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Today's Opinions

  • FRANKFORT FOCUS

      As we wind our work week down early because of the Christmas holiday, I wanted to take this opportunity to say that I hope you and your family have a truly special time.
    In Kentucky’s early history, Christmas was festive in more ways than one.  Since many received guns and ammunition as gifts, that day was often the busiest of the year for hunting.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    We are preparing for a rare event in Harrison County. On March 5, 2016, we will be holding a Republican caucus. The caucus will provide a different approach to the presidential nominating process. Not only is the caucus a special event, but the fact that the Caucus will take place in March will allow the voters of Kentucky to send a message and have a say in the presidential race.    

  • The Birth of Jesus

    In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Southern cuisine pie
    6. French lake
    9. H or O in H2O, e.g.
    13. *”Tell ____ I love her”
    14. *”A long, long time ____ I can still remember how that music...”
    15. Cast somebody there
    16. Misbehave
    17. St. Louis player
    18. First American-born saint, Elizabeth Ann ____
    19. *”Blue jean baby, L.A. lady, seamstress for ____ ____”
    21. *”On a dark desert highway, cool wind in ____ ____”
    23. Draft pick
    24. $10,000, to a judge, e.g.

  • A prosecutor’s perspective

    It’s the time of year that we gather together with our friends and family and celebrate the holidays. It’s also the time of year when you are more likely to be the victim of theft, burglary and fraud.  
    Thefts from vehicles and home burglaries peak in November and December.  Here are some tips on how you can avoid becoming a victim this holiday season.  
    When shopping, lock your vehicle and don’t leave items like gifts, cell phones, tablets, laptops, purses, and shopping bags visible in your car.  

  • Responsibility and consequences

    To the editor:
    The answer to questions raised in editor Becky Barnes’ column last week are as follows:
    No responsibility and no consequences.
    I was a social worker for one year, a probation and parole officer for four years and a cop for 21 years.
    When I was in grade school, if you did not pass you repeated the grade. Some in that group were lazy, others were inept. The lazy were motivated, the inept were sent to special classes. It worked.
    Responsibility and consequences.

  • A Disservice to Children

    I’ve witnessed more than most in my 20-plus years as a student and 27 years as a teacher.
    Some of it good, some of it not-so-good.
    Virtually all, well-intentioned.
    As a student, I experienced the “open classroom concept” and  “modular” scheduling while growing up in Carrollton.