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Today's Opinions

  • The Kentucky Derby is like no other

    For a long time, I’ve compared Derby to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, but I didn’t really think it was a good comparison until I actually went. The Derby you see on TV is a very classy, dignified type of thing. It’s quiet, attended by well-dressed and well-composed people. You can almost hear the classical music playing in the background.

  • The Kentucky Derby is like no other

    For a long time, I’ve compared Derby to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, but I didn’t really think it was a good comparison until I actually went. The Derby you see on TV is a very classy, dignified type of thing. It’s quiet, attended by well-dressed and well-composed people. You can almost hear the classical music playing in the background.

  • My personal journey with fasting

    Jesus never demanded that His followers should fast. In the Old Testament, the Jews were commanded to fast on the Day of Atonement (Leviticus 23:27-32). Since all of Jesus’ disciples were Jewish, it was more noteworthy that they didn’t fast when He was with them (Matthew 9:14-17).  

  • Total perspective

    Every year for the last 22 years I have attended the Festival of Faiths, a nationally acclaimed multi-faith festival of music, poetry, art, film and dialogue with internationally renowned spiritual leaders, practitioners and teachers held here in Louisville. I come annually to gain wisdom or total perspective.

  • Internet doctors and the living dead

    By Ginger Lumpkin

    As part of my ongoing plastic surgery saga, allow me to give you a rundown of my day thus far. It has been nearly a month since I had the third set of procedures that were intended to correct the original botched surgery. 

  • Letter to the Editor - May 4, 2017

    ‘So thankful’

    Oh, I'm so thankful I got a three-tenths of 1 percent raise on my Social Security this year as that will certainly help with the rate increases Louisville Gas and Electric, Kentucky Utilities and Metropolitan Sewer District are requesting.   

  • Resurrection disciples: Do you love me?

    Jesus has shown Peter the most amazing mountaintop experience that anyone can imagine. 

  • Only in the South

    By Ginger Lumpkin

    I had just a few minutes to run a quick errand before checking into the hospital for surgery. I pulled into a downtown Chattanooga parking garage, and the attendant, an older woman, struck up a conversation. When she found out I needed to park for less than 30 minutes, the following dialogue ensued: