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Today's Opinions

  • How will you spend your $1 today?

    In the age of dollar value menus, dollar stores and 99-cent sodas, we often forget the real value of one dollar.

    Too often, we associate it with something cheap; something that, to be quite honest, probably isn't worth a buck.

    What if that $1 represented the amount of personal energy you have to spend every day?

    Last week, my soul sister shared something she overheard at a Rotary meeting.

    It came up as we talked about the various things people spend their energy on, or, as we were discussing — waste their energy on.

  • Why not consult an ethics committee?

    It seems as if the political witch-hunt of 2010 is underway and P&Z Commissioner Roger Hartlage is in the crosshairs.  While I’m not in support of any person running an illegal commercial landfill, what is underlying here is the rights of a property owner to do personally with their property what they choose, without the government interfering.

  • Recipe for a Cure

    Butch Banta, New Castle Baptist Church Relay Team, said it right when he wrote: RECIPE FOR A CURE: Take one big caring community and; A group of dedicated medical professionals and scientists; With one healthy dose of charitable contributions; In one great common place; Mix together for 12 hours.; Take this mixture along with; All others from around the country and; You take ONE GIANT STEP; Toward a cure for one terrible disease.

     

  • Thanks for the memories

    I just wanted to comment on the touching story I “got” to read and enjoy about Ben Coomes and the return of his wife’s class ring from Eminence High School, circa 1962 — go Warriors (Class of 1986), loud and proud!

  • Please don’t sell me your old junk

    Many of us sometimes have a hard time throwing things out. Clearly, in the back of our minds lurks the fear that we may need those objects some day.

    Or we hang onto things for sentimental reasons knowing that even the most trivial of trinkets can elicit fond memories of a favorite person, place, or trip. A cheap souvenir from a trip taken years ago can unleash a torrent of vivid recollections.

  • Harvest Showcase is July 31

    Please mark your calendars for this year’s Harvest Showcase on July 31. The Showcase committee has a mix of new events and old favorites that should prove to make this 11th annual event one of our best ever. As always there will be a farmer’s breakfast held by the Chamber of Commerce starting at 7:30.  This will be followed by Lunch at the Farmer’s Market with locally grown beef, pork, vegetables and homemade cantaloupe ice cream on the menu.

  • Honoring Our Troops Year-round

    Memorial Day is a day of remembrance unlike any other.  To some, it marks the beginning of summer festivities.  However, for service members, veterans and the loved ones of the fallen, it recognizes the ultimate sacrifice brave men and women have made to protect our freedom.

  • Study could have big impact

    The three lines in the state’s 283-page budget may have taken up little space, but the study they authorized on Kentucky’s corrections system could have a big impact in the years ahead.

    My colleagues in the General Assembly and I set this in motion because it will give us a chance to work with the Pew Center on the States, an independent and highly reputable non-profit organization that has undertaken in-depth looks at various government programs across the nation.