Today's Opinions

  • Thomas

    By Ken Begley

    Guest Columnist

    You never know what kind of person you are until something incredibly bad happens. It’s how you react to what happens that reveals how deep your strength is. Sometimes, what you bring to light in these terrible times will inspire people you don’t even know.

    I heard this story and believe it to be true. It’s regarding the recent accident involving Thomas Riney.

  • Former employer praises new superintendent

    Editor’s Note:

    The following letter was submitted to Patsy Lester, chair of the Washington County School Board, in support of Mr. Robert Stafford, the new superintendent of Washington County Schools. The letter is being printed here to show the quality of the candidate our local school system has received in the hiring of Stafford. The letter was written by Mark W. Cleveland, superintendent of Owen County Schools and Stafford’s former employer.

    Dear Ms. Lester,

  • Random thoughts

    While sitting at my desk recently, a few things crossed my mind. Some are important, some maybe not so much. Still, they were on my mind, and I think I’ll share.

    • A terrible thing happened to Justin Hatchett on June 18, when the recent Washington County High School graduate was injured in a tractor accident on his family’s farm. Hatchett remains hospitalized at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. He has been through numerous surgeries and taken more than 60 units of blood during his stay.

  • Random thoughts

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    While sitting at my desk recently, a few things crossed my mind. Some are important, some maybe not so much. Still, they were on my mind, and I think I’ll share.

  • Father time

    By Stevie L. Daugherty

    Guest Columnist

  • 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.