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Today's Opinions

  • City’s step toward tourism development is commendable

    The City of Lawrenceburg passed its Fiscal Year 2014-15 budget without a hitch last week and, along with it, took the first steps toward serious tourism development.

    They were baby steps, for sure, but steps nonetheless.

    In the budget, the City dedicated $100,000 to cover promotions, capital outlay, training and salaries and benefits.

    What this City-funded office will look like hasn’t quite been fleshed out but it’s a start. And it’s a commendable start, indeed.

  • Does toooooo... say it, Benghazi matters
  • But doesn’t Sterling have the right to be stupid and a racist?

    Perhaps I’m a little late tossing in my two cents about Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his racist remarks. I would have thought by now that this storm might pass.

    It hasn’t.

    In a nutshell, the billionaire real estate investor told a woman, V. Stiviano, not to bring black people to his games. Apparently, he was in a flirtatious relationship, or attempting to be in an amorous relationship, with Stiviano, who is part African-American.

  • Russia’s blogger law stifles freedom of speech

    For those keeping up with world news, you might have noticed this interesting new “blogger law” passed in Russia.

    The law dictates that any blogger with more than 3,000 readers must register with Russia’s media oversight agency.

    According to Reporters Without Borders, the bloggers will be responsible for fact-checking any information they post and removing any inaccurate comments, and they are prohibited from harming the reputation of a person or group or using their platform to “hide or falsify information of general interest.”

  • To put it simply, Christians are expected to care for orphans

    By Brian Owens

    May is National Foster Care Awareness month.

    According to the most recent statistics from the National Foster Care Coalition, nearly 400,000 children are currently in foster care, with almost 7,000 of those in Kentucky.

    Out of this number, many will eventually be reunified with their family members once it is seemed safe to do so (51 percent in 2012), while others will wait and age out of the system, having never had the blessing of being the member of a loving family.

  • Face the music... you racist %@#*#!
  • UK Extension Service classes offer great education about depression

    By Joan Martin

    Depression can be fatal. No one would let a broken leg go untreated.

    However, any number of people will say that depression will pass so why should I do anything. The truth is that, while depression might lift after a period of time, symptoms will return more quickly next time and may be more severe.

    The University of Kentucky Extension Service offers a six-session series on depression. Each session targets a specific group and can stand alone as a presentation.

    The program objectives are to help participants:

  • Pay attention: protective measures against ticks help protect against disease

    By Tommy Yankey

    Ticks are climbing on low growing vegetation in and along trails in wooded areas as they seek their first blood meal of the year.

    Many tick species can carry diseases. The incidence of tick-borne diseases in Kentucky is low. However, reducing exposure to ticks, using available protective methods, and regular inspection for, and removal of, ticks are good habits and key actions to protect your health.

    Preventative Measures

    To re-duce the possibility of being bitten by ticks and other blood-feeding arthropods, you should: