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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Waiting for trial to begin is now the hardest part

    To the editor:
    It started with a late night phone call, the kind that gives you a sick feeling in the pit of your stomach. On the other end of the line was a frantic voice telling me my brother-in-law, James, had been killed by a gunshot.
    To have a family member taken away in this heinous manner is the kind of thing that can rip a family apart.

  • GINGER: Daughter is college bound

    Today I took my oldest daughter to Freshman Orientation. It was an exciting day, and I really enjoyed the two hour drive with her.
    The day we move her into the dorm will be our 20th wedding anniversary. Two big milestones that I’m sure will leave me in a state of pondering, if not a bit emotional.

  • LETTER: Don’t throw NASCAR under the bus

    To the editor:
    As an avid NASCAR fan and veteran of several trips to various venues for Cup races, I would like to offer some positives about the events at Ky. Speedway.  

  • LETTER: PVA’s budget comes from your pocket

    To the editor:

    During my unsuccessful campaign (only 406 votes short!) for Property Valuation Administrator, in late 2009 I began an earnest compilation of various documents from the office of Ron Winters, PVA.
    Originally, my goal was to learn more about the operations of that office so I would be prepared for campaign questions.

  • LETTER: Mistrial is a disappointment 
for victim’s family

    To the editor:
    Losing a son or daughter from death is the worst kind of pain you can ever go through, but to lose them by gunshots is horrifying. I lost my oldest son Feb. 1, 2009. It has taken the life right out of my family and me.
    The La Grange Police made an arrest in three days after my son’s death.

  • LETTER: Justice delayed by mistrial

    To the editor:
    On February 1, 2009, my step-son was killed in La Grange. Here it is July 28, 2011 and this case has never come to trial. My wife and I have been to court in La Grange over 40 times in the past two and a half years.
    It seems that once the case was to come to trial the judge, Karen Conrad, declared it a mistrial and laid it over until March 2012.

  • COLUMN: The American dream is alive and well

    He’s the embodiment of the American Dream. Poor, handicapped, immigrant, yet through established principles has risen to the top in his field. His name is Dennis Ogbe.

    Dennis was the featured speaker at a Rotary meeting I attended not long ago. Whereas history is full of examples like his, it was great to hear and see one up close.

  • COLUMN: Standing on a firm foundation this fourth of July

    Is He a part or is He not? Was He ever a part of U.S. history, or was He never mentioned?
    A recent flap over NBC’s intentional omission of the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance during the U.S. Open brought to the fore once again the debate over whether any reference to God should be part of the public discourse.