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Today's Opinions

  • Have you ever considered 'why'?

    “Why” is just a three-letter word. 

    When used in a question though it is one very big word – whether coming from a youngster or a moral theologian, with all of us along the spectrum in between them.

    Some more or less profound and random “Why” questions include:

    •Why do I pay more attention to troublemakers than people steadily doing good things?

  • Sometimes 'Just Ask' becomes a day-long search

    Does The Life Connection have any obligation to inform its neighbors when a resident leaves the property?

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    Every now and then, I have difficulty finding the answer to a Just Ask question.

    This was one of the times.

    The Life Connection in Sonora is a residential treatment institution for young men with special needs. It has a capacity for 50 children. I was able to learn that much from the Internet.

  • Red Cross thanks

    The American Red Cross and its volunteers work every day to help save lives or rebuild lives that have been shattered by disaster – whether it is down the street, across the country, or around the world.

    March is Red Cross Month, and we want to thank those supporters whose generosity helps us continue our service to those who need us, every day.

  • Mayor opposes raises

    Every four years, just prior to the mayor’s election, the Depart­ment of Local Govern­ment requires the setting council to establish the salary of the mayor for the next four-year term. This past term has been difficult, to say the least, considering the recession our country is going through.

  • Do you remember ‘Fat Man and Little Boy?’

    Have you ever heard of Fat Man and Little Boy?

    They were the names of two atomic bombs. The A bomb was created by the American military and dropped on two Japanese cities. Its effects shocked the world.

    Robert Oppenheimer led the creation of the atomic bomb in 1942 under the Manhattan Project. It was created and tested in 1945, 230 miles south of Los Alamos in the New Mexico Desert.

    Three weeks after its creation, two atom bombs were used on Japan.

  • Laptop initiative will balance learning opportunities

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce stepped forward Monday with public support of LaRue County Schools’ proposed laptop initiative. The school system has set aside $1 million to provide computers for high school students.

    The laptops will be on loan and will incur a rental fee similar to the textbook fee. But it is a small price to pay for providing what amounts to 21st century paper and pencils for students. Expensive paper and pencils at that – laptops cost about $700 each – but just as necessary to education.

  • RUS? Laptop initiative is a gr8 idea for students, teachers

    While covering the LaRue County School Board meetings over the last several months, I kept hearing about this “laptop initiative” where high school students will be given laptop computers to use during class and to take home with them.

    Then at last week’s board meeting, I sat through the full presentation of the initiative, heard comments from students, parents, teachers and community members, and finally got to see the full impact this program could make on the students and our community.

  • The Wall came down - one block at a time

    A lot of people may not know about the Berlin Wall and how it has impacted so many people.

    The Berlin Wall was built to separate East and West Berlin. Life was better in West Berlin. The East Berliners were migrating to West Berlin because of the freedoms that were there. The Soviet Government built the wall so that East Berliners couldn’t go into West Berlin. Still, more than 2.6 million people escaped East Berlin to go to West Berlin.