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Mary Poppins

June 18, 2015
Tricia Matthews and the cast of "Mary Poppins", Barter Theatre

-From City Sidewalks to Country Roads- By Jordan Thomas Hall I traveled to Abingdon, Virginia last Thursday with my girlfriend, Morgan. Our first stop was to see my good friend Karen McClanahan at Foxglove Antiques. We assisted her in rearranging some large paintings in her store and upon leaving she gave Morgan a nice...

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Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

June 4, 2014
Monticello (Photo by Jordan Thomas Hall)

By Jordan Thomas Hall The beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia was the center of my travel this month. One of the largest antique shows in this part of the country was being held there with excellent offerings. Also in the Valley is Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello. Touring the masterpiece I was able to learn...

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Charles Ramsey, an American hero

June 4, 2014

By Rick Hall I’m sure many of you have heard of the name, Charles Ramsey, and those who have may not know exactly who he is.  I confess that I knew who he was, but I did not know his name until just recently.  He is the man that rescued the girls that had...

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June 4, 2014

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Wine in Virginia

June 4, 2014
Winemaker Gabriele Rausse (left) uncorks a bottle of his vintage Viognier for participants of Monticello’s third annual Wine Festival. (Photo by Jordan Thomas Hall)

  By Jordan Thomas Hall The beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia was the center of my travel last weekend. One of the largest antique shows in this part of the country was being held there with excellent offerings. Also in the Valley is Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello. Touring the masterpiece I was able to...

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Why I think mothers would make good politicians

June 4, 2014

By DR. JAMES L. SNYDER In looking forward to Mother’s Day, I could not help but think about the mess our country is in right now. Not that messes remind me of mothers in particular, but honesty compels me to admit they are good at cleaning up messes. And, the messes they clean up...

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Shenandoah Antiques Expo

June 4, 2014
Shenandoah Antiques Expo

By Jordan Thomas Hall The beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia was the center of my travel over the weekend. One of the largest antique shows in this part of the country was being held there with excellent offerings. Also in the Valley is Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello. Touring the masterpiece I was able to...

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Bubba’s Box

May 5, 2014
Bubba’s Box

By   “Bubba”  Slade Cook Hello, folks! The 2014 Mid America Truck Show is now in the books. There were over 79,000 attendees from all 50 States and 78 Foreign Countries; with 1,077 exhibiting companies from 43 States and 10 Foreign Countries; 245 Media Correspondents and 1,200,000 square feet of space. Here is a...

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The awkward antique show

March 14, 2013

By Jordan Thomas Hall There are two antique shows that I annually attend: The Virginia Highlands Festival in summer and The Bluegrass Trust Antique and Garden Show in spring. As you could imagine there was a great deal of anticipation for this year’s event. So you think I would have had time to prepare...

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Good job, Patriots!

March 14, 2013

By Rick Hall Okay, so my fantasy of the Patriots winning the State Championship was a wash, but they did play well in Lexington. I as proud as a peacock to be an alumnus of KCC. As young as this team is, I think they have a bright future in front of them and...

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