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Today's Opinions

  • Kindness is key to supporting those suffering with loss

    “Call us if you need anything…” How often is this phrase heard at a funeral visitation? Although well intended, it really rings of half-hearted efforts of false support. Still other comments, which may harm rather then help: “God needed him more…you are only given what you can handle”, and “at least he isn’t suffering anymore.” While searching for meaning is part of the grief process, it is a highly personal and diversified phenomenon.

  • 'God sent his son to fix the world, to fix people'

    Her mother had promised she would stay around until the semester ended so her daughter wouldn’t be distracted during finals.

    After her last exam, she raced home, and as she walked into the kitchen her father told her mother their daughter was home. Her mom opened her eyes, smiled and then died.

    It was the day before her 21st birthday.

    She called her dad recently to beg, “Daddy, you have to fix this!”

  • CATS tests nixed by state legislators during regular session

    While there are still two days left in the 2009 Regular Session to consider any possible vetoes as well as several other unresolved bills, the General Assembly largely wrapped up its work on Friday by passing not one but two landmark pieces of legislation.

  • The city has a responsibility to inform citizens, says commissioner

    When Heather Ladick addressed the Cynthiana City Commission on Tuesday, March 24, several issues of concern were exposed. An examination of these issues raises several questions. What exactly is the role of the city? What is the responsibility of the city to its residents? Other than paying taxes, do the citizens have any other obligations to their community?

  • God's judgement requires no votes, no 'singing for your life,' no condemnation

    Although I consider myself current with pop culture, this is the first season I’ve watched “American Idol.”

    In years past I’ve seen the last 15 minutes of some of the final shows to see who wins, but not knowing who’s who, I didn’t really care one way or another.

    This season, mostly because I hate being left out of the water cooler conversation, I decided early on to watch every episode, from first auditions to finale, and I even hope to buy tickets to see the Top Ten Idol contestants when they go on tour this summer.

  • As legislative session ends, McKee reviews bills passed

    The General Assembly returned to Frankfort for one day late last week, formally ending what many agree was a positive and productive legislative session.

    These last one or two days are traditionally set aside just to consider vetoes the governor may issue, but since there was only a minor one that drew no objections, the House spent its time tying up a few administrative loose ends.

  • Change can't fill God-shaped void, says Berry resident

     To the editor:

  • 'When religion is your living, it's easy to grow weary'

    When religion is your living, it’s easy to grow weary. I get a taste of it every week when I sit down to write this column. First I have to think of something that’s not only entertaining and worth saying, but something that I feel God wants me to say.

    Then I have to make sure I’m as biblically accurate and as faithful to my particular denominational tradition (in my case Reformed theology — Go, Martin Luther!) as I can be without totally alienating the Baptists, Catholics and Pentecostals, etc.