Today's Opinions

  • Dec. 4, 2013: Our readers write

    Important to remember still

    Dec. 7, 1941 — the attack on Pearl Harbor — was a day that has remained in infamy. Very few servicemembers who personally remember that day are still among us. The American Legion Auxiliary encourages everyone to do what they can to keep Pearl Harbor a part of our national consciousness. 

  • Football fans enjoy banner year

    ISSUE:Area high school football

    OUR VIEW:One of best seasons in a years


    Only six high school football teams in the state of Kentucky can say they ended their 2013 seasons with a championship win.

    MeadeCountycould be one of those teams.

    The Green Wave has rolled to four straight postseason wins and took down Louisville Butler in the state semifinals last week.

    Now, Meade County returns to a state title game for the first since 1991.

  • Dec. 3, 2013: Our readers write

    Shop with a Cop worthy of support

    I would like to share a story about a wonderful program and my little brother.

    It was in the late 1970s and my brother and I were in grade school. He was a couple years behind me. One day, he came home so excited because he was chosen to go on a shopping trip with the school and the coolest part was that it was going to be with a cop.

    I was so excited for him, but to be honest, I also was a little jealous.

  • Dads, come to school

    OUR VIEW: Program fosters impactful presence

    There are many truths in education. Among those proven time after time is the fact children do better when parents are involved at school.

    From participating in parent-teacher conferences to visiting the classroom to attending school events and meetings, parents who connect at school equip themselves to support children and through their actions set a meaningful example.

  • For safety's sake

    ISSUE: First responders conduct active shooter drill
    OUR VIEW: Training prepares for the unthinkable

  • A box filled with memories of a life well lived

    eople step into our lives daily. Some are just passing through. Others leave lasting impressions.

    Helen Byrd seldom crossed paths with people without touching their lives — and always for the better, it seems.

    Over the years, she would go by many names among her huge assortment of friends: Mrs. Byrd, Ma Byrd, Helen, Aunt Sis, Gravel Gertie. But her light and her life always shone as brightly as her smile.

  • Dec. 1, 2013: Our readers write

    Recognizing sides in a societal war

  • Dec. 1, 2013: Our readers write

    Recognizing sides in a societal war