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Afterthoughts - Vail a winter wonderland

It’s time for another page from the family travelogue. My husband, Michael and I recently enjoyed a trip of a lifetime to Vail, Colorado ...

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My turn - Faint praise for Presidents Day

For many Americans, tomorrow’s holiday is known as “Presidents Day.”

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Just a thought - Job shadowing fun for me too

I don’t know about other professionals, but I really enjoy the annual job shadow event sponsored by Warren County Schools for its eighth-graders.

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The Scoop - Election ride is about to begin

The field is set and a wild ride appears to be in store as we barrel toward the county elections in August.

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Family Man - Saying farewell to the Standard

This is it. After 28 years on the job as your crime and courts reporter for the Southern Standard, I’m bidding my career farewell.

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Simmons says - Hope springs eternal

Contrary to any shadow spotting by groundhogs, spring will officially start for local sports teams Monday.

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My Turn - Trump signs behemoth budget

Last Thursday night, members of Congress continued to grapple with a looming government shutdown, the second in less than a month.

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Just a Thought - Mystery surrounds Winchester House

I love horror movies. That statement probably isn’t newsworthy. I’ve voiced that stance before. I’d rather watch a horror movie than anything ...

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The Scoop - Lady Doritos a step for equality

We've heard of chick flicks in reference to those lovable romantic comedies. Well how about chick chips?

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Family Man - You need all the eyes you can get

I’ve been in the newspaper business for right at 28 years, garnering more writing experience than all but the most grizzled reporters, having written ...

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Everlasting Joy - SBLII winners and losers

The Super Bowl featured 1,151 yards of offense, the most of any game in NFL history.

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