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Today's Opinions

  • Returning from a year down under

    Today’s the day! Our daughter Abby is returning from a year in Australia! I don’t think I’ve been this excited about an impending arrival since 1982, when my school was chosen to be Chattanooga’s official welcoming committee for Nancy Reagan.

  • Letters to the Editor June 19

    The 15th Arts on the Green was successful due to the hard work and effort of our Oldham community. On behalf of the Arts Association of Oldham County (AAOC), board members and steering committee, we thank you all for the time and monies invested in making this community event a top notch national festival. AAOC, as host for Arts on the Green Fine Arts and Crafts Festival, appreciates County Judge David Voegele and Mayor Bill Lammlein for allowing AAOC to host Arts on the Green (AOG) in our community of La Grange.

  • Obama’s war on coal devastating to Kentucky

    By U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell

    Kentuckians know by now that President Obama has declared a War on Coal. That’s clear from the 7,000 coal jobs that have been lost since 2009 when this president took office. Eastern Kentucky alone has already seen a three-percent loss in coal jobs in the first quarter of 2014.

  • Earley: Why does God love us?

    Last week I wrote about how imperfect our human love is. Perhaps this most quoted scripture of the Bible is John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life.” But why does God love us so much?

  • YMCA offers summer swimming safety advice

    BY Beth Kempf

    Oldham County Family YMCA Aquatics Director

    Sometime this summer, almost everyone in this community will be in or near the water, and most people will have a safe and healthy time.

    Swimming and other water-related activities are excellent ways to get the physical activity needed for a healthy life. Just two and a half hours of swimming or water aerobics a week can provide basic fitness. Water-based physical activity also improves adults’ ability to carry out everyday activities.

  • Returning from a year down under

    Today’s the day! Our daughter Abby is returning from a year in Australia! I don’t think I’ve been this excited about an impending arrival since 1982, when my school was chosen to be Chattanooga’s official welcoming committee for Nancy Reagan.

  • Obama’s war on coal devastating to Kentucky

    By U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell

    Kentuckians know by now that President Obama has declared a War on Coal. That’s clear from the 7,000 coal jobs that have been lost since 2009 when this president took office. Eastern Kentucky alone has already seen a three-percent loss in coal jobs in the first quarter of 2014.

  • Strengthening government committment to care for veterans

    By Alison Lundergan Grimes, candidate for U.S. Senate

    Our military heroes make the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our freedom and we owe so much to every veteran who has worn our nation’s uniform.

    Like all Kentuckians, I am horrified by reports of deadly neglect of patients at hospitals operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Although a full investigation is still in progress, it is apparent that at least several dozen former service personnel died while awaiting treatment at VA facilities.

    This situation is intolerable.