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Today's Opinions

  • On reverence and respect

    Reverence is the way of radical respect. It recognizes and honors the sacred in everything – our bodies, other people, animals, rocks, the ground, and the waters. 

    “I cannot but have reverence for all that is called life. I cannot avoid compassion for everything that is called life. That is the beginning and foundation of morality.” –Albert Schweitzer

  • 200-year-old business could bite the dust

    Living in a down economy isn’t having much effect on Harvey Conner. He still has a job – the same one he’s had for 44 years.

    And he has enough money to go out in search of some of the products he has manufactured since he was a teenager.

    “The other day, over in Nicholasville, I found a piece I made in the early 1980s and only had to give $1.25 for it,” says the 63-year-old Madison County native.

    His employer, Bybee Pottery, has been in business in the tiny community of Waco since 1809.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Another Oldham interchange on I-71?

    To the editor:

    So the Hocker Group wants an interchange to connect Oldham Reserve with I-71?  If anything ever really does happen there, I think that would be a great idea.  At the same time, I can’t help but find it laughable that it would give Oldham County five interchanges with I-71, while Jefferson County still has only one.

    Rob Dupin, La Grange

    Council to discuss CSX impact on city

    To the editor:

  • Nothin’ like humble folks

    I love humble folks. When I think of humble folks, I think of Abraham Lincoln. I think of Hospice care providers who comfort the dying and grieving. I think of people behind the scene who make things happen. I think of my wife who always makes me look good.

  • La Grange residents discuss city issues

    About 20 La Grange residents participated in the Mayor’s Caucus at the James T. Beaumont Community Center June 15. Mayor Elsie Carter organized the session and residents voiced their concerns and broke into groups to discuss such issues as the historical district, the CSX train, the community center’s sign and the skate park.

     

    Historical district

  • Letters to the Editor

    Resident wants to camp in city

     

    To the editor:

    Dear Government,

    Please let us make a fire in the city limit. I want to go camping and make a fire, but I can’t.

    C.J. Fendley, La Grange

    Group enjoyed time spent in downtown La Grange

    To the editor:

  • Student Voices

    Kids need their cell phones in schools

    To the editor:

    My name is Carleigh. I live in Crestwood. I want to talk to you about cell phones. My main question is should kids have cell phones in school?

    I think kids would be fine with cell phones but they would have to use them properly.

    Here are some reasons why I think kids should have cell phones in school. You can keep in touch with your parents because what if they had an emergency or you had an emergency. 

  • Just keep rolling along

    Through the years, I have loved the Ohio River, and it never ceases to be an inspiration to me. I always remember that the Ohio River flows into the Mississippi River which makes me think of the song:

    “He don’t plant ‘taters, he don’t plant cotton,

    Them that plants it are soon forgotten,

    But Old Man River just keeps on rollin’ along.”