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Today's Opinions

  • Promote Oldham County thoroughbreds, racing

    To the editor:

    My Christmas wish is for Sen.  Harris to promote Kentucky Proud/Oldham County thoroughbred racing and breeding to the same extent he does our Christmas trees.

    Bill Landes, Goshen

  • Letters to the Editor

    Use locally-made ingredient in pecan pie

    To the editor,

    Regarding Virginia Stoess’ favorite pecan pie – the second ingredient calls for a cup of light karo syrup.

    I would suggest Bob White/White Syrup. It is manufactured right here in Buckner and is made by Oldham Countians with pride.

    Robert Bates, La Grange

    Field hockey team helps clean up roadway

    To the editor:

  • Letters to the Editor

    Crestwood traffic needs a better solution

    To the editor:

    As a commuter who got stuck in traffic Dec. 1 because yet another truck got stuck on the elevated railroad crossing at Railroad Avenue in Crestwood, and now routinely sits in traffic in the morning at a new four-way stop where Crestwood Elementary’s new parking lot exit joins Ky. 146 and Ky. 146 at another crossing,  it’s time to suggest to Crestwood’s city fathers and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet how to fix a growing traffic problem.  

  • Letters to the Editor

    Harris: Celebrate a Kentucky Proud Christmas

    To the editor:

    A month ago, there was a dust-up in Frankfort regarding what to call the evergreen tree that traditionally stands in the front of the capitol every Christmas season.  

    For most of us, this symbol of the renewal and promise of Christ’s birth is called the Christmas tree. Regrettably, in a misguided attempt to be politically correct, the governor decided to be the first Kentucky governor to call it a holiday tree.  

  • Be clear, concise

    We have all heard the saying, “A picture is worth 1,000 words.” I never doubted that statement until recently. I got to thinking about what you could do with 1,000 words and I discovered that with far less than 1,000 words one could write the Lord’s Prayer, the 23rd Psalm, the Hippocratic Oath, a sonnet by Shakespeare, the preamble to the Constitution, Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and the Boy Scout oath. I submit to you that those 1,000 words are worth more than any picture on this earth.

  • Shop local this season

     Ready or not, the holidays are upon us. Everywhere you look there is a flurry of activity to “get ready” for them. 

    For many, “get ready” means, shopping, cooking, cleaning and more shopping. All this activity creates a great amount of stress and a certain dread. 

    Personally, I dread the thought of crowds, traffic, rude people and in some cases, near fights over parking spaces or that last item on the shelf. 

  • Life’s mysteries: Admit you don’t know

    Sorting clothes and wondering what happened to my other sock is my cue to practice mystery. Passing a funeral home or a cemetery, I am reminded to contemplate mysteries. 

    Whenever I hear someone apply a system of explanations for good fortune or illness, I vow to respect the complexity and mystery of life.

    I have an abiding respect for the great mysteries of life – the profound distinctiveness of other souls, the strange beauty of nature and the animal world, the complexity of our inner selves, the unfathomable depths of the Inexplicable One. 

  • Feelings of being overwhelmed lead to transformation

    Transformation usually involves the shedding of old ways, especially those that have become burdens. This practice proclaims that no matter who you are, no matter what has already happened to you, no matter what you have done, it is still possible to be and do something new.

    Watching ice melt into water is a cue for me to practice transformation. When I witness the movement from sickness to health, I vow to be happy with all the changes I have undergone. Looking at photographs of myself when I was younger, I vow to be happy with all the changes I have undergone.