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Today's Opinions

  • Before vacation, follow these credit card tips

    It’s summer vacation season. But before you go anywhere, make sure you inform your credit card company of your travel plans.

    If an account is being used in an unfamiliar spending pattern, including being used in a different state or country and charges that are not the normal spending amount, many companies will lock the account in an effort to reduce credit card fraud.

  • Dealing with court's ruling

    ISSUE: U.S. Supreme Court ruling on marriage
    OUR VIEW: Legal change doesn’t change societal rift

    In a nation with sharply defined political and social opinions, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision opening the door to full recognition of same-sex marriage also potentially opens the door for more social, emotional and personal conflict.

  • July 3, 2015: Our readers write

    Call for constitutional reform

    On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States on a 5-4 vote struck a blow against our society. Considering themselves wiser than thousands of years of western civilization, they decided to dictate states had to recognize and even perform homosexual marriage.

  • Policy change reflects a change in law

    Something new appears in today’s edition.

    Some of you surely will cheer or applaud this addition — although its inclusion deserves no particular measure of praise.

    Some of you surely will groan, hiss or otherwise express outrage — although its inclusion likely comes as no surprise.

  • Encounter with an angel or curious coincidence?

    The bumper sticker had only one word on it: “Loving-kindness.”

    And as soon as I read it, I suspected someone was trying to mess with my mind, for I was in no mood for such a one word aphorism as “loving-kindness,” my patience having been tested by the distracted waitress who forgot to turn in half of my lunch order.

  • Project worthy of your support

    TOPIC: Finding canine partners for police
    OUR VIEW: Organization set to help agencies

    Local police agencies could benefit in the near future from their canine friends and they can thank a local resident.

  • July 1, 2015: Our readers write

    Misconduct comes at taxpayer expense

    It looks like the sexual harassment lawsuit against the Kentucky Legislative Research Council has been settled out of court. Neither side is talking and little more will be known as the depositions have been sealed. All it took was our tax money. That’s right folks, our tax money.

  • House shopping is about timing

    THE ISSUE: Positive outlook for local housing market
    OUR VIEW: Economic conditions look good

    When is the best time to buy or build a new home? That’s hard to determine.