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Today's Opinions

  • First-class message about a local treasure

    Occasionally, our Sunday conversations in the form of this column are interrupted. Something else appears in this space for a myriad of reasons.

    Sometimes, we devote the space to something of particular importance such as the recent full-page of tributes to the late Jim Collier. More often, it’s a hectic work schedule or some other interruption that robbed the time reserved for writing. Over the summer, one absence was vacation related.

  • Sept. 23, 2012: Our readers write

    Don’t be fooled again

    I am so discouraged by these letters to the editor promoting President Obama. Do these people really in good faith say he’s been a good president? Are they just voting Democrat, no matter who’s running? We have all this unrest in the Middle East and they want to blame it on a movie for fear that if they say it’s a terrorist attack, it would put a damper on his re-election.

    We’re being duped, my friends.

  • ‘Bang for the buck’ in public schools

    There is an upside to Kentucky’s budget crunch: It forces everyone from legislators to agency heads to school superintendents to get the most out of every taxpayer buck.

    Lean budget times also can produce shining – and refreshing – examples of how some public servants refuse to make excuses and simply succeed with the resources available.

  • VISTA makes a difference

    ISSUE: VISTA opportunities abound
    OUR VIEW: Worthwhile pursuit for right person 

    Heroes can be found in many walks of life. Without volunteers who unselfishly give of themselves for the betterment of others our society would suffer.

  • Sept. 21, 2012: Our readers write

    It’s about the economy

    In recent letters to the editor, writers have provided incomplete information concerning Obamacare and the Romney plan for Medicare.

  • One issue, two views: Weighing agricultural and education needs

    Farmland a precious commodity — J. David Miller

    Many of us have fond memories of Howevalley School. I attended the school from 1956-57 as a first grader and again in 1963-64 as a seventh and eighth grader. Bill Goodman was the principal and his stern looks sometimes were all that was needed to straighten up mischief. The whole community from Cecilia all the way to the Grayson County line would show up for fall festivals and ballgames. It was like a community social.

  • Sept. 20, 2012: Our readers write

    Be done with it

    Not only should we not allow President Barack Obama to finish the job, we need to remove this man from office as soon as possible.

    The “Great Obama Experiment” has been an unmitigated disaster from the very beginning.

    Our national debt has reached amounts that were previously unknown, our taxes have and will continue to be increased, our foreign policy (or lack of) is at best a joke.

  • Vine Grove's new chief

    ISSUE: Kenny Mattingly accepts role
    OUR VIEW: He's equipped for the job

    Vine Grove’s new police chief was very visible during the Autumn Daze festival last weekend.

    Using a newly acquired four-wheeler to check security along the Main Street parade route, Kenny Mattingly stopped to chat with well-wishers and shared a wave and smile with hundreds. Later, he could be seen around Optimist Park keeping an eye on the celebration.