Today's Opinions

  • From the Mountain

    Mark J. Tidwell


    I’ve been enjoying some of my summer’s work the last few cold days.  When temperatures dipped down into the teens, and snow was blowing by horizontally in a stiff wind, a good fire sure did wonders to stave off the chill.  A fire has an unexplainable magic and calming effect to it.  One can contemplate many things while gazing into the blaze.  I suppose that can be traced back to the days of “Og” when man first utilized fire to stay warm in the cave and keep critters at bay.

  • Faithful Words

    Taking Christmas into the New Year


    “…and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins” (See Matthew 1:21 , RSV)

  • Editorial Cartoon Jan. 6, 2010
  • Letters to Editor Jan. 6, 2010


    LaFollette Press:

    On behalf of the members and volunteers of the C.C.W.C we would like to say a special thank you to all of the businesses and individuals that contributed to our 2010 Helping Needy Families Program. We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of the individuals and businesses from Campbell County and surrounding counties that made donations to help us assist a lot of families that needed help during The Holiday Season.

  • Long Goodbye

  • Citizen journalist- friend or foe?

    I have said before, and I’ll say it again, I take pride in my work.

    I knew before I started school that I wanted to be a writer. Majoring in journalism I studied the profession. Years later I am still learning the tricks of the trade.

    The problem I have is with some people masquerading as journalists. It has taken me years to understand and implement the Associated Press style of writing, to actively engage the audience in one sentence and to compassionately write heartbreaking stories in a newsworthy tone.

    It’s not easy.

  • Jesus is the reason for the season


    LaFollette Press: 

    I would like to express how grateful and what it meant to me to see in The LaFollette Press that Jesus is the reason for the season. The poem, Twas the Night before Jesus, is so true and a blessing. Most stores you go in cannot say Merry Christmas. I’m so glad for boldness of people who will stand up and tell others, Christ is Christmas. So thank you again for wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. 

    Happy Birthday Jesus. 

    Brenda Sue King 


  • Making a difference in somebody's life


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