Today's Opinions

  • Is it time to wash your windows?

     It was a gorgeous sun-filled day. I drove through the country to see her.  

    She was in her 90s.  She was a hospice patient and had been at home confined to one room for close to a year.  She complained to me how gray a day it was.

    I noticed then that her one window must not have been cleaned in almost a year.  When I said this, she chuckled, as only someone her age could, and uttered with her German accent, “Got a dirty eye, see a dirty world.”

  • Letters to the Editor - Nov. 19, 2015

     Thumbs up to local restaurant

    I would like to thank Applebee’s of La Grange for their outstanding service to me and my fellow veterans on Veteran’s Day.  

    Patriotic decor, a table set up for the missing soldier and, I might add, a Bible. Greeters and servers shaking my hand and thanking me for my service.  

  • Why does God remain invisible and silent?

     I was on a prayer retreat in the woods camping in an open-air cabin with screens all around. I was all by myself, and enjoying the solitude. As darkness fell I relaxed in bed as the air turned a little cool with a slight breeze. It was a perfect night to sleep soundly.  

  • Go see the show

    By Tom McShane

     Are you tired? Had a long day? Don’t you just want to flop on the couch with a beverage and turn on the tube? Maybe have a little fun playing in the yard with the kids/pets beforehand. Do you want to do something different once in a while? Something to break the ‘pattern’, or even to begin a new ‘family trend’? Why don’t you check out what’s going on in your neck of the woods? 

  • World Diabetes Day

     By Bob Babbage and Stewart Perry

    Game on.

    That’s right diabetes.  This is Kentucky talking and we want you to know that the fight is on.  

    We are under no illusions.  We recognize that you are a formidable and persistent opponent.  But be assured that there is no quit in us and we are prepared to take the fight to you for as long as takes.  

  • Honoring Kentucky veterans

     One hundred years ago, “the war to end all wars” ravaged Europe. What we now call World War I ended in part thanks to the more than four million Americans who mobilized to join the Allied Powers’ fight overseas. Over 100,000 of them did not return home. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, and the commemoration of that day has become the holiday we now observe as Veterans Day.

  • Being Me

       In the autumn of 1978, my family moved from Indiana to Tennessee.  It was with much angst and trepidation that I walked into a third grade classroom as “the new kid.”  My chest still tightens when I recall 27 peers eyeing me curiously as I made my way from the door to the teacher’s desk.  

  • Letter to the Editor - Nov. 12

     Proud of Oldham County voters


    I want to once again thank the residents of Oldham for voting to support the Republican candidates in last week’s election.  53 percent of Matt Bevin’s votes came from straight Republican ticket selection and he had a resounding 60 percent overall vote. Democratic candidates like Alison Lundergan Grimes only received a 41 percent vote from the electorate and Conway was held to 36.7 percent in Oldham.