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Today's Opinions

  • Scholarship organization a good thing for kids

    Kids today! Right?

    It seems like every day we hear of young people who, to put it lightly, aren’t making good choices. They run the gamut from pure laziness and lack of empathy to drugs and violence.

    That’s why events like last Tuesday’s Oldham County Community Scholarship Awards Ceremony are so refreshing. It was the first time I had been involved with the program, and I must say it was an absolute pleasure for several reasons.

  • As Grandma Whipple always said

    Every cloud has a silver lining. My great-grandma Whipple frequently expressed this sentiment. The first time I remember hearing it, I was sitting on the floor of her formal living room, enjoying a lollipop, because great-grandkids are allowed to do that sort of thing. And because she owned a candy shop.

  • Letters to the Editor June 12

    “Remember the time” is a fitting theme for the 2014 Oldham County Day Festivities. Celebrating 50 years of anything is a big deal.

    Project Guild of La Grange is celebrating 50 years as an organization in Oldham County. Eighteen women from every part of Oldham County get together monthly to hold on to the legacy of the fourteen women who founded the organization in 1964.

  • Earley: Angels doing God’s work

    Diane Harrington, of Milwaukee, Ore., had just lost her job. Money would be very tight for awhile. When she returned to the copy store she was so relieved that an honest clerk had set her wallet under the counter with all her money in it. She left the store only to find her car missing. No one had seen it stolen. While she was on the phone with the police a couple hurried into the store, with big smiles they declared, “Your car is not stolen. Come out and see this.”

  • Mueller: your state of mind helps control your life

    Abbe Pierre was a well- known French priest who dedicated his life to helping the poor and the destitute. Abbe Pierre had a very clear state of mind. He used to say that we must always keep both eyes open: one eye on the world’s suffering so that we can fight against it and the other on its wondrous beauty so that we may give thanks for it.

  • Encyclopedias vs. Google

    A single frame comic reads, “Life Before Google: a short story.” Two characters are sitting on the couch, eating popcorn. One states, “I just thought of something I’d like to know more about.” The other responds, “That’s a darn shame.”

  • Uncle Bob’s Cookin: Old-fashioned French toast

    Long before instant cereals, frozen waffles, frozen French toast, and toaster pops. my mother would fix breakfast for me and my brother.

    Sometimes it was just cereal with or without fruit. Many times it would be pancakes, waffles, French toast or eggs. Breakfast might be soft boiled eggs, scrambled eggs or an omelet. Often we had bacon, sausage, scrapple or pork roll with our eggs. A large breakfast would include one of those meats, hash browns or home fried potatoes with eggs.

  • Letters to the Editor June 5

    Appreciative of Sparks

    I met JD Sparks on Oldham County Day several years ago when he offered to carry my fold up lawn chairs, without their cover, which is difficult, about two blocks from my van to the Oldham County Republican Women’s Club booth and also carried them back at the end of the day. JD Sparks has always volunteered to help all year-round with projects that benefit the community, the Republican Party and many other groups, such as the veterans.