• Letters to the editor - Stop the vape ban

    In a recent announcement from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), certain vapor product compliance deadlines will be extended to 2022. Although this appears to be a victory for the vape industry, it is not the end of the uphill vape ban battle.
    The good news is that Congress is still currently considering H.R. 1136, the FDA Deeming Authority Clarification Act of 2017. This law would provide sensible regulations that allow a better FDA approval process for existing and future products.

  • Facebook post from Kentucky Gun Company

    Editor’s note: The following post was written on Facebook by the owner of Kentucky Gun Company in Bardstown regarding the advertisement that can be seen wrapped around the front page of this week’s edition.

    Friends and Critics of KYGUNCO,

  • Letter to The Editor

     I would like to commend Senator Julie Raque Adams for sponsoring a bill to end animal sexual assault in Kentucky. Kentucky is one of only five states that hasn’t made it illegal to sexually  

    assault an animal. Since these acts cannot be prosecuted here, it hinders the work of law enforcement to bring the perpetrator to justice.

  • Small act of kindness

    Recently, after shopping at Walmart, I returned to my car and found a business card on my windshield from a Lebanon Police officer. On the back, it read Good morning and thank you for your service. I truly appreciate the kindness of this officer and being recognized for my service.  More good deeds like this will go a long way.

    Bob Abell


  • Adoption Awareness Month

     Each year since 1976, November has been nationally recognized as Adoption Awareness Month. Many families in Kentucky have already grown their families through adoption, however, Kentucky currently has many more children in foster care who need and deserve a “forever family” to call their own.

  • Money “well” spent

     Recently, I read that our school board, with one exception, voted to spend $10,000 of your money to attend a national school board conference. I’ve also heard that students at Marion County Middle are sharing science textbooks.  

    I know that our school board needs all the training they can get! However, a trip to a national conference is unlikely to bring them up to speed in my opinion – pretty expensive “training.” 

  • Sharing responsibility for young drivers
  • They’ll Spend All They Can — Don't be swayed by “Dark Money” Dishonesty!

    It’s a shame, a disgrace — and I’m sick of it.  Numerous times, with “Dark Money” Ads— Virtually every mailbox, every phone, and everyone within earshot of a radio has been hit!!

  • The library is a gift

     As the time approaches for our Marion County Public Library to return to its Main Street location, I wanted to take the time to applaud the staff and mission of this special library. The staff is so engaged and responsive to questions and helpful with each customer’s personal needs.

  • Terry Mills deserves your vote

    I have lived in Kentucky for 44 years, and in Marion County for 39 years. I was on the parent-teacher organization when my daughters were in elementary school. When they went to high school, I served on the Site-Based Council for three years. I have been president of the Marion County Humane Society for 20 years, and was instrumental in starting the Marion County Animal Shelter in 1982. I have also written a cooking column, “Susan’s Kitchen,” for almost 40 years.