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Columns

  • A crime that needs more punishment

     

    By Francesca Tabor-Miolla, Guest Columnist
    Animal cruelty and pet abandonment are due to ignorance, stupidity and lack of compassion and the act is unconscionable.
    On a 100-degree afternoon in August, a lone car pulled into the Lebanon Wal-Mart parking lot, opened the door and dragged a poor unsuspecting seven-month-old pup out of the car taking off her collar and simply drove away.

  • Show your support to military families

    Veterans make up 10.4 percent of Kentucky’s population according to the 2008 figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.
    We have military members, including active duty, National Guard and Reserve, who are called up and deployed as the state and country need their help.
    Deployment may be sudden or expected. When a deployment happens, it leaves a large hole in the heart and in the family’s daily habits, tasks and activities. 

  • The bully in you


    It seems bullying is epidemic these days. The cruel facts reveal that 23 percent of elementary students report being bullied one to three times in the last month; 77 percent of students report having been bullied; and each day 160,000 kids stay home from school for fear of being bullied.

  • Phantom


    A great musical called “Phantom” is now playing at the Opera House in Springfield. It played to sold out crowds this past weekend and will play again this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 5-6 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 7, at 2 p.m.
    Please believe me when I say that this is not a high school play.
    Directors Jan and Scott Fattizzi and the Central Kentucky Community Theatre group have created their most impressive production to date that will blow your mind with song, dance, and multiple staging. This cast of 32 is putting on one heck of a show.

  • Political ads gone wild!

    Mama always said, “Not all attention is good.”
    Whew, we’ve seen the truism of mama’s dictum in political ads this campaign year. Politicians, Republican and Democrat, conservative and liberal, have in an effort to draw attention to the flaws of their opponents, used attack ads, and more often than not, drawn negative attention to themselves.