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Columns

  • 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.

  • Avoiding the last-minute rush

    You may be having trouble deciding what to get for a person or two or five or everyone on your Christmas gift list. If that's the case, never fear. I'm back with my holiday gift suggestions.

    Some of you may be waiting until the last minute hoping for inspiration. Well, I understand everyone can't be as on top of their gift-giving as I am. 

    (What? Have I bought all my gifts? No, not exactly, but I know what I'm getting everyone on my list. I think.)

  • Protect your home

    By Debra Stamper

    Guest columnist

    Third party tax purchasers can buy a homeowner's delinquent property tax bill and get the right to hold the debt, plus 12 percent interest, plus administrative fees, plus attorney's fees for up to 11 years as a first lien on a home. If the amounts due are not paid, the third party tax purchaser CAN FORECLOSE on the home. 

  • Run like a girl

    "Running is like celebrating your soul. There's so much it can teach us in life."

    - Molly Barker, founder and executive director of Girls on the Run

     

    Every time I step on the pavement in my running shoes, I make new observations of how life and running are so very similar.

    Life is hard. So is running.

    Both take dedication, heart, endurance, guts, strength and humility.

  • Live action theater back in Lebanon

    Yeah, that's me with a stick of dynamite in my mouth.

    I wonder, would the Turtleman consider that "Live Action?"

    Sure, I'm not catching snapping turtles with my bare hands or getting sprayed on by skunks, but I'm going to be trying to escape from a villain on stage in front of (I hope) a packed Angelic Hall Friday night.

    And, anyone that knows Lynn Farris knows how truly evil he can be...

    (Kidding, Lynn.)

  • Man in the mirror: Change your ways

    By Jim Waters

     

    Now would be a good time for those charged with educating and leading our nation's young people to take a good, long look in the mirror and reevaluate their priorities and practices. 

  • Dot Dot Dot

    Earlier this year, I read Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know - And Doesn’t by Stephen Prothero, a professor of religion at Boston University. After last week, I’m wondering if I should loan my copy to Senate President David Williams.

  • Hospice care makes good cents

    By Phil Marshall