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Today's Opinions

  • Find your family at the local library

    By Jama Watts

    Guest Columnist

     

    Are you searching for your roots? The Marion County Public Library is blessed to have a well-stocked genealogy room on its premises. If you've not been in the genealogy room, allow me a moment to tell you about its contents, uses and how you can help out other researchers.

  • It's important to love yourself, inside and out

    By Lindsay Kriz

    KPA Summer intern

     

    Recently, before Father’s Day festivities began, I was attempting to pick out the perfect outfit: something casual, but also comfortable. I finally settled on a good pair of jeans and a nice orange t-shirt and went from there. I automatically assumed that I looked okay until a few hours later, when I went to a mirror to check. 

  • Think before you drink

    Drinking and driving is something I learned about at a very young age. In fact, I remember the very first time I was faced with it. I remember it like it was yesterday.

  • You go, girl!

    Christine Mattingly, Marion County and the state of Kentucky made their mark on Mobile, Ala., last week during the Distinguished Young Women National Finals. Mattingly was humble and classy, as always, while her Marion County fan club was loud and proud during the three-day competition. A busload of Marion County faithful traveled to Mobile. In fact, the state of Kentucky bought more tickets for the competition than any other state.

  • Find your family at the local library

    By Jama Watts

    Guest Columnist

     

    Are you searching for your roots? The Marion County Public Library is blessed to have a well-stocked genealogy room on its premises. If you've not been in the genealogy room, allow me a moment to tell you about its contents, uses and how you can help out other researchers.

  • It's important to love yourself, inside and out

    By Lindsay Kriz

    KPA Summer intern

     

    Recently, before Father’s Day festivities began, I was attempting to pick out the perfect outfit: something casual, but also comfortable. I finally settled on a good pair of jeans and a nice orange t-shirt and went from there. I automatically assumed that I looked okay until a few hours later, when I went to a mirror to check. 

  • Think before you drink

    Drinking and driving is something I learned about at a very young age. In fact, I remember the very first time I was faced with it. I remember it like it was yesterday.

  • Don’t wait... get hydrated

    By Josey Crew
    Lincoln Trail District Health Department
    The summer is here, and we have already endured some very hot days.
    Hopefully, we are all eating less, exercising more, and staying hydrated by drinking more water.
    Water, the nutrient our body needs the most, also helps prevent dehydration. The effects of dehydration can range from thirst to kidney failure and are usually silent but progressive.
    Therefore, we need to pay attention to the early signs of water loss because before we know it, we can become severely dehydrated.