Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • LETTER: Children should have right to choose

    Children should have right to choose

    I have a child who is a student of LaRue County Middle School and they have raised a concern that I feel is a direct violation of their rights as United  States citizens.

    The first thing that was brought to my attention was how their choice of milk was taken away at the beginning of the year. Many kids liked to get 2 percent, which is no longer available, only skim milk is available in an “attempt to make students healthier.” This was apparently done due to changes in federal regulations.

  • LETTER: We're all born in the image of God

     Racism, the socialistic idea that one individual born of a different ethnicity is less equal than that of the “white man.” What is our version of racism?

    It varies from one individual perspective to the other.

    One man may see racism as an opportunity to point out differences of another individual who may not have the same color skin. Other men see it as ajust another word thrown out and used to crucify the common man.

    Personally, I think the word should not exist.

  • GUTHRIE: Doctors, not bureaucrats should decide appropriate medical care

     As a member of the House Energy and Commerce Health subcommittee, I have voted to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and participated in dozens of hearings that revealed astronomical costs, billion-dollar slush funds, and countless other negative consequences of the health care law.