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Today's Opinions

  • LMS and SCMS partners for Central Kentucky Youth Showcase

    By Kandice Lanham

    Marion County's middle schools will celebrate Arts & Humanities Day during the New Harmonies Smithsonian exhibit from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 29, at Centre Square. The showcase will feature visual arts, dance and a combined band and chorus performance by Lebanon and St. Charles middle schools. The theme will be Kentucky folklore, using different genres of music. A final performance will be at 6 p.m.

  • Pathetic Political Ploy

    A group called Kentucky Family Values started running radio ads last week criticizing Bill Pickerill, the Republican candidate for state representative.
    KFV claims that, as a city councilman, Pickerill approved a "300 percent" pay raise for himself, but denied pay increases for local police officers. As a result, officers left Lebanon for other communities and made the city unsafe.
    "It's not even a half-truth," Pickerill said in a phone interview.

  • Pathetic Political Ploy

    A group called Kentucky Family Values started running radio ads last week criticizing Bill Pickerill, the Republican candidate for state representative.
    KFV claims that, as a city councilman, Pickerill approved a "300 percent" pay raise for himself, but denied pay increases for local police officers. As a result, officers left Lebanon for other communities and made the city unsafe.
    "It's not even a half-truth," Pickerill said in a phone interview.

  • Letter: Help the Rescue Squad

    The Marion County Rescue Squad is asking for the community's assistance in helping raise money for the purchase of a new hydraulic pump and special cutters to be used on motor vehicle accidents involving entrapment. Marion County Rescue is made up of a group of very dedicated volunteers and we must rely on our community for help with funding.

  • Letter: Stand up for our country, vote

    I am worried about the state of our nation. I am fearful for my children's future. Every day "pop culture" mocks our country's history and the values America was founded on. News organizations, "think tanks" and the ivory towers of America's universities are asking, "Is the Constitution still relevant?" Why is this happening? It is a leadership problem.

  • Letter: Today's tragic statistics

    Fourteen years ago last Sunday, a man riding a bicycle across the wind-swept prairie in Cheyenne, Wyo., discovered the tiny, nearly frozen, body of Matthew Shepard beaten to a pulp and crucified on a deer fence... barely clinging to life... the only place on his face not covered in blood washed clean by a tear from his right eye that had run down his cheek. Matthew could have been your son, or your brother, or maybe, your friend...

  • Mularky and other 'stuff'

    I wasn't sure what to expect when I applied for a press credential to cover the Oct. 11 Vice Presidential Debate, but I also knew this was an opportunity I might never have again. I went to Danville Thursday knowing only that, no, I would not be sitting in the auditorium, and that Centre College was hosting a festival to coincide with "The Thrill in the 'Ville II."

  • Mularky and other 'stuff'

    I wasn't sure what to expect when I applied for a press credential to cover the Oct. 11 Vice Presidential Debate, but I also knew this was an opportunity I might never have again. I went to Danville Thursday knowing only that, no, I would not be sitting in the auditorium, and that Centre College was hosting a festival to coincide with "The Thrill in the 'Ville II."