Opinion
Gaming legislation prefiled in Kentucky
‘Tis the season to start discussing casino gambling in Kentucky. Normally, this is more of a spring event. Kentucky’s General Assembly convenes and, like clockwork, someone files a bill to bring ca...
Dec 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wreaths service a reminder of cost of freedom
During Saturday’s Wreaths Across America service at Mike Miller Park’s Veterans Plaza, American Legion Post 236 chaplain George Culp quoted former President Ronald Reagan. “Freedom is never more th...
Dec 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time for Christmas movies
This past weekend was almost holiday perfect no matter what your idea of an ideal weather pattern. Cold and rain held off through Saturday for Benton and Calvert City to hold respective Christmas p...
Dec 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Best place to raise kids– even if we didn’t have a super Wal-Mart
Last week the Businessweek Bloomberg Business Report named Benton The Best Place To Raise Kids in Kentucky. Benton beat out over 400 other Kentucky cities to take the honor and that should make us ...
Nov 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Campaigns show the business side of politics
Kentucky– where, apparently, everything is made from coal. And Barack Obama. In the last few weeks, as some got all worked up heading into state-wide elections, there was hardly any talking about v...
Nov 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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An enduring achievement
Marshall County and its communities were, in all likelihood, more similar than different in comparison to other American locales when the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor plunged the nation into Wor...
Nov 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trailers present eyesores, hazards
The Marshall County Fiscal Court recently again discussed the topic of abandoned mobile homes. Derelict properties and the problems that come with them are numerous around the county. Drive down an...
Nov 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time for fall festivals
Complete with the smell of leaves illegally burning in the air (there is a burn ban in effect, after all), fall is here. One of the rites of passage is the annual, but sometimes overlooked, school ...
Oct 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Movements a step back for politics
There were no bombs, no explosions or puffs of black smoke. No tanks were needed, no ranks of National Guard troops defending a grid coordinate. No nudity, profanity or weird things done to someone...
Oct 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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The cost of education
Driving one of the many laps along U.S. Hwy. 68 this weekend, the 11-year old in the passenger seat pointed to Christian Fellowship and asked if the kids stayed there on weekends. Naturally, I was ...
Oct 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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