Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Richie Farmer, we expected better from you

     Another official has disappointed us – or lived up to our expectations – depending on which side of the political fence you’re standing.

  • Proclamation: National Day of Prayer

     Senator James Harlan of Iowa, whose daughter later married President Lincoln's son Robert, introduced this Resolution in the Senate on March 2, 1863. The Resolution asked President Lincoln to proclaim a national day of prayer and fasting. The Resolution was adopted on March 3, and signed by Lincoln on March 30, one month before the fast day was observed.

    By the President of the United States of America.

    A Proclamation.

  • LETTER: Truitt will be missed

    Truitt will be missed
    With the passing of Roger Truitt, whom I had for one a great deal of respect:
    I will remember him with a great deal of pride – his love for his country, our flag, veterans, but most of all, his direct approach to your problems.
    He didn’t water down anything. He called an ace an ace. No wishy-washy with him.
    From one veteran to another, thank you for having known you, Roger.
    God bless his family.
    Lee Ratliff

  • RELAY FOR LIFE: School volunteer needs bone marrow transplant

    Volunteering is a way of life for 40-year-old Dwayne Bell of Buffalo. Everyone at Abraham Lincoln Elementary knows Mr. Bell. Whether he is helping Cynthia Patterson, ALES librarian, organize and work the two annual book fairs or reading with one of the many children assigned to him for LaRue County Reads, he is considered to be a regular at the school. But now Mr. Bell needs a volunteer. He needs a bone marrow transplant donor.

  • COLUMN: One session ends and another begins

    Last-minute bills were printed, passed and enrolled into the evening Thursday as the Kentucky General Assembly bid adieu to its 2012 Regular Session after passing final legislation—including a $4.5 billion two-year Road Plan—on the session’s 60th and last legislative day.

  • LETTER: United Way surpasses goal

     United Way of Central Kentucky's 2011 Campaign, which funds nonprofits in Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, Meade and LaRue Counties, concluded in  February. Our annual fundraising drive, which began late last summer, yielded some truly fantastic results that would not have been possible without your support. With that said, on behalf of our board of directors and staff, as well as each individual and family impacted by United Way's work, thank you.

  • COLUMN: 'The Hunger Games' worth a read and a watch

     My husband Bud and I don’t watch a lot of movies. At least not new ones.

  • COLUMN: The power of friendship can start something big

     When a child in need is matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister, it doesn't take long to notice the changes: parents say their children start focusing on school work, they get along better with their siblings, and - best of all - they start talking about the future.

    I asked a group of parents, “Why? Why do your children respond so quickly and dramatically to this one friend in their life?” One parent said, “That's easy. They start to feel accountable.”