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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Serious reasons to be thankful this Turkey day

    A couple weeks ago, I wrote a semi-sarcastic column in the spirit of the season being thankful for the time change.
    Last week, I got pretty serious reflecting on recent happenings with my father.
    This week, it’s time to combine the two and get thankful for some serious things.
    In a span of seven days, my father had a heart attack, my husband’s grandmother was diagnosed with cancer for the second time and my husband had a car accident.

  • COLUMN: Thirsty ground may get a drink this winter

    Happy Thanksgiving to you all. As we wrap up November, we can look at a few signs for our winter forecast. Benjamin Franklin wrote Poor Richard’s Almanac and in it he used the signs of nature to predict the coming weather.
    One of the signs he used was the length of time the leaves held onto the trees. The longer they stayed, the worse the winter. We still have leaves hanging on to many trees. Another sign was the temperature in November. A warm November foretells a cold winter.

  • LETTER: Thanks for prayers and support

    To the editor:
    We never know what will happen to us in this life, but God has a plan for all of us. On Saturday, Aug. 14, my life changed completely. The stroke I suffered has had such an impact on me, my family, friends and those close to me.
    I wish to thank the many churches, ministers, businesses, friends and everyone that contributed to the benefit.
    I especially want to thank you for the many prayers offered on my behalf — don’t stop praying.

  • LETTER: Book makes citizens proud to be from Lawrenceburg

    To the editor:
    I just finished reading “With Purpose and Promise” by K. Melissa (Etherington) Burton. For those who do not know, this is a book about Lawrenceburg, revolving around Kavanaugh School and the first basketball game ever played in Lawrenceburg.
    I would like to thank Melissa for writing such a supreme fiction, historical and classic book.
    The book was beyond my expectations as a reader. I hope that if you read “With Purpose and Promise” you will receive the great reward I did — pride being a citizen of Lawrenceburg.

  • LETTER: Thanks for making ‘Titan Fest’ a success

    To the editor:
    The PTO of Robert B. Turner Elementary would like to thank everyone who made this year’s Titan Fest such a wonderful success. We couldn’t have done it without the teachers, parents, and other volunteers who gave so generously of their time and resources. We would especially like to recognize those individuals and businesses who donated items for the auction and basket raffle.

  • EDITORIAL: Smith leaves legacy of outspoken honesty

    It’s hard to believe that in a matter of weeks, Larry Smith will no longer represent the county’s 5th Distrct on the fiscal court.
    That’s a shame.
    What’s even more of a shame is that the vast, vast majority of people who live here never bothered to attend a meeting to see him in action.
    Smith decided against seeking re-election this fall, which is likely the only way he would ever not have filled his seat on the court.

  • EDITORIAL: Cutting earmarks not enough

    Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell joined House Republicans on Monday in joining the chorus that favors banning all earmarks.
    He called the measure mostly symbolic, but one designed to ensure voters that he and others in D.C. heard them loud and clear Nov. 2.
    He’s right to assert that banning earmarks won’t put a dent in the federal budget deficit, which now runs into umpteen trillions.

  • COLUMN: A message from the heart

    Sometime around 4:30 Saturday afternoon, I checked my Facebook news feed much like I’d done about 50 times already that day, I’m sure.
    Typically, I can’t stand “chain statuses” — the Facebook equivalent of chain letters or e-mails. If it’s “best friend week,” or “pet week,” or “favorite food to eat when you were a fifth-grader week,” I just don’t care. I read just enough for the signal to go off in my head that this thought is unoriginal at best, and I move on.