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Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the editor, Feb. 4

    Marion County's youth stepped up during ice storm

    I would like to commend all the young men who volunteered their own trucks, saws and labor during our recent disaster. From everything I witnessed, we older people will leave Marion County in great hands and good hearts.

    Magistrate Jackie Wicker

  • Coping together

    Driving down Riley-Gravel Switch Road on Friday morning, admiring and cursing the ice that covered the trees and power lines, I noticed a mailbox that read, "COPE."

    I passed it by, initially, not giving it a second thought.

    But, after a few feet, I stopped the truck and backed up to take a photo of that icy, rusty mailbox.

    That mailbox spoke volumes to me in regards to the past week in Marion County.

  • Facebook addict and proud of it

    Hello. My name is Stevie and I am a Facebook addict.

  • January is National Blood Donor Month

    Approximately every two seconds someone in America needs blood. Blood is needed every day for patients with blood disorders, those being treated for burns or undergoing chemotherapy, and premature babies, just to name a few. The need is constant.   However, just 38 percent of the United States population is eligible to give blood and just a fraction of those eligible - 8 percent - actually donate.

  • Moment in time

    Inevitably the question will be asked. It may not be tomorrow, the following day or five years from now but it will be asked. It will be asked of Democrats, Republicans and the highly coveted Independents. It will roll smoothly from the tongues of generations that are currently too young to appreciate the significance of the moment. "Where were you when Barack Obama was sworn in as President of the United States?"

    The answer to this question will, in a majority of cases, be two-fold.

  • Letters to the editor, Jan. 21

    President should stand up for Bible

    Our new President [Barack] Obama should endorse the Bill of Rights as it is written for all citizens. David fought Goliath!

    He should acknowledge public law 97-280 as good and proper.

    Wisdom comes from God. David was young!

    All of us should read Deuteronomy on the blessings of God and the consequences of not following God's plan. David defeated Goliath!

    The new President as well as citizens should read and stand up for the Bible and fear God.

  • Obama connects hope and history

    This past weekend, the United Concerned Citizens Organization sponsored a variety of activities to remember the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. The events included a march through downtown and a discussion on diversity.

    But looming over everything that happened this weekend was the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

  • McConnell: Serving in Senate 'an extraordinary gift'

    The following is adapted from a speech Senator McConnell gave on the Senate floor on Jan. 12, 2009.   Thanks to the trust of the people of Kentucky, I've received the privilege of another term in the U.S. Senate. That's an extraordinary gift from the voters, and I'm grateful to have the next six years to serve our Commonwealth and our country.

    As a new Congress and a new presidential administration begin, I look for lessons from great Kentuckians who have served our state in public office in the past. One who stands out is Wendell Ford.