Today's Opinions

  • Vote Comer for agriculture commissioner

    To the editor:
    Agriculture has always been, currently is, and will forever be an industry of significant importance to each and every Kentuckian. As usual, the two political parties have candidates for what is probably the second most important elective office in the Commonwealth, Commissioner of Agriculture.

  • Crosbie will do us proud as state treasurer

    To the editor:
    I write in support of the candidacy of K. C. Crosbie for State Treasurer.
    Because we sometimes enter the voting booth and see names of candidates about whom we know little, I will introduce her. K. C. Crosbie is a petite young woman, married with three children, and a U. K. graduate. She faced hardship early in life when, as the youngest of five children she lost her father to untimely death. She herself narrates these circumstances with the calm manner of a person to whom the overcoming of adversity is a thing unremarkable, routine and expected.

  • Put United States of America first, and vote

    To the editor:
    “That this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people by the people for the people shall not perish from the earth”. Those words were spoken by Abraham Lincoln in his Gettysburg Address after a great battle that threatened the existence of our nation. Today we are engaged in a different type of battle that also threatens our nation. Apathy. Would we have the problems of today if we had taken the time to learn and understand the issues our state and nation are faced with, and voted?

  • Encouragement for working together

    It’s a good move.
    I don’t agree with change just for changes sake, but I do agree with progress.
    Politicians are quick to say things like “If you aren’t moving forward we’re moving backward.”
    And, while the saying may be profound, certainly not every move forward is progressive.
    However, I like what I’m hearing with the proposed Department of Parks and Recreation.

  • Todd P’Pool for Attorney General

    To the editor:
    Todd P’Pool, Republican candidate for Attorney General, was born in Madisonville, Ky. on June 22, 1973. Todd grew up around the same western Kentucky coal fields that provided for his family for four generations. In 1995 Todd earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Kentucky College of Business and Economics and graduated from U.K. College of Law.

  • It gets sweeter as the days go by

    Well, I made it or really I should say, we made it.
    A whole year in the books with plenty more for sure.
    My wife and I celebrated our one-year wedding anniversary last Monday.
    Looking back over the past year I found it humorous and encouraging at how we have adapted and learned to live with one another.
    Now, I know that seems kinda harsh to say, but anyone who is married or has been married will agree with me when I say that getting married takes some major adjustment to work smoothly.

  • Everyone just wants to be ‘liked’

    No body wants to be the last person picked for any team. I know, I was usually the scrawny, freckle-faced, redhead who was the left-over player.
    I wasn’t ever really “picked” because I was what was left.
    It’s all about being “liked.”
    Now, nearly 50 years later, being liked has a new avenue of validation. It’s called facebook.
    I don’t spend a lot of time on facebook with the whole social networking thing, but it has proven a great way to catch up with some old friends and to stay in touch with new ones.

  • Federal troops form Camp Frazer

    By: Bill Penn