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Today's Opinions

  • Basketball teams seek help with program

    Editor:

  • Economic forecasts present challenges for lawmakers

    Over the last month or so, there have been some encouraging signs that state governments are inching away from the toughest economic crisis in decades.

    Combined, the states have trimmed a half-trillion dollars since 2007, but the days of cutting much more appear over, at least for now.  According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, new budgetary gaps “are practically non-existent.”

  • C.S. Lewis and the Lion

    Early one Saturday morning I was on the treadmill at the gym watching “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” on the TV in front of me.

    TLWW is the first of C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia allegorical series about a wonderland that’s taken hostage by an evil witch.

    In the part of the movie that caught my attention, the boy Edmund finds himself in Narnia, in the snow, shivering in his p.j.s, robe and slippers.

  • Reader supports Magistrate Hamilton

    Editor:
    Once again I would like to applaud Nolan Hamilton for his stand against the Sunday sale of wine. He is serving the county well. After attending the court meeting the other day I feel like most of the county is against this ordinance. I saw people from different parts of the county. I have come to realize the only thing left to do is at the ballot box. So, friends, be sure to vote in the next election. We must do all we can to stand against things like this.
    Timothy Schermer
    Milton Ky.
     

  • When school gets tough...

    If I had a nickel for every time my grandfather prompted me with the rhetorical question, “when the going gets tough?” . . . well, let’s just say that I wouldn’t be driving a 10 year old Volkswagen.  If you were reared as I was, the CORRECT answer was, “the tough get going.”  It seems that these days, the answer is often to simply throw in the towel.

  • Mental health issues challenge state, federal governments
  • GIVE THANKS

    “Thou great I AM,” the Puritans wrote in “The Valley of Vision,” “I acknowledge and confess that all things come of Thee — life, breath, happiness, advancement, sight, touch, hearing, goodness, truth, beauty — all that makes existence amiable.”

    Thou truly are a great and gracious God who has been truly good to me.

    Thank you, Lord, for the pleasures of life, for work and sleep, for irritants that refine my rough edges, for hard times that make me tough and good times that make me smile.

  • Nation has much for which to be thankful

    As we take time out of our schedule this week to enjoy the kick-off to the holiday season, I want to wish each of you a Happy Thanksgiving.

    We are now just one decade away from the 400th anniversary of that famous feast enjoyed by the Pilgrims and the Native Americans who helped them weather especially tough times.

    Though that harvest meal is the foundation for the holiday, it didn’t settle into its familiar place on the calendar until nearly 150 years ago, when President Lincoln declared it should be held on the last Thursday of November.