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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Man wants county-wide cleanup to continue

    Dear Editor,

    The annual spring roadside junk pickup in Washington County is a great benefit to area residents. Once a year we get a great opportunity to clean out barns, fields, garages and homes.  The county gets access to recyclable metals that can be sold to help recover collection costs.

  • Be careful, not paranoid

    I’m sometimes amazed at the actions of others.

    Even with all I’ve seen through my job, some things still catch me off guard and leave me scratching my head in bewilderment.

    I had one of those head-scratching moments this week after watching Cox’s Creek resident Mark Mudd on “American Idol.” The reality show held auditions in Louisville last fall and Mudd decided he would try to earn a spot on the show by singing George Jones’ “White Lightning.”

  • January is National Blood Donor Month

    A real challenge and a lifesaving opportunity in our midst.

    Approximately every two seconds someone in America needs blood. Blood is needed every day for patients with blood disorders, those being treated for burns or undergoing chemotherapy, and premature babies, just to name a few. The need is constant.  

  • 45 minutes from death

    Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send?  Who will go for us?  “Here I am,” I said:  “Send me!”

    Isaiah Chapter 6: Verse 8

    Have no doubt.

    God is listening to you.

    He does answer prayer.  

    Most of the time he answers these prayers through people living around us.  They are the few that answer the call of the Lord when he asks, “Whom shall I send?”

  • A new waste of our nation's work day

    For several years now, I’ve heard stats released at the start of a new year about how much time the American workforce wasted in the past year, and how that time was spent.

    Without fail, fantasy sports are credited, or blamed, depending on how you look at it, as being the largest waste of time in the average American’s work day. Anywhere from 30 minutes in some cases, to as many as two hours are spent on fantasy sports by some workers, and the employers are footing the bill while their productivity suffers.

  • Kids and discipline

    Children nowadays are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food and tyrannize their teachers.

    Socrates, died 399 BC

    I’m philosophically opposed to engaging in debate with the younger generation when it comes to standards of morals and behavior.

    Does that make sense?

    No?