• Letters to the editor - Sept. 13, 2017

    Family is forever
    At the Village of Lebanon Assisted Living we are one big family. When moving a loved one into an assisted living community, one important word that comes to mind is “trust.“ You want the peace of mind that your loved one will receive the utmost care by professionals who will treat them like their own family. At Village of Lebanon Assisted Living, we could not take this responsibility more seriously.

  • 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,

  • Enough is enough

    How many times over the past and present years have we heard of mass shootings with assault weapons? I’ve never heard of anyone from Washington D.C. to Frankfort, Kentucky say there needs to be a total ban on assault weapons. Nobody wants to take away your hunting guns or guns for your personal protection.

  • County government deserves recognition

    I would like to take this opportunity to commend Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty, Magistrate Craig Bishop, the Marion County Road Department and the Marion County Fiscal Court for the great work they did on Bickett Road in Raywick. It has needed it for a long time as the school bus drivers can attest to. I often hear people complain about government but I rarely hear them thank the people who are great stewards of our tax money. So again, Marion County should appreciate them for the good work.

    Robbie Bickett



  • Watch for motorcycles and don’t throw mowed grass on road

     Since spring has arrived, and wonderful motorcycle weather is here! I'd like to put out some reminders to help make motorcycling safe. PLEASE DON'T THROW MOWED GRASS ON ROAD.

    AND... please do not go out and buy your teenager a crotch rocket (sport/racing bike) or any other kind of bike until he/she takes the Kentucky Motorcycle Rider Education Program. Without proper training, these bikes can be death machines.

  • Gulf War memories

     Gulf War memories, 

    I wrote this at the end of the Gulf War.

    This is 28 years later, but the memories are still vivid.

    We left on my son’s birthday, Feb. 10, 1991.

    Returned on my daughter’s birthday, May 17, 1991.

    Strange is it not, or is it karma.


    In the Desert


    We sit in a hot tent all day long

    Understanding why the caged bird sings his song

    Sometimes we read or simply lie in the sun

  • Rocky Adkins will bring common sense back to the governor’s office

     Rocky Adkins is a former school teacher who grew up in rural Kentucky. The son of a school teacher, he learned the value of education and hard work growing up on the farm. As a Democratic leader in the state house he has worked across the aisle to get things done for Kentucky. 

  • Mr. Elmore is a great principal who cares
  • I’m with Rocky Adkins for Kentucky governor

     For nearly seven years, I worked with Rocky Adkins almost daily during the annual legislative sessions. I know Rocky to be honest and decent. Integrity matters to Rocky. He will not bully or intimidate others. He will not talk down to other people and he will listen to ideas from all. He will work with everyone to get things done, not just with those who agree with him. He is a regular person, just like you and me.