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Today's Opinions

  • 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

  • Three strikes and you’re out, EPA

    The crowd that traveled to recent public hearings in Frankfort and Pikeville for showdowns with the visiting Environmental Protection Agency overwhelmingly supported the home-team coal miners.

    The home team was determined to resist the EPA’s assault on coal and Kentuckians’ right to mine it. They aimed their “pitches” specifically at an injustice perpetrated two years ago when the EPA unilaterally rejected 36 state-approved coal-mining permits and threatened more than 70,000 industry jobs.

  • Get growing

    It’s time to garden.

    We say that not because it’s the first full day of summer, but because it’s a habit we need.

  • How should the winners govern?

    When I first went to Washington in the 1960s as a novice congressman, the Democratic Party was clearly in control. It held the White House and enjoyed big majorities in both houses of Congress.