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Today's Opinions

  • NOHS substance abuse policy oppressive

    To the editor:

    As registration for the new school year draws near, NOHS parents should take a close reading of the Student Code of Conduct. Principal Jarrett has pushed through two noteworthy changes dealing with extracurricular activities and use of banned substances:

    1. The penalty for the first violation is now suspension for 50 percent of the current sports season.

  • Don’t cultivate greed

    The seeds of greed are present in every human heart.  In some, these seeds subtly take root and gradually begin to influence our decisions, preventing us from achieving what we value most.

    In others, they grow into giant weeds that choke the joy out of life. Greed is a deep longing for something that drives us to the point where we are willing to do whatever it takes to acquire it.

  • State’s revenue future looking brighter

    They may be relatively unknown and their subject matter may be a little dry, but the eight economists who comprise the Consensus Forecasting Group have a powerful role to play: They determine just how much money state government can expect each year.

    As anyone who has ever put a budget together knows, it can be tough to predict what a year will bring. Their job, however, is even more difficult: They have to look more than 30 months ahead, to cover not just the two-year span for the budget but also the six additional months needed to prepare, pass and implement it.

  • Kudos for successful 42nd OC Day

    To the editor:

    Another Oldham County Day has passed into the books.

    Those of us who have been here for a while know what to expect. The parade is always fun, and everyone enjoys greeting neighbors from throughout the county, sharing civic pride, listening to music, visiting booths, and spending time with our families.

    I would like to extend a big congratulations Kris Landers for being chosen by the community as the grand marshal for this year’s parade. There was certainly no one more deserving.

  • Taxpayers shouldn’t foot city spending spree

    To the editor:

    Kudos to the four members of the La Grange City Council who chose financial sobriety over the tax-and-spend inebriation of the past. They were Jason Taylor, Jean Knight, Lee Phillips and Melanie Woosley.

  • Surpises in store when children attempt ‘Big Ugly Challenge’

    Sometimes, I forget to be a good mom and do things like warn my 9-year-old son that if he partakes of the American Legion’s All-You-Can-Eat Biscuit and Gravy Breakfast, he probably shouldn’t enter the festival pizza eating contest a few hours later. 

    He was downing a third slice when I noticed a slight gray pallor to his face. Before I could reach him, it all came back up, splattering the stage with pepperonis, partially digested gravy, and slimy chunks of biscuit.

  • TRUITT: Finding hope in the eyes of a newborn

    Fifteen years ago, we celebrated my mother’s life at her funeral.

    Because she was a school teacher, it was a grand funeral with hundreds of people in attendance.

    The memory that stands out most is of her third-grade class tearfully singing a song in her honor. They had only been back from spring break one day when she fell ill at school and was rushed to the hospital.

    She died at the age of 47.

    In four years, I will be 47.

    The closer I get, the more I realize how truly young my mom was.

  • MUELLER: The dignity of living

    So many people feel insignificant, unworthy and unimportant.

    The truth of the matter is there are no unimportant people and no unimportant events.

    A man sat in the shade of a tree and saw an apple fall and discovered the law of gravity. His name was Isaac Newton.

    Another man sat in the kitchen and saw a teakettle steam. It was a significant experience because, seeing that teakettle, he discovered the principle of the steam engine. His name was Robert Fulton.

    There are no insignificant people or insignificant events.