Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Defeat restaurant tax

     Talk to legislators, defeat restaurant tax

  • Cheer on!

     Kudos to our LaRue County High School Cheerleaders for going where no local squad has gone before: The National High School Cheerleading Championship. They earned the right to attend the competition and raised funds for the trip to Florida where they challenged top squads from across the nation. They took 13th. But more importantly, they’re proving that hard work, attitude and an ability to look great while doing some amazing gymnastic stunts can pay off big dividends. 

  • Meredith offers a legislative update

    Budget subcommittees spent most mornings this week camped out in Capitol Annex committee rooms, as House members heard testimony on state-agency budget requests for the next two years.

  • Just Ask

    There are about a dozen dead skunks on the side of the road between Hodgenville and Buffalo. What’s going on? Will they be tested for rabies?

    Skunks are suffering from rabies of love.
    According to the University of Kentucky Extension Service, February is mating season for skunks, so they are on the move more than usual.
    Skunks are nocturnal, nomadic and solitary, except during mating season when the males apparently lose all sense of timing and direction and blunder into the roadway.
    If your vehicle gets skunked, we are sorry.

  • Newspaper thieves are stealing from company and the community

    We’ve all heard the phrase “desperate times call for desperate measures” — and nearly everyone sits in the “desperate” boat in this economy.
    Families, businesses, corporations and non-profits are being hit hard in the midst of these tough economic times — newspapers included.

  • LETTER: Misses the old Sunrise

     Misses the old Sunrise

  • COLUMN: Class reunion brings home the frailty of life

     I can still remember my high school years as clear as day. Teacher’s names, classroom locations and the schedule of my extra curricular, J.R.O.T.C, have never faded from my memory. 

  • LETTER: Missing Homer Trumbo

     I can’t believe Homer Trumbo is gone.

    I remember Homer would always go to Illinois every year with the Kentucky Railsplitters.

    When he and Ruby lived on Lincoln Boulevard, he would always have the house and yard decorated for Christmas. He would always call me at the store to see how the sick in the Roanoke community were doing.

    He always had a story to tell each time he talked to you – whether it was true was a different thing. He will be missed by all.