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Drug-pricing program needs more oversight

We should never discount the unintended consequences of welfare programs, including waste, fraud and abuse that occurs when government decides it’s going to provide assistance to needy Americans but fails to include adequate oversight measures.There’s a lot of concern that such accountability is missing when it comes to the 340B Drug Pricing Program – a project created by Congress in 1992 to provide life-saving prescription drugs to the poor and uninsured....

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Spa

Another week has gone by and in all probability we are going to have some extra “hot” days. It’s already been in the 90s and that is hot enough for me. It seems as if I always have complaints about the weather doesn’t it?In Joshua 10:13 is the time that time stood still. Isn’t God great? And the sun stood still and the moon stayed until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So, the sun stood st...

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Take me, break me, make me

“Take me, break me, make me.” That is a phrase I first heard many years ago in a sermon preached at the church of St. Mary the Virgin in New York. It caught my attention and I have been using it in my daily prayers every since.

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Lake Malone

The party is over, July 4th has come and today is the morning after! There is nothing like this day on the lake. Everyone is in the HAPPY MODE! Every boat that went by had an American Flag flying in the breeze. As always there were people on skis, floats and wave runners trying to see who could run the fastest. Pontoons, with everybody in the family on board, came by waving to everyone on the shore. HAPPY FACES! Proud to be an American and most of all “THANKFUL TO BE FREE”! Someti...

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Logan County

Greetings from Peach Blossom Hall in the heart of old Russellville and Logan County, Kentucky. It is a wonderful old place that is worth all the effort, time and money to restore and bring back to the grandeur of years gone by. Many good folks have asked about seeing the house and grounds and I am planning on this. Sometime in early fall we are planning on a special open house to help raise funds for the county humane society. I will be sure that the publicity is there for the event and all r...

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Adairville

Hope everyone had a great 4th of July and remembered to “Thank a Soldier” for fighting for freedom.

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Auburn

Greetings from blooming downtown Auburn. It’s great to see all the planters along Main St. being watered. The colors are delightful, especially in front of Williams Flooring.Sad news to report. Couldn’t help but notice that three of our resident ducks met their demise last Thursday, and due to the Friday holiday, they were still laying in plain view on Saturday just across the bridge over the creek on East Main. Not a very pleasant sight for out out-of-town visitors and...

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Antioch

Greetings from the Antioch Community.There will be a community fish fry on July 19th at 6 p.m. at the Antioch Baptist Church. If you live in the Antioch Community, you are invited to come and enjoy the eats and fellowship.Dolores Harris, Vanessa Price and Marcie Patterson celebrated the 4th of July with Harry and Sheila Epley and family.Dolores Harris and Vanessa celebrated the 4th on Saturday with Ricky Harris and family.Harry and Sheila Epley trea...

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Correcting history: How Vietnam Vets were embraced

Why is it that the American people rejected our troops who served in Vietnam? We know all about the protests not only against the war, but against those who served. Why were there no demonstrations of support? Why was there no welcome home parade? What if what we know about Americans’ lack of support for our troops in Vietnam is wrong?Impressive evidence has been revealed showing what we thought we knew was wrong all along.

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God and Dick Scaife

I was saddened to wake up the morning of July 4 and learn that Richard Mellon Scaife, Pittsburgh billionaire, conservative philanthropist extraordinaire, and spearhead of Hillary Clinton’s ominous “vast right-wing conspiracy,” died at age 82. How appropriate that this patriot bid goodbye on July 4. It’s fitting, too, that his death comes within a year of the deaths of his two principal lieutenants at his foundation, Dan McMichael and Dick Larry. Together, these three m...

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To join or not to join? That is the (right-to-work) question

‘Tis the season to celebrate America’s independence and recent Supreme Court decisions.Last week, we praised the Kentucky Supreme Court’s ruling prohibiting unelected bureaucrats from enforcing smoking bans on private property while giving elected officials a pass on a controversial policy.This week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Harris v Quinn that homecare providers are not state employees and cannot be forced to pay union dues.

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Everything is relative

My father was as conservative as you could get when it came to spending money. A little had to be stretched to go a long way in those days. However, he took pride in having things to make life easier—that is, if it didn’t cost too much.When he built our house in the early 1930s, he definitely wanted the windows to be installed with rope pulleys and weights so they would be easier to raise and lower. Also, they would hang in place wherever you stopped them—no sturd...

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Spa

Hey, how are things going? Some gardens are producing I hear and see. I have been given squash, cucumbers and sure enjoying them. I’ve got a squash recipe I really enjoy. It’s called a 5 vegetable mean. It uses squash, zucchini, carrots, onions, peppers and pees. Yep, it’s good.I got a call Friday from Mrs. Moore in Bowling Green. She reads my column. Many thanks. I have never met her, but enjoyed her call very much. Hope to meet her someday.Elaine and ...

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Logan County

Hello again from Logan County Kentucky; one of the most historic counties in the commonwealth. The home to some 27,235 citizens. 75% of the citizens are living in rural areas while 25% live in towns. 23% are under 18 years of age and 16.5% are 65 years of age or older. 90.7% are white, 7.0% are black or African American and just over 2% are all other classifications or ethnic back grounds.

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Adairville

Hope everyone is enjoying the 4th of July. As we grill up those burgers and other great food and shoot those fireworks, let’s stop for a minute and thank God for our freedom. I sometimes wonder if a day will come when life as we know it will be lost and at our own hands. I worry a lot about the state of our nation and if everyone of us would commit to pray every day for a turning back to God for guidance, asking him to convict our leaders and reveal to them in His divine way that the on...

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