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Today's Opinions

  • What all Americans must know about world history

    Over the past couple of years, too many Americans, including officials in high places, have criticized the United States for actions resulting in terrorism.  Blame has been placed at our own feet for heinous attacks visited upon our citizens and soil.  Interpretation of American “transgression” has even been stated as coming from an enemy that lacks acceptance of, and is against our founding principles: liberty and freedom.  An honest review of history argues against that theme.

  • The cruise

    What was I thinking?

    It’s been my experience in life that you can’t make a silk purse out of a pig’s ear.  No, if you start with a pig’s ear, you’re pretty much going to end up with a pig’s ear. That’s just the way it is.

  • Donate peanut butter to Haiti

    The earthquake that has devastated the capital city of Haiti is an unbelievably cruel disaster for a country that is already one of the poorest and neglected countries in the world. The thousands of lives that have been lost and the devastation that has been left behind are almost too mind-boggling to comprehend.

    But it’s real.

    It may be thousands of miles away from us, but there is a simple way we can help the starving people of Haiti who, we might add, have been starving long before this disaster occurred.

  • Readers Write: Opposing team player's mom praises local coach

    Dear Editor,

    On Jan. 12,  I attended a girls’ high school basketball game that Washington County played against Nelson County. This game was a very close game until the end.

  • Political correctness gone astray

    During the last nine or 10 years, we as Americans have become victims of political correctness by our government. We have continued to argue about the process of how to handle those that have been captured and where they are to be housed. We have been told that these attacks are nothing more than man caused disasters, and we cannot even use the word terrorist as it may create problems with the culture of hate and those responsible. Apparently we have not learned anything from history. It is important to look at history because it may give us some clues to the future.

  • More important business to handle

    At a time when our state and country face a lot of important issues, it seems some of our government officials are finding more ways to concern themselves with things besides our government.

    In looking through area newspapers recently, I discovered just how unimportant some of the business is that is being addressed by our legislators.

    Did you know some lawmakers made a motion recently in Kentucky’s General Assembly to enshrine former UK basketball coach Joe B. Hall in the Basketball Hall of Fame?

  • Low-hanging pants need to come up

    My high school days saw a lot of bad choices. Most concerned my clothing or my hair.

  • Weddings and marriage

    “When you’re married you should never go to bed mad -- stay up and fight.”

    - Phyllis Diller

    June is traditionally the month for marriages.  This ain’t June, but I’m so tired of freezing my . . .  hands off in the cold weather that all I do is think about June.  Global warming, my Aunt Franny!  What a gullible bunch of people we are.  I’m cold!  

    Anyway, I love big weddings.