Rod Baker

Grateful …

In this season when we are planning for parties, time with family and friends, and maybe even some down time from work or other responsibilities, I find myself pausing to reflect on how grateful I am.

I’m grateful to be part of the fabric of our town now. After working outside of the Maysville area for 25 years it’s refreshing to walk the streets of our downtown for lunch or a cup of coffee. Our downtown is simply beautiful, particularly this time of year with all of the decorations. While I was aware of this I suppose I’m looking at it through a different set of eyes now. The businesses have gone all out and there are some wonderful places to shop and eat.

I’m grateful to be surrounded by a wonderful family and friends. This time of the year always gives a reason to come together and share the one thing we can’t buy, and that’s time. I grew up in a fairly small family, my brother and I, mom and dad. We had little family close to us when I was young but when we moved back to Kentucky it was all about family. That’s still the case today even though my dad’s been gone for about five years. His passing made me more aware of the cost of time, it’s priceless, and time with family and friends is indeed the same, priceless.

I’m grateful for the people who are devoted to making The Ledger Independent and its related properties great. It truly takes a village to put a paper out, get our website filled with interesting topics, cover events and meetings in our seven-county coverage area. There are many who quietly work behind the scenes to make this happen each and every day. They are truly the glue that holds it all together.

Lastly, I’m grateful for you, the people who are reading this. You are the people that we serve each and every day. We strive to be the best we can be for you because without your patronage, your opinions and your commitment to us, we cease to exist. I personally don’t take this for granted and I believe that I can speak for all of us here at The Ledger Independent when saying this.

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Feel free to call me, send me an email or stop in and see me, I’d love to hear from you.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!



Editor and reporter, covering Mason County.

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