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Today's Opinions

  • FROM OUR READERS - Puerto Rico needs our help

    Many decades ago, my master’s thesis entitled  “Prejudice And the Poor” ended with what I discovered was the idea that a nation’s morality can be determined by the way it treats it’s most vulnerable citizens.   

  • FROM OUR READERS - NFL Hypocrisy

    Roger Goodell complains that President Trump shows a lack of respect for the NFL by criticizing the black players who refuse to honor our U.S. flag.  Goodell should be shown no respect because Goodell and the NFL has shown no respect for their own players.

    Goodell and the NFL has worked to suppress the scientific evidence that the head banging in a football game has led to permanent brain damage in players.  A recent PBS program went into the suppression by the NFL in great detail.

  • Athletic Complex long overdue

    The Spencer County Board of Education Monday night approved a $5.28 million project that will greatly improve the athletic facilities at the high school. The improvements are welcome and long overdue.

    Spencer County schools have seen a sharp increase in test scores over the years and the new reputation is spreading far and wide. Real estate professionals now tell us that our local schools are now helping attract people to the community, where before, they sometimes worked as a liability.

  • In defense of our Flag

    Political correctness is not just silly, it’s dangerous. The NFL is about to find out how costly it can be now that it has firmly sided with players who have made the decision to dishonor America, the flag and those who have served, by kneeling for the National Anthem.

    The initial response to those who support the players is that they are honoring our country by exercising their freedoms. That’s like honoring your mom’s unconditional, forgiving love by slapping her on Mother’s Day.

  • Bevin’s call for universities to focus on essential skills draws feedback at UofL

    Leaders at the University of Louisville are reacting to comments made by Gov. Matt Bevin recently, in which he called for the university presidents and governing boards to focus their resources on programs delivering graduates to high-demand jobs “that matter” and consider eliminating programs that fail to do so.

  • Ft. Knox an asset to KY
  • Taxpayers shouldn’t fund hobbies

    It takes great discipline and sometimes even a cold heart to clean out an attic, closet, basement or garage. Over the years it’s easy to accumulate many things once of some value, that now only take up space. For many, it’s hard to let go of some of these belongings. We sometimes deceive ourselves of their importance or future worth, but if we’re serious about restoring order, we have to chunk many things that are non-essential.

  • Pension deliberations are uncomfortable

    Legislators frequently grumble about Kentuckians’ lack of interest in, attention to and knowledge of complicated issues like the public-pension system.

    Some observation about how “people’s eyes glaze over when I start talking pensions” usually accompanies such grievances.