News Democrat Leader- RSS opinion Feed http://newsdemocratleader.com/section/opinion http://newsdemocratleader.com/section/opinion Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:29:42 EST 1800 Antioch News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/152565112/Antioch-News Greetings from The Antioch Community. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:06:41 EST Logan County News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/152584105/Logan-County-News Hello again from Logan County, Kentucky. One of the most beautiful and historic counties in our great state. A great place to raise a family, go to church, retire and live a long and wonderful life. A place that I call home. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:36:40 EST Five elections that mattered for conservatism http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/152578867/Five-elections-that-mattered-for-conservatism In 1970, a young conservative who once played professional football and served as an aid to California governor Ronald Reagan was elected in an upstate New York congressional district. He was a different kind of Republican from New York. Neither the... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:16:42 EST Saving tax dollars by treading more lightly http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/152578807/Saving-tax-dollars-by-treading-more-lightly I can't easily reduce my own footprint on the planet in some of the ways that I'd like. Sure, I can walk and take the bus instead of driving some of the time, and I can turn off the lights when I leave a room. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:16:41 EST Governing by crisis isn’t governing at all http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/152578551/Governing-by-crisis-isnt-governing-at-all After Congress came a hair's breadth from shutting down the Department of Homeland Security a few weeks ago, members of the leadership tried to reassure the American people. “We're certainly not going to shut down the government or... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:06:41 EST Schochoh News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/152577943/Schochoh-News Greetings from Schochoh! Hope ya'll have had a great week. I think we all have had our fill of snow this week, but I still get a little excited about the idea of snow in the forcast! There was a large farm equipment auction this past weekend and... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:41:41 EST Lake Malone News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/152577846/Lake-Malone-News It's such a good feeling to be home! How do you hug a lake? Yep, I am happy as a pig in mud. I bet you haven't heard that in years. But there are no words to explain how much I love to just sit and look at that water. It is so calming and... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:36:46 EST Spa News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/152577891/Spa-News Greetings! How was your week? We had some rain, beautiful sunny days, and one day that the temp was 76. Wasn't it nice? See, spring is just here. Hopefully, according to the calendar. The 20th was the first day of spring. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:01:43 EST Auburn News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/152576770/Auburn-News The most important week for Christians begins with Palm Sunday. The spring season brings on new growth and new awakening for all. For the children it's the Easter Egg Hunts. This year there are a number of choices. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:56:42 EST Betting the farm on a lie http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/152506668/Betting-the-farm-on-a-lie Few things sell ideas in American politics like a good farm story.Just ask Representative Dave Reichert. He held a hearing recently on the impact of the estate tax on farms and small businesses. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 10:56:42 EST A golden anniversary of bad decisions http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/152506623/A-golden-anniversary-of-bad-decisions “A Great nation cannot wage a little war.”–Duke of Wellington to Parliament, 1838 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 10:56:41 EST Broadband by bureaucrats: High costs of high-speed failure http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/152506418/Broadband-by-bureaucrats:-High-costs-of-high-speed-failure While some in the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government consider it fashionable to build and operate a broadband network at taxpayers' expense, citizens who take a moment to look at the price tag of similar outfits in other places should at... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 10:51:42 EST Adairville News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/152451709/Adairville-News Now this is what I'm talking about. What beautiful weather we have been having. I absolutely love it. I am a morning person and I love driving into work with the sun rising. One morning recently there was fog along the river. As you approached... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:36:42 EST Antioch News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/152451524/Antioch-News Greetings from The Antioch Community. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:26:41 EST Lake Malone News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/152451253/Lake-Malone-News Why is it when you try to be a good wife, everything happens? I have tried to be especially good because I am always leaving the Hubby alone. There are so many wonderful women here to do things with that I just can't help but get involved. As... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:11:42 EST Auburn News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/152451185/Auburn-News Top o' the mornin' to ya! I'm still celebrating St. Patrick's Day. I actually got pinched on Tuesday for not wearing green. The top I was wearing, although rose color, had an embossed celtic design on the front. On it I wore a... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:11:41 EST Logan County News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/152451139/Logan-County-News Hello again from historic Logan County. Home of beautiful women and highly intelligent men! Our unemployment is among the lowest in the state. The cost of living is in the lower half in state rankings. Our schools are ranked high in the state. Our... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:06:42 EST What did my parents ever do to the Federal Reserve? http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/152450997/What-did-my-parents-ever-do-to-the-Federal-Reserve In September 1993, President Bill Clinton reassured his radio audience that “if you work hard and play by the rules, you'll be rewarded with a good life for yourself and a better chance for your children.” Picking up that theme over... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:01:42 EST Edison’s bright idea http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/152450933/Edisons-bright-idea It dawned on Thomas Edison that sunshine could drive both his inventions and his friend Henry Ford's horseless carriages. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:01:41 EST Bills forgotten by state senate http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/152450841/Bills-forgotten-by-state-senate “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” I believe these words, spoken by revered civil rights activist Mahatma Gandhi, sum up the failure behind the Kentucky Senate to pass legislation that recognizes and... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 10:56:41 EST