Today's Opinions

  • Letter to the Editor

    I loved the pictures of the mini mall that were in the newspaper recently. These pictures were on page 22A and each picture had a caption beside, or below, with names and what the students were selling.

    The one thing that was missing from the collection of pictures was acknowledgement to the company that completed the shirts for the students. Blazin’ Xpressions in Hodgenville did all the shirts for the students to wear at the mini mall.

    Brandy Houseman

  • Customer service hits new low when store runs out of muscle

    When a refrigerator croaks – when its compressor bleats its last breath – you have no choice.

    You must get another one – pronto – or risk losing all those interesting things you have stored that probably should have been thrown out weeks earlier.

    But that’s beside the point.

  • For want of an aspirin, a battle could be lost

     Like millions of other baby boomers, I’m on a daily aspirin regimen.

  • Graduation outdoors? THANK YOU

     I don’t know who decided to hold the 2013 LaRue County High School graduation outdoors – but it was a splendid idea.

  • Stay safe while you’re grilling

    Now that warmer weather is here, many will head outdoors to barbecue their favorite cuts of meat. This time of year always brings questions about the safe purchasing, storage, handling and cooking of meat.  

    The most effective way to prevent food borne illness is to prevent contamination.

  • Prayer at graduation?

    For the first time in memory Lincoln County High School in Central Kentucky will not have a planned prayer as part of its graduation ceremony, after six students, some who called themselves atheists, protested the move.

    That prompted a story by Editor Ben Kleppinger for the local weekly paper, The Interior Journal, published by Schurz Communications. The school allows a planned prayer at graduation as long as the senior class votes unanimously in favor of it.

  • COLUMN: May 23 is 'Lucky Penny Day'

    May 23 is Lucky Penny Day.

    I am sure we have all heard the saying “See a penny, pick it up, all day long you’ll have good luck.”

    The first time I heard it was on the movie “Grease.”

    Who knew the coin we all love to hate had its own day?

  • Learn to curb those impulse buys

    Are you an impulse shopper? Try to never purchase expensive items on impulse. Instead, think over each expensive purchase for at least 24 hours. Acting on this principle will help you have far fewer regrets about impulse purchases. Also, indulgences can put a dent in your finances.