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Today's Opinions

  • Kudos to the Santa's Helpers

    Many thanks, once again, to that band of intrepid volunteers – Santa’s Helpers – who have braved the weather, the traffic and an aging Rudolf bus for the last 48 years to bring smiles to hundreds of local children.
    They have given up their own family’s Christmas Eve to make the holidays brighter for others. In fact, the Santa Run has turned into a family tradition for many of them. While they may get discouraged, they never give up. And the memories they make and receive are priceless.
     

  • Happy anniversary, Mom and Dad

    Saturday, Dec. 27 was a very special day. It was the day when two of the state’s top teams, ranked #1 and #4, were playing. It also was the 65th anniversary for two special people.

    R.B. and Mary Smith were married on Dec. 27, 1949, at the courthouse in Munfordville. They have four sons, John, Craig, Tony (Tess), and Brian (Sharon); three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

    R.B. and Mary are residents at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.

  • 2015 could make or break America

    History teaches us two things: what works and what doesn’t. After over 200 years of experience, we know definitively what has worked for America. We also know just as definitively, what has caused other countries to fail.

    America was the first country in history to be founded exclusively on individual freedom. It was an experiment never before done. The outcome was unknown. Today we do know with certainty the wildly successful impact freedom has on people. Americans have created the highest standard of living, along with the best quality of life in human history.

  • Dealing with loss and grief during the holidays

    Many people who have lost a loved one experience more intense feelings of grief during the holidays. This is true of birthdays and anniversaries, too. Since you’re used to associating the holidays with good times and your special person, you’ll likely miss them even more at this time of year. You will likely still enjoy certain aspects of the holiday season, especially if you’re able to spend time with other family members and friends.

    Handling the holiday season

    n Allow yourself some time to feel sad or have a good cry.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Hosparus gives thanks

  • Wedding words: ‘Everyone’s gonna love them’

    I’m not really very good with words.

    Sure, I write for a living, but that doesn’t mean I’m actually good at conveying my own thoughts with any sort of succinctness. It’s especially bad when I’m speaking the words out loud. I get caught up, tongue-tied and dry-mouthed. If I mispronounce something, I just lose my mind, apparently, because it’s all downhill from there.

    The one time in my life that I felt I accurately expressed my feelings via the spoken word was the tallest order I’ve ever been given: my wedding vows.

  • God’s true gift trumps evil

    The Pew Research Center recently reported that nearly three-quarters of Americans are OK with religious displays on public property. Apparently, America still has room at the Inn, or at least the public square for baby Jesus and a nativity scene. Only 20 percent according to the survey say that such displays should never be permitted. Must be Grinches, all of them.

  • COLUMN: Do 'all lives matter?'

    December is shaping up as a somewhat Orwellian month in the realm of free speech.

    In Washington, the Supreme Court decided to take up the issue of whether states can deny permission for specialty license plates that have a logo or message that might offend some people. Given that states cannot ban stuff like pornography on the grounds it might offend some people, one would think the answer to that question would be no. But read on.