My favorite month has arrived! We’ve been lucky enough to get a few cool nights lately; that really breaks up some of the humid heat. I think we might need some rain as the water at the mill dam is low.

As a member of the Dawson Springs Rotary Club, I signed up for a shift to sell Dawson Springs Barbecue raffle tickets at Food Giant the day before the Barbecue.

I have mastered the art of comforting a teething baby, but as of Sunday, I will now have to learn a different art: pulling teeth.

It’s that time of year again. Just Sunday night, I saw a big streak of green in the sky, followed by a pop and an explosion of green light. It wasn’t loud or particularly annoying; I was just startled to see it. My dog, who is not a fan of fireworks, just took a glance in that direction. No …

Hey y’all! Welcome to the Opinion page. Here you will see various viewpoints — sometimes conflicting — on one page.

The fact that President Donald Trump doesn’t own a pet is interesting to some people and I guess that’s why the topic was brought up to me recently.  Apparently, Trump was to receive a golden doodle, but the transaction fell through,

Every now and then, I get the urge to declutter and unplug. The urge must be pretty strong as I run an office and a home — which are both difficult to keep tidy — and I use technology to complete my job as an editor and to communicate with all those involved with caring for my children.

In case you didn’t know, Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Your mom is probably not going to remind you of the holiday.

“If you aren’t making mistakes, you probably aren’t leading.”

Anyone who comes to Dawson Springs knows that its school system is its shining trophy. It really is quite amazing to see.

I heard the weather siren on Tuesday in Dawson Springs. I’m not sure if I’ve heard it before. I think the siren goes off at noon on Wednesdays, but I’m off on Wednesdays and I’m often not in town then.

Rain on your wedding day. Snow on the first day of spring. It’s got to mean good luck will come your way, right? Lord, I’m hoping.

It’s not baseball season yet, but we’ll use some baseball terminology to start this column.

When I first interviewed for the job here in Dawson Springs, I didn’t know much about the city. But one of the first things I noticed back in February 2016 when I visited was a large blowup University of Kentucky Wildcat in the front yard of a home on Hamby Avenue.

Super Bowl Sunday means a lot of things to a lot of people.

By now, everyone in town should be out from under the snow and their feet should be wet and muddied.

I’ve put out a newspaper while in labor for a child, and now I’ve put out a Dawson Springs newspaper in a winter storm.

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to learn more about the Bluegrass state? No? Well, then maybe it should be. Yes? Well, then I have something for you.

Welcome to 2018. It’s been a cold start to the year, with the temperature at a mere 18 degrees as I write this. That’s warm compared with the 1 degree it was Tuesday morning.

I hope you had a Merry Christmas! It wasn’t white, but it wasn’t muddy. I also hope very few of you had a blue one.

While most people think of being healthy around the holidays as watching what you eat, I think it’s more important to watch what you do so as to prevent illness.

With Christmas coming up, it’s so easy to get caught up in all the holiday brings. People are buying gifts, scoring deals, spending loads of money, dressing in ugly sweaters, decking the halls and trees and offices.

I got to join several colleagues on Friday for a health care news workshop in Madisonville. Together, we were going to learn how to better cover health care news in our papers.

Theme, according to my friends over at Merriam-Webster, is a “specific and distinctive quality, characteristic, or concern.”

What a fun week Red Ribbon Week was! Christy Winfrey at the Family Resource and Youth Service Center at the school with help from Melinda Coates revived Red Ribbon Week for Dawson Springs schools.

I got to share some of my journalism knowledge this last week with current students at Dawson Springs Jr./Sr. High School and a graduate from the school.

If you’ve seen me driving around town, you’ve probably noticed the front license plate on my SUV: it’s a flying WV.

As a mom, as a full-time newspaper employee and as a person, I am always looking for ways to increase my productivity and efficiency.

There’s something to love about each season. From last week’s column, you know that I prefer late summer.

So if you know me, you know I’m not funny. My sense of humor is incredibly corny.

The event that has been the talk of the town for years is now over, but it has been replaying in the minds of many since its occurrence Monday.

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