Today's Opinions

  • A message for people who don’t like church

    I saw this on a billboard in Cincinnati a couple of years ago. At first glance I was offended, but the more I thought about it the more I realized what the ad was saying.
    The ad said people have grown tired of churches which are lifeless in nature, ran by the pastor, an elder or some prominent family or individual rather than relying on God and his word to direct the church.

  • Thanks all around for help with 5K run

    To the editor:
    I just want to write to say how proud I am to be associated with so many fine people who want to help young people.
    We put on 5K run to raise money for the boys’ basketball team and had112 runners register.
    First of all a thank you goes to the mayor for letting us use the city streets and city police. Police Chief Tommy Burris worked well with us, and the runners loved running on Main Street because it is flat and they could breathe properly. Thanks are also due the sheriff’s office.

  • The grand experiment

    Once, there was a grand experiment.
    Psychologists ushered a person into a little room with a one-way mirror and a simple switchboard.
    Levers indicated electric shock levels from low to debilitating.  
    The man in the white lab coat offered basic instructions: read questions to the man or woman you can’t see behind the mirror.
    For each wrong answer, buzz them with an electric shock.
    The more wrong answers, the more intense the current.  

  • UK mishandling sports reporters

    George Orwell’s 1949 tome on political repression, “1984,” told of Oceania, a fictional society ruled by Big Brother that bugged the phones of its citizens and practiced strict mind control.
    Orwell would have loved the University of Kentucky, the publicly funded institution that recently banned the Kentucky Kernel, its independent campus newspaper, from covering its annual invitation-only media day.

  • Multi-tasking isn’t just for office anymore

    This is the time of year that I really start cooking, literally. My kitchen counter is finally clear of various vegetables and seeds, making room for dough and pastry.
    Cooler temperatures make me hungry and when I’m hungry I cook. Plus, the oven heat is much more enjoyable this time of year.

  • Auxiliary is truly ‘Friends of Troops’

    To the editor:
    In preparing for the upcoming Christmas and Valentine mail collections, Friends of Our Troops would like to extend special thanks to American Legion  
    Auxiliary Unit 34 in Lawrenceburg, which participated in the most recent campaign.
    The group, which was one of the leading American Legion Auxiliaries in Kentucky, was led by Betty Butler.
    Cards and letters are received from across the nation, mixed thoroughly, divided into hundreds of packages, then sent to military units across the US and around the world.

  • Will hemp be the new ethanol?

    Ingenuity is important in today’s economy, especially in agriculture.
    But harvesting hemp?
    That’s a new one.
    In 2011, I would have thought we’d replace cotton and polyester with more futuristic materials.
    Like recycled seat covers from our flying hover cars.
    Rather, we’re looking back to renew modern agriculture, with a species of plant that doesn’t come without high expectations and mixed connotations.

  • Tony Soprano would love a racket like this

    Want the real news that surfaced from last Thursday night’s health board meeting?
    No, it isn’t that the director got over and kept his job, albeit on a part-time basis.
    Instead, it’s that despite all the bluster the judge-executive who wanted him fired could muster, the board doesn’t have the ability to fire the director.
    Oh, it can vote to fire him but that becomes reality only if the decision isn’t vetoed by the state health board, re: Dr. Steve Davis, its acting director.