Nearly 30 years after death, Keith Whitley still strikes chord in Eastern Kentucky

Yellow buses rolled into the parking lot just before 9 a. The teachers marked off students as they descended from their buses, patting their heads and counting them out loud. Then the group entered en masse through the glass doors at the front of the school and dispersed into classrooms, where the students were counted again. Kindergartners snatched their colored name tags off a classroom wall and dropped them into a bucket so their teacher could see which ones were missing. The glass doors were locked, and the video security system was enacted. It was the seventh day of Hanukkah. The cafeteria would serve homemade pizza and broccoli for lunch. Christmas cookies were for sale after school in the lobby. The date was Friday, Dec.

Sandy Hook Massacre: 14 never-before-seen photos

Tweet Yes, there are now Sandy Hook truthers who think the mass-murder of 20 children in Newtown, Connecticut was a hoax. As if it matters which weapon he used. To that I say:

Man’s body washes ashore on Sandy Hook beach. The body washed up on Beach D, on the ocean side of the park. It’s too soon to tell if foul play is involved, officials said.

Nov 21, , 3: The Office of the Child Advocate, which investigates all child deaths in Connecticut for prevention lessons, released a page report today. Lanza was 20 on Dec. Here are some of the disturbing things we learned about Lanza. Lanza had a falling out with his “one and only friend” months before. Among the factors that may have caused Lanza “anxiety” before the shooting were the possibility of moving with his mother and a “falling out” with an unnamed friend.

Mike Posner Pens “Heaven,” A New Song For Sandy Hook Victims

Adam and Peter Lanza on a hike when Adam was about ten. People sent candy, too, and when I visited Peter, last fall, he showed me a bag of year-old caramels. He had not wanted to throw away anything that people sent.

Dec 18,  · I’m In Heaven Now Mommy. Dedicated to the children of Sandy Hook Elementary School who lost their lives on Friday, December 14th RIP. Advertisements. 3 Responses to I Am In Heaven Now Mommy – A poem influenced by the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Josette says: December 18, at pm.

Alissa Parker did not yet know she was a writer. It has been both an eternity and a moment since the Bardens, Parkers and Hockleys lost people they loved in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. A year in which everything has changed, but not nearly enough. Parents who wondered how their own lives could possibly go on; strangers who vowed that the tragedy would turn the tide, upend the politics, rewrite the laws governing our gun policy.

This time would be the last time. This one could not be ignored.

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Olivia Rose Engel, 6, posing for a portrait in this family photo taken Nov. 18, , was among the 20 students killed when a gunman opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

Rabbi Shmuley, “America’s Rabbi,” is the international best-selling author of 30 books and an award-winning TV host and columnist. Rather, it is deeply religious and the ultimate sign of faith. It means we believe that God controls the world, controls human fate, controls the world’s destiny, and has it in His unlimited power to make the world a happier place. God is supposed to be our protector and Biblically we’re supposed to challenge God in the face of suffering rather than believe that innocent people dying is somehow His will.

After reading the first names of all the twenty children who were murdered, here is what President Obama said: God has called them all home May God bless and keep those we’ve lost in His heavenly place. May He grace those we still have with His holy comfort. And may He bless and watch over this community, and the United States of America.

Florida shooting cartoon represents victims of Sandy Hook, Columbine, artist Pia Guerra says

It’s really hard not to get sucked into the heart wrenching stories that are emerging from the families that had one more member just yesterday. It’s like the kid who killed everyone morphed into a cyborg that’s incapable of emotion for day and his internal circuits just flipped. Seeing the names of the deceased who are overwhelmingly female, it just doesn’t make sense to anyone who is capable of having emotion.

The tragedy is something that hits everyone on the same level, regardless of whether everyone knows you and you’re famous or nobody knows you outside of your town. I have a lot of respect for MikePosner who decided to do his best to put a less somber tone to the madness with his song Heaven. Today he took to twitter and said the following:

Dec 07,  · God bless Sandy Hook. December 19, at PM Remember Your Babies Are praying for YOU and probably tearing up HEAVEN!!! GOD BLESS!!! January 1, at PM Anonymous said It’s a touching poem, but slightly disrespectful to .

Email A year after the Sandy Hook school shooting we look at its impact on Newtown, Connecticut and the nation. Family members representing fourteen of the twenty-six victims from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting address the media, Monday, Dec. Newtown is not hosting formal events to mark the anniversary Saturday. On an ordinary December day, when Christmas decorations fluttered in the breeze.

And then the death toll. A horrifying toll that justified the word massacre — in an elementary school. The whole country was stunned.

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This article is over 2 years old Barack Obama attends a memorial two days after the Newtown shooting. If any shooting could galvanize the electorate and legislature to strengthen US gun laws, it was assumed that Newtown would be it. But the slew of initiatives Obama unveiled in the wake of the shooting were defeated.

