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Today's Opinions

  • BOB MUELLER: Don’t get ahead of your nose

    No matter what we do or how perfect our input, the fact is, we are never in control of the outcome of any situation.
    Even when we know that we cannot count on a particular result, we tend to expect things to turn out as we’d planned.
    And when they don’t, we will look for someone to blame. Some of us are terrific at blaming ourselves and then feeling unnecessary guilt or shame. That’s how hard it is to believe that outcomes are not controllable.

  • LETTER: Superintendent needs to answer to taxpayers

    To the editor:
    I have been following the story of children from outside of the Oldham County school district attending our schools. I have a couple of questions which I feel the taxpayers need to have answered by the superintendent.
    1. Of the money which the school system received from the state for the “out-of-district” students attending Oldham County Schools, how much has been returned to the state?

  • GINGER: The tapestry of time

    I distinctly remember that moment, 12 years ago, when I plunked my final diaper purchase onto the conveyor belt at Wal-Mart.
    My 2-year-old daughter was potty-trained, and I had decided that after she finished one more pack of diapers, I would let her wear undies.
    I etched the moment into my mind because I knew it was a milestone in life.
    There are many “last times” that go unnoticed when you are parenting, but because she was my last child, I did my best to pay attention and burn those moments into my memory.
    Fast forward eight years.

  • BOB MUELLER: When we have blessedness within our soul, nothing on earth can touch us

    Today’s Americans have more to make their lives easier than any people who have ever lived. We live in the finest houses, wear the nicest clothing and eat the best food that any generation has ever known.

    Yet, at the same time, so many of us take it all for granted instead of for gratitude.

    Why do we take for granted the many blessings we have? Why do we fail to be more thankful?

  • LETTER: Why should Brownsboro school become a No. 1 priority?

    To the editor:
    I attended Oldham County Schools’ local planning committee meeting on Oct. 13, which turned out to be an eye-opener.
    I had just received my property tax bill and was concerned the Oldham County Board of Education was going to increase this bill, especially when you add the other taxes on personal property, water, telephone, cable, home heating, electric bills, etc.

  • LETTER: Tax money isn’t for charity

    To the editor:
    While I applaud the Hope Clinic for it’s commendable work and wish them well, I don’t think government at any level has any business donating my tax money to any charitable cause, especially in these terribly difficult times.
     I’m not making this statement because I’m wealthy, because I’m not. I’ve had my share of hard knocks and hard times as much as anyone.

  • GINGER: 90 years of a life well-lived

    I’m awake before dawn, trying to get this article zipped up and submitted so I can focus on the tasks before me.

    I’m thankful for the greeting of a crisp, clear, autumn morning, for this is the day we will bury my grandmother.

    I was blessed to have been born with eight living grandparents. Over the years, I have watched as one by one they went on to their eternal reward.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Why drivers ride the bus

    According to Advertising Age, a top magazine for trend analysis, the automobile is rapidly becoming less relevant to an increasing number of people younger than 30. 

    Reasons for this change include telecommuting, high fuel prices and environmental concerns.

    Bad news for the auto industry may be good news for public transportation services. But, not so fast, that doesn’t mean everyone endorses the need for public transit.