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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Baby-shaking story gave needed information

    To the editor:
    You and Judge [Charles] Hickman are to be commended for the Jan. 26 story about [Derek] Hartley’s baby-shaking offense.
    As your article indicated, Mr. Hartley was apparently ignorant about the effects of shaking a baby, as are most people who commit this offense.

  • LETTER: Chesser family says thanks

    To the editor:
    The family of Tony L. Chesser would like to thank everyone who donated, volunteered, attended or helped in any way with the [recent] benefit. There are so many companies, families and people to thank that the list would be endless. We could not have done this without you. We are blessed to have such wonderful family and friends.
    Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
    Jason and Danielle Chesser
    and family

  • COLUMN: City would be wise to join broadband parade

    Now that the South Anderson Water District has allowed a wireless Internet provider to place antennas on its water towers, the city would be wise to consider allowing antennas on its water towers, too.
    Once the water district signs off on the deal, businesses outside of the city will have a distinct advantage over those inside, simply because they have a less expensive, more versatile way to connect their businesses to the world.
    Businesses in the city will remain hostage to hardwire applications, and in this day and age that’s simply not acceptable.

  • COLUMN: My earliest football memories

    The only thing I can remember about the first Super Bowl I ever watched on television is that the Green Bay Packers were a part of it.
    Given my age and the length of Brett Favre’s career, I can also deduce that he was the team’s starting quarterback.
    After some Googling and other modern-day research, I’ve determined that my first Super Bowl memories were developed either in early 1997 or 1998. If I could remember whether the Packers won or lost, that would let me know which year, but I truly have no idea.

  • COLUMN: Local chance to learn about heirloom seeds

    Happy Groundhog Day and happy February. We’re one month closer to spring. As I write this, I have no idea whether Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow or not. He lives in Pennsylvania, home of the Steelers. I can tell you that if the sun came out, he saw his shadow and we’ve got 6 more weeks of winter to endure.

  • COLUMN: New year, new era in Kentucky House

    As the Speaker’s gavel fell on Tuesday, Jan. 4, all 100 members of the Kentucky State House filed into the chamber, waiting to commence the 2011 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly.

  • EDITORIAL: City, county merger deserves to be studied

    Only those afraid of what they might find will stand opposed to the creation of a committee to research the viability of merging city and county government.
    We support such a study, and will be mightily disappointed should the city council and fiscal court stand in the way. (Details, A1).
    No one — not the group of people assembled by attorney Walter Patrick or our elected officials — has clue one if such an idea makes practical, common sense.
    Nor does anyone know if the idea would actually save taxpayers one thin dime.

  • COLUMN: If taxing districts killed, merge all you like

    It doesn’t matter to me if merging city and county government would save money.
    Heck, I don’t care if it ends up costing more — well, a little more.
    Merging will be a hands-down winner with me if it accomplishes only one thing: kill the ridiculous taxing districts.
    As painful as it is to read and write, what this county needs more than anything right now is to “redistribute the wealth.” (President Barack Obama, 2008-present).