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Today's Opinions

  • Holy hilarity

    Hearing laughter from one of the rooms where a Bible study class was meeting Sunday morning, I cracked opened the door and teased, “What’s this, laughter in church?”

    They answered with more laughter.

    And why not laugh in church? There certainly is a time for being quiet and even for sadness. As the author of Ecclesiastes wrote, “There is an appointed time for everything…” including, “a time to cry and a time to laugh.”

  • Blame game is a waste of time

    There is going to be a lot of discussion surrounding road funding over the next several months, and the vast majority of it will not be pleasant conversation.

    With everything I’ve read on the topic and my interview with Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles for the road funding story you see on this week’s front page, I learned quite a bit about the specifics of the cutbacks and what they mean for each individual Kentucky county. What I learned is that the results will not be good.

  • The God of a broken people

    For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.
    – John 3:16

    John 3:16 is probably the most beautiful and hopeful verse written in the Bible. I’ve been told it pretty much sums up, in one sentence, everything that Christianity is all about.

    The true beauty of the whole Easter story is not only that it happened, but also how God had it happen.

    He sent Jesus to the world as a living, breathing man, not as the powerful God he is.

  • The fender bender

    I hate cars.

    To me a car is just a big expense on wheels.

    I hate buying them because I never really know if I got a good deal or not.

    I hate paying the humongous insurance bill you get when you have teen drivers.

    I hate the funny sounds they make right before something major blows a hole in your pocket.

    I hate the endless maintenance bills and climbing under the engine to change the oil.

    I just plain hate cars.

  • LETTER: Commander Days not the answer

    Dear editor,
    I, for one, am getting tired of hearing about this “Commander Day” stuff. And was really tired of it when my child came home from school and said that students were being threatened or bullied into doing work that is not mandatory to do. I do not appreciate my child’s grades being threatened or my child being threatened with detention because she doesn’t want to do “busy” work that does not pertain to her.

  • LETTER: A warning for tourney time

    Dear editor,
    March is that time of year when basketball fans come alive. Tournaments around the country draw hundreds of thousands of fans who spare no expense to support their favorite teams. The madness that concerns me is of another kind. This exciting basketball season often brings with it a spike in commercial sex trafficking, specifically, human trafficking.

  • Voice behind the cry for help

    The recently released video showing the rescue of 18-month-old baby, Lily Groesbeck, is dramatic. The rescue team works frantically to flip the car, submerged in the frigid waters of the Spanish Fork River outside Salt Lake City, Utah, so they might rescue any survivors.

    They had heard a voice---a woman’s voice softly but desperately crying for help.

  • House painter

    My church believes, and probably many others, in a lot of counseling before a couple gets married.

    It’s a good idea.

    It’s not really counseling. It’s more like getting to intimately know the person you want to live with forever. You get into all sorts of areas that never come up in normal dating. You know, things like money, where’re you going to live, how about kids, and so on.

    It’s a great idea.