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Today's Opinions

  • KACo board takes chance on 'same old, same old'

    Every now and then a government body has the opportunity to truly “fix things.” A second chance to do things right.

  • May Kentucky be smart about pyramids

    My first acquaintance with pyramids was in history and geography classes – where I learned that pyramids were monuments to important people in the Middle East who died a very long time ago.

    Then pyramids showed up in math classes.  

  • Elvis and Meatloaf appreciate attendance

    We would like to thank everyone who supported our recent Perkins Brothers Concert with Elvis and Meatloaf.com at The Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    When the weather turned bad, the snow piled up and the temperatures dropped to single digits we expected a big drop in attendance. We were very pleasantly surprised to see hundreds of you in those new seats. You certainly showed your support for the State Theater and we thank you for it.

  • Foster families needed

    Topping the movie box office recently is the incredible true story of Michael Oher, a first round pick in last year’s National Football League draft who faced a future without hope as a homeless teenager with few people in his life who seemed to care.

    “The Blind Side” is not a story about football, or even homelessness, but about the hope that one family can provide to a lonely young person.

  • 'Where to draw the line' is a fair question for newspapers

    Someone asked me recently why we publish details and photos from fatal crashes, fires and other tragedies.

    That’s certainly a fair question. It’s also one that I’m sure has been debated in newsrooms around the world. For that reason, I believe such a question deserves what I hope is a thoughtful and considerate answer.

  • 2010 is a new beginning for each of us

    Aren’t you happy to be living and see the beginning of a new year? What expectations we have of ourselves ...

  • Laptops for LaRue: A great proposal for student learning

    When I first heard about the proposed laptop initiative for LaRue County students, I had a knee-jerk reaction. What? Purchase computers for students? Don’t they already have them at school?

    I was raised by parents who grew up during the Great Depression. They didn’t expect to receive extras.

    That’s why my first thought was that taxpayer money should not go toward providing computers to individual students. After all, nobody ever bought me a computer, much less a pencil, and I turned out OK – well, mostly.

    But I’ve changed my mind.

  • Self-resolutions for the New Year

    With the beginning of another new year, new opportunities arise to better ourselves, to help others and to improve our own particular situations. In addition to the usual list of resolutions – lose weight, start new hobbies, give more time to family and friends – consider adding the following in order to help gain more freedom and independence for yourself in the new year.

    During this New Year, I will: