Author: Sabrina Puckett

  • Mind your own business!

    Mind your own business!

    I and many others have become increasingly dismayed by the control exerted by governmental bodies over the lives of citizens. I fail to understand how the choices I make about my own body and what to read is anybody's business. Meanwhile, they want schools to teach my grandchildren a whitewashed version of American history but…

    Read More

  • Really? T‑Shirts?

    Really? T‑Shirts?

    Winchester-Clark County Tourism ordered a local citizen’s ’70s-inspired T-shirt design that reads, “Winchester Is For Everyone.” The design uses rainbow colors on the shirt.  My understanding is that as soon as the shirts appeared for sale by Winchester-Clark County Tourism, the uproar from some religious people began. 

    Read More

  • Maintaining Hope

    Maintaining Hope

    Lately, we have seen the progress of the past decades evaporating as rights essential to ensuring full citizenship for all Americans are under attack. We see a lack of action to reform gun laws -- the excuse being a mistaken and historically inaccurate interpretation of the Second Amendment -- while our children are being slaughtered,…

    Read More

  • Among Women

    Among Women

    When a dear friend told me about "Among Women," a free University of Kentucky Art Museum exhibit mounted in response to last year’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, I became interested in seeing it also. The variety of art, artists, and time periods included in the show is amazing, but more amazing to me were…

    Read More

  • Grace and Gratitude

    Grace and Gratitude

    When we gather with family and friends, there is inevitably someone who annoys us.  There is Uncle Joe, who pontificates on his political and religious views (which differ from our own), and Aunt Linda, always asking about our relationship status and employment choices. Cousin Cindy cannot let a holiday pass without commentary about our weight, hair,…

    Read More

  • The Gift of Time

    The Gift of Time

    For the past three months, I have found myself at a new stage of life: Retirement. It is beginning to feel real, but I still ask myself, “how did I get here?” I cannot say that so far I have missed working for a paycheck — even though I was fortunate to have worked to…

    Read More

  • Juneteenth celebration in Winchester this Saturday

    Juneteenth celebration in Winchester this Saturday

    Winchester's annual Juneteenth celebration will be held in Heritage Park this Saturday -- June 18, 2022. The park is located at 131 West Washington Street. The event is sponsored by the Winchester Black History and Heritage Committee.

    Read More

  • No más

    No más

    We are at war with politicians accepting generous donations from the NRA. Politicians who, at a convention for the same organization, had the nerve to read the names of slain children and teachers. These were human beings murdered by an 18-year-old with an assault weapon. Then there are those who stand behind laws that allow…

    Read More

  • Changing our focus

    Changing our focus

    I do not know about you, but I have become increasingly weary of the incessant attention to celebrities’ lack of civility and respect for others, and the media’s reporting it as “news” for at least a week.

    Read More

  • Summer of Soul

    Summer of Soul

    ...something happened during the summer of 1969: the Harlem Cultural Festival, of which I was unaware until recently. On six consecutive weekends, organizers held concerts in Mount Morris (now Marcus Garvey) Park in Harlem -- with an estimated 300,000 people attending.

    Read More