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Today's Opinions

  • The great race

    I was in the Sorghum Festival 5-K Race last week.

    Now, I don’t like to brag, but in my day I was a pretty fair runner. Of course, “fair” means something less than “good.” I just don’t want to say how much less than “good.“

    I got up that morning and said to Cindy, “Yep, I think I’m going down to the Sorghum Festival and show them what running is all about.”
    Cindy said, “What do you mean? You doing a PowerPoint presentation at the Opera House on running or something?”

  • Billy Ray and Julie

    Hey, I thought this was interesting.

    Billy Ray and Julie Chitwood are authors of a combined 14 books and have decided to make Washington County their new home.

    Pretty neat, huh?

    Billy Ray has spent a good part of his life in sales and marketing management positions with some of the top educational publishers in the country, from what I understand. They have spent a good deal of their lives out west and in northern Mexico on the Sea of Cortez.

  • Who are our heroes?

    By Jill Seyfred

  • Domestic violence attention not leading to donations

    Dear editor,
    With domestic violence awareness month approaching in October, it seems the ugliness of this abuse has reached an alarming rate on women and children of professional sports.

    As fans spend their income on entrance to these games and premium sports channels on television, it makes one pause. How much of their income is donated to the shelters that protect the victims of these rages, athlete or otherwise?

  • Readers write: Let it be Christmas

    Dear editor,
    As a retired teacher, I can understand the frustration and disappointment that the faculty, administration and students are experiencing due to the delay moving into their new school.
    However, I am disappointed when reading the reports, that the words “winter break” are used instead of “Christmas break.”

  • Bringing it all full circle

    I’ve spent part of the last two weekends at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course taking part in what has quickly become one of my favorite pastimes.

    As the saying goes, the struggle is indeed real, but my golf game is slowly coming around (insert pause to celebrate the monumental acocomplishment of my score finally cracking 100 last week).

  • 59 minutes of judgment

    The Lebanon Baptist Church put on a very elaborate and thought-provoking interactive performance, where small groups are led through the last day of four people’s lives in a series of short scenes. You go from this side of life to what lies beyond when these folks meet God and, possibly, the devil.

    I went through one of the final performances of the year last weekend. The last time they held this event, some 2,400 folks went on this excursion into the next world.

  • Election memories

    Election time brings memories from my childhood, and some make me smile. Others make me reflect on how things are done today, and they make me think the political process has gone to the dogs.

    As a young boy, I remember well spending time with my grandfather.

    He had a good friend who was running for sheriff back in Estill County, where I grew up. I’m not sure how things have changed over the past 35-plus years, but I recall well handing out cards and telling people to vote for Allen Crowe for sheriff.