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Dead soldiers lost amid election hype

By BEN CARLSON

While America hyperventilated over Hillary’s emails and Donald’s potty mouth, half a world away American blood was still being spilled in Afghanistan.

As we steamroll through yet another Veterans Day in anticipation of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s, take a moment, please, to consider the families of of Capt. Andrew Byers, 30, and Sgt. 1st Class Ryan Gloyer, 34, who were killed last Thursday during a firefight with Taliban forces in Kunduz, Afghanistan.


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Letters to the Editor - Animal control volunteer should have acted years ago

To the editor:

After reading Ms. Chumbler’s long letter of awareness in last week’s paper for the problems at the county’s animal control facility, one wonders why she waited three years to step up to comment.


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Keep gardeners in mind this Christmas

By Cheryl Steenerson

Well, we turned back time. I don’t mind being one hour younger. I just don’t like to drive home in the dark, right after work.

The sunrises are nice though, as long as it doesn’t blind you. There is a good side to everything, if we look hard enough. Remember, whenever there is darkness, we just have to wait for the light. Let’s talk Christmas.


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A look at the history of Veterans Day

Veterans Day is the official United States holiday that honors those people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Veterans Day should not be confused with Memorial Day. Memorial Day honors those veterans who have died while serving. Veteran Day is an observance for all those who have served in the U.S. Armed Services.


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Woman, 78, suffers in jail for no reason

By BEN CARLSON

I’m not going to tell you the name of the person involved in this story because she’s already suffered enough.

A local 78-year-old woman many of you would readily recognize spent four nights incarcerated at the Shelby County Detention Center earlier this month, where she was forced to sleep on a concrete floor in a freezing cell without the medication she needed.

No, I’m not making this up.

In that cell were seven and sometimes eight other women, three of them pregnant and, in her words, all “druggies.”


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Kid gloves for robbery suspects?

By BEN CARLSON

Column as I see ’em …

Did you have a loved one who was not allowed to “walk” during the recent high school graduation ceremony due to unpaid student fees, athlete fees or some other technicality?

If so, I strongly advise you to go read Cheryl’s gardening column because what you’re about to read here is really going to bake your biscuits.


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Needle exchange here not likely

By BEN CARLSON

Column as I see ’em …
Will Anderson become the seventh county in Kentucky to establish a needle exchange program?
At the risk of running afoul on Facebook again this week with a local group that admirably advocates and seeks solutions for their addicted loved ones, my guess is probably not.
The county’s health board dabbled with the notion Monday night before creating a committee to deal with the issue that will include (if there are any volunteers) members of the fiscal court, city council, EMS and police.


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Choose foods with a grain of salt ... or less

By Joan Martin

Do you always reach for the salt shaker before tasting food? If you do, try taking a taste test first.

About 80 percent of sodium comes from processed and pre-prepared foods. So that food on your plate may already have plenty of salt.

Research shows that eating less than 2,300 mg of sodium (about 1 teaspoon of salt) per day may reduce the risk of high blood pressure.


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UK provides insight, outlook for ag economy

By Tommy Yankey

Following record-breaking years, the Kentucky agricultural economy, like the overall U.S. agricultural economy, slumped in 2015, with concern looming for 2016.


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Making memories of past that last

By Cheryl Steenerson

Winter has officially arrived, which means we have three months to get through until spring. Let’s hope the joys of Christmas get us through until then.

Holiday memories can do a lot for our health, attitude and our brain. The trick is to recall the good stuff, like the time the giblets bag stayed in the turkey.


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