Today's Opinions

  • Time to do away with constables

    Column as I see ’em …
    It looks like Kentucky is on its way to doing something that should have been done decades ago: getting rid of the elected position of constable.
    A report released last week by the Department of Criminal Justice Training was sort of a Capt. Obvious moment for many who already knew that the position is about as useless as a bucket without a bottom.
    The report calls constables “irrelevant as an arm of law enforcement,” which is actually much kinder than the description I would have offered.

  • Try healthy alternatives to holiday favorites

    Cool weather has arrived, the stores are full of holiday decorations and turkeys are in the freezer. The holiday season is almost here.

  • War is never the right answer

    To the editor:
    A world in peace is something that some of us cannot imagine. I know that as long as I can remember there has been war in some part of the world that affected me in some way.
    How can we establish a lasting peace you may ask? Some may say by raging more wars to gain the advantage over other countries. This is the wrong answer. War only creates more war.

  • Hospice an integral community resource

    To the editor:
    My mother was very ill with heart failure and in the hospital. She wanted to go home. Her doctor said she could with Hospice care. This was the first I had heard of Hospice.
    Their efficiency (combined with sensitivity and compassion) was so welcome at a confusing time in my family’s life. Hospice care combined the highest level of quality care with emotional and spiritual support.

  • Sheriff thanks community for Trick or Treat success

    To the editor:
    On behalf of everyone involved, I would like to thank all those involved for making Trick or Treat on Main a huge success.  
    Combining DARE Project Safe Street with the City’s Treat or Treat on the Green along with businesses and churches got us the result we wanted, the best Halloween event ever.   

  • Christian Academy coverage appreciated

    To the editor:
    On behalf of the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg, thank you for the great coverage of the open house and dedication of our new school this past week.
    We are blessed to live in a community where our hometown newspaper supports folks who are working to make a positive difference in our “friendly, growing” piece of small town America.

  • School board stunners keep coming

    To the editor:
    I did not think I could be more stunned when the school board let the former ECC building and acreage go for $78,100 after the million dollar add on a few years back.
    But then I saw the article that the school board will be renting a portion of it back for $12,000 a year for the regional training center.

  • Democrats ‘mean’ to Romney trick or treater

    To the editor:
    I’m 11 years old and in the sixth grade from Lawrenceburg.
    I dressed up as Mitt Romney for Halloween and went trick or treating.
    About five people refused to give me candy. One old lady yelled at me and told me to get out of her yard.
    I think they were Democrats; they sure were mean.
    When I grow up I’m going to be a Republican, for sure.
    I’m kind of afraid to sign my name because they might come and try to get me.
    Adam Steele