Today's Opinions

  • 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.” 

  • LETTER: Child abuse rages through Kentucky

     Kentucky has already seen the destructive power of nature as storms and tornadoes have hit several communities across the Commonwealth this spring. There have been lives lost, whole communities devastated and families uprooted from their homes.

  • Urging women to demonstrate hope through GRACE Conference

     There is an amazing opportunity coming April 21 for this community to support SpringHaven, our domestic violence shelter and program. A women's conference at Grace Heartland Church in Elizabethtown will feature a few nationally known speakers and some that were locally grown. There will be great info, food and fellowship and every ticket purchased will be a donation for SpringHaven.

    I just don’t want this to be an announcement for an event. I want to help you understand why it is so important to support this cause.

  • Weather radios are an excellent investment

     Commonwealth residents can help better protect themselves and their loved ones from tornadoes and storms by having weather radios in their home.

    Weather radios broadcast warnings whenever potentially life-threatening weather events are occurring or imminent. The National Weather Service broadcasts these warnings 24 hours a day.