July 28, 2014

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Fire Prevention Week October 6-12 Print E-mail

"Prevent Kitchen Fires" — that's the message of this year's Fire Prevention Week. From October 6-12, we'll be spreading the word that more fires start in the kitchen than in any other part of the home — and we'll help teach people how to keep cooking fires from starting in the first place.

"The Bucket List" Print E-mail

As a young boy during the 50s, we lived and made our livelihood on an ol’ hill farm. We grew to expect disaster as an everyday occurrence, whether it related to the crops or livestock.  Many times we may have lost a new born calf, chicken, an old dog, or horse. We were sad when these events happened, but since we were living on a farm, the death of an animal was not uncommon. We stoically termed these happenings as “kicking the bucket.”  The death was a natural process of life and there was no use in burying ourselves in self-pity and sadness, because nothing could be done.

"Old Habits" Print E-mail

A famous country music artist sings about ‘old habits like you are hard to break’.  George Jones sings about ‘Attending the same old places, and ringing the same numbers by mistake, She thinks I still care.’  A doctor told me one time, that humans will even miss a thorn that was stuck in their foot when removed.  We as humans can’t help it, but we are creatures of habit.

Remembering the Constitution of the United States on September 17 Print E-mail

Written in 1787, ratified in 1788, and in operation since 1789, the United States Constitution is the world’s longest surviving written charter of government.  Its first three words – “We The People” – affirm that the government of the United States exists to serve its citizens.  The supremacy of the people through their elected representatives is recognized in Article I, which creates a Congress consisting of a Senate and a House of Representatives. The positioning of Congress at the beginning of the Constitution reaffirms its status as the “First Branch” of the federal government.

"Sunday Visitors" Print E-mail

Have you ever wondered why no African American families ever lived in certain areas and towns?  Prior to 1960, towns and villages such as Alexandria, Butler and Williamstown, just to name a few, were never inhabited by Black families.

The Goforth community, where I grew up, was no exception. We were a sheltered community. We basically were all the same color, the same religion, same ethnic origin, and usually voted the same way. I can remember the first Black family I ever saw.

Northern Kentucky joins the many memorials to the victims of 9/11 Print E-mail

The first memorials to the victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks began to take shape online, as hundreds of webmasters posted their own thoughts, links to the Red Cross, and other rescue agencies, photos and eyewitness accounts. Numerous online September 11 memorials began appearing a few hours after the attacks, although many of these memorials were only temporary.

Around the world, U.S. embassies and consulates became makeshift memorials as people came out to pay their respects. Many U.S. ambassadors have said that they will never forget the outpouring of people as they showed their sympathy to the American people and their opposition to terrorism.

The Tribute in Light was the first major physical memorial at the World Trade Center site. The Tribute in Light is an art installation of 88 searchlights placed next to the site of the World Trade Center to create two vertical columns of light in remembrance of the September 11 attacks. It is produced annually by The Municipal Art Society of New York. It initially ran as a temporary installation from March 11 to April 14, 2002, and was launched again in 2003 to mark the second anniversary of the attack. As of 2010, it has been repeated every year on September 11.

"Washing Dishes" Print E-mail

A daily chore that has plagued every household in America throughout history is washing dishes. This task has the stigma of being only a female duty, but our modern demands on the female outside the home has caused the responsibility to be shared by the male. Quite frequently even I must take my turn at the kitchen sink. I sometimes actually enjoy this one chore. This time gives me a chance to unwind and even daydream.

Tending to your lawn in the fall season Print E-mail

When the air starts to cool down and you start to enjoy hot tea instead of ice tea you know it is time to start thinking about fall lawn care. Fall lawn maintenance is important to keep your lawn growing healthy year round. When you properly mow, fertilize, water and seed in the fall your lawn will be a glowing indication in the spring when the air transitions from crisp back to balmy. This article will give you fall lawn care tips to take you through the season and prepare your lawn for the fall and winter seasons.

Do's and don'ts: Preparing your garden for autumn Print E-mail

The breeze is getting colder. Fall is at hand. Many of us just stock and clean our gardening materials for the next spring. But do you know it is still good for gardeners to make their green thumb work on garden planters for this autumn season? All you need to do is follow these do's and don'ts if you are planning to have a fall garden.

How to get what you want from life Print E-mail

Most of us have times when we realize our lives aren't turning out the way we once dreamed. We may feel "stuck," or resigned to our current situation, surrendering our optimistic visions to the realities of our lives.

But rather than complaining about what hasn't worked out, a more positive approach is to take action to get closer to the goals you'd like for your life. There's no magic formula to achieving your desires, but you can start working toward the life you'd like with small, doable steps.


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