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Some Front Yard Carpe Diem

HUNKER DOWN WITH KES Some Front Yard Carpe Diem I was trimming my hedge. The two boys were skimming by on some fancy, multicolored skateboards. No words were exchanged. But their message was plain as day. And I hold no ought against them. In fact, I was once them! Well, we didn’t have skateboards in 1957, but I remember those ...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR POLICY

LETTER TO THE EDITOR POLICY Letters to the editor bear the opinion of the letter writer, and not necessarily that of the newspaper management or staff. Letters of opinion are not verified for accuracy of fact and truly stand only as the writer’s opinion. Letters to the editor of public interest are solicited. Most letters, not libelous or harmful, will ...

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Looking Back

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Looking Back From Our Archives… 10 YEARS AGO — Three local gymnasts, members of Lakewood Gymnastics of Martin, earned state championships at the USAG State Gymnastics Championships in Kentucky. Madison Graves of McKenzie won the floor routine, balance beam and all-around as a Pre-Op 10-year-old. Bridget Bradberry of McKenzie won the balance beam as a Level 4 8-year-old. Anna Kate ...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR POLICY

LETTER TO THE EDITOR POLICY Letters to the editor bear the opinion of the letter writer, and not necessarily that of the newspaper management or staff. Letters of opinion are not verified for accuracy of fact and truly stand only as the writer’s opinion. Letters to the editor of public interest are solicited. Most letters, not libelous or harmful, will ...

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I Feel Very Strongly Both Ways

HUNKER DOWN WITH KES I Feel Very Strongly Both Ways Ilove Christian folks. They can be so solemn, and silly, benevolent, a tad judgmental, forgiving, charitable, pensive, opinionated, give you the shirt off their backs, chastise if need be and love you like a long lost cousin from Paducah. What sets Christians apart—so many of them can do most all ...

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Looking Back

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Looking Back From Our Archives… 10 YEARS AGO — Citing several findings, the Tennessee Corrections Institute decertified the Carroll County Jail. It was projected that replacing the 32-year-old, 112-bed facility with a 150-bed jail would cost taxpayers $8-10 million. *Several county roads sustained damage due to heavy flooding, leading to multiple closures. Carroll County Highway Department crews repaired washouts and ...

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