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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial

    There’s a lot of great lessons to be learned on the baseball diamond. Young people learn how to function as a team, individual responsibility, the value of hard work and how to focus when they’re out in the field for several innings.
    When a kid steps up to the plate, he or she learns the importance of patience, observance and the value of repetition. They learn that sometimes their job isn’t to hit the ball and pad their own batting average, but to sacrifice that average in order to move the runner ahead of them around the bases.

  • Classless comedy sinks journalism even lower

    According to a number of polls and surveys, journalists are among the least trusted and respected professionals in America. Granted, we’re listed above used car salesmen, big business executives and politicians, but perhaps journalists spend so much time vilifying some of those latter groups just to make sure we don’t end up on the very bottom.
    Not all the disdain toward our profession is deserved, but unless and until we acknowledge that much of it is, we should not expect things to get better.

  • A Kentucky tragedy that should never be forgotten

     

  • Media must acknowledge its faults

    I appreciate the contrition of John Shindlebower in his “From My Perspective” piece in the May 2 edition of The Magnet. I particularly enjoyed reading  “media members. . . simply [do] not relate to middle America.” This is unfortunately true. I am afraid that if we continue to allow members of the media to persuade us to think a certain way, whatever way that may be, then we will reach a point when middle America does not understand middle America.

  • Life is precious and sacred

    Life is precious. We learn that in various ways and from different people. This week, we’re reminded about the value of life from a Spencer County couple who suffered through a miscarriage and the loss of their preborn daughter.
    Thankfully, the mother will be holding their 6-week old daughter tightly on Mother’s Day, with a greater understanding than many of us may have – that life is indeed precious.

  • A Bluegrass Bucket List

    My wife I just returned from a trip to Arizona where we took in the splendor of the Grand Canyon, among other interesting sites.
    The Grand Canyon is an awe-inspiring site and is probably one of the few things in this world that actually lives up to its hype.
    There’s a lot of diversity in Arizona, from the deserts in the south, to the more appealing (at least to me) northern portion that includes the red rocks of Sedona and the ponderosa pine forests of the canyon area.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Who’s the real Average Joe?

  • Who won? Not your average Joe

    Somewhere in Kentucky, there’s a man named Joe struggling to feed his family. He’s been raised to believe in hard work and self-sufficiency, so he works overtime to make ends meet and avoids having to rely on government assistance. Sure, it makes life hard, but it does him proud to be able to look his family in the eye, and himself in the mirror.
    Unfortunately, Kentucky just made it harder on Joe.