Today's Opinions

  • Letter to the editor -Salute to First Responders

    Dear Editor,

    On some anniversaries we celebrate; on others we reflect.

    The 15th anniversary of the attack on America and New York’s World Trade Center is one of the times for reflection. There is truly nothing to celebrate in the extraordinary tragedy of 9/11.

    As much as I would like to forget some of them, the images from that day will never be out of my mind, not will the victims and their families.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Staking a claim
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  • How Is Your Website Working for You?

    The first website was the CERN site, posted on November 1992, nearly 25 years ago. The first generally commercial sites emerged in late 1999. The Wayback Machine at archive.org/web/ will take you on a journey back in Internet time. You can enter any number of web-site addresses and view the history of them. The earliest archive of my own business website, www.tsif.com, goes back to May 8, 1999. It is interesting to see how website presentation has evolved, or devolved, over the past couple of decades.

  • Diabetes A – Z Class Series

    According to the 2015 Kentucky Diabetes Report, in 2013, diabetes was the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S. and Kentucky. Besides leading to premature death, both types 1 and 2 diabetes are associated with long term complications that threaten the quality of life. Diabetes is the leading cause of adult blindness, end-stage kidney disease and non-traumatic lower-extremity amputations.

  • Letter to the editor -Thank you for an “Amazin’ ” gift

    Thank you for an “Amazin’ ” gift

    Dear Editor,

    On behalf of the LaRue County Band of Hawks, I would like to thank John Rizer, owner of Amazin’ Glazin’ Donuts for graciously donating food to the band students during band camp. I would also like to extend a thank you to Lorri Wiley for delivering the food. The students looked forward to the wonderful gift each day.


    Patty Ford, Band Parent