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Today's Opinions

  • Smartphones in low places

    I attended the Garth Brooks concert last Friday at the Yum Center in Louisville. Garth Brooks is a legend, there is no doubt about it. A lot of musicians and bands will have one show at a venue or two shows on back-to-back days at the same venue, but, Garth Brooks had four concerts in two days at the Yum Center. I think that speaks for itself.

  • Letter: Concerning the pool closing

    Dear Editor,

    In last week’s paper the comment was made by the Mayor that the pool was only used frequently by local daycares and that they were charged a discount from the regular admission. Being the owner of Laugh-n-Learn Childcare Center, I would like to speak on the behalf of my facility, which I feel was targeted by the Mayor.

  • Smoking affects more than the smoker

    By Steven Curtsinger

    Student Columnist

    We all know someone that smokes or has smoked at some point in their lifetime. How has that person’s bad habit affected you? Fortunately the number of Americans who smoke has steadily dropped since records were first recorded in 1965, when 42.4 percent of Americans 18 and older smoked. This number has dropped to below 30 percent since 1987.

  • LETTER: Focus on improving care of nursing home residents

    Dear editor,

    Nursing home residents should have all the rights afforded to any of the rest of us. In fact, Congress and Kentucky legislators enacted an additional bill of residents’ rights because for more than 30 years it’s been obvious that our sickest and most vulnerable need help exercising their rights. It’s not fair to put medical review panels between residents and their right to their day in court if necessary.

  • One of the more acceptable sins

    If eyes are windows to the soul, the tongue is certainly the thermostat of the heart. What is the temperature of your heart? Is your heart warm: Filled with good and encouraging words for people around you? Or is it cold: talking down about someone, tearing away at their character, looks or circumstances? Maybe your heart is somewhere in the middle; a tepid battle ground that changes with it’s surroundings? Sometimes you encourage and uplift with your words, other times, if it suits you and you feel the need, you tear down and destroy with your words.

  • The need for more understanding

    I was snowed in last weekend thanks to Winter Storm Jonas. Being forced to have to stay in without being able to go anywhere gave me a lot of time to think about things, which can be dangerous in a lot of ways.

    There were a lot of topics I thought about that could be possible columns for me to write, but there was one topic that kept nagging at me and I can’t keep my opinion about it to myself anymore. The majority of people are not understanding of others and they are quick to complain, criticize or “wrongfully” judge them.

  • LETTER: Children at play signs: are they legal?

    Dear Editor,

    Traffic signs are installed on our highways for many reasons. They may inform us of the need to stop, the speed limit, street name or which direction to go. Warning signs alert us to unexpected hazards on our roads. Signs help us obey the laws, find our destination and keep us from running off the road. They help us to stay safe whether we are a motorist, bicyclist or pedestrian.

  • Letter to the editor - August 26, 2015

    Communication will make the LCS District stronger

    The school year is underway and off to an incredible start for LaRue County Schools. On the heels of back-to-school season, it is school tax season throughout Kentucky. The LCS Board of Education will consider proposed 2015 tax rates Thursday.