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Today's Opinions

  • Obit blaming Trump for hastening woman's death should have been published

     When Frances Irene Finley Williams took her last breath on Nov. 21, 2018, her family wanted it known that, while Donald Trump didn’t kill her, he certainly accelerated her demise.

    An 87-year-old spitfire of a lady who had a voracious appetite for news and strong opinions about the direction of the country, she told her daughter about six months before her death, “If I die soon, all this Trump stuff has had an effect.”

    So when her heart and her lungs gave out the day before Thanksgiving, her daughter, Cathy Duff, knew what she had to do.

  • Breathe easy

    More than 50 cities and counties in Kentucky have passed bans on smoking in public places, and we believe Marion County needs to add its name to that list.

    To be honest, we’re pretty darn close to being on that list already.

    Almost all businesses and restaurants in the city and county have made the decision to go smoke-free on their own.

    The final step is for our local leaders to pass a smoke-free workplace ordinance.

    By doing so, they would be making Marion County a healthier place to live and work.

  • Transparency eroding in Frankfort

    Sen. Danny Carroll gave new meaning during the first week of this year’s General Assembly session to the adage “better late than never” by pulling a bill he presented as protecting the personal information of law enforcement officers, judges, social service professionals and even firefighters from criminal crazies seeking retaliation but instead would have greatly increased the burden for law-abiding citizens seeking vital information about their own government. 

  • A new career in the new year

     As we look forward to the opportunities and possibilities of a new year, many will resolve to improve their career outlooks in 2019. As is the case for any New Year’s resolution, such as eating healthier or saving more money, careful reflection, research and support are critical to your success. 

  • A year in Lebanon

     The start of the New Year - Jan. 3 to be exact - officially marks one year I’ve lived and worked in Lebanon and Marion County.

    One year of writing. More than 250 stories. Thousands of pictures. And many, many people who have invited me into their homes, their businesses, and a few dairy barns, and most importantly, into their lives. 

  • A year in Lebanon

     The start of the New Year - Jan. 3 to be exact - officially marks one year I’ve lived and worked in Lebanon and Marion County.

    One year of writing. More than 250 stories. Thousands of pictures. And many, many people who have invited me into their homes, their businesses, and a few dairy barns, and most importantly, into their lives. 

  • A year in Lebanon

     The start of the New Year - Jan. 3 to be exact - officially marks one year I’ve lived and worked in Lebanon and Marion County.

    One year of writing. More than 250 stories. Thousands of pictures. And many, many people who have invited me into their homes, their businesses, and a few dairy barns, and most importantly, into their lives. 

  • A year in Lebanon

     The start of the New Year - Jan. 3 to be exact - officially marks one year I’ve lived and worked in Lebanon and Marion County.

    One year of writing. More than 250 stories. Thousands of pictures. And many, many people who have invited me into their homes, their businesses, and a few dairy barns, and most importantly, into their lives.