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Today's Opinions

  • Washington County's 11-12-year-old all-stars

    By Ken Begley

    Guest Columnist

    18 Years.

    I believe that’s how long it’s been since Washington County fielded a team of 11- and 12-year-old boys in the Kentucky Little League tourney. But an incredible group of youth has broken that drought this year. They will play their first game in these state playoffs this coming Saturday in Louisville.

  • Sometimes the media crosses the line

    By Jennifer Corbett

    Summer Intern

    On June 25, horror swept through the town of Henderson, Ky., after a shooting took place at Atlantis Plastics leaving five dead, including the gunman, Wesley N. Higdon.

    Now, almost three weeks later, WHAS 11 has reported that the video has surfaced due to a Freedom of Information Act filed by the Associated Press.

    The video WHAS 11 showed was edited, and the main things I saw on T.V. were Higdon walking around Atlantis Plastics with a gun in his hand and an employee calling 911.

  • Others' perspectives can change my own

    By Jeff D'Alesio

    Guest Columnist

    The conversation lasted no more than two minutes between three friends.

    One in the group had learned earlier that high school friends had had a death in their family: Their 12-year-old son.

    A healthy, sports loving child never woke up.

    A snap of a finger and life turns tragic.

    It would be insulting to those parents who have lost a child, particularly at such a young age, to try and express that I know how they feel. I don’t and pray that I never do.

  • Having children is a big responsibility

    By Jennifer Corbett

    Summer Intern

    I was in Target over the weekend and one magazine cover caught my eye. It was an article in OK! Magazine with Jamie Lynn Spears, Casey Aldridge and their newborn baby girl. They were all smiles, but I couldn’t help notice something more.

  • The hole

    By Ken Begley

    Guest Columnist

    “Kids. You can’t beat’em. At least not where it shows.”

    Unnamed Sister-In-Law

    When I was 30 I thought God planned on me spending my life as a lonely old bachelor. Yep, nothing was on the horizon and I was resolved that my lot was to live all by my onesy.

    That God, what a kidder.

    A year later marriage came.

  • Song brings thoughts of what really matters

    By Jennifer Corbett

    Summer Intern

    Every now and then I hear a song that really makes me think about life. As I drove to my apartment the other day “Just a Dream” by Carrie Underwood was one of those songs for me. Up to that point I had been in my own little world, not really paying attention to the music, but for some reason this song just snapped me back into reality.