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Today's Opinions

  • Make your vote count

    In response to comments made regarding the La Grange City tax, I would like to put my 1% in! I do not live in the La Grange City limits but unfortunately work within the city limits. However I do live in Oldham County.

    When we vote for elected officials such as President, Senators,etc., we vote for who we think will do the best for us as citizens of the United States. I have that right and I am very thankful for that.

  • Regulations cripple business

    La Grange city council recently passed new consumer fireworks regulations and fees.  The reason cited was that state law now allows more and larger devices to be used.  This reason is disingenuous at best and dishonest at worst.  

  • Smells good enough to eat

    While my best friend was designing her “signature scent” in a fancy parfumerie in Covent Garden, I was next door at the cookie shop, deciding between Double Chocolate Chunk and Raspberry Macadamia.  Actually, I knew I would choose Double Chocolate Chunk, but I took my time because designing a signature scent takes forever. 

    Finally, she emerged smelling nearly as delicious as the cookie I was wolfing down.  Holding up a small vial, she explained, “They store the formula, so, I can purchase more in the future!” 

  • Freedom of speech can be offensive

    There is a reason that freedom of speech is the first amendment to the United States Constitution.  It is because we are really the only country that has such unfettered freedom. 

    As is so frequently and eloquently pointed out by my friend Saddique Malik in various articles in the  Courier Journal concerning Muslim fundamentalism – “free debate is a death-knell for fundamentalism.” … “it’s the freedom, stupid”

  • County’s Drug Take Back a Big Success

    An effort by the Oldham County Sheriff’s Department and the Oldham County Police on October 26th to remove prescription drugs from circulation in Oldham County was a big success.

     In partnership with the DEA, the agencies took in a combined eighty three pounds of unused and expired prescription drugs, pills, liquids and creams. Three hundred used and unused syringes were also turned in.

  • Laughter is the best medicine

    What human act am I describing?  Our body performs “rhythmic, vocalized, expiratory and involuntary actions.”

    Fifteen facial muscles contract and there is electrical stimulation of the zygomatic major muscle. That’s the muscle that extends from each cheekbone to the corners of the mouth. This raises the corners of the mouth. Currents of varying intensity produce a wide range of facial responses.

  • Being Kind & Generous

    We need to be kind, truly kind, for the sake of other people and for our own sake too.

    It is impossible to stretch out to other people through your emotions, imagination, concern, interest and actions without also benefiting yourself.  Your world grows larger and you problems grow smaller.

  • Tricks & Treats

    Throughout my life, Halloween has always been a mixed bag.  And the bag wasn’t always full of treats. 

    The first few years of growing up, I celebrated just like all the other early 1970’s kids.  Mom and I made homemade popcorn balls in various colors.  She distributed them to trick-or-treaters while daddy and I dressed up and collected treats from the neighbors.