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Today's Opinions

  • State legislators work to kick substance abuse in local jails

    As expected, this last week was the busiest of the year’s 30-day “short session,” with a flurry of bills winning final passage and negotiations in conference over the details of others.

    Even facing a money crisis, in the end, our efforts resulted in legislation that will have long-lasting benefits to Kentuckians. From the war on drugs -- to the economy -- to better roads and education, we have accomplished a great deal in our time here.

  • Rohs Opera House asks for support to keep theater open

     To the editor:

  • Harrison County Saddle and Spurs host horse health day

    To the editor:

  • March program brings awareness to women's sexual assault

    To the editor:

    Vice President Al Gore once said, “I know it’s a challenge to the moral imagination but defeat might serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.”

    Last month, we went red for women - a color of awareness and concern. Now in March, another color and another issue concerning women should be brought to our attention.

    March is when college campuses promote their “Green Dot” program that brings attention to the vile and heinous act of sexual assault against women.

  • Improving a community begins with each individual

    I’ve often times struggled with my role as a young adult in this county.

    So often, it seems disappointing to look at a place you convinced yourself was a perfect haven as a child, and to then come back years later, and find that like everything else, your hometown has its own set of flaws.

    So many times it’s easy to point out the faults of Harrison County, and not grasp how those weaknesses could be changed. Or perhaps sometimes we’re just not ready to take on that task that seems very overwhelming.

  • "Watch your words and hold your tongue"

     If I were God, I would create humans with rewind buttons on their mouths, or a 10-second delay device.

    We tend to say some really dumb things.

  • "We all is self-righteous"

    In the newsroom we have a counter where people put doughnuts and cookies for everyone to share.

    Today someone set out a container of humungous cookies. Each cookie is 480 calories with 23 grams of fat. For those keeping score, one cookie is 12 Weight Watchers points, which is more than half my daily allotment.

  • KSP Commissioner reminds Kentuckians to buckle up

    Thirty-six fewer deaths were reported regarding highway fatalities in Kentucky for the calendar year 2008. While safety advocates were excited about this year-end report, the stark reality overshadowed the celebration when the overall numbers were examined. Although it was one of the safest years in a decade, sadly 828 people lost their lives on Kentucky’s roadways last year.

    Statistics show that 64 percent of those killed were not wearing a seat belt.