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'Why would you give a needle to a drug addict?' Let me explain...

Education is key when it comes to syringe exchange programs

By Zac Oakes

 “Why would you give a needle to a drug addict?”

Admittedly, I once thought that was a very stupid question. It would just enable an addict, make it easier for them to do their drug of choice. Why make needles easier to get? These were all thoughts I had when I first heard about syringe exchange programs.

And so when I hear people express these thoughts, I don’t automatically discredit them, because it wasn’t that long ago that I thought the exact same thing.

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Newspaper's dedication to community will continue

 


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Civil dialogue is necessary in responding to Charlottesville

Stop the spread of hate and racism

By Zac Oakes

I have spent a significant amount of time reading and trying to gather as much information about the horrific events that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend. Masses of protesters and counter-protesters clashed and one person was killed and 19 or 20 others injured when a 20-year-old man from Ohio (but recently moved from the Florence, Kentucky area) drove his car into the crowd, plowing over anyone and everyone in his path.

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Guest column by Sen. Damon Thayer

Kentucky students need longer summers

As we turn the page on July 2017, I find myself asking the same question once again, “Is summer over already?” To the disappointment of most Kentucky students, and many parents, the answer is an overwhelming “yes.”


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Guest column by Al Cross, Director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues

Kentucky's interesting political landscape

Welcome, Kentucky Derby visitors!
That’s our hospitable greeting each year as we update you on Kentucky’s political landscape, which continues to be of national interest.


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Guest column by Sen. Max Wise

Short session brings big results

A wide array of bills were heard in committees and voted out of the Senate in a busy and exciting third week of the 2017 Session. Because this year’s 30-day meeting of the Kentucky General Assembly is considered a “short session,” we make sure we maximize our time here in Frankfort.


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A guest editorial by Ronald Curry of Greensburg, Ky.

Torching Old Glory: Is flag burning free speech?

 


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Holy Bible, Luke 2:1-14, King James Version

The true Christmas story

 


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Library's online checkout service is excellent resource

Let Taylor County Public Library shift your reading into 'Overdrive'

When you think of going to the public library and checking out a book, that might sound like an old and outdated practice. It might even remind you of life in a slower time, before technology came along and changed our world so much, as it has in recent years.

There may be some libraries out there that are still behind the technological times, but that statement couldn't be any farther from the truth when it comes to the Taylor County Public Library.


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Do your duty or resign from office

By The Staff

A lawsuit against Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who stopped issuing all marriage licenses after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage last month, is the first legal challenge of its kind in the country. Davis says gay marriage violates her religious beliefs, so she elected to halt licenses for all couples.


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