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Today's Opinions

  • Share the road with motorcycle riders

    Dear Editor, 

    Since spring has arrived, and wonderful motorcycle weather is here, I’d like to put out some reminders to help make motorcycling safe.

    Please do not go out and buy your teenager a crotch rocket (sport/racing bike) or any other kind of bike until he/she takes the Kentucky Motorcycle Rider Education Program. Without proper training, these bikes can be death machines.

  • Reflecting on the Easter story

    The crucifixion of Jesus Christ will mean something different to every person that hears and thinks about the story. Here are my own thoughts. 

    The traits people had then hold true to this day. We constantly look for people that will tell us the “Good News,” but become angry when they tell us the bad. We tend to reject them at that point and search for someone else that has a message more to our liking.

  • Reflecting on girls basketball

    Dear Editor, 

  • The handyman

    The families of my father and mother are filled with skilled craftsmen. They can do just about anything with their hands.

    So here’s my question. How come I didn’t inherit these skills? Maybe I was adopted.

    Let’s compare their abilities to mine.

  • The traveling salesman

    “Cindy! Is that the guy?”

    It was about 6 p.m. We’d just finished up supper when this guy rode up into our drive in a pickup truck. I’d been waiting patiently for weeks for his return. 

    “That’s him.”

    “Oh boy, oh boy!” I was giddy with excitement.

    “I wish you wouldn’t get giddy all over the place. Somebody has to clean that mess up. By the way, you do know you’re going to the ‘bad place,’ don’t you?”

  • When are you rich?

     I love quotes and Lincoln will always be my favorite. 

    But his letters and stories are even more inspiring. Some are as close to Bible parables that you can get without it coming straight from the mouth of Jesus. They may make you laugh or they may make you tear up, but you will learn something important. 

  • Surveillance nation

    I’m 57 years old. When I was a kid I use to ask my parents, “What do we have now that you didn’t have when you were growing up?”

    The list was remarkably small. About the only thing they could think of was jets and televisions.

    If my kids asked me the same question today, I could give them dozens of items off the top of my head. Lots of the new stuff can be very helpful. For example, having a cell phone when your car breaks down on the highway. But other things have a real dark side.

  • What’s your excuse?

    George Washington Carver, the botanist and inventor—who as a black man in the Reconstruction era of nineteenth century America had reason upon reason for not succeeding—once observed, “Ninety-nine percent of failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.”

    Carver made a conscious decision not to allow his disadvantages keep him from making positive contributions to life.