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Today's Opinions

  • The making of a better tomorrow


    The making of a better tomorrow

    To the editor:
    There is an old saying that goes, “He who fails to plan, plans to fail.” I believe every one of us can think of a time in our lives when we looked back after a failure or unforeseen event and wished that we had planned better. I know I have.
    A person who is going places and advancing in life usually has a game plan and an idea of where he or she wants to be in the future. As a city, we have to do this too.

  • Community theater gives small town taste of big city

    The arts are strong in the community, just ask anyone who goes to the theater.
    I have always enjoyed theater and watching plays and musicals.
    I was into theater, especially in high school when Laura Stephens cornered me and told me how I WAS going to be in her first musical “State Fair.”
    Stephens, a former student of the well-known drama coach Bill Caywood, looked to bring theater and arts back to Harrison County High School after a long drought of no student plays.

  • Rugby World Cup starts on Sept. 9

    To the editor:
    If you like sports, instead of games played by over-paid prima-donnas, you might be interested in the fact that the Rugby World Cup starts on Sept. 9, 2011.
    This sport takes place all over the world and in many U.S. colleges and high schools. Of the teams participating in the world cup, you’ll get the best teams in the world which include our National team, the Eagles. While they’re one of the only amatueu teams, (they do have a few team members associated with professional teams). They have a lot of heart and don’t give up.

  • The camping bug has taken a bite outa me

    I’m going camping this weekend.
    My dad and step mom are what true Floridians call “Snowbirds.” They usually launch for the sunny south around the first of October.
    So this weekend will be the last hoorah before they take flight.
    As I said, I’m a camping fan.
    Well, as best you can be with air conditioning, mattresses, porcelain and running water.

  • Remember the pyramid...the food one that is

    Sometimes it is difficult to talk about the problems that face our community, especially when kids are involved.
    I was recently at the schools taking pictures for the first day back to school.
    The kids, I must admit, were really cute. As they swarmed off the buses with their Sponge Bob Square Pants and Hello Kitty backpacks and confused-looking faces, something caught my attention very quickly.

  • Remember the pyramid...the food one that is

    Sometimes it is difficult to talk about the problems that face our community, especially when kids are involved.
    I was recently at the schools taking pictures for the first day back to school.
    The kids, I must admit, were really cute. As they swarmed off the buses with their Sponge Bob Square Pants and Hello Kitty backpacks and confused-looking faces, something caught my attention very quickly.

  • Smart Snacks for Families and Children

  • Internet dangers should be addressed with school children to keep them safe

    As Kentucky kids return to school, I want to encourage parents to take a few minutes to talk with their children about the dangers that exist on the Internet and how to stay safe online. With the proliferation of smart phones, webcams and the Internet, kids today are at a greater risk of being sexually exploited or even targeted by online predators.
    According to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, one in seven kids is solicited for sex online and one in 33 kids receive aggressive online solicitations to meet in person.