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Today's Opinions

  • Feb. 11, 2014: Our readers write

    Delay immigration reform

    Did ever a nation surrender its sovereignty to another without firing a shot or protesting? The illegals are taking our children’s jobs and our bread by getting welfare benefits. The Republicans are giving in with a proposal to grant illegals legal status, but not citizenship.

    If that passes, the ACLU and Democrats immediately will sue for citizenship for them and win.

  • Good news includes bringing back festival

    You could say that it’s back by popular demand. Via Colori in Elizabethtown lives.

    The annual street festival will have a new sponsoring agency and will continue after a public outcry related to a decision to cancel the 2014 event.

  • Column by David B. Whitlock
  • Feb. 11, 2013: Our readers write
  • Putin's showcase in Sochi reveals societal flaws

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has spent more than $50 billion — more than all previous Winter Games combined — to unveil a “new Russia” at the Olympics.

    But Sochi’s shiny new infrastructure is little more than a Potemkin village, an extravagant ruse designed to deceive the world about the true nature of Putin’s police state.

  • FBI reports online 'hijack'

    Cruising vehicle ads? BBB warns car shoppers to beware of criminals that hijack online ads to “sell” vehicles they do not own and have no intention of delivering.

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Crime Complaint Center received nearly 14,000 complaints from consumers who had been victimized or targeted by these scams from 2008 through last year. Victims lost nearly $44.5 million.

  • How the world measures vice has flipped

    Most people would see Kentuckians as God-fearing members of America’s conservative Bible belt. But when you consider the state’s “signature industries” — bourbon, burley and betting — are associated with vice, I have to wonder.

    Today’s Kentucky looks upon these matters quite differently than the Kentucky of my youth. Never could I have suspected that of the three vices, smoking would be considered the most vile.

  • Feb. 9, 2014: Our readers write

    Nonprofits must focus energy

    Catching up on my reading, I saw the piece on Via Colori from Jan. 29.  I agree the event is wonderful; however, as a nonprofit agency that assists sexual assault victims and their families, I believe it should focus efforts on maximizing fundraising. If the event is not producing significant funding for its much-needed programs, then they should explore other avenues and allow the Via Colori festival to be organized by another organization or local resident, as suggested in the article.