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Today's Opinions

  • Ky. 313 expansion is 'ribbon to future'

    ISSUE: New sections of Ky. 313 now open 
    OUR VIEW: Providing convenience and safety

    When it comes to highway travel, what is the best way to get from Point A to Point B? For starters, how about getting to the destination quickly and safely?

  • June 26, 2012: Our readers write

    Let’s look out for each other

    I write this with a broken heart as I think of the Higdon family and their recent loss. The burglary that occurred at their home as they were at their son’s funeral is unthinkable in our community, and yet it happened.

    It happened here, where we do not give a thought to such things, here where we are disgusted to hear of such a thing. This could be and should be our wake-up call — a call to action to keep this from becoming the usual and expected occurrence in our county.

  • How would you live if you only had 21 days?

    This is the way the world ends
    Not with a bang but with a whimper.

    T.S. Eliot, The Hollow Men (1925)

    If you knew you had exactly 21 days left on this earth, how would you spend your time? Would you reconnect with family and friends? Would you ask forgiveness from someone? Would you tell someone what a despicable person they’ve been to you?

  • Taking away information to inconvenience a few low-life thieves

     In an official police statement, the unknown people who burglarized a Clarkson home while the family was away at a funeral were described as “low-lifes.”

    That phrase may not appropriately categorize the unfeeling callousness necessary to victimize people while they are busy burying a beloved child. What’s lower than low?

  • June 24, 2012: Our readers write

     What’s in a name

    I would like to address the news about the basketball program being reinstated at ECTC. The name “Barons” was in honor of Coach Adolph Rupp when the college was the Elizabethtown Community College of the University of Kentucky. ECTC is not affiliated with the University of Kentucky; therefore, I think it is improper to use the name “Barons” as the team name.

    Judy Bland

    Cecilia

  • Mark Needham's work leaves significant mark

    ISSUE: A leader leaves state government
    OUR VIEW: Mark Needham made a real difference 

     Personnel changes in Frankfort often attract scrutiny and lots of press.

    This month the commonwealth loses a valuable and dedicated servant and almost no one will immediately notice his departure.  However, be assured the state, and our area, for years to come will feel the effects of his service. 

  • Memories of a brother taken too soon

     By BURT LINDSEY

    The first rich memory I have of my brother is him coming home from the Army in 1964. He was 20 and I was 13, a teenager looking up to his big brother.

    Twenty-eight years later, my brother was dead at a too young 48.

    A lot happened in those years. You see Willie was an alcoholic. I guess that’s what eventually killed him, in a roundabout way.

  • Local laurels

    ISSUE: Big accomplishments

    OUR VIEW: Success found everywhere