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Everyone’s opinions are welcome here

By BEN CARLSON

Column as I see ’em …

I admittedly cringed a bit when I posted on our Facebook page a guest column written by high school junior Caylee Godby that appeared in last week’s paper.

Godby did an admirable job in explaining her viewpoints on the rights of transgendered people, and did so in a respectful, well thought out manner. My fear was that not everyone would respond similarly on Facebook.


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Election success was a team effort

Another election has come and gone.

Even though we experienced a large voter turnout than originally thought, we had very few issues.

The state average was around 17 percent and we say approximately a 26 percent turnout. As usual, the Attorney General’s Office visited several of the voting locations looking for voter fraud and election officer compliance. To our knowledge, none was found.

I want to thank several for helping make election day go so well.

I will start with my staff.


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Seat belt campaign a crash course in reality

For anyone who complains about getting a ticket for not buckling up when driving or riding in a motor vehicle, here’s a crash course in reality:

In 2015, 761 people were killed on Kentucky’s roadways. Of those 761 killed, 588 were motor vehicle fatalities.

Of those 588 motor vehicle fatalities, 300 (61 percent) were not wearing a seat belt.

In 2015, 31 children age 15 and under were killed in motor vehicles on Kentucky roadways. Seventeen (55 percent) of those were unrestrained.


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Don’t let this ruin your tomatoes

By Tommy Yankey

Kentucky vegetable growers should be on the lookout for early blight and Septoria leaf spot of tomato.

As the most common diseases of tomato in Kentucky, homeowners or growers not on a preventative spray program always have at least some Septoria leaf spot and early blight pressure.


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Which candidate has Kentucky in its cards?

Tuesday’s primary dealt the cards for the Nov. 8 general election. Who holds the good hands in Kentucky?

Not Hillary Clinton.

With a huge effort, she avoided embarrassment, but her 0.43-percentage-point win over Bernie Sanders was less a victory than an avoidance of setback.


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Ways to help mitigate disease problems in vegetable plantings

By Tommy Yankey

More than 100 areas of Kentucky, from Calloway to Pike counties, have been unlucky enough to receive pop-up hailstorms within the last three weeks.

Hail is typically accompanied by driving rains and wind and can physically damage even the strongest plants. Depending on the extent, plants can usually recover from hail damage.


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Stand up for transgender rights

By Caylee Godby


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Memorial Day means more than hot dogs, adult beverages

Fiscal court has bills issues of its own

By BEN CARLSON

Column as I see ’em …

For all of the handwringing and gnashing of teeth that has been done over some shirts and parkas purchased by the coroner’s office, the fiscal court would better redirect its efforts in cleaning up its own fiscal shortcomings.

Again this year, the fiscal court has received what amounts to a lousy state audit, complete with a note that you, Mr. and Mrs. Taxpayer, fronted about $200 to provide training for a non-county employee.


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Leave well enough alone, Mr. Obama

Column as I see ’em …

I’ll begin this week by weighing in on Obama’s latest mandate on how school districts must obey his so-called “guidelines” on transgender bathrooms and whatnot.

As I’ve made clear before, if these observations aren’t politically correct enough for you, too bad. I have not, and do not ever intend to be, politically corrected.


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Unhappy plants? Give them a new home

By Cheryl Steenerson

I pass by a lot of yards every day. I love to look at the variety. Some are well manicured and designed for ease of mowing and maintenance. Some are filled with arbors, benches and pots. Some have multiple shades of green and some offer a riot of color.

Your yard says a lot about you. It tells how much time you spend working to keep things beautiful. Mine is a mix of what I like to call tamed and untamed cattle fields.


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