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Today's Opinions

  • March 16, 2012: Our readers write

    Trusting the president

  • March 15, 2012: Our readers write

    It’s a spending problem
    I recently read “Not in Our Best Interests,” a March 9 letter to the editor. Being able to debate and voice one’s opinion is uniquely American and I appreciate the writer’s views. However, I disagree with his assessment.
    Washington does not have a tax problem. It has a spending problem.

  • More than a sign

    In history, what starts out clear can over time devolve into shades of gray. Memories become less sure. One theory carries more weight than another. New generations bring fresh perspectives. And sometimes, rules change.

    Now, 150 years removed, a question arises: Was what happened in Elizabethtown on Christmas 1862 a battle deserving of official recognition or is it more rightly called a skirmish?

    The answer is clear as mud: It depends.

  • March 14, 2012: our readers write

    Accommodation unnecessary

  • Encouraging legislators to ban sale of synthetic drugs

    ISSUE: Outlawing synthetic drugs
    OUR VIEW: HB 481 should be approved

  • Basketball teams provide reasons to smile

    ISSUE: Bluegrass basketball success

    OUR VIEW: Everybody loves a winner

    The love for basketball reaches a frenzy this week.

    Whether you're caught up in the excitement of the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers unexpected run in the Sun Belt Tournament or the University of Kentucky's yearlong dominance, college basketball's postseason has plenty to make the state proud.

  • Cat on the loose sends him onto the couch

    My wife was doubled over, laughing hysterically at me. And I wasn’t the least bit amused.

    A recent storm had unhinged the door to the crawl space beneath our house. For a few days, our two Schnauzers, Max and Baylor, had been nervously smelling the floor vents. I finally put my ear to one of them and heard it: A faint but unmistakable meow.

    A cat was under our house.

    My apologies to cat lovers: I am not one of you. Cats and I have an understanding: I don’t bother them and they don’t bother me.

  • March 12, 2012: Our readers write

    Why voting ID really matters
    It seems there a few out there who deny that voting fraud really exists and how requiring photo identification prevents fraud at the polls. But to try to deny there is a problem by claiming a GOP candidate broke the rules only goes to prove my point. Again, anyone with a Internet connection, a few spare minutes and an open mind can do their own homework. So why is this so much more common on the left as opposed to the republicans?