Right-to-work: The right message for Kentucky’s governor

The 3,748 manufacturers that have stayed in Kentucky and employ 228,600 workers – despite a less-than-friendly business atmosphere – deserve all of the accolades Frankfort can muster, including Gov. Steve Beshear’s decree that October is “Manufacturing Month in the Commonwealth.”Perhaps this could be followed by “Political Courage Month” in November, during which the governor digs his bully pulpit out of storage, dusts it off and places a r...

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Lake Malone News

Don’t know if you have noticed or not but it is RAINING AGAIN! It is 4:00 o’clock in the morning and I am sitting on my little porch watching it come down. I woke up all during the night and those “little rain drops kept falling on my house”; they sounded so good! But at four o’clock this morning I had enough. I turned all the lights on outside and shouted out the door as loud as I could “MOTHER NATURE, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH”. Of course I woke the Hubby up...

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DAR to honor Vietnam Vets

Dear Editor:Again I am writing on behalf of the Russellville Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) who will be honoring another group of veterans with a luncheon on June 10, 2015. At that time we will be honoring the Vietnam Veterans since it is their 50th Anniversary of fighting for our liberty.We would be appreciative if people would begin calling and giving us names, addresses, and phone numbers for those in all of Logan County who were in this war so tha...

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Church group picks up roadside

Dear Editor:On Saturday, Oct. 4th, the Baugh Station Church Youth of Lewisburg picked up trash on Spa Road. Thank you for this opportunity to clean up some of our community. We hope we get the cahnce to do this again.we picked up over 35 bags in five miles. We challenge you, the citizens of Logan County, not to litter.Thank you and God bless,Baugh Station Youth

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The collective suicide of conservative talk-radio

Conservative talk-radio is hurting. Liberals are gleefully circling the wagons, celebrating their adversary’s imminent demise, even as conservative talk-radio remains far more popular than liberal talk-radio.Liberals think they know the reason for the decline: they believe that conservatism is on the decline, and that conservatives are so dispirited with the nation’s leftward drift that they’ve literally tuned out. Though there’s a smidgen of truth to that, ...

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Obama’s dumb war

If Barack Obama owes his presidency to one thing, it was the good sense he had back in 2002 to call the Iraq War what it was: “dumb.”Now, with scarcely a whisper of debate, Obama has become the fourth consecutive U.S. president to bomb Iraq — and in fact has outdone his predecessors by spreading the war to Islamic State targets in Syria as well. With the Pentagon predicting that this latest conflict could rage for three years or longer, Obama is now poised to leav...

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Viewing political corruption more broadly

Earlier this year, veteran political writer Thomas Edsall reported an eyebrow-raising fact about Americans’ views toward government. Polling by Gallup, he noted, found that the proportion of Americans who believed that corruption is “widespread” in government had risen from 59 percent in 2006 to 79 percent in 2013. “In other words,” Edsall wrote, “we were cynical already, but now we’re in overdrive.”

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Logan County News

Hello from Peach Blossom Hall in the heart of Logan CountyEven though the heavens blessed us and the rains did come the Tobacco Festival was a big success. Congratulations to the Logan County Chamber, its’ officers, board and director. Three cheers for a job well done. Thanks also to all the participants.The local Rotary Club International, in Russellville, held a great pancake breakfast last Saturday. They had a full house of participants, good food , good fun and...

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Spa News

Howdy! We have had quite a bot of rain this week. In fact, when Stanley took me to Dr. Kamal Singh on Thursday for a check-up, I don’t think I ever saw it rain any harder than it did that morning. When we left the Dr.’s office the sun was shining. I told Stanley when we were coming up here and it was raining like it was, I never expected to see the sun shining today.Last Saturday David and Stacey Jernigan and girls Kaitlyn, Madison and Cassidy drove over to Land Between...

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Auburn News

Dear Lord, thank you for this day. So far I’m doing all right. I haven’t whined, griped, been grumpy, nasty or selfish. I haven’t even eaten any chocolate, but I’m going to get our of bed in a minute…and I might need a lot more help.Especially since Creations by Christina’s Grand Opening is tomorrow and I’m anxious to try out her variety of chocolate, dips, coffee and gift items.Fun time tonight though.. Auburn School’s Fal...

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The many memories of watermelon

As fall appears and the fresh produce of summer is fading away, I hate to think of the months ahead without watermelon. There may be some on market shelves for a while yet, but that succulent sweetness and just-right texture of summer-grown will be missing.Watermelon was probably my favorite food when growing up and a big part of the enjoyment was the drama of the eating itself. Our daughter not long ago said, “I wish I had a watermelon already cut up in a bowl for serving.&#...

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The Supreme Court refuses the gay marriage question

Every year, on the first Monday in October, the U.S. Supreme Court begins a new term. This year it began with a bang. The court refused to hear the largest number of petitions requesting certiorari—all of which raised the question of traditional marriage vs. same-sex unions. Virginia, Wisconsin, Indiana, Oklahoma and Utah were asking for reviews of circuit court decisions that ruled their state laws are unconstitutional because they defined marriage as being between one man and one woma...

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The not-so-good news about the border crisis

Did you notice that all that fuss over those Central American kids who were crossing the U.S. border alone suddenly died down?As recently as June, more than 10,000 children fleeing unchecked gang violence in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala made it here over the course of a month. Then, a major security crackdown in Mexico slowed the pace of their arrivals down to about 3,000 in August — the lowest rate since January and about the same as the pace of arrivals last year. I...

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Speaking truth to potential Teamsters

Longtime NBA forward Paul Pierce, who’s being paid a handsome $5.3 million this year, is making waves with his recent comment that he hopes his infant son does not follow in his footsteps and instead plays major league baseball.“They’ve got a better union,” Pierce told we’re getting a glimpse into why basketball-great-turned-marketer extraordinaire Shaquille O’Neal in 2001 branded Pierce with a nickname that never went ...

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Greetings from the Antioch community. The weather sure did turn cold, didn’t it?Brandon and Abbie Appling spent some time last week with their grandma Vanessa Price and their great-grandma Dolores Harris.Sheila Christian, Christy Chick and family, Trevor Christian and family, Nick Christian and family all spent last week at Disney World. Shelia said they enjoyed their trip, but it rained everyday.Marcie Patterson returned home Saturday night after a bus ...

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