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Today's Opinions

  • 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 others’ 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 there, 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.

  • Lost in the big city: Lessons for travelers

    “I’ve never been lost but I was confused once for three days.”

    Daniel Boone on traveling through Kentucky

    The following lessons are for travelers to the big city.

    Sit down there, Junior Woodchuck, while the wise woodsman passes on some knowledge.

    Lesson 1:

    The Internet lies

  • Reader is ready for political change

    Dear Editor,

    I believe it is time for all Amercians no matter what your political orientation to move this country forward on a direct path given the current dissatisfaction with Congress (22-28% disapproval) and the current laws they have passed.

    Our vote, and our voices need to be heard throughout the land, that the change in leadership and the changes since the 2008 election have not been appreciated nor desired by the citizens of this great country. We as Americans have the right to ask Congress and the US Government to change.

  • The worker's lament

    Was it a message from Above? Did the New York City transit system leave it? Or was it an intriguing ad, maybe even an experimental one, coming from Madison Avenue?

  • When you say goodbye

    “Jesus Wept.”

    John 11:35

    I wrote a small piece in the paper a few weeks ago to my Aunt Clarine on the loss of her husband of 58 years. I didn’t expect that only three weeks later, a double tragedy would come to her doorstep.

  • Community theatre is all about community

    The last show in the Central Kentucky Community Theatre’s 2009-10 season is almost upon us; “Annie” opens on Aug. 20. Our 2010-2011 season is scheduled, though we’ve had a few exciting last-minute changes. (For instance, we’re doing “Hairspray” in April! Yay!)

  • Reader speaks out on High Street issues

    To the Editor,

    I’m writing in regards to the article in the paper where High Street residents attended the city council meeting voicing their opinions about High Street.

    I do not live on High Street, so I can’t say what’s going on, except what I see when I go through, and it looks almost like it was years ago when I hung out on High Street. This was just a place to get together with your friends. I imagine some of the residents complaining used to do the same thing. It’s just that they’re too old to do it now.

  • Local bio-refinery project now on hold

    A much-heralded Central Kentucky agri-industry that would have hired about 100 employees and paid area farmers to grow possible new crops is now on hold.

    Back in April of 2008, Alltech, Inc., a global company devoted to animal health and nutrition, announced it would convert the vacant Springfield Tobacco Redrying Company building into a biorefinery, turning farm crops into petroleum.

    Based in nearby Nicholasville, Alltech had just learned it qualified for a $30 million matching grant from the U.S. Department of Energy and $8 million in Kentucky state tax incentives.