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Today's Opinions

  • Buffalo High School photos sought

    The Buffalo School Apartments development is scheduled to begin very soon. The LaRue County Economic Development office working with Lexington based AU Associates and RHDI plan to demonstrate how preservation and reuse of historic buildings helps the community preserve its unique heritage, creates jobs putting people to work locally and encourages the preservation of traditional building skills. The local Board of Education also played a major role in the partnership.

  • Honor our heroes

    I am Matt Hanson’s aunt from Michigan and I am sad to hear that this community is arguing over whether a park should be named after my nephew.

    (Editor’s note: Lance Cpl. Matthias Hanson died of combat-related injury in Afghanistan in February.)

    Until Matt’s death, I didn’t understand what all military service men, women and their families signify until now. I took my freedom for granted and I am sorry for the lack of respect I showed. All military deserve to be called “heroes” for the commitments they make to protect our country.

  • Kid Spot needs online votes

    Throughout our combined 13 years of educational experiences working with children in Taylor County we have become increasingly aware of the great need for therapy services in ours and surrounding communities. We have worked directly with kids with disabilities and have always had a desire to meet their needs on a more personal level. In response to this need, we are going to launch an outpatient pediatric therapy clinic in Campbellsville, The Kid Spot Center.  To open this clinic we are attempting to secure grant funding.

  • Time becomes more precious as we age

    In a recent phone conversation with one of our pastors, he noted that at morning Mass that day the church had been full, including the whole student body present. When he looked around, it struck him that he was the oldest person there.

    If one lives long enough, this type of thing can be a frequent experience occurring in many settings. It is a bit breathtaking at times.     

  • Honor all who served

    We are the 12 children of Allen and Louise Cooper – seven boys and five girls.

    Our grandfather, Herbert Brown served this country in the U.S. Army during World War I. Our father was in the army, serving in the European theater during World War II.

    Of the seven Cooper sons, five served this country in some branch of military service.

    I wish to speak to this council about our brother Spec. 4th Class Carl Dalton Cooper.

  • Bell is a great coach

    I want to thank Coach Derek Bell for his extraordinary dedication with our youth soccer players and association.

    We are truly fortunate that you are willing to share your time and knowledge with our children. You are such an inspirational mentor to all.

    And for those who ask, who is Coach Bell?

    He is a British soccer enthusiast with a great love and knowledge of soccer.

    He is a devoted coach that gives all of himself from the kindness of his heart to all who will listen.

  • The 'father wound' can be healed

    A dear friend recently lost his father and another friend commented that the “father thing” is huge, no matter the relationship.

    Those with good fathers mourn the goodness of the relationship and the sweet memories of good days gone by.

    Those with fathers who caused pain and turmoil in the family by their presence (or by their absence or indifference) mourn the relationship that neveIr was but might have been.

    The father thing, indeed, is huge.

  • Wild goose chase turns into mooch-fest

    A couple of weeks ago, a pair of Canadian geese took up residence in a pond in the field behind our house.

    They appeared to be happy, squawking and swimming and trying to avoid the four longhorns who were there first.

    The longhorns do not like company – save for a few birds and my husband Bud when he feeds them. We once had a problem with stray dogs and coyotes prowling the field. Those cows – with their frightfully long horns and attitude to match – have taken care of the situation.