June 6, 2011
For the past two years, I’ve had a wonderful relationship with the local YMCA. I pay my monthly membership fee, and then I¿don’t go. The people at the YMCA¿don’t complain, and I¿have the comfort of knowing it’s there, should I ever actually choose to go. In those two years, most days I definitely chose not to go, but, hey, it was always an option. Recently, though, the YMCA¿and I¿have come to a fork in the road, a real turning point in our relationship. A few things happened that made me start to think that maybe it was time to change it up a bit. For starters, I was beginning to feel guilty about wasting so much money.
January 2, 2008
The youth minister asked everyone in the circle to stand up and join hands to pray, but Roger Rice didn't have any arms, much less hands. It was his first time at church after a long absence, and he was skeptical about how he'd be treated. "I wondered how he was going to react to me being right next to him," Rice said of the youth minister at Westwood Baptist Church in Nashville, Tenn. "But without any hesitation at all, he reached and touched me on the shoulder. It was at that moment that God touched my heart and I realized how stupid I had been and that I needed Christ in my life.
May 27, 2007
Dear Editor, Mr. Milton Reigelman wrote discussing the Second Amendment and stated that the Supreme Court has discussed whether it is a state right or an individual right to bear arms. There has been much discussion among constitutional scholars about this. Some have said it as a state right, but more see it as an individual right. On March 9, the U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia outlawed the Washington handgun ban because it violates the Second Amendment. This ban prevented law abiding citizens from owning handguns.
July 2, 2008
Dear Editor, Why does Supreme Court vote on something already on books? What is this country coming to when people made this country's highest court vote on an item that has already been addressed over 200 years ago? The item of business: the right to bear arms. This was brought up to our federal officials over two centuries ago, and they, the officials, wrote up what is sometimes referred to as the Bill of Rights. In this proclamation is the right to bear arms in order to protect ourselves.
December 3, 2008
By GEORGE LEWIS Betty Mullins of Bethel Ridge, driving with her husband, Richard, in a 2000 Chevrolet S-10 pickup, tried to beat the railroad crossing at Highway 698 near McKinney at 10:42 p.m. on Nov. 26 but got stuck on the rails, said Lincoln County Sheriff Curt Folger. Consequently, she and Richard, barely escaped serious injury, the sheriff said. As Mullins was traveling west and neared the crossing, its arms started to lower, Folger said. She then entered the east-bound lane to avoid the crossing arms and her Chevy dropped off the crossing and became stuck on the tracks, Folger said.
November 16, 2008
Dear Editor, We'd like to say thank you to the Veterans Committee, to the sponsors, and to the volunteers who put on the Veterans Appreciation Day luncheon on Veterans Day. We enjoyed the camaraderie and the opportunity to meet our local fellows in arms. We also appreciate our community saying thank you to us. It was a memorable afternoon. Keith Leinauer, U.S. Army Bill Simpson, U.S.A.F. Danville
May 22, 2007
Dear Editor, I will attempt to explain just why Mr. Reigelman's explanation of the Constitution's Second Amendment is inaccurate. First, he states the right to bear arms is a "collective" right and not an "individual" right. I refer you to the words of some of our founding fathers who wrote the amendment. I have chosen but a few quotes among many that prove the intent was not a "collective" right but an "individual" right, just as in all the Bill of Rights. "Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.
October 27, 2009
Porcupine Pranks By Amy Horn Age 11 Grade 6 Conkwright Middle School Once I came upon a porcupine While strolling in the woods. I knew that if I was pricked by a quill, The outcome would not be good. So I strolled along and tried to pretend The porcupine wasn't there. But before I could walk away he yelled, "Please stop! It's just not fair!" I stepped back, mumbling to myself "There's no way it could have talked!" But as soon as my eyes widened in wonder, It stood on its feet and walked.
July 29, 2009
Rosemary C. Bandy, widow of Harold L. Bandy, passed into the arms of Jesus on July 18 after an extended illness. She is survived by her loving family and friends. Services were 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 20, at Betts & West Funeral Home with Chaplin Peggy Patrick of Hospice Care officiating. Burial followed in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Visitation was from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, July 19. Donations are suggested to Hospice Compassionate Care Center of Richmond, Ky. Sign the online guest book at www.BettsandWestfuneralhome.