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Today's Opinions

  • Belt-tightening strategies underway for state government

    The Kentucky General Assembly convened its 2009 Regular Session this week, with more than 200 bills already filed and more on the way.

  • Support Harrison County businesses by shopping locally

    To the editor,

        We are in serious economic times.  Lay-offs and job losses are beginning to affect Harrison County residents directly and indirectly.  If we are being spared personally, we still hurt for our neighbors. 

  • President Obama's inauguration marks beginning of change

    Perhaps every presidential inauguration is a national breath of fresh air... and if that’s the case, then this inauguration was a wind current.

    At a time when so many Americans have hit a crossroad of disappointment, Tuesday brought a fire of hope to each American life.

    More than anything, the new presidency and administration will mean change for this country... and Americans are in desperate need for a change.

  • Warren offensive choice for invocation

    To the editor:

    While there has been some objection to an invocation at the presidential inauguration and, in particular, use of the phrase “So Help Me God” at the end of the inaugural oaths, it has been minimal and is highly unlikely to result in any changes.

  • God doesn't need a grand ceremony to celebrate the heavenly things in life

    As I write this, the nation is focused on Washington, D.C., and the inauguration of Barack Obama.            

    However, my attention is eight or so miles away in Alexandria, Va.

    My granddaughter, Caroline, turns 7 on Jan. 21.

    While her festivities aren’t on the scale of an inaugural gala, on Sunday, Jan. 25, she and six of her friends are having a snowflake party. My daughter, Alison, has been planning it for months.

  • Fire-safe cigarettes are cause of side effects and should be repealed

    To the editor,

    I realize the topic of smoking will be met with opposition, but I write to you in regard to the “fire-safe cigarette” legislation that has been implemented in Kentucky. The Coalition for Fire-Safe Cigarettes crusaded to get these legislations passed across the states because they did not want to get it tied up in Congress awaiting a national standard.

  • Correction in Neal's column last week

    To the editor,

    I miswrote about the Annual Grist Mill Day being sponsored by the Historical Society. I have been informed that Grist Mill Day is actually sponsored by Bill Kelly Sr. and Bill Kelly Jr. of the Connorsville Mill and Company and all proceeds from that day are donated to the museum.

    If I got anything else wrong, I apologize. My point was just to thank people for being involved in the community.

    Jeff Neal

    Cynthiana

  • God allows wandering, but always knows how to get us back home

    For Christmas my husband bought me a GPS device for my car.

    I am notorious for my directional dyslexia, which I blame on my dad. When I was a kid he told me to get lost and, ever the obedient child, I’ve been doing so ever since.

    I don’t understand north. I know the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, but I couldn’t point it out to you. Orlando and Tampa are both south of where I live, but they feel northish to me.