Today's Opinions

  • Giving thanks for holiday diligence

    The website TodayIFoundOut .com contains hidden facts about Thanksgiving that should make us appreciative for blessings beyond our table’s bountiful spread.

    Take, for example, the pioneering Sarah Josepha Buell Hale. Chances are you’d be pulling an 8-to-5 and there would be nothing at all special about November’s fourth Thursday if it had not been for Hale, who lobbied five different presidents for 20 years to make Thanksgiving a national holiday.

  • Nov. 21, 2013: Our readers write

    Protect your pets against winter chill

    Winter, with its bitter wind, rain and snow, is rapidly approaching. Now is the time to check our dog houses, patching and repairing all cracks and leaks. It also is time for new, clean bedding and straw is best. This bedding will need to be replaced often; putting a board along the bottom of the door opening will help keep the bedding inside the house. Also, turning the door away from the wind helps protect your dog from the cold.

  • Another strong statistical ranking

    THE ISSUE: No. 1 on military 'boom town’ list
    Thanks for the recognition

  • College lasts more than 4 years

    ISSUE: The four-year college degree


    OUR VIEW: Longer stay is not a sign of failure


    A report released last week provided the most in-depth look to date at how Kentucky’s high school graduates perform during their first year of college.

    The 2013 High School Feedback Report, a newly designed analysis based on actual college enrollments rather than student surveys, tracked the high school Class of 2011 through its first year of postsecondary education.

  • Education awards and good work

    TOPIC: Good work in our schools
    OUR VIEW: Teachers, students making it work

  • Avoid the holiday financial hangover

    The BBB is urging consumers to create a holiday budget this season. Mapping out your spending in November will help ease the strain of a financial holiday hangover in January.

    Creating a budget, and being disciplined enough to follow it, is one of the best ways to avoid overspending during the holidays.

    Here are the steps to creating a holiday budget:

    Step 1: Consider your income.

  • Giving opportunities abound in area

    TOPIC: Opportunity to give
    A chance to help always worthwhile

  • Nov. 20, 2013: Our readers write

    Taking issue with gun-control views