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Letter to the editor

Overly complicated processes don’t make for an autism-friendly world

The world is getting too complicated.

Used to be you could scan and print a page at the library and pay for it in less than 30 seconds. Today, it takes about 5 minutes because the alleged better is so complicated one needs a 4.5 minute training course to use it.

Takes about 20 steps just to print a page. It used to be you put paper in scanner/printer, close lid, put money in slot, hit ‘scan’, don’t forget original. Five steps, easy enough for this autistic brain to handle.


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Ballooning income gap demands increase in minimum wage

By Shelley Spillman

If you have done any length of research on raising the minimum wage, you know there are two sides to the argument.


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Good June, all!

The long, cold winter affects trees and shrubs

By Tommy Yankey

The welcomed warming temperatures of spring and early summer are a relief from the cold winter temperatures of 2013-14.


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High school also fielded first girls’ lacrosse team

I would like to add one more to your list of achievements for Anderson County High School girls’ sports teams.

This spring, we fielded our first girls’ lacrosse team. 

In their inaugural season, they went 5-6, with many of their games, and some of their wins, against schools with established lacrosse programs.

Anderson County Coach Chris Harrod and his staff recruited freshmen to seniors and put together a group that I was proud for my daughter to be a part of.


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Happy to be an American journalist

Russia’s blogger law stifles freedom of speech

By Shelley Spillman

For those keeping up with world news, you might have noticed this interesting new “blogger law” passed in Russia.

The law dictates that any blogger with more than 3,000 readers must register with Russia’s media oversight agency.

According to Reporters Without Borders, the bloggers will be responsible for fact-checking any information they post and removing any inaccurate comments, and they are prohibited from harming the reputation of a person or group or using their platform to “hide or falsify information of general interest.”


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To put it simply, Christians are expected to care for orphans

By Brian Owens

May is National Foster Care Awareness month.

According to the most recent statistics from the National Foster Care Coalition, nearly 400,000 children are currently in foster care, with almost 7,000 of those in Kentucky.

Out of this number, many will eventually be reunified with their family members once it is seemed safe to do so (51 percent in 2012), while others will wait and age out of the system, having never had the blessing of being the member of a loving family.


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Cartoon editorial May 14, 2014

Face the music... you racist %@#*#!


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But doesn’t Sterling have the right to be stupid and a racist?

By Chris Hamilton

Perhaps I’m a little late tossing in my two cents about Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his racist remarks. I would have thought by now that this storm might pass.

It hasn’t.

In a nutshell, the billionaire real estate investor told a woman, V. Stiviano, not to bring black people to his games. Apparently, he was in a flirtatious relationship, or attempting to be in an amorous relationship, with Stiviano, who is part African-American.


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Editorial cartoon


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