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Columns

  • Five-year-old Fallon fan

    My 5-year-old son might quite possibly be Jimmy Fallon's youngest fan.

    For those of you who aren't familiar with Fallon, he is a 37-year-old actor, comedian, singer, musician and television host. He hosts Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, a late-night talk show that airs Monday through Friday on NBC. He was also a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1998-2004, and he recently hosted SNL's Christmas episode. He's also appeared in several films.

  • State senator wants your opinion

    I hope this survey finds you and your family happy and healthy!

    In January, both houses of the General Assembly will meet for a 60-day legislative session.  My colleagues and I will be developing a two-year budget for state government as well as looking at other important issues, such as jobs and economic development, education, and Kentucky's roads and highway planning. 

  • Iowa may be first, but it's not the only state that counts

    By the time you read this, the results of the Iowa Caucus may already be known. The national media gives the caucus a lot of attention, mainly because it's the first official "vote" for President. 

    The caucus isn't the same as a primary, but still it's something. But what does it tell us? Looking back on the history of the event I can definitively say: I don't know. 

  • Simple wishes for Christmas

    By Joberta Wells
    Landmark News Service

    I used to say it was too late to go Christmas shopping if you were seeing Ronco products on television. Since Ronco seems to have disappeared I've decided the shopping cut-off date now is when you start seeing Chia articles. I've already seen Chia cat grass containers, Chia herb garden containers, and even a President Obama Chia. That's just not right! That is NOT a hoot.

  • How to become a friend of the library

    By Molly McMasters
    Guest Column

    As the 2011-12 Marion County Friends of the Library president, I would like to tell you a bit about our group. The FOL was established in 2005 to assist the Marion County Public Library in promoting reading, providing programs for our local community and raising funds to help pay for those programs.

  • Simple steps can make a big difference in an emergency situation

    By Gary Luce

    A couple of extra seconds while talking with the 911 dispatcher can really make the difference when trying to locate your dwelling or residence!

  • This overachieving elf isn't on the shelf

    The Elf on the Shelf... If you haven't heard of this Christmas phenomenon yet, you soon will.
    Many of you already have an elf at your home. And, if you don't, well, there are some parents out there who would say you should consider yourself lucky. Apparently, there are some parents who don't particularly like having the "responsibility" of a little elf in their home.

  • State rep wants to know what you think

    If you haven't received a questionnaire from State Rep. Terry Mills, I suggest you give him a call. This is your chance to give him some input before the 2012 session of the General Assembly.

    That said, what you'll see below are my views on the issues on the questionnaire. I'm only one constituent, however, so I hope he'll hear from many more of you, too.

  • Governor taking a gamble on budget

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear said that one of his top priorities, if re-elected, would be working to create jobs so that every Kentuckian who wants a job has one.

    Now that the election is over, another of Beshear's secondary goals - expanded gambling and gaming - has moved to the front burner.

  • Pizza is a vegetable - sort of

    By Lisa Tolliver

    When I was in school pizza was pizza. But in comparison Pluto was also a planet.

    Now, Congress has declared pizza a vegetable and Pluto is no longer a planet. It's crazy how things change.