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Today's Opinions

  • "Maybe 'like mother, like daughter' isn't so bad"

    Along with zillions of other people, my daughter, Alison, writes a blog.

    As The Neurotic Housewife, Alison writes about her life as a stay-at-home mom, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed getting to know this side of her in a horrifying sort of way.

    It’s like looking into a mirror.

    Oscar Wilde once said, “All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy.”

    As my girls grew up, I often taunted them with that. Oh yeah? You think I’m a fruitcake? Just wait until you get older and you find yourself doing the exact same things.

  • Shannon's hope is in Lord, not Congress

    To the editor:

    CNN newscasters announced this past week that 598,000 jobs were lost in January 2009 in the United States. One reporter said it is the worst job loss in 34 years. Another commented that our economy looks a lot like it did at the beginning of the Great Depression. Scary times, they all agreed. 

  • Kentucky's claim as "Horse Capital of the World" is at risk

    To the editor:

    Kentucky and horses... They’re a natural combination that has made the Bluegrass State the “Horse Capital of the World.” But Kentucky’s stake to the title is at risk.

    States that have historically have been unable to compete with Kentucky recognize the horse industry’s viability and success and are attracting Kentucky-based horsemen with enhanced purses and breeder incentives which will substantially alter Kentucky racing in the next one to three years.

  • Kentucky budget shortfall of $456 million is focus in Frankfort

    The General Assembly returned to Frankfort early last week, with the aftermath of last month’s snow and ice storm and the ongoing budget problems understandably taking up much of our time.

  • "We all is homeless - just workin our way toward home"

    I promised Gator that I would write about him.

    His real name is Mike, and he lives in the woods in a camp with some other people.

    I only met him briefly, which is par for the course for reporters. We get to know people long enough to get what we need for a story, but often not long enough to care.

    I’m talking about myself here, and the truth is I’m not proud of it. But I’m telling you this because God’s been chipping away at my uncaring, although he’s got a long way to go.

  • Bailouts for states will only create more problems

    While other big-spending state politicians went to Washington seeking a handout, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford went to “beg” (his word, not mine) federal politicians not to bail out states.

    Sanford understands something most economically illiterate politicians - a majority of Kentucky lawmakers - do not: Bailouts do not fix fiscal problems. Bailouts make them worse.

  • A "big thank you" to utility linemen, friends and neighbors for help during bad weather

    To the editor,

    It is impossible to name the utility linemen what worked in our area to restore electricity. But it is clear that they did an outstanding job. For that I thank them.

    Then there are the neighbors and friends that deserve a big thank you. Among them are Billy Doyle, Jamie Snapp, Bruce Kennedy, Russell Harris, Dustin Rose, and Chester McCauley.

  • County judge thanked for assistance during ice storm

    To the editor,

    During the ice storm last week Millard Collins who is a diabetic was at my home and could not get home to get his medication. The doctor called him in a weeks supply but we could not get to Wal-Mart.

    I want to praise and thank our County Judge Alex Barnett. He went to Wal-Mart and picked the medication up and paid for it and brought it to my home. Thank you again.

    Geneva Roark

    Cynthiana, Ky.