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Column: Is Obama the devil? Carlson answers reader’s question

By Ben Carlson

Remember Jeff Johns’ letter to the editor in last week’s paper? The one in which he challenged me to weigh in on the opinion of some of his relatives that President Obama is actually the devil incarnate?

To that challenge I harken back to a comment then-candidate Obama gave when a preacher of national renown asked him about his position on abortion. Like Obama said, that is “above my pay grade.”


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Letters to the Editor - 03.04

By The Staff

Missed opportunity to teach a lesson

To the editor,


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Letters to the Editor 02.25

By The Staff

Hey, Carlson, is Obama the devil or not?

To the editor:

Mr. Carlson;

You have supplied everyone with some needed comments and views about local issues. But you haven’t expressed your opinion openly about our current president on the first page of the editorial section, sir.

[Some of my relatives] have expressed their view, in private, that Barack Obama is the devil incarnate. Mr. Carlson, could you please disabuse them of this quaint notion about our president — about this very bright and well-meaning man?

Jeff Johns


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Education, with a twist

By Ben Carlson

Gov. Beshear’s visit last week to discuss early childhood education sparked an interesting conversation here in our office.

Granted, no one on either side of this issue pretends to know a fraction of what it really takes to publicly educate a child, and we’re sure this concept certainly would not pass muster with state and federal education czars so deeply invested in the current system.

Instead, the following is more of a “throw it on the wall, see what sticks” sort of scenario, but one that drew raves from some, raspberries from others.


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Column: TV shows a wake-up call for my old Kentucky home

By Shannon Brock

A lot has been said about Eastern Kentucky over the past month or so, and I’ve taken notice. How could I not?

Eastern Kentucky is home to me. More specifically, the mountains of Pineville are home to me.

Pineville has been in the news on several occasions at the state level, but most of the national focus has been on Harlan and Hazard and other towns in between. In a sense, that’s still home to me. My daddy still drives to Harlan every day for work, and I’ve played many a softball game in Hazard.


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Column: Planning is key to planting successful garden this spring

By Cheryl Steenerson

I love sunsets. Watching our sun spin out of our sight is a beautiful thing.

We don’t think about our earth spinning around at over 18 mph while it travels at over 1,000 mph around its axis, but we are doing just that. Amazing, isn’t it? Going that fast without even realizing it should remind us that time is passing quickly and planting time will be upon us before we know it.

Time to plan.


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Come out and support skate park fundraiser

By The Staff

When I decided to join the Lawrenceburg Skate Park committee with my mother in honor of my brother’s memory, I knew I was doing something good for my community and the youth that live here.

However, I did not know where this journey was going to lead me.

I have been amazed at the wonderful people that I have met, the encouragement I have received from friends, family and even people in this community that I did not know before getting involved.


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Letters to the editor

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Stimulus plan ‘fundamentally flawed’

To the editor:

I know that our illustrious leaders in Washington have their thoughts on getting control of the economy, but there are a few general flaws that I believe they have overlooked.

I am not an economist and I don’t claim to be, but here are a few things that I feel is wrong with the stimulus bill.

Not addressing the real issue


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Yeah, I’m one of those people

By Shannon Brock

You know those people who love their pets more than anything? The ones who treat Fido and Fluffy like their own flesh and blood? The ones who can relate everything in life back to the cutest thing little Spike did last weekend?

I used to make fun of those people, but now I’m one of them.

Josh and I have had our lovely Lily — a 50-pound, 7-month-old lab — since early November, and I can’t imagine our life without her.

In fact, I had a little taste of that life this past weekend, and I didn’t care for it.


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Blogging is cool; letters are better

By Ben Carlson

Some newspaper industry wonks say the measure of a paper’s success lies almost exclusively with its bottom line.

Perhaps, but nothing offers a more accurate measure of a newspaper’s health than the letters and correspondence it receives from readers.

Over the past year, this page has gone from one letter a week (if that) to at least several or more in nearly every edition.


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