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Today's Opinions

  • Heart health is important all year long

    A killer once stalked me almost snuffing out my young life.

    The deadly force didn’t lurk around corners, sneaking quick peeks or huddle outside the shrubs in front of my house - watching, waiting.

    This frightening phantom was hiding inside my chest, little by little, growing over many years.

    It was coronary heart disease.

    The dreaded slayer takes more lives than any other disease in the U.S. and it had my number.

  • House painters

    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 are you going to live, how about kids, and so on.

    It’s a great idea.  

  • Donating my body to science, sort of

    A family history of heart disease? Who, me? Of course not.

    My grandfather has had some heart trouble, but he’s in his 80s now. Oh, and my dad and my uncle had some trouble, but they were both heavy smokers prior to their heart problems.

    OK, so I guess this is a “family history” of heart disease, but like most of people, I didn’t want to admit it.

  • S. Willey, Personal Advisor

    Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.

    Mark Twain

     

    Good grief, look how things seem to be falling apart for the old US of A right now.  It’s enough to get you down some.  What do you do in a time like this so you don’t lose hope?  Well, I don’t know about you, but I always like to call up my trusted personal advisor, Mr. S. Willey.  “Slick” to his friends.

  • Counting calories in the drive-thru

    Continuing down the road of bills being proposed in this session of the Kentucky legislature, we find ourselves staring, or rather, glaring, at a bill from Sen. Denise Harper Angel, (D-Louisville). Harper Angel’s bill would require fast food restaurants to post calorie counts on drive-thru menu boards.

    It also applies to burgers and fries, as well as menu items at any restaurant chain with 10 or more locations in the state.

    It has been estimated that drive-thru windows account for 60 to 80 percent of a fast food restaurant’s sales.

  • Readers Write

    Reader appreciates store's extra attention

    Dear Editor,

  • Closet collapse

    It was late one night two weeks ago.

    The rest of the family was asleep while I was on the computer working on a story.  The only sound you could hear was my fingers clicking across the keyboard.

    Suddenly, I heard a deep rumbling sound that seemed to bellow up from the earth.  I paused and looked around in concerned wonder.

    Then I felt the shock wave hit.  The floor began to shake and quiver.   It was then that I heard the high pitched girlish screams that pierced my ears.

    Two of my daughters came rushing out of their rooms to me.

  • Readers Write

    Reader is proud of community during ice storm

    Dear Editor,

    Community means “common unity.”

    The meaning was shown greatly during the recent ice storm and power outage. Volunteers at the Washington County Chapter of the American Red Cross shelter provided at Washington County High School created a calm, warm and safe atmosphere for citizens coming in from cold and dark homes. Space will not allow me to list the many names and faces in my mind and heart of these wonderful people.