Opinion
24 hours of relentless repetition
My wife had the best idea last Monday, after the bombs went off. She said to me, “Alan, can we turn off the news?” It was a great idea, and I immediately found the dumbest thing we could possibly w...
Apr 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 729 729 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paging Doctor Kissinger, we have a crisis
Perhaps Henry Kissinger could figure out how to handle North Korea’s belligerence. I’m at a loss. When I hear stories about North Korea, I wonder what has prompted their angry rhetoric. What do the...
Apr 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 722 722 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bizarrely, extremely puzzling weather
Took a little walk down memory lane last night. I read my Facebook posts from just one year ago. Mainly, what I was looking for were my gardening posts. I wanted to know when I planted last year. L...
Apr 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 683 683 recommendations | email to a friend
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Growing, sustaining business
On economic development: I love working in Marshall County. I meet interesting people every day. Some of the scenery is truly beautiful. If I had the means, I would live on the lake and be on my do...
Apr 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Old thinking’ about hemp
Old thinking has again doomed a measure that could have provided another cash crop for Kentucky’s beleaguered farmers. Hemp cultivation remains illegal. Continuing measures like public education an...
Mar 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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A question of priorities
Every man and woman in the uniform of our Armed Forces deserves respect. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. They sacrifice their time and sometimes their health and risk their lives so we m...
Mar 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Epically dysfunctional government
Just when I think Frankfort and Washington could not be more dysfunctional, the bar of government falls even further. The latest fiasco out of Washington is sequestration. Talking with school finan...
Mar 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thoughts on birthdays and heroes
On birthdays: Looking at the publication calender, I realize today’s edition falls on a special day for me, my 38th birthday. Last year was really the first year I dreaded another birthday. I was n...
Mar 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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James Milton Smith
James Milton Smith, 78, Murray, formerly of Marshall County, passed away at 11:15 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, at his home. Mr. Smith was a self-employed truck driver. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
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The struggle for equal rights for all
While driving to work the other day, I heard the most offensive sketch on morning radio from another state. The participants in the sketch trivialized the civil rights movement into a “Morgan Freem...
Feb 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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