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Today's Opinions

  • What's next for downtown?

    ISSUE: Alcohol and E'town's historic district
    OUR VIEW: Turn to other solutions

  • Jan. 15, 2013: Our readers write

    Ducking debt debate

    The administration focusing so much on the gun control debate takes people’s minds off of the major problems we face — the staggering debt, the debt ceiling, the Benghazi murders and the deficit that will affect every taxpayer and every consumer in the country. Whatever gun control plan they come up with will do nothing to lessen the problem and only will affect lawful gun owners.

  • Welcome home is one praise point

    TOPIC: Good news abound
    OUR VIEW: There's something for everyone to applaud

    As wives, husbands, girlfriends, boyfriends, sons, daughters, moms, dads and grandparents anxiously waited Saturday, about 200 soldiers were just as anxious, just minutes away from an emotional return to their loved ones.

    The 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command is back at Fort Knox following a nine-month deployment.

  • Winter gardening is a fight to resist cycle of life

    “I’m gonna write a book,” my friend Glen Sandusky announced to me when I saw him Sunday morning in the church office.

    Glen was grinning from ear to ear, a sure signal he was up to something.

    “What are you going to write about?” I played along.

    “I’m gonna write about how my preacher kept his garden going in January!” Then snickering to the audience gathered around him, he proudly proclaimed, “No one told him you can’t keep a garden alive in the dead of winter, so he just did it!”

  • Jan. 14, 2013: Our readers write

    Sensible gun control needed

    I still believe the “love of money is the root of all evil.” Directly and indirectly, greed plays a big role in how and why so much deadly gun violence occurs in our country, possibly one of the most violent nations in history. Weapons of mass destruction made in America have been sold and distributed all over the world.

  • New prosecutor offers new promises and hope

    It's hard not to like Shane Young.

    After all, you have to like a man who chokes up while trying to describe how important his wife is to him.

    Shortly after taking the oath of office last week to officially become commonwealth's attorney for the 9th Circuit, Young struggled for the words to aptly describe his devotion to his wife, Teresa, who will serve alongside him as one of the assistant commonwealth's attorneys.

    Otherwise, Young is not a person who has trouble expressing himself.

  • Jan. 13, 2013: Our readers write

    Don’t feed the addiction

    Addiction usually is initiated when something occurs that causes the “addicted” to feel good. This “feeling good” becomes a self-fulfilling desire to repeat the process. This occurs even if the “feel good” turns out to be destructive or very counter-productive.

    Our federal government is addicted to doing things that make politicians “feel good” as a unit. They do this without addressing the full ramifications; therefore we have an unsustainable debt.

  • Blurry lines

    ISSUE: Legislative redistricting
    OUR VIEW: Politics clouds the process

    Kentucky’s Senate and House legislative districts need to be redrawn to reflect results of the 2010 Census. It’s only fair.

    But government business in Frankfort is not about fairness.