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Today's Opinions

  • ‘This dream was not for sale’

    Even if you’re not a horse racing fan, you’ve got to love the story of how this year’s Kentucky Derby winner, California Chrome, fulfilled the dream of his owners, Steve Coburn and Perry Martin. It’s a story that inspires us to dream big and take the necessary steps to give dreams a chance of being realized.

  • A letter to Natalie

    Dear Natalie,
    I just wanted to introduce myself to you and set the ground rules for our new relationship. You may only be a month old, but I figure it’s never too early to get things off on the right foot.

    First off, I am your Grandpaw. I have staked out that name. It’s mine.

    You can call your other grandfather whatever you like except Grandpaw. I have a few suggestions, such as Gramps, Grandad, Granddaddy, grand pappy, Granpop or Bobo.

    But remember, I am your one and only Grandpaw.

  • 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.