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Today's Opinions

  • Kentucky's carbon footprint: Where does it lead us?

    A climate change has been developing over the last few years that could dramatically affect the life of every Kentuckian. The “climate” is not atmospheric, but political and social — growing sentiment toward reducing the role of coal in electric generation. Whatever its ultimate course, this climate change carries enormous implications for Kentucky, including price increases that could outpace any seen in our history.    

  • Readers Write

    Dear Editor,

    Thursday afternoon when I came out of the Wal-Mart in Bardstown, my car would not start.  A wonderful lady by the name of Lanette, who was parked front-to-front with me, offered her cell phone so that I could call home and AAA.

    While I waited for AAA to arrive, Lanette went into the store and did her shopping.  When she returned she had a Pepsi for me.  Two other women and one man also stopped by and offered to help.

  • 'Deadeye Begley'

    It’s an embarrassment to say that I’ve never been a good shot with a rifle and I come from Washington County.  

    I don’t know about Abraham Lincoln, but his Uncle Mordecai was lethal with a musket.  He once shot an Indian off Abraham’s father, Thomas, when he was a kid.  Needless to say, Mordecai was always Abraham’s favorite uncle.  

    In addition, this is the land where I routinely see kids in the paper with rifles taller than they are, standing next to a deer they just shot.

  • Vacation's coming!

    It won’t be long before it’s vacation time.  

    I don’t know about you, but I always feel like I need a vacation after a family vacation any more. Young people with all their energy will flat wear you out.  Still, young kids and funny incidents seem to go together, and can make things “interesting.”  It may not always seem funny at the time for the parents, but later, after you’ve settled down, it can bring a smile.

     Here’s an example.  

  • Technology will help us spread local news

    It’s 2009, and the world just keeps on changing.

    The way we do things these days is not the same as it was 20 years ago, or even 10 or five years ago, for that matter.

    Our TVs are now digital, our phones are now almost all cellular, and our news comes at us from every direction, 24 hours a day.

  • The driving lesson

    My second oldest came to me one evening and said with all the courage she could muster, “Daddy, I’m ready to learn how to drive.”

    I looked up from my Lazy Boy recliner and said, “Really.”

    I was actually standing up next to the recliner when she spoke.  My reply came after I was revived.

    I enjoy teaching teenagers how to drive.  

  • Calipari salary is ludicrous

    President Obama, trying to jump start the economy, is using a series of stimulus packages in an effort to save banks and the major auto companies.

    President Lee Todd, trying to jump start the Big Blue Nation, is using John Calipari as his stimulus package to save what? Basketball bragging rights?

    This hiring move doesn’t have even the patina of hope and encouragement that Kentuckians need to get through the next few years.

    In this day of economic turmoil, paying a basketball coach nearly $32 million over a period of eight years is ludicrous.

  • Be not afraid

    “Be not afraid.”

    GOD

    It’s pretty scary out there, isn’t it?

    You know what I mean.   

    It doesn’t matter where you work.  It’s like everything has dropped off a cliff.  Most families are nervously waiting to see what happens next, if it hasn't already.