Today's Opinions

  • Policy change reflects a change in law

    Something new appears in today’s edition.

    Some of you surely will cheer or applaud this addition — although its inclusion deserves no particular measure of praise.

    Some of you surely will groan, hiss or otherwise express outrage — although its inclusion likely comes as no surprise.

  • Encounter with an angel or curious coincidence?

    The bumper sticker had only one word on it: “Loving-kindness.”

    And as soon as I read it, I suspected someone was trying to mess with my mind, for I was in no mood for such a one word aphorism as “loving-kindness,” my patience having been tested by the distracted waitress who forgot to turn in half of my lunch order.

  • Project worthy of your support

    TOPIC: Finding canine partners for police
    OUR VIEW: Organization set to help agencies

    Local police agencies could benefit in the near future from their canine friends and they can thank a local resident.

  • July 1, 2015: Our readers write

    Misconduct comes at taxpayer expense

    It looks like the sexual harassment lawsuit against the Kentucky Legislative Research Council has been settled out of court. Neither side is talking and little more will be known as the depositions have been sealed. All it took was our tax money. That’s right folks, our tax money.

  • House shopping is about timing

    THE ISSUE: Positive outlook for local housing market
    OUR VIEW: Economic conditions look good

    When is the best time to buy or build a new home? That’s hard to determine.

  • Ranking among the nation's best

    ISSUE: Acknowledgments for two high schools
    OUR VIEW: Take note and celebrate recognition

    Students, parents and officials at two local high schools have reason to celebrate this summer: Their schools have been rated among the nation’s best for 2015.

  • June 30, 2015: Our readers write

    Don’t erase history because you disagree

    The recent push to remove Confederate symbols and statues of Confederate generals from public places because some see them as symbols of hatred and bigotry sets a bad precedent. Humans and the choices they make are complex.

  • Beware of sweepstakes scams

    Scammers have given a classic lottery scam a cunning new twist. Scam artists are using the name of a real life Mega Millions winner and claiming to give you a part of his fortune.