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Now the Canadian cartoonist has opened up about the image that has touched thousands. Among those killed was Aaron Feis, an assistant football coach and security guard who reportedly threw himself in front of students to protect them. It was this man’s heroism that struck a chord with comic book artist Pia Guerra. Hours later, Hero’s Welcome was posted on her Twitter page. Thousands have reacted to the drawing depicting a crowd of children, teens and grown-ups waving and sending adoring gazes to Feis’ way.

Central to the cartoon is a smiley young girl, her face framed by freckles, gently holding Feis’ hand in her two palms, saying: So many of us want to meet you! Many Twitter-users thought the cartoon portrayed children and teachers welcoming Feis to heaven. But Guerra, a self-confessed atheist, said while it was “fine” that some interpreted it in a religious way, she had in fact taken a more secular approach — the crowd greeting Feis represents the Sandy Hook and Columbine schools’ victims.

Replying to one Twitter-user’s criticism that the shooting victims seem to look predominantly Caucasian, Guerra said: I was focused on the this and Sandy Hook’s and Columbine etc victims and should have been more mindful of the diversity. And then I showed it to them, and they cried, too.

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He’s the son of Watchbear’s Sailor and our Rosie. This was his first time ever in the ring and he took some big time points as Best of Winners! Another of Rosie’s recent puppies.

The Sandy Hook Elementary School children and adults who will only smile in Heaven. Pray for the families. Remember the victims, not the shooter. PLEASE REPIN THIS TO YOUR BOARD WITH THE MOST FOLLOWERS #strong. The Sandy Hook Elementary School children and adults who will only smile in Heaven. Pray for the families.

Sandy Hook hero teacher, Vicki Soto is remembered as a superhero: But for her family and friends, Victoria “Vicki” Soto is more than just a smiling face. She was strong, fearless, energetic, silly, and passionate. She grew up playing with Barbies and listening to the Backstreet Boys. She loved “The Little Mermaid” and had nicknames for all her close friends. She planned ugly sweater parties and coordinated Secret Santa. She was a goddaughter, cousin, best friend, and big sister.

And she loved being a teacher. In the following eulogies, which were read at Soto’s funeral on Wednesday, family and friend share stories about Vicki’s short, yet vibrant life. She was a symbol of hope, an inspiration to those who knew her, long before she became the victim of a massacre. Vicki was a ball of energy with an incredible personality.

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A blog dedicated to knitting patterns and spreading hugs, hope and love. Schnapps Saturday, December 15, Sandy Hook: Through the Tears Pattern I am absolutely heartbroken. I can not begin to comprehend the sheer evil that lurks in our society. Evil that allows innocent people to be killed at the whim of lunatics. Yesterday, December 14, , the lives of so many in Connecticut were devastated.

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Arranged by Jin Lee. Christian, Contemporary Christian, Gospel, Pop. Published by Angelina Delmar S0. Marissa Angelina Wendt provides the vocals in a manner which belies her youthful age. Ultimately the song is one of perseverance and triumph. Through trials we face the harsh realities of this world. Through art and the very process of creation we face our fears, hold a mirror to ourselves and seek to inspire and rise above.

This song succeeds on all fronts and shows what beautiful art can be wrought from tribulation and, ultimately, the belief in our abilities to move above our circumstances.

The Reckoning

Perched adjacent to a cemetery, the monument pays tribute to a man whose music began in the tiny town of people but eventually reached around the world. Keith Whitley recorded 19 songs that made the Billboard country charts, including five straight number one hits in the late s. Monday was the 27th anniversary of Whitley’s death. He died May 9, , at the age of 33, cutting short a career that, at the time, seemed destined for so much more musical greatness than he had already experienced.

But Keith Whitley was more than a sentimental songwriter with a golden voice.

Answer: Jesus told us to “store up for yourselves treasures in heaven” (Matthew ). He linked this command to the desire of our hearts: “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew ; see also verses 10–20).

Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. CNN It remains among America’s most heinous nightmares: Taken with them on that chilly Friday in December — just 11 days before Christmas — were six adults felled by the same gunman as they refused to abandon their sacred trust to safeguard the smallest among them. Five years later, even those who have never set foot near Newtown, Connecticut, can conjure the scene painted by police of a first-grade classroom transformed into a killing field.

Can see the faces of anguished parents desperate for proof of life, then later, tiny caskets overloaded with stuffed animals never to be named. Since the massacre, a new school has been built for the students of a town known, now and for years to come, as a cradle of sorrow — but also as the home of quiet resilience and untold love. The 12 girls, eight boys and six women whose futures were stolen that day will be remembered, always.

Here is a glimpse of what we learned about them in the days after they were lost: You can’t believe this could happen,” Irene Hagen told the station. Her hair was a mass of beautiful red curls. Daniel earned his missing two front teeth, his family used to say. His “fearless” pursuit of happiness and life also earned him ripped jeans.

Taking after his musician dad, he and his siblings — brother James and sister Natalie — formed a band. He loved to ride waves at the beach and make s’mores around bonfires with his cousins.

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