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Today's Opinions

  • BOB MUELLER: Open your mind

    Native Kentuckian Abraham Lincoln has always been my favorite president. I have read countless books and articles about his universal empathy. Lincoln demonstrated time and time again “a singular ability to transcend personal vendetta, humiliation or bitterness.”
    Emulating Lincoln’s magnanimous empathy is not easy. The key to developing the same open-mindedness in ourselves is to start small.
    If people make you angry, instead of immediately spouting off, put yourself in their shoes.
    Why are they behaving the way they are?

  • LETTER: Severe weather, ice left students at the mercy of Mother Nature

    To the editor,
    Friday’s tornado devastation was tragic. It is frightening to think that it could, by the flip of a coin, have been Oldham County.
    For this reason, I am perplexed as to why Oldham County Schools’ administrators did not dismiss our children early, but rather pushed the envelope on how late they held our children.
    There were still children on busses when the warning sirens began.

  • LETTER: Let's race to build a bridge

    To the editor:
    It has taken forever, but I now see light at the end of the tunnel. That is if they burrow under the River Fields land outcroppings instead of over the top!
    In our now-near future I see a great sporting event beginning to unfold.
    With Kentucky slated to build the downtown bridge, and Indiana the East End span, who will be the first to complete their project?
    A competitive sport is one thing that both our states excel in!

  • CARTOON: NCAA backet time
  • CARTOON: Rush limbos lower
  • PUBLISHER: Great communities are informed communities

    The older we get, the more we realize the importance of our parents’ influence upon us. Growing up, a normal evening at the Cotten household included supper at the kitchen table with mom and dad, followed by time to relax.
    At the time, I did not know the repetition of a normal evening would play an important role in a life observation at 46.
    The observation is one of my dad after supper, pulling the arm of his recliner with a squeak and spring locking out the footrest. In his hands would be our local newspaper with a cup of coffee on the end table next to him.

  • GINGER: Electronics have a short life span around our house

    Electronics have a fairly short life span around our house. Just yesterday, I washed an iPod with a load of laundry.

    I heard a clunking sound, so I stopped the washer and tried to sort through the wet laundry. There were two blankets, heavy with water. I figured maybe the clunk was the edge of one slapping around.

    Later, as I was transferring to the dryer, I spotted the iPod. My jaw dropped in surprise, and I quickly devised a plan.

  • MUELLER: Positive energy attracts success

    I recently picked up a copy of the University of Louisville School of Medicine’s geriatrics calendar celebrating the core values of amazing seniors.
    In it, 80-year-old Mary Jane Mullins said: “Accept life on life’s terms; bear its sorrow with patience and savor its joys; love others and yourself; grow spiritually. It’s NOT what you believe, but what you DO that counts!”
    And I loved the whimsical comments from 80-year-old Edward D. Triner who said, “I strive, not for perfection, for anything worth doing is worth doing poorly.