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Today's Opinions

  • Some things you just can’t plan

    I’ve always been a planner. I have a precise schedule in my head, a physical copy in a spiral-bound book and several alarms set in my phone. I guess you could call it a control problem, but I would call it preparedness.

    I plan down to the minute of my day.

    This is when I have to be at work. This is when I eat. This is when I go to the gym. This is when I go to sleep.

    I even plan in my personal life. A phone call goes out to my mom at 5 p.m., my best friend at 6 p.m., dinner with friends at 7 p.m., favorite show at 8 p.m.

  • Satan exposed: a diabolical portrait from hoof to horn

    Two little boys were walking home from Sunday School where the lesson had been on the Devil and one asked the other “What do you think of this Devil business?”
    “Well,” replied the other boy. “You know how Santa Claus turned out--it’s either your mother or your father.”

  • Kentucky cuts to higher education place it among worst in country

    By Kenny Colston

    A new report on state trends in funding for higher education places Kentucky at or near the bottom in several categories for its continued cuts to public college and university funding. That disinvestment threatens to limit access to higher education and opportunities for economic growth.

  • Turkey run with Australian Sam

       Last Saturday, my teen daughter and our houseguest, Australian Sam, decided it was time to get outside and explore nature. I’ve recently hit a rough patch in life, and while I was initially uncertain about going along, they convinced me that fresh air and sunshine were exactly what I needed.  

  • Letter to the Editor -- May 28, 2015

    Voter Turnout

    Our County Clerk, Julie Barr, posted on her social media page that voter turnout was a mere 16 percent. Even after considering those voters who are registered as Independents and not able to vote in this primary, this means that four out of five registered voters did not care enough to exercise their rights and obligation as citizens of the greatest country ever developed by rational humans.
    What ever happened to our educational system that taught people that voting was most important?  

  • Letter to the Editor -- May 28, 2015

    Voter Turnout

    Our County Clerk, Julie Barr, posted on her social media page that voter turnout was a mere 16 percent. Even after considering those voters who are registered as Independents and not able to vote in this primary, this means that four out of five registered voters did not care enough to exercise their rights and obligation as citizens of the greatest country ever developed by rational humans.
    What ever happened to our educational system that taught people that voting was most important?  

  • The four virtues I most respect

    Our virtues and our vices define who we are.  They offer us direction for the choices we make.  They quietly demand that we behave responsibly.  Living in concert with our virtues brings peace to our souls.  There are four virtues I most respect and marvel when I see them in others:  
    1. Sincerity is the one virtue that wins respect from everyone.  When people ask me why I go to hear a certain minister preach, I always say, “I do not go to hear him because I believe what he says; I hear him because he believes what he says.”

  • Deviate from your routine

    Many of us find a routine comforting, as it gives us some feeling of control in life.  What can sneak up on us and catch us unaware, however, is an emotional rut that leaves us feeling empty and uninspired.  
    If you are having these feelings, consider finding a time either weekly or daily to expand your horizons a bit and make a minor shift in your routine.  A fresher outlook will help you to rise above your rut and the feelings that go with it.