Today's Opinions

  • Ruling settles little

    More than four decades ago, seven justices of the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that abortion was the law of the land. Two dissented. The battle is not over.

  • Levee work can’t wait

    There are two very real dangers posing a threat to Taylorsville. One is a devastating flood. The other is continued inaction by local leaders.

  • What does that flag mean?

    When I was younger, I had a Confederate flag license plate on the front of my car. It was a 1974 Mustang that I paid $500 for and I used that car to deliver pizzas, drive to school, to church and it took me everywhere I needed to go.

    The flag had nothing to do with my attitude towards people of other races. Although admittedly, it may have had something to do with my attitude toward people who looked down their noses at anyone who lived in the country or in the south.

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  • America is in need of dads

    This Sunday is Father’s Day and many dads will be enjoying spending time with their kids, sharing dinner and opening gifts. Sadly, many won’t.

    The phone companies used to report that Mother’s Day was one of the busiest days of the season as children made sure to call home and talk to mom. Florists and card shops also do a brisk business on that Sunday in May that honors the women in our lives.

    However, Father’s Day for many is an afterthought. Unfortunately, for many men, fatherhood is an afterthought.

  • Spend road money on highway repairs

    At a recent House Rules committee hearing, one of my colleagues from New York declared that the potholes in the roads in her district are so bad, “you can lose your car in them.” Kentuckians and Americans from all over the country agree. It is long past time that something was done to address the deplorable state of the highways and infrastructure in this country.

  • Texting more dangerous than bears

    The Wilderness Road was blazed through southeastern Kentucky and wound it’s way up to the outskirts of the Bluegrass region. It was originally a buffalo path, later a trail for Shawnee, Cherokee and hunters of other tribes, and finally was the road Daniel Boone and his followers used to settle Kentucky.

  • Defining courage

    I’m beginning to understand the frustration of older generations who simply find it impossible to keep up with the English language.

    Those under 20, or those under 40 who want to act like they’re under 20, think it’s cool to misuse common words and twist their definitions to mean something entirely different than what Webster suggests.