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Today's Opinions

  • It’s hard being an old soul

    I went to the Reba McEntire concert at Freedom Hall in Louisville last Thursday.

    I really enjoyed the concert.

    Reba has a distinctive voice and it is amazing how it hasn’t changed throughout the years. However, after going to the concert, I realize I have a problem that makes me not enjoy the concert like I should. The problem is not what you think. It’s not because I think the music is too loud or I had a bad experience. Instead, it’s because concerts make me feel old.

  • A rainy day lament

    Rain. It’s a strange thing. It is certainly needed to grow the crops that keep us fed. It’s needed to keep the lakes and rivers supplied with the water that we need to drink. But sometimes there’s more rain than one area needs like the folks in Louisiana. We’ve had our share of floods too, thank goodness we’re not in that bad of shape!

  • How Parents can develop good physical skills in their children

    The Kentucky Governor’s Office of Early Childhood wants parents to know the importance of developing fine and gross motor skills in children so they are ready for school or life tasks. From the first time your baby holds up his head, to the first time she takes her first step, each new skill becomes a celebrated milestone. These skills will allow your child to do common kindergarten work like cutting with scissors or learning to write.

  • How to Reset Your Windows Password

    I have been called into a number of businesses where the computer technician had left and no one knew the Windows password when it came time to update a program. This is a scary, and potentially costly experience for a small business owner. I suggest you follow these procedures before that crisis occurs, and make sure you create a password-reset disk to have on hand.

  • Highway fatalities on the rise

    By Terry Mills

    About a decade ago, Kentucky started to see a welcome trend as the number of highway fatalities began a steady decline.

    Totals that regularly exceeded 900 a year before 2007 dropped to 638 in 2013, a figure not seen in the commonwealth since the 1940s.

    Unfortunately, that was as low as it would go.  The number of fatalities on our roads last year was almost a fifth higher than the benchmark set just two years earlier, and through the first seven-plus months of this year. It’s eight percent ahead of where it was last August.

  • Staking a claim
  • Narrowing the gap

    By State Rep. Terry Mills

    Kentucky received some welcome news last month when a national study found that no state had a smaller gap when comparing the high school graduation rates of students from low- and higher-income families.

    The average gap across the country stands at 15 percent, but it’s just one percent here in the commonwealth.  In fact, our low-income students graduate at a higher rate than the overall national average, something only five other states can say.

  • The biases of the mass media

    A lot of people have been complaining about the news coverage of both the Republican National Convention and the Democrat National Convention.

    I have heard a lot of Republicans complaining about MSNBC’s coverage of the RNC, stating MSNBC reporters have Democrat biases. On the flip side, I have heard a lot of Democrats complaining about Fox News’ coverage on the DNC, stating Fox News reporters had Republican biases.