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Today's Opinions

  • We can help families salvage memories

    Cynthiana and Harrison County dodged the March 2 bullet that ripped through other parts of our state.
    Unfortunately, some of those victims lost everything they owned. Houses and barns can be replaced. Roofs can be repaired and new cars can be purchased.
    There are some things that, no matter how much insurance coverage you have, cannot be replaced.
    How devastated would you be if not only did you lose your home, but you also lost all sorts of personal items and photographs?

  • State looks to make Kentucky a safer place for all ages

    FRANKFORT – As the General Assembly enters the final stretch of the 2012 Regular Session, the Kentucky House of Representatives is nearing the end of putting forward its major priorities before it turns its focus to Senate legislation.
    Last week, several high-profile House bills made it through our chamber, with two of the bigger ones targeting abuse and neglect cases.

  • Faith in humanity restored by acts of kindness

    It often amazes me how people come together in order to help others.
    This past year and into 2012 has served as a testament to how groups of people will put their lives on hold in order to help pick someone up from hard times.
    Recently more tornadic weather caused several other families in Kentucky to be left homeless or even worse... without their loved ones.
    In 2011 several tornados swept across the southern part of the United States, killing hundreds and leaving thousands in piles of debris.

  • Faith in humanity restored by acts of kindness

    It often amazes me how people come together in order to help others.
    This past year and into 2012 has served as a testament to how groups of people will put their lives on hold in order to help pick someone up from hard times.
    Recently more tornadic weather caused several other families in Kentucky to be left homeless or even worse... without their loved ones.
    In 2011 several tornados swept across the southern part of the United States, killing hundreds and leaving thousands in piles of debris.

  • Faith in humanity restored by acts of kindness

    It often amazes me how people come together in order to help others.
    This past year and into 2012 has served as a testament to how groups of people will put their lives on hold in order to help pick someone up from hard times.
    Recently more tornadic weather caused several other families in Kentucky to be left homeless or even worse... without their loved ones.
    In 2011 several tornados swept across the southern part of the United States, killing hundreds and leaving thousands in piles of debris.

  • House of Representatives offer assistance for devastated areas

    FRANKFORT – A little more than a week ago, when I was writing my weekly newspaper column, I had no idea of what the dangerous storms already on the horizon would bring.
    As we all know by now, it was one of the deadliest days in our history, and many communities were hit especially hard. That includes our neighbors to the north, in Pendleton, Campbell and Kenton counties, and in such other areas as West Liberty and East Bernstadt. For some of them, it will take months if not years to rebuild.

  • Spring peppers welcome us back

    Absolutely nothing says spring more than the distant chorus of spring peepers. There is a wooded stream just off Conner Station that is home to a cacophonous band of peepers all competing for as many females as they can.  
    On a warm March evening, especially after a shower, spring peepers remind me of how glorious rural life can be. Just by listening a whole other world can be imagined.
    Male spring peepers are the noise makes.  

  • Capitalism must have competition

    To the editor:
    “It ain’t just the gas prices!”
    The gas prices are just a symptom of the overall crisis of our economy and our country.
    We are told this is a country based on capitalism. This is a lie. To work as an economy instead of a scam to enrich a few, capitalism must have competition. We no longer have competition.
    We now have four to five gas companies instead of the multitude of companies we had 30 to 40 years ago. Check the few brands we now have and you will see little difference in price. No real competition.