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Summers at Nolin Lake: Jon Boat

My Aunt Jean and Uncle Roy owned a lot on Nolin Lake many years ago. In the spring and summer months we often went there to camp, fish, swim and generally enjoy ourselves. In his early 20s my cousin jay purchased a used Jon boat. I think it was made out of dropped-forged battleship armor;…

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4-wheel drive equals 4-wheel dumb

By Ralph Dickerson I truly believe we need to enact a law that mandates that any person wanting to purchase a 4-wheel drive vehicle take a 6-week class on how to drive such vehicles. I suggest this course of action because too many people behind the wheel of these vehicles do not know how to…

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Funny things in life 2

By Ralph Dickerson I have a habit of often engaging my mouth before I engage my brain, which sometimes leads to me saying funny things. I failed to engage my brain several times while working here at the Clarion. One afternoon the phone rang and I answered it. I guess the lady on the other…

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Funny things in life

Over the years I have experienced my fair share of humorous incidents; some of the incidents involved things that happened to me, and others involved things I said. My cousin Darlene often brings up something I said that happened when I was about 4 or 5-years old. Someone bought me a black cowboy hat, and…

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Routine changes for the new normal

When I sat down at the computer this week to write my blog, I drew a complete blank. I simply did not know what I wanted to write about. The more I thought about writing my blog, the harder it became to find a subject. The election is old news, everyone does stories about the…

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Redneck mouse

Does anyone know how to get rid of a redneck mouse? The mouse moved in a couple of months ago, and this mouse refuses to take the hint that I want her gone!  Now I know it is common for mice to get into our homes, but this sucker decided to move into the trunk…

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Here’s how to implement a guaranteed minimum income

Photo by Debate.org By Ralph Dickerson This country needs to engage in a serious discussion on how to enact a guaranteed minimum income in an economically feasible way, a way that does not cause hyperinflation and cause the economy to implode. Our economy exists as a delicate balance between supply (items produced in the economy)…

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No experienced point guard, big problem for UK Wildcats

By Ralph Dickerson I am a University of Louisville fan, and I am enjoying both the win over the University of Kentucky Saturday, and the doom-and-gloom coming from Big Blue Nation. Big Blue Nation is trying to figure out what is wrong with this year’s edition of the kitty kats. One factor is definitely coach…

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Does anyone have vodka?

By Ralph Dickerson I do not drink alcohol, but after the day I had Tuesday, I am starting to rethink this position! The day started off like any other day—I got ready for work, stopped at Jumpin Jacks for my morning fix of decaffeinated coffee and headed to work. From there it simply went downhill.…

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Not our fault

Last week turned out to be a very busy week, especially after the newspaper came out.  Starting Thursday afternoon we were getting calls at the Clarion office about people not getting their newspapers. At first we just wrote their names on a newspaper and took it down to the post office and mailed it out.…

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