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Questioning tolerance at the University of Kentucky

College is a place where students are expected to be asked questions, lots of them in fact, on many topics. But one wonders if there are some questions too intrusive and personal to ask.University of Kentucky Health Services found the answer earlier this month when it abruptly halted a questionnaire after portions were published in College Reform, a national college newspaper. Under the pretext of “helping better serve the LGBT community,” UK Health Services solicited r...

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Lake Malone

WELL, I HOPE YOU MISSED ME LAST WEEK. I got an e-mail from the newspaper and O.J. mentioned that he had not received any words from me. Ask me if that sent me into a tail spin! I told him I thought I had but guess what; when I checked back….I GOOFED BIG TIME. So when I read my paper this past Friday I enjoyed Mr. Dickerson’s column; he told all about his new home. I truly hope he lets the public see his beautiful place of history someday. I cannot wait. I am one of those people wh...

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Toxic Tech: Apple, other manufacturers need to use less-deadly chemicals

Ming Kunpeng went to work for ASM Pacific Technology — a chip supplier for Apple — when he was 19 years old. Required to handle the known carcinogen benzene on a daily basis without adequate training or protective gear, the young worker fell ill at the age of 22. Doctors eventually diagnosed him with occupational leukemia.After a year-long dispute, ASM Pacific Technology agreed to compensate Ming for his illness, but the settlement was insufficient to cover the care he ...

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Job creation solutions for Kentuckians

The Obama Economy has had a devastating impact on the people of Kentucky, especially the many working women and families who keep this Commonwealth running. The facts are plain: Under this President’s watch, more than 3.7 million American women have fallen into poverty, including 44,000 women in Kentucky. The average American woman now makes about $730 a year less than when the President took office. And if she’s a college graduate, she’s actually seen her income shrink by a...

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Thanks from Good Samaritan

Dear Editor:I am writing to express our gratitude to everyone who helped make our fish fry fundraiser on March 29th a great success. A huge thank you to Modern Woodmen of America for sponsoring us by matching funds raised. Thanks to First Baptist Church on 6th and Main for allowing us to hold our event there and to all the churches and their members who provided food, desserts, serving, cleaning, and cooking. Thanks to those who attended and enjoyed fellowship and food. Logan Count...

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Fear’s tyranny and freedom

Our nation is guided by a Constitution entrusting individuals with a great deal of freedom while very intentionally restricting government’s own ability to take away that freedom from citizens.Yet recent developments indicate this principle is being turned on its proverbial head.One glaring example comes from neighboring Indiana where FBI agents raided the rural home of 91-year-old Don Miller.So, Miller must be an awful man charged with some heinous crim...

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Adairville

Greetings from the southern end of the county. Spring seems to definitely have sprung. Redbuds are blooming, flowering cherry trees are blooming and everything is beginning to show signs of life. I love spring. We have Easter in Adairville coming up this Saturday, April 12, 2014 beginning at 1 p.m. Bring your kids out for games, bake sale, parade and Easter egg hunt. The Adairville Baptist Church will again have the reenactment of the crucifixion on Good Friday just north of Adairville. Call ...

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Lake Malone

Well, you remember last week the Daughter had her house all decorated for Easter and the Hubby was somewhat upset because she had not gathered all the sticks in the yard. So we played a little game of “pick up sticks”. But when she came home from work she asked, “Did a tornado come through here and I didn’t know about it?.

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Let them eat rice

A recent Scientific American blog post blamed environmentalists for costing poor, malnourished people an estimated 1,424,000 life years in India alone. Why? Because they presumably kept Golden Rice off the market for over a decade when it could have been helping the world’s poor during that time.Golden Rice contains beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A. Rice doesn’t normally contain beta-carotene. Golden rice was created by genetic engineering: Scientists inserted ge...

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Spa

Greetings from our small community. This week we’ve had lots of thunder and rain, maybe spring is really here. Bob always liked to do some garden planting on Good Friday, and that is the 18th. Easter Sunday is the 20th.

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Antioch

Greetings from the Antioch Community.There will be a baby shower at 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, April 13 for Kayla, Seth and Rolan Viffert. This is Bro. Clardy’s granddaughter.Well, the Kentucky Wildcats got beat Monday night. I was hoping they could win. But maybe next year.James and Sue Fuller are doing about the same. James doesn’t feel very good and still has trouble breathing.After our Tops meeting, Patty Campbell, Dolo...

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April 13-19 is National Library Week

Dear Editor:April 13-19 is National Library Week. Logan County is privileged to have a new library designed to meet the needs of our community. This would be a good opportunity to visit the new facility and take advantage of the many resources there: print, electronic, and a knowledge staff willing to assist. There is a well-organized local history room and old issues of the News Democrat/Logan Leader are readily available to read in the traditional hard copy format.

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Logan County

Hello again from the old brick house on Cornelius Avenue in Russellville. The wonderful historic house I call home. With time, more research and many interviews I hope to compile a small book or booklet on the marvels of this very special house in Logan County. I do know that the first part of the house was built in 1830 and with a major addition in 1860. At one time it was the largest house in Russellville and one of the largest in western Kentucky.

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This England?

I was a last-minute substitute for an international conference on euthanasia, in London! The year was 1998 and I had never been to Britain before. I was so excited I could not sleep. What to see? Where to go?The conference obviously took first priority. But I wanted to spend every spare moment taking in the sights. “When a man is tired of London,” said the great Samuel Johnson, “he is tired of life.” I planned to walk everywhere. Under my own feet, I wanted ...

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Recent presidents and religious liberty

American presidents have played a major role in fostering religious liberty at home and abroad. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison strongly supported the separation of church and state and freedom of worship. Washington used his enormous influence as both commander in chief and president to promote freedom of worship and to improve relations among America’s various religious bodies. Through his words and actions, he helped ensure that liberty of conscience prevailed ...

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Lake Malone

WELL, I HOPE YOU MISSED ME LAST WEEK. I got an e-mail...

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