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Today's Opinions

  • Ice storm doesn't break spirits of Kentuckians

    The late-January winter storm that slammed into Kentucky tested not only our infrastructure but our spirit.   

     Belying its glistening beauty, the relentless accumulation of snow and ice caused such devastation that its impact has been compared to that of an earthquake.

    Nearly 800,000 families and businesses – representing almost 36 percent of the state’s energy consumers -- lost power.

  • Local shopping builds community resilience

    Amidst the array of storms challenging us ecologically, economically, socially, and spiritually in this winter of hardship, last week’s ice storm and its accompanying power outages offered many lessons in local resilience.  “Resilience” is the term used by British author Rob Hopkins to describe a community’s capacity to absorb disturbances and reorganize itself in the face of change in a way that retains its own structure and identity.  Resilient communities “engage with the wider world, but from an ethic of networking and information-sharing rather t

  • Customer not happy with local merchant

    To the Editor,

  • Nunsense rides again!

    Do you hear that?   

    It’s getting louder!

    It’s the steady tick-tock of the clock winding down.

    St. Valentine’s Day is almost here, and time is running out for great ideas.  You guys are going to be either the hero or the goat come the 14th.

    I was doing drills this past weekend in Louisville with my Army Reserve unit.  Yet my mind was preoccupied by this subject.  I had no idea what to get Cindy.  So I did what all men do in cases like this.  I asked another guy for advice.

  • Readers write

    To the citizens of the 11th Judicial Circuit:

    It is with great regret that I have resigned my position as Circuit Judge of the 11th Judicial Circuit in order to enter the Senior Status Judge Program. It has been a pleasure to serve the citizens of Washington, Marion, Taylor and Green Counties as your judge for the past 25 years, 14 as your District Judge and the last 11 years as your Circuit Judge. It has been a very humbling experience for me and I hope that I served you with distinction during that time.

  • Where were you when the power blew?

    Snowmen fall from heaven... unassembled.        

    - Author Unknown

     

    I know, I know. We had an ice storm, not a snowstorm.  But how many good ice storm quotes can you come up with?  That’s what I thought.

    The ice storm didn’t bother me so much.  

    Shoot, being trapped in the house, electricity out, water gone, phones dead, and food running low ain’t nothing.  That’s because my family has been preparing for this for a long time.

    How, you ask?

  • Blessings in disguise

    Over the past week, the residents of Washington County have been through some tough times, but in looking back, we also have a lot to be thankful for in our lives. Now, for those who are still without power, you may find this a little harder to understand, but we are definitely fortunate.

  • Matthew's Story

    Not every young man or woman is meant to go to college.  Some will struggle, for lack of interest, in even completing high school.  In fact, staying out of trouble may even be a major undertaking.  What do you do in a case like that?  

     Today’s story involves a young man named Matthew who took a different and unexpected path toward his life.  He left everything he knew and set out for the adventure of a lifetime at the age of 16.