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Re-examine gun control
In New York City you can’t buy a super sized soft drink. In Marshall County you can’t buy a six pack of beer. In Kentucky and many other states you have limits on how much cold medication you can b...
Aug 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Questions not to ask reporters
The main part of my job is to communicate with readers. I love to interview everyone and find out what is going on. I love it when my phone rings and a reader has a tip. Love it or hate it, I am gl...
Aug 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Olympic excitement takes root
I am always amazed when I find myself caught up in the Olympics.. I am usually the cynic that says the Olympics are a festival for sponsors, pretentious television announcers and steroid manufactur...
Jul 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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The pain of suicide
My life’s been hurt twice by suicide this year. The first time was the death of a pretty good friend. This person was a professional with health problems, and was maybe troubled by moral ambiguity ...
Jul 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chamber report misleading, late
The report released by the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce last week just prior to yesterday’s wet/dry vote found many, including those of us The Tribune-Courier, scratching our heads. One conc...
Jul 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Take this last week to research
It’s been a headline year for Marshall County. First with a cargo ship colliding with a bridge. Next we’ve just broken a record heat wave and are still in the midst of a drought. In just one week, ...
Jul 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Professional journalism vs. Topix
The news about Cory Burkeen’s blood alcohol content being .000 came as a shock to some, but it shouldn’t. Because the time of his blood sample extraction is unclear, we may never know what he did o...
Jun 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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News editor Reed says hello to Marshall County
In the somewhat dated words of R.Adm. James Stockdale, “Who am I? Why am I here?” You can rightly ask that question of me. My name is Alan Reed, and I’m 37 years old. Readers of the Paducah Sun may...
Jun 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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All good things
The saying goes that all good things must come to an end. That would imply then that bad things go on forever. There may be some truth to that, both for myself and for our community. As announced i...
Jun 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s time for civility
Despite the initial good intentions to keep things on a respectful tone of those on both sides of the alcohol debate in Marshall County, things appear to have gone sideways. Reports of stolen and v...
Jun 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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