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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Look everyday for thankfulness

    By Jon Park

    Tuesday was the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

    During the first few days of July 1863, Union and Confederate soldiers converged on Gettysburg, Pa., and fought a horrific, bloody battle that saw more than 50,000 deaths in just three days. That is almost as many deaths as in the entire Vietnam War. The Battle of Gettysburg was the turning point of the Civil War. This war tore the nation and its families apart.

  • All I’m asking: Just a little respect

    By Lance Minnis