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Today's Opinions

  • Rx: Don’t take life too seriously

    My father-in-law, a gentle, old-fashioned country doctor, had three attitudes that he referred to as his “prescription for a happy life.” He lived by them and he urged them on his patients, his children, and, of course, on their spouses. They were: 1) Think highly of yourself; 2) Never feel sorry for yourself, and; 3) Don’t take life too seriously. As my father-in-law was a wise and happy man, my husband and I tried to pass his prescription on to our own children.

  • EMS cheerleaders need your support

    I just want to take the time to thank the Silver Wings Band for donating their time to come help raise money for the Eminence Middle School cheerleaders. They did an awesome job! Also I want to take the time to thank the people that did show up to support these girls. We do appreciate the school for allowing us to use the gym to have this benefit. What really bothers me is the lack of support from the school personnel and the community. It would have been an awesome turn out if we would have had more support from the two.

  • Agritourism has become big business for Kentucky

    One of the most positive gains farming has made over the last decade has been its partnership with another of our signature industries: tourism.

    To get a better understanding of just how much agritourism has grown during that time, consider that it accounted for about $1 million in income in 2001, but $3.2 million by 2007.

    September in Kentucky is Agritourism Month, which is appropriate since the fall festival season is the most popular time of year for farms that open their doors to the public.

  • Run/walk will benefit Juvenile Diabetes

    As eighth graders at Eminence Middle School, we are required to do a service learning project that benefits our local or global community.

  • Old English Schoolhouse reunion is next weekend

    I want to remind everyone about the open house and reunion to be held at the Old English Schoolhouse in English, Ky., on Oct. 3, beginning at 9 a.m.

    This will be a great opportunity to reconnect with your former classmates. I for one am looking forward to seeing my classmates.

    There will be entertainment for the children, food and drinks for purchase, a tour of the building, no admission fee and lots of friends to meet and greet.

    Remember, it’s Oct. 3, from 9 a.m. to ?

    I hope to see you there!

  • Simple things can make a day bright

    Last week was not much fun in the Priester household.

    Two of our vehicles went down to various problems within a 24-hour period.

    The adventure to pick Derek up from the bike mechanic’s shop was, well, lengthy and frustrating. What should have been a 2.5 hour “quick” trip, turned into more than four.

    Then, the next morning, as I drove our truck in to get a repair, it overheated.

    On Tuesday. Our busiest day of the week.

  • Poverty and drop outs are persistent challenges for Kentucky

    As Kentucky looks for ways to truly overcome two of its most persistent challenges – poverty and dropping out of school – last Friday may be judged by history as a true turning point.

    That is because, early in the day, legislative leaders announced the formation of a new Task Force on Poverty, and that evening, First Lady Jane Beshear kicked off a two-day conference that focused on the best ways to help students graduate.

  • The pleasures of instinctive cooking

    Have you ever been cooking something, and, as you blithely added a little of this and a little of that, the concoction suddenly got really big?

    My mother has told about the first pie crust she ever tried to make after she was married. She put too much water into the mix of lard and flour so that the dough got too sticky. Naturally, she added a little more flour to help balance out the ratio, but then the dough mixture was much too dry. You can guess what happened. In tearful desperation, she finally gave up and threw out the huge ball of dough.