Today's Opinions

  • Appreciate and value one another

    Appreciation takes courage and resolve. It’s the high road and not everyone is willing to take it. When you choose thoughts of valuing and gratitude as your primary way of being, you are turning off the road well traveled. You are saying no to blame, to resentment, to revenge, to violence in any form, from bad-mouthing others, to kicking the dog, to berating a person. You are saying no to victim-hood, to martyrdom, to passing the buck, to criticism and to demeaning yourself or others.

  • Is it worth something?

    By Tom McShane
    There are so many old musical instruments that are found in attics, closets or old estates, or some that have been hidden there for generations. These relics pop up during routine housecleanings, relocations, estate liquidations, flea markets and yard sales everywhere. Most of these instruments are, to say the least, not in very good playing condition; some have almost completely disintegrated over time.

  • Letter to the Editor -- Sept. 10, 2015

    Project Guild of La Grange would like to thank the residents and guests of Oldham County for attending the 45th annual Oldham County Day. Thank you Judge David Voegele and the magistrates for the renovation of the courthouse lawn. What a beautiful setting for our “Red, White and Bluegrass” event!

  • How would you describe God to someone?

    How well could you describe God to someone else? Where would you start?
    What metaphors would you use to help someone understand who God is? Whether we use the metaphor or not, I think a lot of the ways many Christians view God is best described as a celestial grandfather.

  • Prayers for journalists
  • ‘I see London, I see France...’

    I’m sitting here in the new house, boxes stacked to the ceiling; a virtual maze of corrugated cardboard and Sharpie ink which is sometimes the only indication of which room I have entered.
    “The kitchen must be here somewhere. Ah yes, here it is! I can tell because this wall of boxes stacked higher than my head reads ‘silverware,’ ‘cookie sheets,’ and ‘underwear drawer.’”
    “Wait a minute. Is this the kitchen or the bedroom?”

  • Good culture causes growth

    By Tom McShane
    The 2015-16 school year is well underway now, and for most parents, the dust is beginning to settle.
    If you have one or more children enrolled in school, you know what I’m talking about. Just to prepare them for the basics can be daunting, and taxing, both emotionally and on the pocketbooks. Keep in mind, however, there is hardly a greater investment you can make than in the foundation of your child’s intellectual growth.

  • Letters to the Editor - Sept. 3, 2015

    Think before voting for drink
    Having lived in various cities around the country and finally settling in Oldham County, I see what a special gift it is to raise our family in a dry county.
    I know, I know...we are already moist. Having restaurants that also serve alcohol is great, and an enjoyment my husband and I take part in, on occasion.  Going from moist to wet makes a difference.