Today's Opinions

  • Crime and punishment

    ISSUE: Terminated for confronting shoplifter
    Only one bad guy in this situation

    What appeared at face value to be cause for praising an employee’s actions has resulted in disdain from many in response to the action Lowe’s home improvement store took in terminating one of its own.

  • Domestic abuse comes in many ways

    ISSUE: Domestic Violence Awareness Month
    OUR VIEW: Never be afraid to speak up

    Maybe it was being struck or talked so poorly to that you felt like your life was made to seem meaningless.

    Maybe it was just the way your every move was being controlled or monitored.

    There are many characteristics of an abusive relationship. And while October is observed each year as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the problem has no timeframe, the victims often no escape route.

  • Attorneys can make a difference by ‘helping just one’

    Imagine facing serious, life-changing legal issues such as bankruptcy, foreclosure, domestic violence and wrongful eviction and not being able to afford an attorney.

    That’s the reality for thousands of low-income Kentuckians.

    As we celebrate National Pro Bono Week from Oct. 20-26, the Kentucky Access to Justice Commission is highlighting widespread demand for civil legal aid in Kentucky and recognizing attorneys who provide free legal counsel to those who need it most.

  • Oct. 23, 2013: Our readers write

    Another school shooting

  • Oct. 22, 2013: Our readers write

    Don’t be a hero

    In defense of Karen Sizemore, I think it was very unfair of Lowe’s to fire her for pursuing a shoplifting suspect. Karen had worked for Lowe’s for 18 years and these 18 years should account for something. I have to wonder if there were other motives for Lowe’s decision to fire her. Perhaps she had build up a lot of vacation time and other benefits and Lowe’s just figured it would be better for them financially to just fire the 55-year-old employee.

  • Same tongue that sings praises can spread gossip

    She lowered her eyes as if she were too ashamed to look at me. Her quivering voice revealed the emotional pain she was experiencing: “Pastor, what those people are saying about me just isn’t true.”

  • All shook up and handshakes

    ISSUE: KHSAA directive on post-game handshakes

    OrUR VIEW: Shake on

  • Lessons played on a bedroom turntable

    Watching grandchildren excel at the latest video games, relying on “bed-night movies” to wind down before sleep and thriving on music-on-demand services, it’s clear growing up is different.

    A 2-year-old can torture you with DVR storage devoted to “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” episodes. A grown man can only take so many scenes with Donald Duck and Goofy pleading, “Oh, Toodles!”