Every morning our class does Calendar Math. During this time we review time, numbers, the calendar, numbers to one hundred and coins. I began asking the students who was on each coin as I held the enlarged version of each coin in my hand. George Washington and Abraham Lincoln came easy to them. However, when I held up the nickel the class in unison yelled,” that’s Thomas Peters!” I… Continue reading
Nothing is any more important to our state than safeguarding and educating our children. Kentucky will spend more than three billion taxpayer dollars this year on K-12 education. That’s a lot of money.
Because they control so much money, especially in Eastern Kentucky, schools are also huge sources of power. They control access to success; educationally, economically, and socially for many folks in small communities like ours.
Here in Knox County, our… Continue reading
A raging grass fire was threatening a farmer’s home and all his barns, and it was clear that the big city firefighters with all their fancy equipment were losing the battle to bring it under control.
They needed help fast. Problem was the only backup was a ragtag bunch of volunteer firefighters from a nearby community. Their dilapidated old Army surplus fire truck had rusting fenders, faded paint and a leaking water tank.
A lot of people had… Continue reading
The older you get, the more things just ain’t like they used to be! I always heard that, but it usually came from people at least a couple decades older than me. It didn’t bother me at the time, partly because things they were quarreling over were things I felt were improvements. For example, indoor plumbing, the amount of television channels, and phones. There are few homemakers anymore, most women have taken… Continue reading
A rainy day could not stop military families from celebrating the HHC 1-149th National Guard Family Day. This annual event allows military families from Knox and surrounding counties to gather in the community for a day of fun activities.
After a last minute location change due to the weather, hundreds of people packed the National Guard Armory this past… Continue reading