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Today's Opinions

  • Veterans will never be forgotten

    He may have been referring to the members of the Royal Air Force, but when British Prime Minister Winston Churchill said, “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few,” he could easily have been talking about our own country’s veterans.
    They make up less than eight percent of the United States’ population, but it is no overstatement to say our lives would be very different without their countless contributions and sacrifices.

  • Letter to the editor - Nov. 6, 2013

    Remembering our children
    Every year across the United States and around the world, families must deal with the holiday season after the unthinkable has happened — the death of a precious child.

  • The Caring Place needs support

    On Nov. 22, 1992, The Caring Place opened its doors to women and children who were abused by their loved ones. Since that time, 6,000 people from Marion, Taylor, Nelson, Washington, Adair, Jefferson, LaRue and other counties have received services from our shelter. From the beginning, the outpouring of generosity and commitment from this community had exceeded our wildest dreams. We received cards and letters of encouragement and recognition from city and county officials, schools, businesses and churches.

  • In defense of millennials

    By Hillary C. Wright
    Guest columnist

    With the latest crop of college graduates out pounding the pavement in their job search, you’ve probably heard the generalizations and seen the hesitation of many employers in the hiring of the millennial. This new generation has been identified by so many undesirable traits that it seems nearly impossible to overcome the reputation.

  • Corrections and clarifications - Oct. 30, 2013

    A caption in the Oct. 16 edition incorrectly identified Lexy Cambron as Laura Ackermann in a photo of the Marion County Marching Knights.
    A quote in the article in the Oct. 23 edition about Lebanon Power and Apparatus should have read, "We get calls because we're Lebanon Power and people think we're the utility company," Debbie said.

  • Kentucky workforce development among nation’s best

    Whenever corporate leaders scout for new locations to expand or re-locate their business, they consider such obvious things as infrastructure, government incentives, taxes and the cost to build.
    Above all else, though, they look at the quality of the local workforce, according to annual surveys done by Site Selection magazine, a national trade publication that tracks economic development.

  • Halloween handouts

    Halloween is tomorrow.
    Obviously, you don’t know who might show up, but I’ve got a few suggestions on what to hand out, depending on who comes knocking.
    - For members of Congress: Duct tape and bailing wire.
    I’m not sure who first said it, but I’ve been told more than once that you can fix anything with duct tape and bailing wire. By now, I would think the federal government has run out of band aids, considering how many they have used in the last few years.

  • Halloween handouts

    Halloween is tomorrow.
    Obviously, you don’t know who might show up, but I’ve got a few suggestions on what to hand out, depending on who comes knocking.
    - For members of Congress: Duct tape and bailing wire.
    I’m not sure who first said it, but I’ve been told more than once that you can fix anything with duct tape and bailing wire. By now, I would think the federal government has run out of band aids, considering how many they have used in the last few years.