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Columns

  • 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

     

  • Hospice care makes good cents

    By Phil Marshall

     

  • Bad time to cut anti-hunger programs

    By Tamara Sandburg

     

    Demand for emergency food assistance has increased significantly as families in Kentucky have been pummeled by the recession and an unemployment rate over 9 percent. Too many are forced to accept reduced wages and hours while gas prices are up over 30 percent and food prices are up more than 6 percent. In the end, struggling families are finding it harder than ever to make ends meet.  

  • What does that grade really mean?

    By Stacey Hall

  • Time to do your duty in the office of citizen

    Election Day 2011 is just around the corner. If you are registered to vote, please go to the polls Nov. 8 to give your input about who should lead our state for the next four years.

    I could write about the latest opinion polls, but frankly, I've never really liked the horse-race aspect of election coverage. Polls have been used to justify excluding (and even more rarely, including) candidates in debates, which I think is a poor criteria (but that's another column).

  • Celebrate our roots and branches

    By Richard Goodin, OFM


  • Politicians, speak English please!

    With all the debate in this country about immigration reform and immigrants needing to learn English, I would like to address the language of another group that is really difficult to grasp.

    The language of career, professional politicians is just beyond me. I’m glad that I’m a country, hayseed journalist who interviews real people who can answer a question, in plain, everyday English that even a fifth-grader can understand.