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Today's Opinions

  • Give back to your veterans

    After the hubbub of Halloween and Election Day, we often miss one very important day to this nation — Veterans Day on Nov. 11. We celebrate the lives of those who have given so much for our country and who are still giving so much. Veterans Day was formerly known as Armistice Day, so named because at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the Armistice with Germany went into effect, ending the dominant hostilities of World War I.

  • Winnie the pooch

    When I got out of the car, I wasn’t sure what to expect. The ground was soft and muddy everywhere I stepped. I couldn’t help but notice the signs posted all over the property: We (heart) collies, or COLLIE CROSSING or simply a silhouette of the four-legged animal with a thick neck of hair and a long snout.
    I was there to buy a dog.

  • Celebrating our region’s entrepreneurial success

    By Mo Miller

    Entrepreneurs are often and rightfully called the backbone of our economy. Most businesses in our region and across the county are small businesses, and they create nearly two of every three new jobs. As importantly, our communities’ entrepreneurs prove time and again that hard working, determined people can build a better life for themselves and their families.

  • Honor guard is thankful for new bus

    The Marion County Veterans Honor Guard has been in operation since it conducted its first military honors at a veteran’s funeral in February 1996. This initial group had no uniforms and used borrowed World War I weapons. Since that time, we have progressed to 44 volunteer members, all wearing the uniform of the service they served in while on active duty. We have two sets of weapons assigned and have traveled in our own bus for many years. However, our bus had gotten old, with defective heater and air conditioning and a leaking roof.

  • A nickel and dime tiny government system

    Remember, “Things are never what they seem.”
    A nickel and dime tiny government system set up within a larger government system can slowly control and bleed you to death. To match funds sounds good. If the matching is not enough then more “matching” comes.

  • The recallable nickel’s time has come

    “All forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.”
    - Victor Hugo

  • Not my hotel room

    When I graduated with a degree in journalism back in 2009, it wasn’t exactly my dream to be loading and unloading trucks full of Pepsi bottles and shelving them in coolers throughout Western Kentucky’s gas stations and grocery stores. The pay was terrible and the hours were long. It didn’t help that everyone I worked with was actively looking for a way out.
    I spent whatever free time I had sending resume-after-resume to just about any newspaper that was hiring. It didn’t matter how far away.

  • ‘Sharks’ to host business pitch contest for veterans

    If you are a veteran, transitioning service member or military spouse and have an idea for a new product or service, get ready to pitch your business to the Sharks of the Heartland.