And that's a tall order. The whole thing may crumble, anyway.
Each Veterans Day we are proud to observe this community's attention to those who have served and are serving our nation in the armed forces.
Despite a pounding, cold rain on Tuesday, hundreds turned out for a ceremony at the Veterans Wall at the Boyle County Fairgrounds and moved on to the National Guard Armory, where veterans were served a nice lunch by local officials and members of the community. Preparations were made for 750 people. The attendance was significantly higher, we're told, but everyone was fed.
Area schools always give their due praise to veterans as well, a necessary and important measure of how this tradition will be continued.
All over central Kentucky, all across the nation, this day and the people for whom it is designated were properly anointed. We thank those who took the time to organize and to attend. Most of all, we thank the veterans, and their families for their sacrifices.
The third annual Unity in the Community revival came to an end Thursday night in a service at Cornerstone Assembly of God. The event drew hundreds each night this week as different community churches hosted congregations and pastors from neighboring churches in hopes of building better relationships between the races.
Sunday morning has often been referred to as the most segregated day of the week in communities all across the country. This effort, hosted by churches predominately white and predominately black, has already, we believe, begun to build an understanding.
We hope that by now members of all these congregations are comfortable visiting, throughout the year, the churches they have visiting during this week.
There has been concern that this event happens in one week and then ends, that the movement toward tolerance and understanding stops until the same time next year.
Perhaps. But as time passes, wounds heal and understanding grows. It only begins with communication. This communication is a good one, a consistent one, and one in which many repeatedly participate.
Animal lovers couldn't help but be moved by our story Thursday about the rescue of a dog stranded on a bluff overlooking Herrington Lake just off Wells Landing Road.
The German shepherd mix had somehow managed to step into a trap.
Even though the animal was on the Garrard County side of the lake, it would have been impossible, rescuers said, to approach the dog from that side. Boyle County Fire Department boat rescue units crossed the lake, scaled the bluff and pulled the dog to safety.
The registration tag allowed the animal to be returned to its owners.
Whatever the cost, it was worth it.