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Today's Opinions

  • Rememering Dad

    Dear Editor,

    As a child growing up, on more than one occasion, my mother warned me how my words and actions could hurt my reputation. Well, I must admit, I did question her advice and wondered if it really made any difference. Once you get through the “I know everything” stage, you quickly realize that when you hear someone’s name, you have an instant opinion of that person.

  • My brother John

    I come from a big family that had nine kids.

    Johnny is the third oldest at 63 and I’m fifth at 59.

    Where have the years gone?

    We look quite a bit alike, and over the years people have frequently mistaken us for each other. That didn’t help my ego, as he was four years older than me, but that’s another story. We also have a few habits and other things that are similar.

    We both married, and John’s three kids came out as a girl, a girl, then a boy. The first three of my five kids came out the same.

  • Tragic loss in track family

    You’ve heard it said about things before, but in this case, it’s really true; track and field is like one big family.

    My son is a thrower (shot put, hammer) at Georgetown College, which is in the Mid-South Conference, with Campbellsville University and Lindsey Wilson College. He’s in his second year, and my wife and I attend every meet, whether it’s nearby or far away. It’s just what we do. 

  • Share the road with motorcycle riders

    Dear Editor, 

    Since spring has arrived, and wonderful motorcycle weather is here, I’d like to put out some reminders to help make motorcycling safe.

    Please do not go out and buy your teenager a crotch rocket (sport/racing bike) or any other kind of bike until he/she takes the Kentucky Motorcycle Rider Education Program. Without proper training, these bikes can be death machines.

  • Reflecting on the Easter story

    The crucifixion of Jesus Christ will mean something different to every person that hears and thinks about the story. Here are my own thoughts. 

    The traits people had then hold true to this day. We constantly look for people that will tell us the “Good News,” but become angry when they tell us the bad. We tend to reject them at that point and search for someone else that has a message more to our liking.

  • Reflecting on girls basketball

    Dear Editor, 

  • The handyman

    The families of my father and mother are filled with skilled craftsmen. They can do just about anything with their hands.

    So here’s my question. How come I didn’t inherit these skills? Maybe I was adopted.

    Let’s compare their abilities to mine.

  • The traveling salesman

    “Cindy! Is that the guy?”

    It was about 6 p.m. We’d just finished up supper when this guy rode up into our drive in a pickup truck. I’d been waiting patiently for weeks for his return. 

    “That’s him.”

    “Oh boy, oh boy!” I was giddy with excitement.

    “I wish you wouldn’t get giddy all over the place. Somebody has to clean that mess up. By the way, you do know you’re going to the ‘bad place,’ don’t you?”