News Democrat Leader- RSS OPINION Feed http://newsdemocratleader.com/section/OPINION http://newsdemocratleader.com/section/OPINION Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:45:41 EST 1800 Shop local on Small Business Saturday http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/150609694/Shop-local-on-Small-Business-Saturday Gallup did a survey this summer. It asked people how much confidence they had in various institutions. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:48:11 EST There has to be a better way http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/150609642/There-has-to-be-a-better-way Like virtually every voter, I thought the most recent election season was especially tiring and trying. There has to be a better way, I said. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:44:10 EST Nepotism under any name is not a good thing http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/letters/150609593/Nepotism-under-any-name-is-not-a-good-thing Dear Editor: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:39:08 EST Logan County News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150609550/Logan-County-News Hello to you where ever you may be. Did you know that this newspaper is considered the oldest in Kentucky. It has subscribers in many counties throughout Kentucky and more than 30 states throughout America. It has a lot to do with people moving to... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:36:07 EST Adairville News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150609514/Adairville-News Old Man Winter has definitely reared his ugly face this week. First snow of the year and then temperatures in the teens. I have to admit though I still get excited when we have snow. I know all the problems it causes but it is so beautiful. Hope this... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:34:06 EST Lake Malone News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150609457/Lake-Malone-News If you think it gets hot at the lake, let me tell you Baby it gets COLD ALSO! Usually BY THIS time of the year we are on our way south. But the Hubby said, “Let's just stay until Thanksgiving!” So here we are. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:29:10 EST (No heading) http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150609393/ HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Jack Hughes, a young 90 years old today. Jack and his wife Rosa Catherine will celebrate both Jack's birthday and their 69th wedding anniversary tomorrow at New Friendship Baptist Church. All relatives and friends are cordially... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:26:15 EST Antioch News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150609236/Antioch-News Greetings From The Antioch Community.Sure did turn winter. I had 14 degrees at my house this morning. We also had snow Sunday night and Monday. Sounds like we might have a rough winter. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:14:06 EST Freeland a great community business http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/letters/150609109/Freeland-a-great-community-business Dear Editor: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:07:08 EST Spa News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/150585020/Spa-News It is Saturday morning, a beautiful cold morning, yet the sun is still shining so beautiful. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:18:14 EST Government programs ‘should not be shrouded in mystery’ http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/150562504/Government-programs-should-not-be-shrouded-in-mystery A lack of transparency puts taxpayers who fund the government, including its secretive practices, at a distinct disadvantage from which it's difficult to recover. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:55:16 EST Dropping in on the veteran down the street http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/150562169/Dropping-in-on-the-veteran-down-the-street A few weeks ago, I dropped in on Russ Post, an 89-year-old war veteran who happens to live on my street. What followed was a memorable Saturday afternoon, as Russ took my teenage son and me on a roller coaster ride from his youth in Western... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:41:06 EST Blocking the vote http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/150562128/Blocking-the-vote When she heard that the GOP had nailed a Senate majority, Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska grabbed a chair, lifted it over her head and shouted “I'm the chair, maaaaaaan!” Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:39:06 EST Antioch News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150562102/Antioch-News Editor's note: The Antioch News did not arrive at the News-Democrat & Leader office in time for publication in Friday's newspaper.Greetings from The Antioch Community. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:38:04 EST Not quite as interesting to today’s youth http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/150560380/Not-quite-as-interesting-to-todays-youth When our great-grandchildren grow up and assess the memories they have of me, I may fall quite short. I don't have them help me bake cookies and sprinkle a pinch of sugar on top before they go into the oven. I hate baking cookies; would rather... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:57:11 EST Auburn News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150517408/Auburn-News Yet another trip to the doctor this week. Had a good report though. Along the way I noted most tobacco barns had their doors open. It's that time of year, waiting for the tobacco to “come in order”, preparing the... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 02:46:10 EST How did we get here? http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/150528926/How-did-we-get-here Dick Tuck, the legendary political prankster and wit, once ran for local office in San Francisco and lost. His concession speech, in its entirety: “The people have spoken — the bastards.” Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:52:11 EST Spa News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/150527859/Spa-News Howdy! Did you go vote? Congrats to those that won and oops, sorry you lost. As usual I lost some of my votes and won some. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 10:35:12 EST Adairville News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150526547/Adairville-News I'm not particularly fond of it getting this cold in November, but since I have no say in the matter I will adjust to it. It would definitely put us in the mood for a Christmas Market scheduled for Saturday, but after the way the wind got up... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:27:08 EST Logan County News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150514475/Logan-County-News “Howdee!!!!! I am so proud to be here.” So sang out Minnie Pearl from the stage of the old Ryman Auditorium and the Grand Ole Opry, in Nashville, for nearly 50 years. One of her most memorable shows, that I had the pleasure of attending,... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 10:36:05 EST