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Diverse careers available

This week, nearly 300 local students will leave high school behind. A generation ago, the accepted next step for many was to move on to a four-year college if at all possible. Some might go the route of a community college first, but it seemed to be accepted that the gold standard for students was […]

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The Playhouse

By Camille Anding “It’s GONE!” I heard Othel from the garage after I had just walked into the kitchen. I hurried back to the garage and questioned, “What’s gone?” “My bike!  It’s not here.” For some thirty-nine years, Othel and I pulled in and out of our carport on the Etta hill.  The well-planned carport […]

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State treasurer mistaken in picking mayor out

We don’t think New Albany Mayor Tim Kent did anything to get on the wrong side of State Treasurer Lynn Fitch but one could not tell that from her published comments last week. Part of a proposed approximately $250 million bond bill appropriated $100,000 to New Albany – one of a laundry list of special […]

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Graduation is everywhere

By Lisa Bryant Everyone you talk to is making plans to attend or has attended a graduation from pre-school to college graduations. This is a time that parents see their children move into the next chapter in their lives. I attended my great niece’s pre-school graduation and watched her proudly sing her songs and receive […]

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The Playhouse

By Camille Anding When man walked on the moon, we moon-gazers were amazed. It was an incredible feat accomplished in a relatively short time when considering our nation’s age. Everyone who recognized the “giant step for mankind” knew we were living in an age like no other. It stretched my imagination and my amazement. What […]

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Initiative 42: Myths and realities

State Rep. Jay Hughes, who represents the 12th District and is from Lafayette County, is rapidly gaining a reputation as the legislator least likely to ever get a bill passed. A Democrat, he does not hesitate to clash with the Speaker or Governor himself and is certain to bring the wrath of the entrenched political […]

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Letter: County needs its own thoroughfare program

Dear editor: I have been sending letters for over five years about the highways, roads and streets in Union County and New Albany. I know you have been concerned even longer. Very little has been accomplished and even the new county supervisors are in the same mode, ignoring the needs. Some desultory patching or roads […]

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Museum partners also community benefactors and deserve thanks

Congratulations are still a bit premature for the opening of the Union County Heritage Museum’s new addition – but not for the historical society’s twenty-fifth anniversary. It wasn’t that long ago that we had no museum at all. Then came the bare-bones version in the one-room former Catholic church. Not much was there to begin […]

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Thanks for a great Mothers’ Day

By Lisa Bryant General Manager Sunday was Mother’s Day and I must say I had one of my all-time favorite Mother’s Days with my family and at church. My son scored big time with me and his wife this Mother’s Day. I don’t think he could have given either of us a better Mother’s Day. […]

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The Playhouse

By Camille Anding It was June of last year when Othel and I were returning from a vacation out west. Our route carried us from one side of Dallas, Texas, to the other side. It would have been poor planning, but we didn’t plan it – the time we crossed Dallas. It was traffic like […]

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