7:00 PM Aug 5, 2015
Prepare for the most flavor with herbs. There are three ways to release the most flavor from fresh herbs. Chopping is one, bruising is another and heating is a third way.
6:00 PM Aug 5, 2015
This week was proclaimed National Farmers Market Week by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack. Secretary Vilsack announced that 8,144 farmers markets are now listed in USDA’s National Farmers Market Directory, up from about 5,000 in 2008. The directory is published online at farmersmarkets.usda.gov.
3:00 PM Aug 5, 2015
This time last year, I was following future Lebanon High School valedictorian Griffin Duvall around high school for his first day. I didn’t shadow anybody this year, but I still found myself inside school buildings and impressed with what I saw.
2:00 PM Aug 5, 2015
Gen. Hatton deserves to be honored, and his rightful place is in the center of our town.
4:30 PM Aug 4, 2015
A room addition on a house in beautiful downtown Gladeville turned into a disaster last week.
4:00 PM Aug 4, 2015
Saturday afternoon, my wife and I retreated to our courtyard with appetizers and cocktails.
3:00 PM Aug 4, 2015
Amid all the controversy over the recent push in New York and elsewhere for a $15 minimum wage, it’s important to remember the big picture. In the decades after World War II, the United States had powerful policies and popular movements that lifted up working men and women. A third of employed Americans were members of unions, and a pro-worker lobby pushed Washington to raise the minimum wage to more than $10 in today’s dollars.
2:00 PM Aug 3, 2015
CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley often closes his half-hour newscast with a positive, pick-me-up story. Often it’s reported by Steve Hartman in his feature called “On the Road.” The story is usually a heart-warmer, perhaps a reunion of long-lost family members, a youngster overcoming some dreaded disease by sheer determination or someone simply going the extra mile for someone else. The viewer can’t help but smile, and occasionally wipe a tear away.
10:00 AM Aug 3, 2015
What do you do when your partner opens a no trump and you have five hearts and plan to bid two diamonds to transfer him to hearts and the pesky opponent bids two diamonds in front of you?
12:00 PM Aug 2, 2015
We at United Way of Wilson County rely on people calling 211, one of United Way’s programs, to assist hundreds of people every month in finding help. Still, people call our office on a regular basis looking for help with questions that, for the most part, stem from poverty.
8:00 AM Aug 2, 2015
Expired coupons don’t lose their value with the military. Recently I spoke in Atlanta to a number of people on how couponing can change their lives. However, what many did not know is how coupons could impact the lives of soldiers.
6:00 PM Aug 1, 2015
“Indecision may or may not be my problem.” — Jimmy Buffett
10:00 PM Jul 31, 2015
The inspiration for this week’s column came from a recent edition of CBS This Morning. President Carter read a letter he wrote as a 90 year old to himself as a 12 year old. Here is my letter from myself now to myself as a 12 year old.
8:00 PM Jul 31, 2015
I need to be honest about something. I’m really picky when it comes to cleanliness. If there’s anything I pay attention to, it’s other people and cleanliness.
5:00 PM Jul 31, 2015
We could all use a little honesty in this world.
4:00 PM Jul 31, 2015
Here are the thumbs of the week