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Today's Opinions

  • The Battle of Charlottesville

    The Battle of Charlottesville is over, with one person dead and a nation embarrassed.

    Yes, it was a battle, carried out by two hateful sides who came armed with sticks, bottles, rocks and wearing uniforms that included helmets and shields. Neither side was intending to engage in any civil debate. This was designed to be a battle and that only one person was killed is evidence that the cowards on both sides apparently like to dress up like soldiers, but have the actual warrior skills of toddlers - slapping, stomping and then quickly retreating.

  • FROM OUR READERS - Blaming Trump is insanity

    A bunch of white supremacists and neo-Nazi’s hold a rally in a public park.  A bunch of anti-whites including Black Lives Matter racists show up to hassle them and the fight was on.  A nutcase terrorist kills and injures people by running them down with his car.  And, who gets the blame for this?  Donald Trump.  That’s insanity.

    People in the media, you ignored the BLM people.  You look like you are afraid you will be called racists if you tell the truth.

  • FROM OUR READERS - Be aware of “The Big Lie”

    If you have not yet seen Dinesh D’Souza’s new book  “The Big Lie” - it addresses exactly what is happening with this weekend’s terroristic action and the media’s reaction.  I wish he had done the movie version first. This country needs it now.  

  • New school year brings opportunity

    For some 3,000 students in Spencer County Public Schools, today marks a clean slate, a new beginning and a fresh start.

    There will be tears and sobs for the youngest ones today, and their parents. Those entering preschool and kindergarten will cling to family until the first bell rings and then they’ll embark on a journey that will last for at least the next 13 years.

  • No need to panic over eclipse

    Americans love to panic. We seem to flourish when there’s something on the horizon to worry or fret about. We are quick to toss common sense out the window and imagine the worst possible scenarios.

    If you doubt that, pay attention this winter when the forecast calls for a chance of 2-4 inches of snow and then try to find a gallon of milk.

    But snow panic takes a back seat to some of the other causes for concern in the minds of many Americans.

  • Great outdoors is great for state’s economy

    The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) announced last week that the economic impact of outdoor recreation in Kentucky totaled $12.8 billion dollars last year, up from $8.4 billion in 2012. This is the first national economic impact study since 2012.

    The report indicates that Kentucky directly supports 120,000 jobs and annually generates $12.8 billion in consumer spending and $756 million in state and local tax revenue.

    OIA’s report also highlights that 61 percent of Kentucky’s 4.44 million residents participate in outdoor recreation each year.

  • FROM OUR READERS - Reader offers his health care solution

    The United States of America has the best health care for its citizens when you look at its quality of service, health care technology, and responsiveness, that can’t be matched by any other nation on earth.  It is so important that we maintain this quality of health care services, but can we afford its cost?  

  • TES students should be thrilled

    I was neither a great nor eager student. By mid-September, I was already looking forward to the end of the school year. But like almost every kid, I found the first day of school to be exciting.

    It was pretty much the only time I was organized, with my pencils and papers neatly tucked away in my box or folder, my shoes free from dirty scuffs and a clean slate to impress my new teachers.

    The fresh start had me excited about school and at least for a few days, enthusiastic and motivated to do my best.