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Today's Opinions

  • OCS reading program helps prevent ‘summer slide’

    Reading is a skill that is crucial to student success, both in the classroom and beyond. In fact, it is a skill so important that reading is one of our board of education’s six goals. We know that identifying and intervening with struggling readers as soon as possible can help get them on track before the gap becomes too broad.

  • Voters should tune into the political process

    In just about a month, voters in Kentucky will take center stage in America.

    The entire country is watching the McConnell-Grimes senatorial race and I hope we don’t embarrass ourselves.

    Sadly, voter turnout is notoriously low in parts of Kentucky, Oldham County being no exception. If one-third of all registered voters actually make it to the polls, it is considered a strong turnout. I think we can do better than that.

  • Children, husbands and boyfriends

    Several years ago, on a trip from Berlin to Indianapolis, I learned the hard way, that I should never fly without chewy granola bars. Just like the commercial suggests, whenever one of the kids starts saying too much, I pull one out and feed it to them.

    When my daughter was three years old, she took a liking to the Italian woman sitting across from us, and fortunately, the woman took a liking to her. Initially, there was a bit of an accent barrier, but by the end of the nine-hour flight, they understood each other perfectly.

  • Letters to the Editor Oct. 2

    LG&E says thanks

    On behalf of everyone at LG&E and our contract partners, we would like to thank the entire community for your incredible patience and understanding while we made repairs and restored customers’ natural gas service after a section of our pipeline separated on Sept. 17 along US 42.

  • Old-fashioned obituary for modern mom

    Several years ago, I was given my great-grandmother’s scrapbooks. They are filled with newspaper clippings, including many obituaries from the 1920s and 30s and I am thoroughly enjoying them.

  • The twist of being human

    “Love your crooked neighbor with your crooked heart” (W. H. Auden). Our hearts are not necessarily crooked in the criminal sense; but they are battered and bruised and wrenched – or likely to become so without much warning. They need compassion, even from themselves, for themselves.

  • Letter to the Editor Sept. 25

    Kiwanis upset with Fair Board

    Editor’s note: Calls to get comment from Fair Board leadership went unreturned for two weeks.

  • Earley: Do you hate sin?

    I think one of the best definitions of sin is anything we do that separates us from God. When we talk about sin we find that humans make very little of sin and God makes so much of it. People joke about it, even brag about their sins. Much of our entertainment glorifies sinful life choices.

    God hates sin (Proverbs 6:16ff.). God says that the “wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). God says that sin is a very serious matter.

    A fellow named Willie was deep in debt and was thinking of committing suicide.