Today's Opinions

  • Run toward grace

    You may not know the name Tullian Tchividjian, but you’ve heard of his grandfather, Billy Graham.
    Tullian is the former pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale. He resigned last month after admitting to an inappropriate relationship with someone other than his wife.


    Readers share ‘pitfalls’ of AT&T 4G LTE network
    It was with great interest that we read the article in the Trimble Banner titled “AT&T Improves 4G LTE Network in Trimble,” published July 30, 2015. Coincidentally, we had been interacting with AT&T all week regarding the same issue, and although the improved network may benefit many in Trimble County, we had a different experience and would like to share it, in order that others are made aware of some of the pitfalls of the new network.

  • Rand reviews KSP’s comprehensive state crime report

    For decades now, Kentucky State Police has annually compiled a comprehensive look at crime across the commonwealth, giving the public and law enforcement alike a much clearer picture of the challenges we face.
    The reports come out each summer and pull together data from local and state agencies, highlighting both short- and long-term trends. A comparison of 2014 with 1995, for example, shows that DUIs have dropped significantly – from 33,000 then to 22,500 last year – but that drug offenses have sky-rocketed, growing from less than 18,000 to more than 58,000.

  • The Infernal Wheel

    Many years ago I had a horrible, yet ridiculous encounter with a playground merry go round. I was somehow sucked beneath the thing and was trapped for the entire recess period. Even now I have absolutely no idea of what caused the phenomenon I encountered that fateful day. Maybe the spinning of the wheel triggered a vortex beneath that pulled me under? Stranger things have occurred. That or I have an uncanny ability to find myself in the most ludicrous predicaments imaginable.

  • Answers to interesting questions gargoyles ask

    The other day I got a letter from a Mark Gould of Southampton, New Jersey.
    He had just finished reading my book “Prayers God Always Answers” and he had some questions for me. He said, “I do like to question authors, more kindly now than in the past — once a gargoyle, not always one.”

  • New law targeting prescription drug abuse effective

    Earlier this year, when the General Assembly approved legislation designed to curb the state’s heroin epidemic, many called the law a national model because of the way it blended additional treatment, smart-on-crime measures and tougher penalties for traffickers.
    On Monday, we learned that another comprehensive law in this field, this one targeting prescription drug abuse, is making the significant difference that other legislators and I had hoped when we passed it in 2012.

  • Finding your place

    A few weeks ago, a caller to our Sound Off line opened up a can of worms by saying he or she has visited many churches and has concluded that the people who want to pay attention to the sermon sit up front and the people who want to gossip and talk about people sit in the back two rows.
    The caller asked, “Is that a tradition? It seems like every place I go and talk to people it’s the same problem everywhere.”

  • Four for Freedom

    Washington, DC has the bad news blues.  Whether it’s Congress passing bills that spend billions of dollars we don’t have, rogue Supreme Court justices ignoring the clear text of the Constitution, or yet another unelected executive branch agency bureaucrat issuing a “regulation” that punishes free enterprise, it often seems that victories for freedom and liberty are rare.