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Today's Opinions

  • Down on Main St.

    Do you remember your first date with your spouse? How about when you met your in-laws for the first time? If so, you know the value of a first impression.
    Perhaps you’ve interviewed people for a job, or your daughter brought home a boy for the first time - and once again, that initial greeting can send a powerful message.
    It’s the same with a community.

  • McConnell keeping his word in opposing Obama’s war on coal

    Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, who won re-election overwhelmingly last November, has been taking quite a pummeling from the left of late for daring to actually fulfill a campaign promise. Specifically, McConnell said he would take the fight to the Obama administration in its war on coal, which has already cost thousands of jobs in Kentucky.

  • From our readers: Constitution and Bill of Rights

    George Washington was a Federalist and the first Congress was a majority Federalist assembly. That included both the Senate and House. The Federalists appointed the first Supreme Court and they began to form a Federalist leaning government by their interpretations of the Constitution. A Federalist is one who wants a strong Federal government with little or no States or Individual Rights. The Federalists formed the government that we now have and little has changed.

  • Effort to clean up parks unites community

    Have you ever had that overwhelming feeling of walking into a situation where so much needs to be done that you don’t know where to start? Perhaps you feel it when you need to clean out the garage or attic or after a wind storm knocks down trees and limbs all over your yard.
    You stand back, scan the area and dread the time, effort and energy that will be required for the task. However, five minutes into the job, and the dread slowly dissipates as you begin to see progress.

  • Law is about liberty, not discrimination

    The controversial religious freedom law in Indiana and other states was about much more than whether a baker, florist, or even pizzeria can be forced to cater to a gay wedding. Opponents of the law attempt to reduce the issue to those simple terms in an effort to frame it solely as a matter of discrimination. The strategy is to create victims and villains.
    However, it’s not about discrimination, but about discretion – which Webster defines as “the freedom to act or judge on one’s own.” These laws are about protecting our freedom of choice.

  • Kentucky Senator Rand Paul announces bid for White House

    Kentucky junior U.S. Sen. Rand Paul made it official Tuesday — he is running for president.
    “I am running for president to return our country to the principles of liberty and limited government,” Paul announced on his website, randpaul.com.
    Paul, a freshman senator and ophthalmologist who made his home in Bowling Green more than 20 years ago, was scheduled to personally announce his bid for the White House at noon Tuesday at the Galt House.

  • Specify address when running deed changes

    We often speak of our sense of “Community” in Spencer County and it was a keyword in the most recent election. Your newspaper is vital to maintaining and increasing our sense of community.
    One of the ways of helping us to know our neighbors is your weekly report of property purchases. Sometimes you show the new neighbor’s names and address (most helpful) but oftentimes their address is omitted or simply stated as a property in Deed Book such as Page such. This way of reporting is rather pointless.

  • New job feels like old hat

    Certain things are just the right fit. When I was a kid, I had a an old baseball hat. It was yellow and I got it as a pine-sitting member of the Winchester Little League A’s.
    At a flea market well after the season, I ran upon a patch with an Indian’s head on it with the simple words “Custer Had It Coming.” I was crazy about American Indian history, so I bought the patch, asked my mom to sew it over the “A’s” on my hat, and from that point, that hat provided near constant covering for my noggin for at least a couple of years.