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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: Enjoyed Lebanon, assistance from tourism office

    I just wanted to commend Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission director Chris Hamilton for taking the time to sit down and talk with me last week. I really enjoyed my time in Lebanon. Lisa at Kentucky Cooperage gave me a really good tour. It appears that Lisa really enjoys her job and the people she works with. The brochures given to me were also excellent.

    Daniel Baker

  • Managing Diabetes: It's not easy, but it's worth it

    By Melissa Conder
    melissaa.conder@ky.gov
    Marion-Nelson-Washing-ton Diabetes Coalition has good news about diabetes. People who keep their blood glucose as close to normal as possible in the early years after they are diagnosed with diabetes have fewer problems with their eyes, nerves, and kidneys, and fewer heart attacks later in life. Marion-Nelson-Washington Diabetes Coalition has partnered with the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) for National Diabetes Awareness Month in November.

  • Skipping Thanksgiving

     By David Whitlock     

  • Skipping Thanksgiving

     By David Whitlock     

  • Letters to the editor

    Wreaths Across America

  • Ways to support the troops

    There are thousands of troops stationed around the world that can benefit from some support from home. Being away from one's native country can cause feelings of homesickness and potentially loneliness. All it takes is a few encouraging words to let servicemen and women know you are thinking about them and appreciate their efforts.

    So what can you do to show your support? There are many things, actually.
    Here are a few ideas and you can build on them.

  • Bad year for incumbents, Democrats

    President Barack Obama may have put it best when he described the Nov. 2 election as a "shellacking" of the Democrats nationally.

  • A dog named Bella

    Animal cruelty and pet abandonment are due to ignorance, stupidity and lack of compassion and the act is unconscionable. 

    On a 100-degree afternoon in August, a lone car pulled into the Lebanon Wal-Mart parking lot, opened the door and dragged a poor unsuspecting seven-month-old pup out of the car taking off her collar and simply drove away. By the time we found Bella (that's what we named her), she had been alone in the parking lot for two days in the blistering heat. Her only refuse was a small median strip of grass in the midst of a constant flow of cars.