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Today's Opinions

  • Troopers uplifted by community's response to Christmas SWAT

    I have been involved with Shop With A Trooper every year for the past 17 years. It seems that each year gas prices have increased, more citizens are laid off from their jobs, more homes are in foreclosure and the economy has been in bad shape.  
    However, one thing that has not changed is the giving spirit of the people in Post 4’s area.

  • COLUMN: Elf on the Shelf keeps an eye on Christmas

    The Elf on the Shelf ... If you haven't heard of this Christmas phenomenon yet, you soon will.

    Many of you already have an elf at your home. And, if you don't, well, there are some parents out there who would say you should consider yourself lucky. Apparently, there are some parents who don't particularly like having the “responsibility” of a little elf in their home.

  • LETTER: Shock probation for DUI offenses should be stopped

     Shock probation for DUI deaths should be stopped

    I am Debbie Moskwa of Michigan. My son Ricky Moskwa, 24, was killed in a four-car crash May 5, 2002 while traveling through Kentucky.

    Vincent Rutledge served only 8 months of a 13-year sentence. Matthew Scott Burton was sentenced to seven years and was denied shock probation. They crash also killed Carmen Williams of Ohio and seriously injured my husband, Rick in the crash.

  • COLUMN: Find value in irritants: Consider the pearl

     Perhaps the best thing about writing a column is having a forum to work out what I believe.

  • COLUMN: Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

     Dear Editor,

  • COLUMN: It's time to shed light on those who prey on children

     Joe Paterno, Jim Boeheim, and all the enablers who look away while children are molested are the big national story this Christmas. They and their failures to act, to protect, the most helpless of our citizens have been the talk of every town, every gathering where right-thinking people meet for the last month.  But in this season when we celebrate the coming of Christ, whom Christian theology teaches us was the son of the Almighty, we need a new perspective.

  • COLUMN: Nothing rinky-dink about Dinky's annual magic show

    I’ve covered Dinky Gowen’s Kid’s Day Christmas Spectacular for the newspaper for several years. I’d drop by the Park and Recreation Community Center and take a few photos of the magic show.
    It has always been enjoyable … but face it, it was work.
    It has been many years since I was accompanied by small children to the event. Watching the performance through the lens of a camera falls far short of experiencing it through the eyes of a child.

  • MYSTERY PHOTO: Riverside Tavern?

    The mystery of the old photo continues.

    Where was it taken?

    The photographer said it was taken between 1975 and 1977 in LaRue County – a statement that brought some confusion because LaRue County has been dry (no alcohol sales) for decades and the store sign clearly says “beer.” The photo is being displayed in an exhibit at the Frazier History Museum.

    It’s agreed that it wasn’t taken in LaRue County – but several people believe it to have been taken on the LaRue/Nelson line, facing toward LaRue County.