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Today's Opinions

  • EKPC plans to raise rates for new coal-burning power plant

    To the editor:

    The East Kentucky Power Cooperative plans to raise our electricity rates to build a new coal-burning power plant. They claim that demand for electricity will increase in the coming years, that the new plant will create jobs, and that their new plant will not add to our air pollution.

    What EKPC won’t tell you is that two recent studies clearly demonstrate that these claims are misleading or false.

  • God’s ‘big reveal’ is always worth it

    Lately I’ve been hooked on watching “What Not to Wear” on TLC, hosted by style gurus Stacy London and Clinton Kelly.

    How the show works: Friends and relatives nominate a chronically fashion-challenged friend who’s ambushed by Stacy and Clinton who hand her a Visa card worth $5,000 with her name on it to spend on a new wardrobe in New York City.

  • ‘Mistakes have already been made’ by Washington politics

    To the editor:

  • Cynthiana Art Walk created a weekend downtown ‘buzz’

    To the editor:

    What an evening we had in the much alive and vibrant downtown Cynthiana, Ky. last Friday evening! The area was clean.Shops were open. Music was in the air. Citizens and visitors were strolling the sidewalks, greeting each other with smiles and chatting. Why, it was just like the dream so many of us have for our city and county and had expressed in the Harrison County Tomorrow planning. And it was already happening!

  • Jackson’s music was a soundtrack of memories

    I remember once in Mrs. Laura Gregg’s middle school chorus class, she looked at us adolescent students and asked, “What would your life be like without music?”

    It was a profound question that I still don’t think I can come close to answering.

    I thought about Mrs. Gregg and her profound question last Thursday evening as I watched tributes to the “King of Pop.”

    At the age of 50, Michael Jackson had died.

  • State’s stimulus package will speed up economic recovery

    The General Assembly had two main goals when it convened the recent special legislative session that Governor Beshear had called: Overcome a billion-dollar budget deficit and help jumpstart our economy.

    By the time legislators finished their work last Wednesday, there was considerable agreement that both had been accomplished.

  • Turning up the tunes is against the law

    The city ordinance regarding ‘noise’ reads as follows: There emits from premises or from any motor vehicle noise noxious enough to cause annoyance or disturbance or to destroy the enjoyment of dwelling houses or business or other uses of property in the vicinity by interfering with ordinary comforts of human existence.

  • L-shaped recovery: An oxymoron?

    In April 2008, various economic forecasters, including Mish’s Economic Trend Analysis, started projecting that we’d have an L-shaped recession, where the economy falls rapidly and then flat-lines for a long time. Considering the amount of time it would take to de-leverage and the illiquid nature of the bubble asset (housing), this made a lot of sense. But then, about a year later in April/May 2009, bloggers and eventually mainstream media began talking about and L-shaped recovery in both real estate and the stock market. What the heck is an L-shaped recovery?