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Today's Opinions

  • Where my story ended

    When I met John I was working at Howie’s in New Haven. I was 17 years old recently graduated from high school and had my mind set on working as much as I could while I figured out exactly what I was going to do with my life.

  • You're never alone

    I traveled to Rockcastle County last Wednesday and Thursday to be a pallbearer in the funeral of my great-uncle, Paul Ponder.

    I understand that a lot of people think that the average person is not close to a great-uncle, but that is not the case at all in my family as we are all close and we all get together often throughout the year.

    A lot of people shared their thoughts of what they remembered about my Uncle Paul. I have all kinds of stories too, but there was one particular story that immediately came to my mind.

  • It's not really procrastination or daydreaming
  • LETTER: New billboards seem to take away community's value

    Dear Editor,

    It saddens me immensely to see billboards being erected on Lincoln Parkway.

    Our area is beautiful with the gently rolling farmland and these billboards are a distraction. I’m sure the County Planning and Zoning office had to approve the construction of these billboards. What were they thinking?

    I would much rather see a road sign saying Hodgenville, home of Ivy Brown, Miss Kentucky Basketball and Erin Boley, Miss Kentucky Basketball and Gatorade Basketball player of the year.

  • Robbing from future generations

    That headline makes you think about politics, doesn’t it? Sorry to disappoint, it isn’t politics this time. Robbing future generations is referring to people who rob the rest of us and posterity of valuable information and history. These people literally tear the pages out of history, or from what I’ve seen, carefully cut around the picture and caption they choose. Even more brazen, they walk right out the door with the entire book.

  • Reflecting on 9/11

    On Sunday morning, our nation will pause to remember and reflect upon the tragedy known primarily by its date: 9/11.

    Those of us old enough to remember that Tuesday in 2001 will never forget where we were and what we were doing when we heard the news.  It had the same impact as such other pivotal moments in history, from the attack on Pearl Harbor and President Kennedy’s assassination to Neil Armstrong’s walking on the moon.

  • Keep Your Friends Close, Your Passwords Closer

    Sharing passwords is a bad idea between family and friends, but sharing passwords at the office can be absolutely catastrophic.

    For example, I performed a security audit some years ago for a large construction goods company where they suspected their head of technology was defrauding the company. A serious charge and their outside accountant brought me in to review the technology for anything their accounting forensic people had missed.

  • #Adulting through history

    You may have heard of the recently popular term adulting. Add a hashtag to that and you have an internet sensation: #adulting.