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Today's Opinions

  • Jan. 2, 2014: Our readers write

    50 cents buys ill feelings

    On Dec. 23, I drove from Tennessee to Vine Grove to spend Christmas with my family. I got into Elizabethtown and spotted a chain restaurant. It sounded good. I loved their store in Radcliff when I lived there.

    So I stopped, used the restroom and went to place an order. My appetite is not good, so I ordered a child’s meal. I started counting out my change and found I was 50 cents short from having enough money. I was sure I had enough to pay, but I did not.

  • Jan. 1, 2014: Our readers write

    President deserves latest recognition

    As we start our first full year of Obamacare, let’s take a moment to give the Campaigner-in-Chief recognition for his latest award. Unlike the Nobel Peace Prize, this is an award which he has worked hard to get and truly deserves. 

    So congratulations to Barack Hussein Obama, you are the winner of the 2013 politifact.com Lie of the Year Award.  

  • Who’s betting on casinos?

    ISSUE: The Gambling Governor

    OUR VIEW: Public vote would settle the matter

    If you’re a betting person, you may want to lay a wager that Gov. Steve Beshear once again will propose expanded gambling to help address the state’s revenue challenges.

    It seems to be the standard answer from the governor’s office when it comes to financial issues.

    Education improvement, gambling can fix that; budget shortfall, gambling is the answer; road needs, let’s gamble our way to the promised land.

  • Simple solution 20 years in making

    ISSUE: City classification system
    OUR VIEW: Proposed reorganization makes sense

    It has been 20 years since the state constitution was amended to drop a largely ignored requirement that city classifications be based on population. But the system continues to be used, despite the voter-approved amendment, because the General Assembly has taken no action to develop a new system in the past two decades.

  • Another year of momentum

    ISSUE: A year in review
    OUR VIEW:
    2013 full of progress

  • Smells like a new year

    Mention the smells of Christmas and most people have little trouble ticking off their favorites: The perfume of evergreen, the citrusy smell of fruit in the Christmas stockings, cinnamon spice tea brewing, the aroma of gingerbread cookies and pumpkin bread baking.

    So popular are these smells that they’ve been packaged in Christmas aerosol sprays, candles and refresher oils.

    Not so with the New Year. 

  • Dec. 31, 2013: Our readers write

    School safety drills are sign of societal failure to act

    Lock down drills. Why as parents and grandparents are we accepting this? Have we convinced ourselves there is nothing we can do about our children not being safe in school? 

  • It's beginning to smell a lot like New Year's