• In recent weeks the Press has gotten a fair amount of criticism for our coverage of candidates seeking office in the county.

    As a response to some of the hecklers, let me start by pointing out that there are more than 100 candidates on the Aug. 5 ballot. So in reality writing an exhaustive account of each politico’s credentials is not feasible for the 2.5 people that make up our news team.

  • He is the picture

    Are we abiding in Christ and looking for His return? This in on my mind so much lately. We need to keep it in our spirit and certainly share with others.

    There was a time, not very long ago we never dreamed Christian people would be under attack in America.

    Who ever dreamed a federal judge would try to make a rule that a National Day of Prayer would be unconstitutional?

  • Geneva, Switzerland:

  • A Friday night meet and greet at the Davis Chapel Community Center saw possibly more candidates attending the event than constituents. With over 100 people vying for an office that was really an easy task to accomplish once you think about it.

    Most of the politicians seemed genuinely invested in this community. They also appeared to want it to become more solvent, educated area. Among the issues put on the table were narcotics. Many of the candidates chose to address this as a societal issue as well as a personal one.

  • Have you noticed in the LaFollette Press how they list the area churches? I was so impressed, there are 127 listed. Think of all the people’s lives that could be touched for Christ. We who are so thankful, who have accepted Christ should constantly be praying for others. When we find the opportunity to plant a seed, the Holy Spirit continues to touch their heart.

  • I have learned in the past year of motherhood that you cannot plan for everything, but you can take joy in the way things turn out.

    And things turned out to bring me back to LaFollette with my growing family. I had planned a different route, but I am so happy to be back in my home and writing for the LaFollette Press again.

    This could have been a difficult transition if not for the warm welcome from the community. Many friends and avid Press readers have greeted me with open arms. It makes me feel like this path was the right one at the right time.

  • Picture this:  you wake up one morning and everything seems perfect. Your paycheck is more than you thought it would be, your car runs right for a change, and you enter your favorite store to buy that thing you always wanted that you never quit talking about.

    You walk through the front door and then, without warning, it happens. You see “them.” You know who “them” is. “Them” is that he or she that did something so catastrophic, and made life horrible for you. What’s worse is they see you in return. So, what do you do?

  • Some people just can’t catch a break- especially if your name is Jenny Siler and you live in Campbell County. At least that was the tale woven by attorney for hire Herb Moncier on Monday.

    As he and Siler made yet another appearance in criminal court Moncier used a fair mix of drama and legalese in attempt to keep his client on the outside of the jail.

  • Oscar Wilde once said the two biggest tragedies in are not getting what you want and getting what you want.

    It appears that is the case with the Campbell County Board of Education and Dr. Michael Martin, director of schools.

    Last week’s evaluation of his performance was brutal.

    I am not sure why a man who improved the county’s two high schools to the point they are no longer at risk of a state take over was asked immediately if he wanted to resign. Where I come from, that is just rude.

  • Have you looked in the mirror lately?

    Try it sometime soon.

    Are you happy with what you see? Or do you note a flaw or two you might need to work on?

    Such is the case with your friends here at The Press.

    We look in the mirror every day – make that day and night; weekends and holidays included.

    Whether we like it or not: it is our job to mirror the community in which we live, work and play.

  • Two weeks ago, I was going through a very stressful time in my life, and I decided to actually get up early to go walking. Grant it, I’m by no means a morning person.  

    I’m what I like to call a “secret morning person”.

    A secret morning person is someone who isn’t an early riser and doesn’t whistle merrily as they jump out of bed before getting their day started at 7 a.m. It’s someone who may be extremely sleepy-headed, yet isn’t sleepy enough appreciate the beauty of the morning atmosphere.  

  • Liza Minnelli once sang that „life is a cabaret old chum, life is a cabaret.” It’s true that “all the world’s a stage.” Ancient Greek philosophers agreed that politics is a theatrical performance, played out before the large audience of mankind. Modern man is Virtual Man: much of what we think is the product of what we see.

  • They say once you leave home that you can never come back again.

    I’m a journalist so my first question is who in the heck is ‘they’ and what do ‘they’ know about it anyway? That being said, I am leaving home. But someday, I plan on coming back. My family and my friends are here. And after working as a reporter for the LaFollette Press for two-plus years, I’ve realized I will be leaving more family and friends behind than I ever knew I had.

  • As you go out into this great big world and begin your journey, remember that there is a few things to remember.

    As you go, remember that you are no better than anyone else and no one else is any better than you are. We’re all equal and God put us on earth for the same reasons and purposes. We all have to learn from one another to make it work. Can you imagine how boring life would be if everyone was exactly the same?

  • No matter where you are on the planet today, chances are that your country is in the midst of a financial crisis brought on by the unethical behavior of investment banks and other financial institutions. The banking crisis was the cue ball that brought us the credit crunch which, in turn, beckoned the housing crisis and bailout of the automotive industry. In Europe, entire nations—Greece, Spain, Italy, Portugal, and Ireland—are facing bankruptcy, due largely to the shenanigans of banks.

  •  Webster’s dictionary defines a mother as being, “A woman who has given birth to a child.”

    It’s a fact that any woman can me a mother, but it takes a lot to be called a mom. What’s the difference between mother and mom?

    A mother is someone whose children observe her from a distance, but a mom is someone whose children look up to her. A mother provides because they feel it’s just her duty, but a mom provides to the point she’d give her own life for the sake of her child. Well, you get the idea.