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Today's Opinions

  • Calvin Borel endears people to racing

    Ten years from now, my idea of a super saver might be one of those little loyalty thingamajigs you put on your key chain.

    Or, maybe it will be a car that will make the Smart Car look really dumb.

    But as far as a horse? Let’s just say that unless Super Saver takes the Preakness and Belmont, chances are that he’ll be like Cannonade, Sunny’s Halo and Summer Squall to many of us. We’ll remember the name when prompted, maybe even rattle off a few facts about how the horse won the Kentucky Derby.

  • Calvin Borel endears people to racing

    Ten years from now, my idea of a super saver might be one of those little loyalty thingamajigs you put on your key chain.

    Or, maybe it will be a car that will make the Smart Car look really dumb.

    But as far as a horse? Let’s just say that unless Super Saver takes the Preakness and Belmont, chances are that he’ll be like Cannonade, Sunny’s Halo and Summer Squall to many of us. We’ll remember the name when prompted, maybe even rattle off a few facts about how the horse won the Kentucky Derby.

  • Store loyalty cards are no bargain

    Saving money is fine by me, like I’m sure it is by most of you. But one thing I feel is not needed these days is those ridiculous little discount cards you have to carry around to buy things at most stores.

    Almost every store has them, and if you don’t use them, you’re going to pay the price. To save money at some grocery stores, you need to be a “member,” and present your saver card. If not, then the sale price advertised on TV or in the newspaper isn’t for you. Thankfully our local grocers don’t use this practice.

  • Local theatre to perform "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"

    The Central Kentucky Community Theatre Youth Actors will present “Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at the Opera House on the Fridays of April 30 and May 7 at 7 p.m. and on the Sundays of May 2 and May 9 at 2 p.m.

  • Readers Write: Citizens should clean up their own junk

    Dear Editor,

    I have my own opinion on “county-wide cleanup.”  I do not think this is necessary that we have a county-wide cleanup.  Is it beneficial to all of us? Well, of course, but the county didn’t help us accumulate the junk we are wanting to get rid of.  We need to dispose of our own junk in the proper way.  

  • Anonymous Internet posters should show their faces

    I’ve got a real problem with anonymity. There are occasions when someone should remain anonymous, but Internet message boards isn’t one of them.

    I know, I know. The News-Journal allows anonymous comments on its Web site. For the record, I don’t like that either.

    Something about going online under the cover of darkness brings out the worst in people. Or perhaps anonymity allows people to reveal their true nature.

  • Higdon not happy with lack of state budget

    The General Assembly adjourned the 2010 session without finalizing a budget.  It is a matter that has caused much frustration and even anger.  People should be mad.  The fact of the matter is that the Senate would not agree to a fiscally unsound budget proposed by the House that raised over $280 million in taxes and bonded over $1 billion in projects that we cannot afford.

  • A magical Masters moment

    Some moments - unrehearsed, unexpected, perhaps even unintended, become magical -  capturing a feeling, releasing an emotion, finding a destiny, taking on a significance beyond the moment itself.

    Another Masters Golf Tournament has come and gone, now embedded two weeks in history. But Phil Mickelson’s victory will endure as much as for what he did for his wife as for his brilliant performance on the golf course. It was after he won the championship that he seized the moment, and made it magical.