Today's Opinions

  • Unresolved bills remained at end of session

    When the General Assembly finished its legislative session in mid-April, there remained, as always, a number of unresolved bills, either because the House and Senate could not agree or time ran out before a compromise could be reached.

    Most of this legislation will have to wait until next year before it has another chance to become law.  Several other bills, however, will be debated again this week, as legislators return for a special session called last Thursday by Governor Beshear.

  • The soft effect of a human touch

    Every morning, as my husband passes by the couch where I normally sit with my coffee reading, he pats my head gently as he heads upstairs to shower and dress for the day.  He rarely says anything – just taps my hair and caresses it affectionately as he passes by. It is astounding what an effect this simple gesture has on me. It induces an indescribably relaxed feeling that my world is good and I am too. It’s a wonderful way to start my day.

  • Eminence is fortunate to have Berry

    I am proud to say I was raised in Eminence and was a 1966 graduate of Eminence High School.  I am very familiar with the town, the people and of course, Buddy Berry.

    Since I am Buddy’s uncle, I have known him all of his life and there is not another single person that I have met in my lifetime that I respect more than Buddy.  He was an outstanding student, athlete and citizen in his youth and has matured into a caring parent, educator and role model as an adult.

  • The problem of underage drinking

    We are nearing the time where many young people will celebrate a lifetime of accomplishments as they graduate from high school and move toward their life goals.  Family and friends will gather together for a festive occasion to commemorate this awesome milestone.

    Traditionally, this is also a time when alcohol enters into the mix and brings tragic results for all involved.  Alcohol is the most commonly used drug among American youth and it kills 5,000 teens every year.

  • Health care law will increase spending

    Just over a month ago, Americans watched with some apprehension as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law.  Time and again, taxpayers were promised that health care reform would slow the growth of health care costs for families, businesses and government.  Although the dust has barely settled, new revelations about the impact of the act suggest that, despite the promises, it will increase health care costs for individuals, businesses and taxpayers.

  • Board made an excellent choice

    I believe that the school board made an excellent choice. In my acquaintance with Buddy I have found him to be a sharp, polite, intelligent, caring person. He could have chosen a career in the construction industry, but decided to blaze his own trail of educating young people and helping them to be all they could be. The pupils are already excited and I feel that Buddy is up to the challenge to take EIS to the next step of excellence in education Once again I commend the school board for this excellent choice.

    Garold Hyatt


  • Reality TV’s appeal " and benefits

    Do you watch the reality shows on television?  The number and variety of topics for such programs boggle the mind. Yet it seems as if there’s a promo for a new reality show every week.

  • Berry cares about Eminence

    I have known Buddy Berry for the last seven years. Buddy is extremely intelligent and there is not a more dedicated, harder worker out there. Buddy will give 110 percent and I feel will be a success. I think Eminence made a wonderful choice for superintendent, because Buddy deeply cares about Eminence.

    Shawn C Woosley