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15-year-old Kentucky drummer won Medal of Honor during Civil War
William H. Horsfall won the Medal of Honor when he was just 15 years old. He is one of the youngest people ever given this honor.
Horsfall was born on March 3, 1847 in Newport. He ran away from home at age 14 and joined the Union army as a drummer.
Take the shuttle to EKU library on Thursdays
Have you heard about the partnership between Eastern Kentucky University and the Madison County Public library?
On Thursdays you can park your car at the public library and be taken to EKU’s Crabbe library by shuttle. The Crabbe library holds the university’s special collections and archival center.
Is the pipeline to career advancement broken?
“Honey, have you checked our financials this month?” An individual asks their spouse.
“Yes, and it’s not looking good. Our investments aren’t growing like we’d hoped, and the healthcare crisis is affecting the premiums and co-pays we’re paying every month,” replies the spouse.
The individual asks another question, “Do you think we’ll ever be able to retire?”
The spouse shakes their head and replies, “It doesn’t appear we’ll have that option anytime soon, especially if we want to maintain the lifestyle we have now.”
Life Lessons from lawyers, journalists and 10 years as a columnist
I have little in common with Walter White, the chemistry teacher turned drug lord in the TV series Breaking Bad, but the line about his motivation hit me.
In the decade that I wrote a weekly column, I touched a lot of lives.
At least one man stopped his planned suicide and got help after reading my column. (I still hear from him and he is doing fine.)
Galway charms audience with wit, vituosity, stamina
When Sir James Galway performed Tuesday at the EKU Center for the Arts, audience members seemed to hold their breath out of fear their respiration might mar the exquisite sound that he conjures from his 20-carat gold instrument.
Dr. Mary E. Walker was only woman to be awarded Medal of Honor in Civil War
Mary Edwards Walker, one of our nation.s 1.8 million women veterans, was the only one to earn the Medal of Honor for her service during the Civil War.
She also was the first American woman to be a military doctor and a prisoner of war. And she was a Union spy and a crusader against tobacco and alcohol.
Mary Edwards Walker graduated from medical school in 1855 at age 23, when only a handful of women in the country were qualified medical doctors.
It’s fall, time for the ‘Turkey Talk’
I am writing this article on Halloween, we are expecting high winds and rain this evening. The leaves are turning, and I believe fall is finally here.
That means Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away, and it is time for the traditional “Turkey Talk” article.
Tree needles drop in the fall, too
Deciduous tree leaves turn color in the fall and drop, but did you know that the needles on evergreens do also?
Although most conifer (cone bearing) trees are considered to be “evergreen,” their needles do not live forever.
They are considered evergreen because their leaves (needles) stay on the tree for more than one year before falling. New needles appear before the old ones change color and drop, so the tree is not bare.
Older needles on the inside of evergreen trees are shed each fall after they turn yellow, brown or reddish-tan in color. Some years, the colors are very subtle, but in years when the tree has experienced stressful conditions, the color may be more pronounced.
Disposal program benefits everyone
In the post tobacco-buyout era, livestock production has become the main source of income on many Madison County farms.
It accounts for approximately $34.8 million in farm receipts, based on 2012 estimates. Most of this comes from beef-cattle production.
Cooking with soda water or pop (as they call it down South)
It amazes me how things can turn out when you add pop (I am a southern gal) to a recipe. I have tried some of these recipes I am sharing with you just to let you know it can be done.
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