Today's Opinions

  • The Law fulfilled for us

    My friend Mike loves kitschy stuff and he loves God. So, anything that combines kitsch and God is a slice of heaven to him.
    Recently, someone gave him a Moses and the Ten Commandments clock. Moses, holding a stone tablet in each arm, is looking off into the distance, all holy-like, and there’s lightning behind him.
    Every hour, but not quite on the hour, the clock will play some light piano music and a voice — could be God, could be Moses — announces a commandment. “Thou shalt not kill” or “Honor your father and mother.”

  • Contrasting TCHS graduating classes, 1946 vs 2015 (69 years)

    I was quite favorably impressed to learn this year’s Trimble County High School graduating class was composed of 97 young scholars! Wow! And they had won over $1.3 million in scholarships to continue their education. At the same time I am wondering if these new graduates appreciate that which they have accomplished and enjoyed during their years in Trimble schools.

  • New laws in effect next week

    The approval of new laws may be a wintertime activity, but in most cases, this legislation doesn’t actually take effect until the heat of summer.
    Unless a law has an emergency clause or a specific enactment date, it becomes official 90 days after the General Assembly completes its work. This year, that falls on June 24th.

  • Massie introduces DRIVE Act

    At a recent House Rules committee hearing, one of my colleagues from New York declared that the potholes in the roads in her district are so bad, “you can lose your car in them.”  Kentuckians and Americans from all over the country agree. It is long past time that something was done to address the deplorable state of the highways and infrastructure in this country.

  • Proposed Clean Water Rule praised

    By John Crabtree
    Center for Rural Affairs
    On May 27, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finalized their proposed Clean Water Rule to protect the streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation’s water resources from pollution and degradation.

  • Head Shot

    “I’ll need a head shot.” The editor informed me. Inwardly cringing, a parade of photographic nightmares paraded before my Mind’s Eye. The Eye closed in horror. In addition to nearly requiring a warning label due to my coordination anomalies, I am absolutely, totally, completely, unapologetically and forevermore unphotogenic. It would appear that I am both physically and facially awkward. In short, I put the bomb in photobomb.

  • Chasing addictions, running from God

    The late comedienne Gilda Radner used to say, “It’s always something.”
    In this life, it’s always something. There’s always something that’s your Achilles’ heel, your kryptonite, your downfall, your master. There’s always something that holds power over you, making you bow down to it, obey it. There’s always something that you start out loving and often end up hating because it eventually crushes you.
    But if you’re fortunate, it brings you to Jesus.

  • Reader to parents: ‘Pay your bill’