been small, some have been big, and some have been epic, like a giant caterpillar.