News Democrat Leader- RSS OPINION Feed http://newsdemocratleader.com/section/OPINION http://newsdemocratleader.com/section/OPINION Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:50:11 EST 1800 Antioch http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/50133276/Antioch Greetings from The Antioch Community.The weather sure is nice and cool this morning. But we sure do need some rain. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Logan County http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/50133242/Logan-County Hello again from my home, historic Peach Blossom Hall, to yours. I appreciate your reading my column. Hopefully I will have some good information for you to read. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Adairville http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/50133223/Adairville Greetings from the south end of the county. Lisa White, principal at Stevenson Elementary, initiated a “Character Works” program about a year ago and the county implemented it for all of Logan County. Each month there is a character word... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Lake Malone http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/50133216/Lake-Malone Have you ever looked back over your life and wonder, “WHERE DID ALL THE TIME GO?” Well, it is July and I wonder where on earth did the summer go? Really! The old saying is, when July 4th rolls around, and then the year is half... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Auburn http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/50133039/Auburn Salutations from Auburn and surrounding communities. This has been an exciting ten days in our county. Champion Pet Food brought us to the attention of Kentucky, Tennessee and the rest of the country. They “let it all out for the ground breaking... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Hillary Clinton’s real scandal is Honduras, not Benghazi http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50132873/Hillary-Clintons-real-scandal-is-Honduras-not-Benghazi Is it too soon to predict who will be the next president of the United States? Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Spa http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/50133275/Spa Another new baby Anniston Grace Wright arrived Friday, July 11, 2014, at the Medical Center in Bowling Green. She weighed 8 pounds and 1 ounce and was 20 and a half inches long. Her parents are Wesley and Janet Barrow Wright. She has an older brother... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Making the world safe for trust fund babies http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50132761/Making-the-world-safe-for-trust-fund-babies Real wages have stagnated for decades. Homeownership rates are down. College debt is weighing down young people entering the workforce. Millions of low-wage workers eke by on a minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Excessive compensation can ruin a CEO’s judgment. http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50088523/Excessive-compensation-can-ruin-a-CEOs-judgment. Narcissists don't happen to be particularly nice people. They preen. They grab. And they never ever really feel our pain. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Your huddled masses http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50088339/Your-huddled-masses The recent news coverage about immigrants, and the predictable political remarks, has inspired me to write this column. As a state senator I certainly don't have any influence on the federal-level issue. I don't have a vote on border... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Curse or cure? Online debate explores charter schools http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50088304/Curse-or-cure-Online-debate-explores-charter-schools There are two kinds of ignorance: One is genuine unawareness; the other is willful. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST How easy we have it http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/50055113/How-easy-we-have-it We have so many kitchen aids today to help us with daily tasks. Just reach in a drawer and the job becomes easier. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Lake Malone http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/50058397/Lake-Malone Grab your coffee because I have a funny story to tell you. I am sure most of you out there have one just as funny but here goes. You see I have been talking about “washing the car” for a few WEEKS now. Did you get that…..talking... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Adairville http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/50056500/Adairville The “Hope for Adairville” Revival went on all last week and I understand the spirit of the Lord was felt in wonderful ways. I wasn't able to attend any night because of previous commitment but know the only hope for our town and our... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Auburn http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/50056470/Auburn My apologies for the condition of the Auburn column last week. My computer was in a “not to today” mood. After typing the column three times and it not going through, I called the Senior Center and begged the use of their computer. They... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Why incumbents keep getting reelected http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50056107/Why-incumbents-keep-getting-reelected It's no news that Congress is unpopular. In fact, at times it seems like the only real novelty on Capitol Hill would be a jump in its approval rating. In June, a Gallup poll found members' standing with the American people at a historic... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Spa http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/50055528/Spa Remember very soon the big ole yellow school buses will be out and they will be carrying precious cargo- our children- back and forth to school. So be very watchful, a kid might just dart across the road right in front of you. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Logan County http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/50054931/Logan-County Hello Logan County! What a great place to be from. When I was about ten years old I use to ride around the county with my dad while he called on his many customers. He was a wholesale food broker and he called on literally every grocery in the county. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Advancing job growth and improving workforce training inKentucky http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50047377/Advancing-job-growth-and-improving-workforce-training-inKentucky In this sixth year of the Obama Economy, unemployment and underemployment remain high in Kentucky. As I travel throughout the Commonwealth, one thing could not be clearer: Kentuckians want more and better-paying jobs, and they are willing to work hard... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Antioch http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/50046135/Antioch Greetings from The Antioch Community.Sorry that I missed having my items in the paper last week. I was working up corn and was very busy. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST