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Today's Opinions

  • Montgomery making Marion County proud
  • Keep Marion County beautiful, stop littering

    Garbage, trash, waste… Whatever you want to call it. There’s a proper place to dispose of it and it’s not on our county roads!

    It completely amazes me the amount of litter found on the roads of Lebanon and Marion County. Whoever said it was right to discard your trash/garbage on the side of the road? Not only is it illegal to litter and/or dump it also goes against the core of our existence as human beings.

  • Legislative update: Budget outlines pressing needs

    While House and Senate leadership continue to work on a revised pension bill, attention has shifted to the budget situation facing our Commonwealth. We recently heard the governor present his budget outlook in the State of the Commonwealth address, where he outlined the fiscal challenges we are facing, while also delivering some good news.

  • Our neighbor Makers Mark

    Some of the black on our houses, storage buildings, driveways, patio, etc., is caused from aging of whiskey in the warehouses. Ninety-five percent of the black on our houses and buildings are caused by spiders, spider webs, wasps, and many other insects; trees, dirt in the atmosphere, rubber tire wear and fuel used in our automobiles are part of the blackness.

    Burning brush, trash, grass burn off also contribute to the blackness. The whiskey aging is the least contributing to the blackness.

  • Letters to the editor - Jan. 17, 2018

    Legislature must find additional revenue
    While the discussion in Frankfort lately is about pension reform, many believe the far more serious problem is the unfunded liability in each pension plan.

  • Legislative session is in full swing

    The threat of extreme winter weather conditions caused us to call off session in Frankfort on Friday, but not before we passed significant bills in the Senate earlier in the week. We hit the ground running during the second week of the 2018 session. Standing committees met to discuss and pass bills, which then went to the Senate floor for a full vote.

  • Making the right choice

    Last week in my column I had revealed that I had adopted a Jack Russell Terrier named JoJo, but the adoption did not work out.
    We’ve always had a dog in the house growing up, which I know is a little “odd” because since living in the south, I’ve learned that is more common for dogs to be kept outside. I think a lot of it has to do with the much, much colder temperatures in Michigan.

  • Being a good neighbor

    Maker’s Mark Distillery describes itself as Loretto’s “slice of heaven.”
    But, some residents in Loretto would strongly disagree with that description.
    All they see is black from the “warehouse fungus” that’s growing on their homes, cars, lawns, patio furniture, road signs, etc. And the news of Maker’s Mark expanding and building more warehouses (although we’re not sure where yet) is alarming for many residents, to say the least.