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Today's Opinions

  • My Mad Dog
  • ‘Trust fall’ in a spiritual sense

    I have a friend who Trusts. God. With. All. His. Heart!
    He talks a lot about faith and giving everything over to God.
    Frankly, sometimes I want to smack him.
    The funny thing is, although I’m not laughing, 10 years ago he didn’t have a real soul-transforming faith and he used to come to me, asking about what it means to be a Christian.
    One of his big questions at the time was about the power of God. He was feeling like a dog’s chew toy, as if God and the devil were playing tug-o-war with him.

  • Parent of child with lunch issue urges readers: sign petition

    Editor:
    For those of you following the school lunch petition, judge me however you want, but first know the facts. I’m the guilty parent “who only cares about her kids now,” and I’m “the piece of crap screwing a system.”  Not once have I ever been contacted regarding the situation.

  • Kentucky a leader in preserving historic landmarks

    Eighty years ago, historical preservation took a major step forward when the federal government began compiling a list of those irreplaceable landmarks that help define our country’s heritage.

  • Grace and roller skating

    By Rev. Chris Kazee
    I have never been good at roller skating (or anything that requires balance for that matter).  However, when I was a children’s pastor in another part of the state, I did take a group of church kids to the local roller rink. One of the boys who went was named Will, and he skated like I remember skating.  He probably fell at least ten times and when he hit the ground, he hit hard. In fact, he fell so hard that the tops of his shins, right below his knees, were completely bruised.  

  • Feeding our young ones

    Editor:
    Shame on you!!!!! Trimble County, Kentucky if you allow the school system to keep our young ones from having a good meal just because their parents can’t (or, yes in some cases “won’t”) pay their lunch tabs. To the school board and local politicians I say “shame on you” and to all citizens of Trimble County, I hope you will protect these children from this type of discrimination.
    Steve Boldery
    Murphy, NC
     

  • April receipts may help state end budget year in great shape

    After weathering several tough budget cycles, the state is on track to end the current fiscal year next month with much better news to report.
    Two weeks ago, the Office of State Budget Director said that April’s General Fund receipts – which drive the budget – brought in a little more than $1 billion, a high-water mark that had never happened in a single month before.

  • Admiration for those magnificent flowers

    By Dr. James L. Snyder
    The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were sitting on the back porch admiring the close of the day. Nothing is more relaxing than sitting together drinking coffee, glad that another day has quietly slipped by.
    Out of the clear blue sky my wife said, “Aren’t those flowers just magnificent?”
    I grunted a little grunt of satisfaction to which she replied, “Which do you like? The roses or the tulips?”