The News-Examiner asked: Summer is coming to an end, what are your best summer memories?

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Learn from past mistakes

Public officials need to lead community's COVID-19 response

The News-Examiner asked: What does Connersville need?

What was your first job, how old were you, how much did you get paid?

Fayette County Cancer Society serves local people, needs help

There are plenty of stories, both real and imaginary, about animals acting strangely during particular times of the year or certain periods of their lives. These aberrant behaviors vary from species to species.

There are plenty of stories, both real and imaginary, about animals acting strangely during particular times of the year or certain periods of their lives. These aberrant behaviors vary from species to species.

The News-Examiner asked, "When you grocery shop, what is one item you get every single visit?"

Maybe you want them to stick to sports. Or shut up and dribble. I do, too. That would be great. We shouldn’t care what athletes believe socially or politically any more than we should care what your mechanic or plumber or neighbor’s friend’s cousin chooses.

Horrific consequences of pandemic were foreseen

The News-Examiner asked: Who was your favorite school teacher and why?

Earlier this week I went to a calling and watched as many gathered around photographs of the loved one who had passed. They touched the pictures, they smiled, they laugh and cried. They spoke stories each picture told.

‘We’re in a battle for the soul of America,” the Democratic nominee for president recently said. I happen to think that’s true. But my tolerance for listening to Joe Biden talk about it is officially something like nonexistent.

The news was filled with reports of President Trump’s “assault” on the U.S. Postal Service. Democrats and some in the media say the president wanted to deliberately slow mail delivery and cripple the Postal Service so that it cannot handle an anticipated flood of voting by mail in the presid…

Suffragettes overcame decades of obstructionism and violence to secure the right to vote for women a century ago, when, on Aug. 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified.

Ask your kids: What did you think about your first day of school?

Tuesday reminded me of what it meant to be a newspaperman 40 years ago. When I got to work, our remote computer server was not working – in fact, nothing was, because of a power outage in the office where the paper is put together.

This morning I heard a story on the radio about “Doctors’ orchestras.” It seems that many medical doctors are also serious musicians, and some have joined together to form orchestras – not for pay, but because they love music and have a talent. Since the pandemic, they have no time to get to…

Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York and other major cities are experiencing a breakdown of order – violence and conflict that is a mixture of left-wing revolution, racial unrest and old-fashioned crime. Whatever else they might have in common, all these cities are gove…

The Connersville News-Examiner asked: What is your favorite movie and why?

Now more than ever, we all have a role to play in helping others – including children – stay as safe and healthy as possible, given the coronavirus pandemic that has descended upon us.

There are three presidential debates scheduled before the Nov. 3 election. The first will be on Sept. 29 at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. The second will be on Oct. 15 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida. And the third will be on Oct. 22 at …

As we begin the sixth month of this strange journey through a coronavirus pandemic, we see clearly that the disease is affecting more than just those unlucky enough to actually contract it.

School should not reopen in person

You people who think it’s your decision about whether to wear a face mask in public during the coronavirus pandemic are thinking about it all wrong.

Like nearly every modern family, mine has spread out over several states. I guess I’m fortunate that most of them are still east of the Mississippi. The only exception is a granddaughter who took a job in California last year. However, my son, Alan, and our daughter-in-law, MaryAnn, live onl…

As I drove home from Colorado on Tuesday the radio played Tracy Lawrence singing “When the Cowboy’s Gone.”

Most people have probably seen the humorous television ad for Jimmy John’s fast food sandwich shops. It opens with an establishment shot of a senior citizens rest home. Cut to a crotchety-looking old guy on the phone, placing an order to be delivered. Even before he hangs up, the doorbell ri…

Nonprofits are the heart of our community. They care for our most vulnerable. They preserve the places and traditions we love. They make life better for all.

President Trump has said many times that voting by mail – which will play a big role in this November’s presidential election – is vulnerable to fraud. The November election, he said, “will be, in my opinion, the most corrupt election in the history of our country.”

He's not shopping here any more

The News-Examiner asked (before the state mask mandate): If you are required to wear a mask in certain stores, will they lose your business?

Many Democrats, along with some in the press and a few Republicans, have expressed outrage at President Trump’s commutation of political operative Roger Stone’s jail sentence for lying to Congress and witness tampering. GOP Sen. Mitt Romney, the only senator ever to vote to remove a presiden…

No ATVs on the roads

The Connersville News-Examiner asked: Have you gotten the hang of being hands-free while driving, not using your cell phone?

Earlier this month, there was a resurgence of interest in the word “irregardless.” It seems that some angry users of social media have been responding to the rumor that the Miriam-Webster dictionary just included it in a recent edition. Some of these self-appointed guardians of the language …

I wasn’t going to subject you readers to more “silly summer” news releases but yet another one came by email and I just couldn’t pass up sharing it.