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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Snow days won't always be fun

    I'd like to address this column to all students, K-12, to let you know an important truth. You need to learn this early so you can fully appreciate it. It doesn't matter if you're 5 or 18 - it applies the same to all

    Here it is: Snow days will not be fun once you graduate.

    That might sound simple enough, and you might think you already know it. But trust me – those snow days are among the best times of your life.

  • COLUMN: No improvements needed for 'True Grit' - but filmmakers made them anyway

    When I heard that someone was remaking the movie classic “True Grit,” my first thought was “why.”
    Remakes are generally a waste of time and a movie like “True Grit” needs no improvements. As corny as it sounds, one of my favorite scenes in the 1969 film is John Wayne as one-eyed, cranky Rooster Cogburn on horseback, reins in teeth and Colts in both hands, charging the bad guys.

  • COLUMN: Random drug tests a good idea for welfare recipients

    Under a newly proposed bill – House Bill 208 – state recipients of food stamps, Medicaid or other state assistance could face losing their benefits if they can’t pass a drug test.
    The bill, proposed by Rep. Lonnie Napier, R-Lancaster, has already won the backing of House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonburg. I think he might be onto something as well.

  • LETTER: County Attorney provides more information about parking case

    While I believe it is unnecessary for me to respond to the ongoing dispute between Mayor Terry Cruse and Greg Harry, I do believe there are several facts omitted from the news article and the written comments of both Mayor Cruse and Mr. Harry that need to be clarified concerning the dismissal of the citation.

  • COLUMN: Smiling faces can be evil clowns in disguise ... and I got proof

    My husband Bud and I were talking about ourselves the other day.
    We determined that we are not big grinners. That sometimes is off-putting to people who are big grinners.
    Smiley People sometimes try to “cheer us up.” The thing is, we may not be glum at the moment. We just look it.
    At times, we have misunderstood “Smiley Person’s” motive and think they are simply obnoxious.

  • LETTER: Chorus put on a great show

    The American Red Cross thanks The Heart of Kentucky Men’s Chorus for its generous donation to the Disaster Services Program at the Hardin/LaRue Service Center. Their “Rock N Roll” Christmas Show contribution will benefit many in need in our community.

    The concert, held Dec. 10 at Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown, was thoroughly enjoyable and uplifting. Our thanks to all involved, including co-sponsor Knight’s Mechanical and special guests Max Q, acoUstiKats and the Heartland Fillies.

  • COLUMN: Meeting corrections challenges means finding common ground

    It is uncommon – especially in these days of polarizing political rhetoric – to find two people with significantly different points of view working toward the same goal. Yet that is exactly the situation we find ourselves in as members of a state task force that is looking for solutions to Kentucky's big – and growing – challenges in corrections spending.

  • LETTER: Student thanks community

    I want to thank everyone for your support for “Help Me to Help Others.” It was really nice that you have helped others who needed it.
    I want to thank all the people who gave me canned goods or put money in my box to buy groceries while I set up at IGA lobby. I want to thank Curtis from IGA, Lincoln Way, Carl Howell, Ronald Wright, Taylor Durham, Wrolen Pin Restaurant, Mrs. Pearman, Mrs. Akridge, Mrs. Cecil at my School and all the children at Hodgenville Elementary School for bringing all the stuff in.