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Today's Opinions

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:

    Myself and some of our neighbors have contacted our county officials about a residence in Oddville that piles their trash beside a small creek, burns it and it appears they wait for a heavy rain to come and wash the metal and melted plastics away. This has been going on all summer and it seems nothing has been done to stop it.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:

  • ‘Things are here today and gone tomorrow’

    Since 2004, I have had this recurring dream.

    I am in my house and, though it is completely furnished with my belongings, it is still under construction. I can see open places in the ceiling. The roof has only half its shingles in place, the rest is thin tar paper. 

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    1. Opposite of rappel
    6. Be mistaken
    9. Long, long time
    13. Eagle’s nest, e.g.
    14. Remain
    15. Like unrefined oil
    16. Actor Jeremy
    17. Credit card acronym
    18. *Spooky
    19. *It’s illuminating
    21. Two dots above a letter
    23. Last word of “America the Beautiful”
    24. Speed unit
    25. Highest card in “War”
    28. Calf-length skirt
    30. Relating to living organisms
    35. Legal prefix
    37. Hyperbolic tangent

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Abandon
    6. *”One, ___, Buckle My Shoe”
    9. Not as much
    13. Convex molding
    14. *”Have ___ any wool?”
    15. Fancy home
    16. Chocolate substitute
    17. Boy toy
    18. Permeate
    19. *Like jumping Jack
    21. *Jack Horner’s spot
    23. *Blackbird dessert
    24. Bad impression
    25. *”He ___ in his thumb, and pulled out a plum”
    28. “A ____ of Two Cities”
    30. Josey Wales, e.g.
    35. Aphrodite’s son

  • Parents claim bullying a factor in daughter's death

    To the editor:
    Fifteen years ago a happy baby girl grew up and a few years later was going to school. Brandi liked elementary school and things were good. She was an only child and valued friendship very much. Brandi wrote that friends are the most important thing in life.