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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Support for Mark Wilkerson

    Dear editor,
    I am writing this letter to the citizens of Washington County who reside in magistrate District 3. My husband, Mark Wilkerson, is running for this position because he believes he can do a good job for the people of this county.

    He has always been a hard worker. He was a home builder for more than 35 years until some back issues forced him to stop. He believes in not “burning daylight.”

  • The victory of staying with it

    The year was 1965. We — my mother, dad, and older brother, Mark — had just finished supper.

    That’s when Eric called to speak to Mark.

  • Capitalism vs. Government

    Capitalism without bankruptcy is like Christianity without hell.
    - Unknown Author

    I hold three college degrees, including a Master of Business Administration. My specialty is accounting, with 25 years of experience in the area. I’ve worked for the government, a non-profit, and for the past 20 years at a manufacturing company.

  • All alone

    You know, it’s a really crazy, fast-paced world we live in. It’s so fast paced that we frequently get on each other’s nerves, and the resulting stress makes you just want to run away.

    You ever feel that way?

    You ever wish you could be on some deserted island or off in some faraway mountains? Go where no one was and you had nothing you had to do? If so, then you might enjoy a couple of stories I have, and the answer might be surprising.

  • How long until Easter?

    He was sitting on the front pew, crumpled over in a heap, like one of those college basketball players writhing on the court because his team has just lost a game in the Final Four.

    Only this young man had not just lost a game. He had lost his mother. She had been killed in a car accident that morning as she drove to church — the church I pastor.

    I knew her well; a good, godly woman.

  • LETTER: Legislators dropped the ball

    Dear editor,
    Most Kentuckians overwhelmingly regard themselves as Christian and pro-life. So why did our legislators in committee again this session vote down Senate Bill 3 requiring face-to-face consultation 24 hours in advance of, and House Bill 575 and Senate Bill 8, which would have mandated an ultrasound before an abortion. These three bills would give women better understanding of the procedure and promote “informed consent” before they decide whether to terminate a pregnancy.

  • Behind enemy lines

    As was the case for any UK fan, my weekend was filled with a roller-coaster of emotions, from desperation to worry to unmatched joy. The NCAA tournament games on Friday and Sunday were nothing more than two-hour heart attacks, and I can’t take much more of it.

    In what was clearly an effort to wrack my own nerves to an irreparable level, I even decided to head to Louisville to watch the games with friends.

    But there’s more.

  • Sing a song of happiness

    “The sun is finally out, the weather is warming up, I’m definitely heading home and putting on my Beach Boy records,” a friend once told me one bright, sun-shiny spring day, back when people still played records.

    I now know why she was thinking about those good vibrations: We tend to invoke music that parallels the circumstances of our lives.