Today's Opinions

  • I survived 'snow-magedon' 2015

    Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow.

    Sorry! Just reflecting my experience about what happens when people from the temperate zone of the United States (in the band that receives four separate and distinct seasons between the Arctic deep freeze in the North and the sweaty tropics of the Southeast and the sweaty arid desert of Southwest) receive inclement winter weather.

  • The price of politics

    Recently many of Kentucky’s newspapers contained a letter from AT&T’s Kentucky President, Hood Harris, promoting legislation, specifically House Bill 152 and Senate Bill 3. What Mr. Harris’s letter did not tell you is that in 2014 alone AT&T donated over $34,000, in an effort to promote these bills, to campaign funds for members of Kentucky’s General Assembly. 

  • County will miss Moore as agent

    I was hacking away at knee-high weeds that were blanketing my garden, leaving a swath of herbicular carnage in my wake when I noticed a car slow, then pull into my driveway.

    I couldn’t see who got out of the car, but I had a sharp garden tool in my hand, so I felt confident I could protect myself against whatever threat was about to pose itself to me.

    “Hello there, Melissa,” said a friendly voice making its way into my weedy nightmare.

  • Thankfully there is no escape from our loving God

    I’ve been in county jails and state prisons to visit inmates.  As a high school sophomore, I toured Missouri’s maximum prison in Jefferson City, Missouri.  On that trip, I got my one and only glimpse of the gas chamber, which was then Missouri’s chosen means of execution.  

    Being inside and hearing doors lock behind you is an eerie experience, even for a visitor.  Even the thought of being locked up with no opportunity to escape gives me the willies.  

  • Love yourself, enroll in healthcare

    Ah, poor February, the shortest month of the year and the only month that is extended by one day every four years and that still leaves it a day short of all its eleven brethren. 

  • Dinner out to support our students
  • Phone company president supports new communications laws

    In my travels across the Commonwealth, I hear from folks excited about their new smartphones, their modern tablets, and their high-speed Internet connections at home.  I interact with businesses that are thriving because of their modern broadband connectivity, both wired and wireless. 

  • Get your motor running - not

    Simple as it is, my first ever carport is doing its job — sparing me from the worst ravages of winter.

    In the latest proof that “it’s better to be lucky than good,” the only move-in-ready house we could find in our relocation last year also provided an overhang just big enough to squeeze both our Chevys under.

    I haven’t had to suffer frozen fingers or numbness from scraping frost off my windshield even once, despite the Midwestern chill.