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Old time revivals were something special

It won’t be long until Fall revivals will be starting in various neighborhood churches. I love revivals ; because somehow, they touch a chord in my heart and bring forth precious childhood memories. Some folks may remember the “old Brush Arbor meetings” of the past; when folks would erect a shelter using fresh cut brush that was piled on top of a support of poles or whatever, making a pretty good roof, planks were situated in rows, supported by pieces of logs, creating pews....

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Greasing the path to military intervention

What explains the never-ending justifications for U.S. involvement in Middle Eastern conflicts? In a word: oil.Sure, President Barack Obama may have dropped food and water on that desolate Iraqi mountaintop out of humanitarian concern for the persecuted Yazidi minority. But he didn’t drop any bombs until Islamic State fighters began to threaten Kurdish oil supplies.No wonder. Thousands of Americans have settled in Erbil, Kurdistan’s capital. They’re hel...

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Time for face time with Vladimir

President Barack Obama has spent a lot of TV face time opining on race relations in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2009, on the George Zimmerman trial of 2012-13, on the riots in a St. Louis suburb last week, and plenty more. His attention was fixed on fundraising in Las Vegas when terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, on fundraising in New York when a Malaysian plane was shot down by Russians, and he was vacationing in Martha’s Vineyard while Russia furthered its aggression ...

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Women’s Equality Day: So much achieved, so far to go

This week on Women’s Equality Day, we commemorate the passage of women’s right to vote - celebrating how far we have come, but also recognizing the work that remains.Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was among those who paved the way for women in government as our nation’s first female Secretary of State, and I am proud to accept her endorsement for my U.S. Senate candidacy on this important day.

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Lake Malone News

It is early at the lake and all is quiet. Yesterday, I saw the most beautiful ballet show on the water that I have ever seen since I have been here. There was the average “in board” motor boat flying through the water and on the back were two young people skiing and they were ever so graceful! They would swoop out of the wake of the boat after they got up on the water and would gracefully swing back and forth toward each other and then ever so far away from each other; back and fo...

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Adairville News

The Adairville Baptist Church is sponsoring a blood drive on Friday, September 5th from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. It takes at least 15 donors for the Red Cross to justify having a blood drive in any given area. Last year Adairville only produced 3 donors so it is imperative that people turn out for this. One unit donated can save up to three lives. All the donated blood benefits those in our area. There are some health benefits from donating as well. 1) The risk of cancer can be reduced by ...

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Auburn News

Hello Auburn, get your September calendar out. Those of you who have arthritis may be able to find relief from pain and stiffness through the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Class at the Senior Citizens Center, beginning next Tuesday. The class will be taught by Cheryl Kerchenski, director of the Russellville Sr. Center. Free to participants, classes begin at 9:30 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays from September 2 through October 23. More information can be found in Chris Cooper’s front page s...

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Logan County News

Hello my friends in Logan County, many counties throughout Kentucky and some 27 other states. I am pleased that the community columnists for the paper help keep so many people informed. Without this paper hundreds of transplanted Logan Countians would lose contact with so much that goes on here.

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Taking pictures has changed over the years

Picture taking by everyday folks has certainly undergone an evolution since George Eastman invented the Kodak box camera in 1888. It was the first camera specifically designed for amateur use.Before that time, the masses took advantage of traveling photographers who came through the country with their “hooded” cameras and portable backdrops. A portrait of my father as a little boy, made just before the turn of the century, shows him resting his hand on a furry throw dra...

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The other immigrant youth crisis

Senator Ted Cruz says that eradicating an executive decision he blames for creating the humanitarian crisis on the border is his top priority. And lots of conservative members of the GOP are on board with the Texas Republican’s demand.They argue that President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has led Central American children and their parents to believe the U.S. government will grant them “amnesty” once they set foot on A...

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Cell phones while driving: Should the State House decide?

According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, 14 states have enacted laws against hand-held use of cell phones by all drivers. These 14 states include 11 blue states, two swing states, and one red state. These bans are already in effect in 12 states; two of them will become effective within the next year. Be aware that when you cross a state line, you could be committing a crime.

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Right-to-work’s hand up better than government handouts

As a result of increased pressure achieved by a perfect storm of increasing competition from other energy sources along with the Environmental Protection Agency’s mandate that Kentucky reduce its CO2 emissions by 18 percent within the next 15 years, thousands of Kentucky coal miners – and myriads more who supply and serve them – have lost their jobs, many of which were well-compensated positions.What to do?

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Thank you Lord for the much needed rain. It was so wonderful seeing the rain pour down and knowing that the plants, grass and flowers were being nourished. God is good!

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Why government openness matters

One of the fundamental lessons of the 9/11 tragedy was that our government carried a share of blame for the failure to stop the attacks. Not because it was asleep at the switch or ignorant of the dangers that Al Qaeda posed, but because the agencies charged with our safety did not share what they knew, either up and down the chain of command or with each other. The attacks were preventable with shared information.

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The Obama economic record: the worst five years since World War II

In spite of the claims by President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors regarding his administration’s economic accomplishments, the U.S. economy has grown very slowly in the years since the Great Recession of 2008-09. After four years of slow growth, the latest data reveals that the U.S. economy shrank at a 2.9 percent annual rate during the first quarter of 2014.That figure has been widely reported, but here are some figures that have not been reported, and they are ...

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