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Today's Opinions

  • Veterans Day a time of tribute to those who served

    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 use today, and commemorating that conflict remained the day’s focus for more than 30 years.

  • Family feuds: It’s never over

    For those keeping an eye on the calendar, Election Day is almost here and the feuding is almost over.
    Except it won’t be over. It’s never over.

    Last week I attended a political forum, sponsored by the Chronicle. Held at the local college, the room overflowed with venom and vitriol and people who weren’t just pro-their candidate, but anti-the other person.

    Is it even possible to be pro-someone without being anti-the other person? Just asking.

  • Appreciation expressed for Love for Lucas and Muscular Dystrophy campaign support

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  • Courtney Tigue Baxter best choice to protect our community

    Editor:

    When campaigning for Campbellsburg Mayor two years ago, my primary concern was the safety and welfare of city residents.  As Mayor, I have worked with citizens, local law enforcement, and the court system to protect individuals and their property.  Keeping our community safe is and will always be of the utmost concern to me.  This is why I feel compelled to endorse Courtney Tigue Baxter for Commonwealth’s Attorney 12th Judicial Circuit that serves Henry, Trimble and Oldham Counties.

  • Writer advocates vote for Bill Adkins

    Editor:

    Bill Adkins, who is running in the 4th Congressional District, believes the middle class has long been under assault by special interests. Middle class citizens do not have paid lobbyists protecting them—billion dollar corporations do. Without a strong middle class, the nation cannot survive. Bill Adkins will work for solutions to help defend and rebuild the middle class.

  • ‘A time to mourn...’

  • Forgiveness and ‘forgetness’

    (Editor's note: A Chronicle reader requested that we reprint this column that first ran in July 2004. It’s a good one, so here goes.)

    Several weeks ago, a friend and I were talking about ghosts in closets -- things that people say they’ve forgiven and forgotten, but they really haven’t.

  • Compassion

    Compassion is defined as caring about the suffering and needs of others. If we want to live in a world of kindness and compassion, we must also walk the talk. This trait  must be created inside ourselves and be demonstrated by our outward acts. We are each challenged to examine our own behavior and thoughts. We need to control our response to external events, actions and opinions of others in order to build compassion for what  motivates their behavior. Compassion starts with being able to understand where the other person is coming from.