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Today's Opinions

  • Reflection on my Christmas memories

    By Jon Parks

    Did you see the video of the airline that set up a kiosk for their boarding passengers, and asked them what they wanted for Christmas? The airline took note and then ran out to buy those gifts: everything from socks and underwear to big screen televisions. When the passengers arrived at their designation, presents with their names came out on the carousel as they were waiting for their baggage. The airline gave them what they had asked for.

    As I look back on my favorite Christmas memories, I have discovered something.

  • A gift: Be someone’s Christmas joy

    I have to admit, I’ve had a hard time getting into the Christmas spirit this year.

    Typically I am that annoying person who starts playing Christmas music the day after Thanksgiving while I put up the tree and decorate the house. Usually, I’ve started Christmas shopping in October and would be pretty much done before Dec. 1. By now my coworkers and friends would be tired of the baked goods and yummy snacks I would have inundated them with on a daily basis.

    But this year is not typical for a number of reasons.

  • Shopping local is always better

    By Joe Yates

  • Getting out of the ‘Scrooge’ spirit

    By Joe Yates

    Today everything is dark gray. It is the time of year when the sun, mostly veiled by clouds, attends to us for a few short hours each day and quickly disappears. The snow and the frozen stuff came, as predicted; winter’s first pall covered the ground a bit early.

  • Fooducate yourself with a new way to purchase food

    by Lindsey Seel

  • New shift in cholesterol treatment

    Cardiovascular disease will claim the lives of more than 600,000 Americans this year.

    It has long been known that high cholesterol levels are related to higher rates of vascular disease, heart attacks and strokes. For years physicians and patients have taken a reactive approach to high cholesterol and focused on “treating the numbers” to goal. Statin medications such as simvastatin (Zocor), atorvastatin (Lipitor), pravastatin (Pravachol) and rosuvastatin (Crestor) are the most potent and popular medications prescribed to treat high cholesterol.

  • A moral responsibility

    A moral responsibility

    The historic wrought iron fence, surrounding the Point Pleasant Cemetery that is located in a curve on KY 573, was silently removed last week. Its purpose had been to prevent speeding cars and weather related accidents from demolishing the tombstones. There seems to be no one in the community who witnessed it being taken down.

  • Our county budget: A difference between the state and the feds

    By John Logan Brent

    Today’s article will be the last in the series of county updates. Hopefully you have learned a few things about county government that you might not have known.

    For this final article, I want to talk about the county budget. As far as I am concerned, putting the budget together and then monitoring it is the most important responsibility that my office and the magistrates have. There aremore than 210 line items in this year’s $5.9-million budget.