It is officially cold. There’s been frost on my car, I’ve got static in my hair and I have busted out my thick coat.

I think Nike should capitalize on its logo by using the check mark to promote everyone’s civic duty.

Hurricane Michael pummeled Florida last week and starting this week, locals are collecting items to help those in need in the southeast United States.

Hey Dawsonians! It’s National Newspaper Week. This year’s observance started Sunday and will continue through Saturday.  The observance is in its 78th year and aims to recognize employees and services of newspapers.

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In case you didn’t read, the state attorney general’s office sided with this newspaper in our Open Meetings dispute against the school board.

Apparently, September has been named preparedness month.

Kentucky used to be the land of four seasons, but the last few years, it’s felt like two seasons: winter and summer. Fall starts in a couple days, but summer weather will probably stick around for a while, even as the sunlight decreases.

I enjoy learning new things about people, and since Laura Garrett started working here at The Progress less than a month ago, I’ve gotten to know her better.

Every person has been on their own roller coaster ride. It’s called Life. It’s definitely at an amusement park.

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If you haven’t met me at a local function or business, then you’ve likely seen me walking (and on rainy days — driving) up to the school every weekday afternoon. On the return trip to my office, I have two little dudes in tow.

I was absolutely thrilled to see that both local site-based decision-making councils were given Open Meetings and Open Records Laws to review.

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.

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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.

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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.

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