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Opinion

  • Submitted by the National Association of Conservation Districts

    This summer, Kentucky has been hit hard by a severe drought, with serious impacts on crop production across the state. The latest precipitation summary shows the region of Marion County having a 7.29-inch rainfall deficit.

  • If you asked my wife if I were addicted to my cell phone, she would shout, "YES" before the question ventured past your teeth.

    With that comes an incessant need to check social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

    A lot of times I like to try to craft witty Facebook status updates. I didn't say I was witty, I just said I like to try.

  • I oppose the death penalty for Aurora shooter James Holmes (and all murderers) -- it's too damn good! But so are prisons' libraries and weight rooms. Make him repay society via:

    1.) Work: sort garbage for recycling, dig ditches for America's infrastructure, pick crops for America's farmers;

    2.) Tests: new drugs, treatments, surgical techniques, food additives (eliminate animal tests, PETA!);

  • William "Buster" Mattingly is not a man who brags about what he has done, but as we have learned, what he has done is worth talking about.

    Mattingly entered the Marines Corps in 1944, just a few years after President Franklin Roosevelt signed an executive order requiring the military to allow anyone to serve regardless of race. That order may have opened the doors for African-Americans, but it did not end the attitudes that had kept many of them out of the service.

  • I've not gone on one run since June 14 that I haven't thought about Sarah Roberts Hart.

    On June 14, she was on her morning jog in Russell County when she was attacked and killed. Her tragic story has struck a nerve with people all over the country, especially with fellow runners like myself.

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    By Linda Ireland, Landmark News Service

  • I've not gone on one run since June 14 that I haven't thought about Sarah Roberts Hart.
    On June 14, she was on her morning jog in Russell County when she was attacked and killed. Her tragic story has struck a nerve with people all over the country, especially with fellow runners like myself.

  • By Linda Ireland
    Landmark News Service

    The first time I saw one of those strange little QR codes in an advertisement, I thought it was a mistake. It looked like a graphic artist had mangled a photo or barcode.
    Quick Response codes have been around since the mid-1990s but their popularity has increased since the introduction of "smartphones."
    They've even been showing up in ads in the newspaper.

  • In the July 11 edition, a photo from the harness racing at the Marion County Fair should have identified Tyler Shehan as the driver of the horse Caribbean Treasure. Barry Armstrong is the horse's trainer.

  • In the Athletes of the Year section published last month, some additional information has been provided about one of the entries. Jeremy Mattingly, the football player of the year, is the son of Mickey and Beth Cooley and Kerry and Gloria Mattingly.

  • A solution to an old problem in our community is Jesus Christ. Let me begin by saying as someone who has attended church practically my entire life, it is hard to let others know you are a follower of Jesus.
    In this country we have forgotten the freedom to attend church. Easter and Christmas as national holidays. Leaders in our country must believe in God or this would not be so.
    To believe in Jesus is one thing, but to say he is the answer seems to feel uncomfortable to let people know.

  • My dog and cat are truly my best friends. They ask for so little and give so much!
    I only hope that these animals are provided fresh water, food, shelter, and shade all through the year.
    We have a great shelter in Marion County. Unwanted and abused dogs and cats can be taken there.
    Have a heart and care people!
    David L. Duley
    St. Mary

  • Being a parent is hard work.
    I've been a parent for almost six years, and in that time I've had many successes and some failures. I've done lots of things right and a few things wrong. (OK, maybe more than a few things wrong.) My point is, parenting is a work in progress.
    No one does it perfectly.
    And, unfortunately, no matter how great you are as a parent, your kids can still screw up.

  • This past weekend was the most recent example that Lebanon can and does attract visitors.
    Last week, those visitors were the participants in the 2012 Jets Over Kentucky event, which has become the largest remote control jet showcase in the United States and possibly the world.

  • Old problem, old solution

    A solution to an old problem in our community is Jesus Christ. Let me begin by saying as someone who has attended church practically my entire life, it is hard to let others know you are a follower of Jesus.

    In this country we have forgotten the freedom to attend church. Easter and Christmas as national holidays. Leaders in our country must believe in God or this would not be so.

  • Being a parent is hard work.

    I've been a parent for almost six years, and in that time I've had many successes and some failures. I've done lots of things right and a few things wrong. (OK, maybe more than a few things wrong.) My point is, parenting is a work in progress.

    No one does it perfectly.

    And, unfortunately, no matter how great you are as a parent, your kids can still screw up.

  • This past weekend was the most recent example that Lebanon can and does attract visitors.

    Last week, those visitors were the participants in the 2012 Jets Over Kentucky event, which has become the largest remote control jet showcase in the United States and possibly the world.

  • Friday could have been just another speech for Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw. As any rural official knows, part of the job is addressing various community groups from time to time.

    If he had just presented a recap of the budget recently approved by the Lebanon City Council, he would have been fulfilling expectations.

    Instead, Crenshaw spoke a little less about the budget so he would have time to discuss an old problem for Lebanon - drugs.

  • Let me just say that carrying a shotgun (unloaded, of course) through a crowded, public place was the least eventful moment of an interesting day recently.

    If you remember, I recently donned a mustache to a bachelor party. Well, the bachelor's wedding was June 30.

    No mustaches, but plenty of mayhem.

    Not for the bride and groom, though (at least that I know of). Just personal mayhem.

  • By Paige Wilson

    I felt another plump droplet of sweat race down the side of my face and plummet into the abyss below me, wishing I could escape this situation with the same effortless motion - but perhaps not with the same end result.

    I was buckled into a strappy harness, helmeted and connected to a lean metal cable by foreign ropes and knots. Somehow I was expected to leap across a gap of open air - 40 feet above the unforgiving Alabama turf - relying on these contraptions as my safeguards against painful consequences.