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Today's Opinions

  • Grandmother reminds us to not forget the love

    Loyal readers of the food column:

    I apologize for not providing an article for close to a month. I have been saying goodbye to an amazing woman, 700 miles away.

    My grandmother Irene passed away last week at 96 years old. She was the matriarch of our family and will be missed terribly. In true Irish stubbornness, she fought hard for weeks to stay with those she loved. I spent a great deal of time with her growing up, so it was fitting to be there at the end. Surrounded by her eight children, we shared stories, memories and of course recipes.

  • Throw $20s on road, not your trash

    To the editor:

    I have lived in the town of Lawrenceburg for 53 years and have seen many changes. We have gone from Bill Black’s lakeside restaurant to a booming town of hamburger, pizza, chicken, Mexican and Chinese places.

    Recently, we had a new Bojangle’s open. No one told me that they were open yet … I didn’t have it on the radio, nor did I see it on television or in the newspaper.

    All I had to do was drive up and down the road or try to mow someone’s yard or deliver their mail.

  • Ordinance would bring sanity to fireworks use

    Column as I see ’em …

    First a little house cleaning. For those who care, I’m still in the Buffalo area, caring for my mom. Her will to live is incredible, and I’m a better man for witnessing that.

    Thanks to the tech wizards at our corporate headquarters in Shelbyville, I’m just about fully functional from here and able to access the computer on my desk as if it where in front of me, hence me filing some copy this week from afar.

  • sanity to fireworks use

    Column as I see ’em …

    First a little house cleaning. For those who care, I’m still in the Buffalo area, caring for my mom. Her will to live is incredible, and I’m a better man for witnessing that.

    Thanks to the tech wizards at our corporate headquarters in Shelbyville, I’m just about fully functional from here and able to access the computer on my desk as if it where in front of me, hence me filing some copy this week from afar.

  • Holding public records hostage

    While employed as an instructor at the University of Kentucky’s School of Journalism, former hostage Terry Anderson recounted his five-year battle with federal agencies to obtain copies of public records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) relating to the government’s efforts to secure his release from Hezbollah kidnappers during his nearly seven-year captivity.

  • Facts, management options for dogwood anthracnose

    Anthracnose of dogwood is a common problem in Kentucky.

    Symptoms on landscape and forest dogwoods often first appear during wet periods in late spring. If left unmanaged, the pathogen spreads, eventually resulting in plant death.

    Selection of resistant varieties and maintenance of tree health are critical for disease prevention.

    Dogwood anthracnose facts

  • Are you remaining silent as evil and sin run rampant?

    I saw an interview this week with a man who owns an orchard and family farm near Lansing, Michigan.

  • Free Enes Kanter, protect free speech

    When the NCAA ruled Enes Kanter ineligible to play basketball for the University of Kentucky, people tweeted #FreeEnes.

    Now that the Turkish government has issued an arrest warrant for Kanter after he criticized President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the hashtag has re-emerged.

    Kanter’s fight for free speech brings an international issue to the Bluegrass. Kanter has openly criticized the Erdogan government, and in reward it revoked his passport so he could not travel.