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Today's Opinions

  • Representative Tom Burch helps people

    My name is Marsha Van Hook, and I live in Somerset. I have worked closely for many years with Representative Tom Burch of Louisville. Rep. Burch has always been willing to listen and discuss issues related to intellectual, and developmental disabilities, mental illness and substance abuse. I know from experience how the lives of Kentuckians with intellectual or developmental disabilities, or with mental illness and substance abuse have improved with his help.
    Marsha Van Hook
    Somerset

     

  • Support Jim Gray

    I’d like to say first this is the most important election in recent times.   
    It is disgusting when only 30 percent voted last year and look who we ended up with as governor. There is going to be a lot of out-of-state money coming in to influence the outcome of this election. The working and middleclass are going to be most affected by this election so GET OUT AND VOTE!
    I’m supporting Mayor Jim Gray for U.S. Senate because he is a proven leader.   

  • Voters can trust Brandon Reed

    We’d like to encourage your readers to get to know the candidates on the ballot before they vote this election. Presidential races sometimes overshadow down ballot races and this year is no exception. Please know there are other very important offices on the ballot including U.S. Senate, Congress, State Senate, all 100 seats of the Kentucky State House and city council races.

  • Educate yourself about pipelines on Nov. 5

    The WWII vintage Tennessee Pipeline running through Marion County will soon carry hazardous liquids if the Kinder Morgan Company gets its way.

  • Beware for the black-legged tick

    The Kentucky Lyme Disease Association would like to encourage you to enjoy this beautiful fall weather but be aware it is the season for the black-legged tick. They are the smallest of all the ticks. The larvae and nymphs are even smaller. They can be as small as the period at the end of this sentence. In a Yale study, only 15 percent of patients ever remember a tick bite. Unlike mosquitoes, ticks do not die in the winter as many think. They hide in the bark of trees and under leaves to protect themselves from the cold just like they do in the heat of the summer.

  • Rise up against Trump
  • One last visit

    Memories of my past flash in front of my eyes every few seconds as I walk around my old house in Marion, Kentucky. The country home is surrounded by fields and woods where I spent most of my youth. So little has changed, yet everything is different.
    As groups of people carry out couches, tables and boxes, I can’t help but remember the day that groups of people (some of them the same individuals) were carrying those items into the house. That was 16 years ago, almost to the date.
    Everything is the same, yet everything is different.

  • Keep your child safe on Halloween

    The weather is cooling down and we are quickly approaching the holiday season with Halloween right around the corner. Along with attending all sorts of fall festivities and celebrations, children have begun carefully selecting their next costume for trick-or-treating. And while this should always be a family event, there are extra ways to keep your child safe.
    The American Academy of Pediatrics offers some great tips for safe Halloween fun: