News Democrat Leader- RSS opinion Feed http://newsdemocratleader.com/section/opinion http://newsdemocratleader.com/section/opinion Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:27:19 EST 1800 No appetite for fixing school lunch http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50318166/No-appetite-for-fixing-school-lunch You can lead a kid to vegetables, but you can't make her eat. Especially if the food doesn't taste good.That's what the government found out in the wake of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:21:08 EST Wright wrong about right-to-work http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50318036/Wright-wrong-about-right-to-work The closer Kentucky moves toward a right-to-work policy, the more agitated opponents become. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:16:09 EST Protecting our infants act http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50315988/Protecting-our-infants-act Kentucky has a growing prescription drug abuse and heroin abuse problem, and the scope of the problem is shocking. Our state has the nation's third-highest mortality rate from drug overdoses, which are largely driven by prescription painkillers. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:06:06 EST Lake Malone http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50286078/Lake-Malone I must tell you that you all can quit doing any kind of “RAIN DANCE” immediately. Mother Nature took care of us at the lake today and I do believe we had enough water to last us at least a month. It worked because here it is a few days... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:16:04 EST Logan County http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50285883/Logan-County Hello again from Peach Blossom Hall, my old house with high ceilings, gun shots in the wall, a hidden room and burial site and its' own ghost that plays music and sings, sitting right in the middle of the county since 1830. Yes, I do sleep well... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:00:13 EST Auburn http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50285751/Auburn Good morning Auburn. What do you have on your agenda this week? You'll need dancing shoes for the Senior Center Traditional Country dance tomorrow night. Doors open at 6 pm, live music begins at 7pm. Finger foods to be served at the 8... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:57:06 EST Adairville http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50285732/Adairville Adairville is Under the Dome or so it seems. All the rain that has been blessing our surrounding area had completely missed us until Monday and we got a little, for which we are thankful. We still need more so bad because our yards and crops here are... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:54:09 EST Eleventh Step http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/50284626/Eleventh-Step People in Twelve Steps programs for recovery from addiction or some other disorder are familiar with the Eleventh Step. “We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood [God], praying only for... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:00:07 EST (No heading) http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/50276713/ For a change we have had some rain this weekend. Not much, just enough to drip off the house for awhile, so I think before it quits, we will have a good rain. We sure need it. The crops, I understand, are drying up and that it not... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:01:17 EST Spa http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/50184863/Spa Another week has passed. Another month has passed. And now you know it's August, and folks, we need the rain. Are we asking God for this needed rain? Sat, 9 Aug 2014 15:22:10 EST Kentuckians deserve to have their voices heard by the EPA in President Obama’s war on coal http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50185413/Kentuckians-deserve-to-have-their-voices-heard-by-the-EPA-in-President-Obamas-war-on-coal The War on Coal being waged by this Administration has real costs for Kentuckians and for Kentucky jobs. The barrage of over-regulation and lack of certainty in the coal industry have contributed to a loss of 7,000 jobs since the year President Obama... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 16:34:07 EST Broadening broadband: Less government, more access; better government, more usage http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50222466/Broadening-broadband:-Less-government-more-access;-better-government-more-usage While Senate Bill 99 was left to languish on the precipice during this year's General Assembly, the legislature instead agreed to issue $30 million of taxpayer-backed bonds with the stated goal of providing broadband access in eastern Kentucky... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 14:10:27 EST Fears change as one grows older http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/50206592/Fears-change-as-one-grows-older Fears we have are often very real and can be traumatizing. Fri, 8 Aug 2014 13:39:09 EST Lake Malone http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50208137/Lake-Malone It is so neat to jump out of bed and look out over the lake and think, what am I going to do today? You notice I have not mentioned going fishing lately. I have been watching guys out on the lake “fishing by” and I would ask them how many... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 11:54:06 EST Auburn http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50208017/Auburn Aloha Auburn and to the Barrows, who recently returned from a trip to Hawaii. Thu, 7 Aug 2014 11:46:08 EST Adairville http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50207993/Adairville National Night Out was a great time. We had a good crowd and it was fun to get together. Thanks to Barnes Insurance, Lewisburg Bank and Becky Tinch for donating to this event. Thu, 7 Aug 2014 11:43:13 EST Antioch http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50206099/Antioch Greetings from the Antioch Community.My brother-in-law James Fuller kept an appointment with his doctor in Bowling Green on Monday. My sister Sue is feeling better and working part-time. Thu, 7 Aug 2014 09:34:06 EST Why government fails, and what we should do about it http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50200171/Why-government-fails-and-what-we-should-do-about-it As election season approaches, I've been pondering a crucial issue about the role of government in our society. It's that our government often fails — and that we need to address this. What's odd is that while the frequent... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 16:33:06 EST Top reasons to shop at a Kentucky farmers market http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50183239/Top-reasons-to-shop-at-a-Kentucky-farmers-market This week marks the15th Annual National Farmers Market Week, where we celebrate the abundance of summer and the farmers and ranchers who make it possible. Tue, 5 Aug 2014 15:21:17 EST Net Neutrality http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50163795/Net-Neutrality As the world becomes more connected to the web, and services we rely on everyday increasingly depend on the internet as a backbone (shopping, reading, communicating, sharing, entertaining, etc.), the policies that the government adopts – at all... Mon, 4 Aug 2014 12:00:10 EST