News Democrat Leader- RSS OPINION Feed Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:18:56 EST 1800 Lose the drama … and plans for another legislative session The final day of this year's legislative session offered more drama than a teenage girl's slumber party. There were pillow fights and goofy games but little to resemble serious efforts to implement the substantive policies needed to make... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Logan County Hello again from the land of Logan. A very special and unique county with lots of history in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. I always loved teaching my hundreds of students about our history, our culture and why we exist as we do today. Several of my... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST A Loaded Gun Fear can take a prominent place in our religious life. During the hot and cold wars against communism in the 1950's a slogan by religious people was, “Kill a commie for Christ.” Violence against the enemy was accepted as an... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Government as innovator? You bet! Five years ago, the federal government spent $169 billion to fund basic research and development. This fiscal year, it's down to $134 billion. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Bacon is not a vegetable As a vegetarian, I have to walk a fine line. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Adairville Old Man Winter seems to want to hang on and I for one want him to let go. Enough already, I mean snow flurries on April 15th. Oh well, it is what it is and completely out of our hands. Lots of activity in Adairville. The Easter festivities were a... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Antioch Greetings from The Antioch Community. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Spa Hello, hope you had a good week. We have had some beautiful days, so I do believe spring is here. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Questioning tolerance at the University of Kentucky College is a place where students are expected to be asked questions, lots of them in fact, on many topics. But one wonders if there are some questions too intrusive and personal to ask. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Lake Malone WELL, I HOPE YOU MISSED ME LAST WEEK. I got an e-mail from the newspaper and O.J. mentioned that he had not received any words from me. Ask me if that sent me into a tail spin! I told him I thought I had but guess what; when I checked back….I... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Toxic Tech: Apple, other manufacturers need to use less-deadly chemicals Ming Kunpeng went to work for ASM Pacific Technology — a chip supplier for Apple — when he was 19 years old. Required to handle the known carcinogen benzene on a daily basis without adequate training or protective gear, the young worker... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Job creation solutions for Kentuckians The Obama Economy has had a devastating impact on the people of Kentucky, especially the many working women and families who keep this Commonwealth running. The facts are plain: Under this President's watch, more than 3.7 million American women... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Thanks from Good Samaritan Dear Editor: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Fear’s tyranny and freedom Our nation is guided by a Constitution entrusting individuals with a great deal of freedom while very intentionally restricting government's own ability to take away that freedom from citizens. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Adairville Greetings from the southern end of the county. Spring seems to definitely have sprung. Redbuds are blooming, flowering cherry trees are blooming and everything is beginning to show signs of life. I love spring. We have Easter in Adairville coming up... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Lake Malone Well, you remember last week the Daughter had her house all decorated for Easter and the Hubby was somewhat upset because she had not gathered all the sticks in the yard. So we played a little game of “pick up sticks”. But when she came... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Let them eat rice A recent Scientific American blog post blamed environmentalists for costing poor, malnourished people an estimated 1,424,000 life years in India alone. Why? Because they presumably kept Golden Rice off the market for over a decade when it could have... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Spa Greetings from our small community. This week we've had lots of thunder and rain, maybe spring is really here. Bob always liked to do some garden planting on Good Friday, and that is the 18th. Easter Sunday is the 20th. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Antioch Greetings from the Antioch Community.There will be a baby shower at 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, April 13 for Kayla, Seth and Rolan Viffert. This is Bro. Clardy's granddaughter. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST April 13-19 is National Library Week Dear Editor: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST