Jenkins assigns officer to patrol two schools

Mayor Todd Depriest told the Jenkins City Council at its August meeting this week that the city has worked out an agreement with the Jenkins Independent Schools System to provide a school safety officer to Jenkins Schools. Depriest said the resource officer will be a trained police officer who will divide his time between the Jenkins Middle High School and […]

No, today’s kids are not all right


Childhood anxiety is giving us anxiety. Nearly a third of American adolescents meet the criteria for an anxiety disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Even among younger kids, anxiety is on the rise. But as my Let Grow co-founder, Boston College psychology professor Peter Gray, notes, crime rates are at a 50-year low, so it’s not […]

Female candidates must move beyond #MeToo


Much of the excitement over so many women running for House seats and even (gosh!) running against each other should be filed under “anticlimax.” After Margaret Thatcher, Angela Merkel and Hillary Clinton and with the female powerhouses now serving in the U.S. Congress, a woman vying for elective office should not be that big a deal. There was a time […]

Love for child isn’t so simple


You walked off that plane with the biggest smile on your face. Your hug was stronger and taller than last time, proof of a growth spurt in the past six months that just stretched on forever, I swear. Before the airline official would allow you to leave with me, I had to show ID to prove my relationship to you […]

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New tax keeps hurting the poor



When people sat down last weekend at the St. Jerome Picnic in Fancy Farm to play Bingo, for the first time ever, 3 cents on every 50- cent Bingo card they bought went to the state of Kentucky. That’s money that will be diverted from shelters for the homeless and battered women, from people who need help paying their electric […]

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