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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Spencer County is great, but deserves better

    I came into Taylorsville as the new girl, not knowing a soul within Spencer County and having no horse in the constant political race.
    Arriving with a clean slate allowed me to see the county through clear lenses not fogged by family history, personal squabbles or long-standing rumors.

  • EDITORIAL: Switch on the movement to get lights at Ray Jewell Park

    A lot of things can happen in four years: a teenager completes high school, a young adult earns an engineering degree, a president serves a full term, the Olympics gear up for another go. But can Spencer County get light poles installed in that time frame?
    Apparently not.
    According to our very own archives, UPS donated several massive light poles to the county in September 2009. Those poles were unloaded at Ray Jewell Park and those poles lay in that same location four years later.

  • COLUMN: The Attorney General and high gas prices

    As I travel the state, I am frequently asked what I can do about high gas prices and price fluctuations across the Commonwealth.
     I understand the frustration with high gas prices. I understand how tough it is on hard-working families. No one wants to choose between filling up the gas tank or putting food on the table or paying a bill. And many of us rely on our vehicles to get to work, so that we can pay our bills. Be assured, protecting Kentucky consumers at the gas pumps is a top priority of mine.  

  • LETTER: Controlling your tongue

    I preached recently on controlling your tongue. Even though we sometimes try, no one can control their tongue. When I grew up in this little town, when someone told something that did not come out the way it should, we would say your mouth started before your brain was in gear.

  • LETTER: ‘Girlfriends Day’ a success

    The first annual celebration of National Girlfriends Day was a total success. Nearly 100 women from the community were in attendance on the patio in front of T&R Antiques on Main Street.  Local businesses, as well as many individuals, donated door prizes.  We counted more than 65 wrapped gifts, and most of those held two prizes — one for the ticket winner and one for her to give away to a girlfriend.  Each gift bag had a business card in it so the recipient would know who donated their gift.

  • COLUMN: Some things just shouldn’t be said to strangers

    As a journalist, even I know there are certain questions that shouldn’t be asked and certain things that shouldn’t be said.
    Let it be known that these questions differ from the ones that people don’t want to answer — you should always ask those. But I digress.
    “How many months?” Or, “when is the baby due?”
    “Are you old enough to get married?”

  • LETTER: ‘Not buying’ Sen. Paul’s take on racial bias

    It’s not often that you see a commentary from a Republican Party official decrying racial bias in the American judicial process, especially when that party official is a U.S. senator from Kentucky.

  • COLUMN: Picking my guests on ‘This is Your Life’

    Many years ago, there was a television documentary that was broadcast called “This is Your Life.” The series first ran from the early 1950s to 1961 and it was revived for a couple of years in the early ‘70s, eventually fizzling out with a few shows in the early ‘80s. The essence of the show was that the host would surprise a guest and then he would take them on a stroll down memory lane in front of the audience.