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Today's Opinions

  • Electoral College worked as intended

    By Jim Paxton

    The Paducah Sun

       The Electoral College system performed just as the Founders intended in the 2016 presidential election.

       The institution has taken a lot of criticism in recent years. It has been referred to as archaic, particularly after elections in which the successful candidate won both the electoral and popular votes.

  • Editorial cartoon
  • Grow some diversity in the new year

    I have fallen down on the job and for that I apologize. Life got a little hectic with getting my new wheels, visiting family and doing all those other holiday things packed in with regular life. As we send this year packin', we should reflect on all the lessons learned.

       I learned to be prepared for anything, from droughts and floods to floating beds and hungry critters in between. I learned that time speeds up with accumulating years and that it's the people in our lives that make it worth living.

  • Fruit and vegetable conference coming Jan. 9-10

    The 2017 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference will have something of interest for all fruit and vegetable producers. The event runs from 8 a.m. EST Jan. 9 until 5 p.m. Jan. 10 at Lexington’s Embassy Suites Hotel.

    Preconference activities on Jan. 8 will include tree fruit, small fruit and vegetable roundtable discussions as well as a plasticulture strawberry short course.

  • Kentucky's new GOP ready to drain the swamp

    By Jim Waters

  • We may never know why Crouch was fired

    Column as I see ’em …

    The reaction to last week’s front page story about the firing of former Lawrenceburg police officer Clay Crouch was remarkable.

    The paper’s Facebook friends — and more than a few apparent enemies — piled on shortly after the story broke. Most were outraged that the city would fire such a popular officer. Others jumped for joy, including more than a few of whom I suspect were at some point on the receiving end of a pair of Crouch’s handcuffs.

  • Grow your way to better health

    Let’s hear it for a fountain of youth. Old gardeners never die, they just spade away.

    I have a pillow that has that saying, given to me by an anonymous friend years ago. I love that pillow. I also have a T-shirt that says “Hanging on by the seed of my plants.” Notice a theme here?

  • No one called me snowflake, libtard during week at War College

    It was during a coffee break outside Bliss Hall that an Army colonel from Virginia shared his exasperation with TV news.

    “I was in one of those tanks,” he told me, clearly angry, “rolling down a street in Iraq. FOX, CNN, the networks, they all showed us throwing fistfuls of candy to crowds of kids with the caption ‘US troops greeted as liberators.’ I was so dang mad. Those kids weren’t the welcome wagon, they were starving.”