Today's Opinions

  • County government using new math

    To the editor:
    I’m confused about our fiscal court’s decision to replace the sheriff’s office roof with a flat rubberized roof at a cost of $18,000, when Bradley Copes obtained a quote for a gabled metal roof at a cost of $9,000 to $10,000 with a longer warranty.

  • Communcation important in dealing with teen technology use

    If you have a child in middle or high school, you have probably had to make the decision of whether or not they are ready for a cell phone.  
    Our children have far more access to technology than we did at their age.  
    When used safely, this technology can place a world of knowledge at their fingertips.  However, when teenagers are handed cell phones, tablets and other electronic devices with no rules and no parental guidance, they can be placed at risk.  

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    1. Internet posts
    6. “Kilroy ____ here”
    9. “Put a ____ in it!”
    13. “Raspberry ____” by Prince
    14. Matterhorn, e.g.
    15. Loosen laces
    16. Social class or position
    17. “All the Light We Cannot ____” by Anthony Doerr
    18. Like professor Sherman Klump
    19. *In 1941 Thanksgiving moved to this Thursday
    21. *Football hosts
    23. Green pod dweller
    24. One who makes use of something
    25. Declare
    28. Globes and balls

  • Bad Monday of bad Mondays nothing compared to election news

    After having been at the Democrat for just over five months now, I’ve done columns about “issues,” and I’ve written columns about a variety of things happening in my life, such as my last-minute, crazed move from Louisville and my sister’s wedding.
    Well, this column is just going to be a column of random thoughts, so please bear with me.
    I’ve had some ups and downs the past few days.

  • A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly with state Rep. Tom McKee

    For most of us, Veterans Day has always been a time set aside to honor all who served their country, no matter when that may have been.  The holiday’s early history, however, was much more specific.
    It began in 1919, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month – the exact one-year anniversary of the end of World War I.  President Woodrow Wilson called it Armistice Day, a term some still used today, and commemorating that conflict remained the day’s focus for more than 30 years.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    1. Laugh at with contempt
    6. *Veterans Day stems from this war
    9. *Hand-to-hand combat weapon
    13. Par on a short golf hole
    14. Immeasurable period
    15. Gossipmonger
    16. Triangular road sign
    17. “M*A*S*H” character
    18. *Commander’s instruction
    19. *a.k.a. American flag
    21. *Like soldier honored at certain tombs
    23. Present plural of “be”
    24. Acer, e.g.
    25. Unit of electric current
    28. Yearn or pine