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Today's Opinions

  • A historic gem in our backyard ... and it’s free

    ISSUE: Rededication of Patton Museum
    OUR VIEW: Facility refocused and still free

  • June 11, 2013: Our readers write

    Congress needs to investigate the IRS

    On May 10, America learned that the IRS – perhaps the most frightening of all government agencies – has been singling out and targeting conservative groups, including tea party groups. The IRS has waged a three-year war against the tea party, harassing our groups and even auditing our individual members. This abuse of power is unacceptable and unconstitutional, and it must stop.

  • Listen to Dad's stories before he loses his hearing

    I still call my dad most every morning. While I’m driving to work, he’s slowly but surely making his way to breakfast in the retirement facility where my parents now live.

    I sometimes have difficulty communicating on the phone with Dad since his hearing is not what it used to be. (Dad just turned 89.) So, I was encouraged when Dad told me he was getting new hearing aids. I thought that would make our conversations easier.

    “I just got my new hearing aids,” he proudly announced one morning not long ago.

  • Helping out around the county and beyond

    ISSUE: Serving special causes
    OUR VIEW: No shortage of heroes

    Firefighters long ago became  champions of the WHAS Crusade for Children, which raises money for children with special needs throughout Kentucky and southern Indiana.

    Although money is raised throughout the year, the firefighter at a road block, bucket in hand, is the image that signals the campaign’s peak each spring.

  • Spend some time this summer making memories

    In a jet black Plymouth Fury, built before air conditioning or seat belts were standard equipment, the vacation of a lifetime began.

    The massive vehicle would accommodate four adults, three children and a baby on a trip to California to meet Mickey Mouse. At 8, I was the oldest of that pack of kids.

    Disneyland was a novel concept in America. A new idea that became known as a theme park.

  • June 9, 2013: Our readers write

    Double standard

    We all heard about the horrible tragedy in Newtown, Conn. Twenty precious first graders and six of their teachers and leaders lost their lives at the hands of a mad man with a gun.

    I am the mother of three wonderful grown children. My heart still goes out to those families. I cannot imagine losing a child. Parents are not supposed to have to bury their children.

  • Adjusting to new realities and future opportunities

    ISSUE: Commission on Military Affairs and CORE
    OUR VIEW: Working together for positive growth

  • Activists oppose Beshear on health care

    Tea-party activists led by Jessamine County’s David Adams recently filed lawsuits in Franklin Circuit Court challenging Gov. Steve Beshear’s arrogant use of executive power to force Kentuckians to participate in Obamacare.

    Beshear claims he has the right to create a government-run health exchange and expand Kentucky’s Medicaid rolls – Obamacare’s state mandates – without agreement by lawmakers.