News Democrat Leader- RSS OPINION Feed http://newsdemocratleader.com/section/OPINION http://newsdemocratleader.com/section/OPINION Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:02:03 EST 1800 Lake Malone http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/4569775/Lake-Malone Well, here it is the day after Easter and we are on our way to Wayne's Place. Yep, finally the boat is in the water; the Hubby has the battery charged; His fishing pole has been inspected and we are on our way to get bait. He has been waiting... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Logan County http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/4568931/Logan-County Hello from the “Land of Logan.” One of the oldest and largest counties in square miles in the commonwealth. It is one of the most historic counties as well. It is one of the top ten counties in agricultural production. Unemployment is... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Adairville http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/4568816/Adairville Hope everyone had a blessed Easter. All of our kids and grandkids came for dinner and then an Easter Egg Hunt. I am so blessed. The kids rode the golf cart and the mini bike around in the yard and our dog Punkin couldn't keep up with them. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Spa http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/4567817/Spa Good Saturday morning and how was your week? Have anything out to get frost bitten? Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Antioch http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/4561730/Antioch Greetings from the Antioch Community.Hope you all had a very Happy Easter. We had some visitors at church Sunday morning. Sure had a pretty day. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST The golden age of radio http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/4531804/The-golden-age-of-radio Listening to the radio meant more to us of the pre-TV generations than all of the images that now flash into our hands and homes, marvelous as they are. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Obamacare is no Kentucky success story http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/4543567/Obamacare-is-no-Kentucky-success-story President Obama and his liberal allies in Washington and in the media are patting themselves on the back for a so-called “successful” implementation of Obamacare. But many Kentucky families and small business owners I've heard from... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Forgiveness Incarnate http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/4531816/Forgiveness-Incarnate On the cross, Christ personified ultimate forgiveness. “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34). Christ is forgiveness incarnate. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Of high-speed fastballs and high-speed trades http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/4531740/Of-high-speed-fastballs-and-high-speed-trades The sweet-swinging Detroit Tigers infielder Miguel Cabrera may or may not turn out to be, by the time he retires, the best hitter in baseball history. But Cabrera already holds a historic distinction Just before the opening day of the 2014 baseball... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Lose the drama … and plans for another legislative session http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/4518160/Lose-the-drama--and-plans-for-another-legislative-session The final day of this year's legislative session offered more drama than a teenage girl's slumber party. There were pillow fights and goofy games but little to resemble serious efforts to implement the substantive policies needed to make... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Logan County http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/4508769/Logan-County Hello again from the land of Logan. A very special and unique county with lots of history in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. I always loved teaching my hundreds of students about our history, our culture and why we exist as we do today. Several of my... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST A Loaded Gun http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/4495592/A-Loaded-Gun Fear can take a prominent place in our religious life. During the hot and cold wars against communism in the 1950's a slogan by religious people was, “Kill a commie for Christ.” Violence against the enemy was accepted as an... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Government as innovator? You bet! http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/4507371/Government-as-innovator-You-bet Five years ago, the federal government spent $169 billion to fund basic research and development. This fiscal year, it's down to $134 billion. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Bacon is not a vegetable http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/4507348/Bacon-is-not-a-vegetable As a vegetarian, I have to walk a fine line. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Adairville http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/4506756/Adairville Old Man Winter seems to want to hang on and I for one want him to let go. Enough already, I mean snow flurries on April 15th. Oh well, it is what it is and completely out of our hands. Lots of activity in Adairville. The Easter festivities were a... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Antioch http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/4499033/Antioch Greetings from The Antioch Community. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Spa http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/4496680/Spa Hello, hope you had a good week. We have had some beautiful days, so I do believe spring is here. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Questioning tolerance at the University of Kentucky http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/4495420/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. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Lake Malone http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/4487618/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... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Toxic Tech: Apple, other manufacturers need to use less-deadly chemicals http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/4472411/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... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST