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Today's Opinions

  • State has 60 nature preserves totaling 25,000 acres

    “Buy land,” Mark Twain once said.  “They’re not making any more of it.”

    That investment advice has been taken to heart by the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, which formally celebrated 35 years of service last week.

    Since it began, the commission has permanently set aside more than 25,000 irreplaceable acres for future generations.  Their 60 nature preserves range from the Blanton Forest near Virginia to Three Ponds along the Mississippi River.

  • Rand reflects on Sept. 11

    There are only a handful of days in which a whole country collectively remembers what it was doing.  Some have been high points in our history, like V-E and V-J Day at the end of World War II and Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon.  And some have been moments we wish had never occurred, like Pearl Harbor, President Kennedy’s assassination, and the tragedies of September 11, 2001.

    For those old enough to remember that last date, it seems hard to believe that 10 years have slipped by since that cool and clear morning.

  • LG&E neighbor concerned over fly-ash landfill plans

    Editor:

    For the last 24 years, my family and I have lived in a beautiful country setting next to land owned by LG&E. After doing nothing to their land for all this time, LG&E has submitted an application for a permit to construct a fly ash landfill directly across from our home, in which I have a state-certified day care.

  • Appreciation expressed for Bedford Bash sponsors, volunteers

    Dear Editor. Merchants, Fellow Business People and Individuals:

    The 22nd Annual Bedford Bash was a hit. We raised over $300.00 for the needy kids Christmas party through the sale of T-shirts. We gave away several prizes and had a great time. I have heard several positive comments on Young Country and the 5th Annual Car Show.  

    Congratulations to the Trimble Banner for winning the Window Decorating Contest.

  • A decade later a time to remember and continue the fight

    The acts of terror perpetrated on the United States a decade ago (has it really been 10 years?) were an unconscionable effort by people who hate our way of life to bring America to her knees. But the way America went to her knees was not quite in the manner the merchants of evil had envisioned.

  • Readers enjoy Callis Grove memories

    Readers enjoy Callis Grove memories
    Editor:

    This is just a note to tell you how Kline, I, and all those that faithfully attend Callis Grove Camp certainly appreciate the wonderful job you did on the Callis Grove Camp article. It was very timely as just before the camp started. It took lots of time gathering the info although we know you personally knew lots of info about the old camp.

  • Frankfort offers many educational opportunities

    While the classroom experience for Kentucky students invariably changes from decade to decade, there is still one constant that binds one generation to the next: A field trip to the state capital.

    Thousands of children make the trek each year, seeing such common sites as the larger-than-life statue of President Lincoln in the Capitol Rotunda and, just a few miles away, the Old State Capitol’s self-supporting staircase, which for more than 180 years has been anchored by a well-placed keystone.

  • Charitable giving in Kentucky

    Winston Churchill once famously remarked that we make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

    That sense of charity has defined our country from the beginning, and even when times are tough, we don’t hesitate to reach out and help.

    Consider a report early this year by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, which said that nearly 63 million Americans volunteered at least once last year, with each spending 52 hours on average serving others.