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Today's Opinions

  • A week out on the water just for the halibut

    Upon returning to our home in North Pole, Ala., after wintering in Henry County; we were invited to go halibut fishing with our friends, Rusty and Marie, on their boat. A week on the water? We hadn’t even unpacked our clothes! It took only a few seconds for me to say yes to the invitation. Really, now, who would hesitate more than a few seconds on an offer like that? A few quick loads of laundry; a night’s sleep and we were good to go.

  • Identity through remembering

    If you are my age or older, you probably remember as a younger person losing patience with an older person who started to tell you something and then stopped... finally confessing, “Well, I forgot what I was going to tell you.” I now find myself wishing that I had been more patient with such people, as patient as they were in not telling me that the day would come when I would understand. I do.

  • The only thing transparent is us

    Obama’s honeymoon just expired. I might be a little late to the party, but trust me I brought a gift.

    The recent NSA’s circus/scandal with its estranged young bride Eric J. Snowden has even received criticism from of all people Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin said he didn’t want to deal with the Snowden issue because, “It’s like shearing a piglet — too much squealing, too little wool.”

  • SCOTUS: A solution in a search of a problem

    By Joe Yates

     

    How can they be so wrong one day and so right the next? The key here is the word ‘they’—it generally means four versus four, with Justice Anthony Kennedy making the difference.

  • Life is what you can make it

    Don’t do drugs because life is beautiful and your life is very important

  • Renew Shelby Energy Campaign

    Kentuckians for the Commonwealth is committed to the proposition that, because Shelby Energy Rural Electric Cooperative is owned jointly by its members, it should be responsive to their needs. Our Renew Shelby Energy Campaign has three simple goals:
    • Open the meetings of Shelby Energy so that members have the right to attend board meetings and have issues placed on board meeting agendas;
    • Open the records of Shelby Energy to examination by members; and

  • Renew Shelby Energy Campaign

    Kentuckians for the Commonwealth is committed to the proposition that, because Shelby Energy Rural Electric Cooperative is owned jointly by its members, it should be responsive to their needs. Our Renew Shelby Energy Campaign has three simple goals:
    • Open the meetings of Shelby Energy so that members have the right to attend board meetings and have issues placed on board meeting agendas;
    • Open the records of Shelby Energy to examination by members; and

  • Welcome back to square one

    By Joe Yates