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Today's Opinions

  • Donating my body to science, sort of

    A family history of heart disease? Who, me? Of course not.

    My grandfather has had some heart trouble, but he’s in his 80s now. Oh, and my dad and my uncle had some trouble, but they were both heavy smokers prior to their heart problems.

    OK, so I guess this is a “family history” of heart disease, but like most of people, I didn’t want to admit it.

  • S. Willey, Personal Advisor

    Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.

    Mark Twain

     

    Good grief, look how things seem to be falling apart for the old US of A right now.  It’s enough to get you down some.  What do you do in a time like this so you don’t lose hope?  Well, I don’t know about you, but I always like to call up my trusted personal advisor, Mr. S. Willey.  “Slick” to his friends.

  • Counting calories in the drive-thru

    Continuing down the road of bills being proposed in this session of the Kentucky legislature, we find ourselves staring, or rather, glaring, at a bill from Sen. Denise Harper Angel, (D-Louisville). Harper Angel’s bill would require fast food restaurants to post calorie counts on drive-thru menu boards.

    It also applies to burgers and fries, as well as menu items at any restaurant chain with 10 or more locations in the state.

    It has been estimated that drive-thru windows account for 60 to 80 percent of a fast food restaurant’s sales.

  • Readers Write

    Reader appreciates store's extra attention

    Dear Editor,

  • Closet collapse

    It was late one night two weeks ago.

    The rest of the family was asleep while I was on the computer working on a story.  The only sound you could hear was my fingers clicking across the keyboard.

    Suddenly, I heard a deep rumbling sound that seemed to bellow up from the earth.  I paused and looked around in concerned wonder.

    Then I felt the shock wave hit.  The floor began to shake and quiver.   It was then that I heard the high pitched girlish screams that pierced my ears.

    Two of my daughters came rushing out of their rooms to me.

  • Readers Write

    Reader is proud of community during ice storm

    Dear Editor,

    Community means “common unity.”

    The meaning was shown greatly during the recent ice storm and power outage. Volunteers at the Washington County Chapter of the American Red Cross shelter provided at Washington County High School created a calm, warm and safe atmosphere for citizens coming in from cold and dark homes. Space will not allow me to list the many names and faces in my mind and heart of these wonderful people.

  • 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