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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • GINGER: Am I middle-aged?

    At 43, it’s probably time to stop saying, “when” I become middle-aged, and accept that I’ve arrived. I don’t know what the official marker is for middle-aged, but I seriously doubt I’m going to make it to 86. 

  • The three Rs of youth: Role models, rebellion and relationships

    We all had role models growing up. Maybe you still do.

    Who was your role model? Why did you choose the person? What qualities did he/she possess?

    Did your role model fall in your eyes over time? 

  • MUELLER: Showing compassion

    Mayor Greg Fischer has proclaimed Louisville to be “Compassion City.” 

    What a noble thing to do! For compassion is the unique human ability to care about other people, to be considerate of others and sensitive to their needs.