Opinion
If you’re not a fan of college hoops, leave the state this week
I know there are many people living in our community who have no interest in college basketball. I know it’s a little early in the year for a multi-day vacation, but for some of you, it may be your...
Mar 28, 2012 | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bad headlines, cemetery help and March Madness
First, a quick apology: I’d like to send a sincere “I’m sorry” to any English teacher whose class I ever attended. The column I published in last week’s issue generated a fair amount of feedback fr...
Mar 21, 2012 | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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How to we prevent children from smoking?
Recently, a national television newscast reported that one in three children under the age of 16 is beginning to smoke. This is an unbelivable statistic to me as I was under the impression that thi...
Mar 21, 2012 | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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I love it when people don’t speak no good
“Pobody’s nerfect.” – MAD Magazine I’m a linguist by default. I’m sure it would benefit me greatly if I had a more thorough knowledge of our language and how words are or should be used. I’ve been ...
Mar 14, 2012 | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Should Middle Eastern countries apologize?
Last week, Carl McCammon asked readers a question: Do Arab countries owe us an apology when our flag is burned by their citizens? Short answer: yes. Long answer: Yes, but why are we comparing ourse...
Mar 07, 2012 | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Leap Day seems like a good time for a grab-bag column
An area band with a Trigg County connection was chosen to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York last weekend. The Madisonville-North Hopkins High School concert and symphonic band auditioned for and...
Feb 29, 2012 | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Do Arab countries owe us an apology?
It appears as if the United States is held to a higher set of standards than the Arab countries. This was clearly demonstrated this week when we accidently destroyed copies of their Koran and our g...
Feb 29, 2012 | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Many years later, Ricks’ music shop still elicits memories
Editor’s note: The following is an article submitted by 2010 Trigg County High School graduate Cameron Sumner, recounting memories of the late Jim Ricks and time spent at his music shop in downtown...
Feb 22, 2012 | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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High school hoops tourneys signal oncoming Madness
We’re marching toward what I often consider to be my favorite time of year. Consider that my “favorite” time of year could involve anything from Christmas or Thanksgiving to the start of the hockey...
Feb 15, 2012 | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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How should they ford Kentucky Lake?
“Now, who here likes a good story about a bridge?” - Buzz Killington, “Family Guy” I can probably state with some confidence that almost everyone has heard about the Kenlake bridge situation and I’...
Feb 08, 2012 | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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