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Constance Alexander: More than pride in a basketball team, writer cherishes Cuba Ky. for a ‘little hammer’

In 1993, Beth Belote attended a writing workshop at Calloway County Public Library. Participants were encouraged to sift through a lifetime of memories and come up with one that was particularly vivid. Then it was up to the writer to embellish the thought by adding sensory details and lively dialogue to flesh out the past. Beth Belote did a masterful job, but her family didn’t discover what she’d...

Constance Alexander: Mary Thorsby finds fulfillment in helping others discover direction at the end of Life

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Mary Thorsby has spunk. Spunk in a good way. Spunk with the same brand of energy and hope encompassed in the opening of the 1970s “Mary Tyler Moore Show.” Even if that decade is well before your time, you are likely to have seen a clip of the main character throwing her hat into the air as the theme song assures, “You’re gonna make it after all.” Again...