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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Share your Christmas photos

    If you have been to our website lately or are among the 630-plus signed up to receive our e-mail blasts, you’ve probably seen that we’re asking you to submit your favorite photos from Christmas 2009.

    We also asked for Christmas traditions, Thanksgiving photos and Thanksgiving traditions from 2009 — but we didn’t receive any of those.

    So, to encourage some audience participation this time around, I’ve included one of my favorite photos from Christmas this year.

    What? Christmas isn’t here yet, you say.

  • EDITORIAL: Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

     

    Editor’s note: Virginia O’Hanlon, 8, wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history’s most reprinted newspaper editorial, appearing in part or whole in dozens of languages in books, movies, and other editorials, and on posters and stamps.

     

    “Dear Editor: I am 8 years old.

    “Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus.

  • Letters to the editor - 12.23

    Rue, Richardson wrong about Fox News

    To the editor:

    I’m glad to see in his letter to the editor last week that Mr. Rue has joined our ongoing discussion as to the validity of Fox News and the likes of Glenn Beck.

    Unfortunately I was traveling and unable to respond to Mrs. Richardson’s second group of unsupportable facts and Fox opinion points.

  • COLUMN: It's time to show Congress who's boss

    Al-Qaida and the Taliban have never been, are not now and never will be a threat to America or our freedoms.

    They may pluck a tail feather from our Eagle now and then, but they will never bring her down.

    The profiteers in Washington and the members of Congress who support them have been and continue to be the real threat. They constitute a much greater danger to our way of life than some phantom enemy in a country nearly 8,000 miles from our shores.

  • Letters to the editor - 12.16

    Come on, Mayor Baker, give us a break

    To the editor:

    I am only 24 years old and have lived in Lawrenceburg my whole life.

    I have been to all the parades before with the exception of one due to sickness.

    There has always been politics in parades. I was not offended by the floats and was excited just to know that many floats were in the parade this year.

    The parade is never that long and has been dull in the past. If someone has a problem with the candidates handing out stuff, then don’t accept it.

  • COLUMN: Happy Christmas to you

    If our paths cross in the next nine days, I might wish you a “Merry Christmas,” but it’s just as likely that I’ll say “happy holidays.”

    Personally, I celebrate Christmas and constantly try to remind myself the real reason for the season is the birth of Jesus Christ. But, I’m well aware of and perfectly OK with the fact that you may not.

    As Americans we are blessed to have freedom of religion. To me this means, I have as much of a right to celebrate Christmas as you do to celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or nothing at all.

  • COLUMN: A place where cowardly lions go on the attack

    Facebook offers many things to its users, particularly to cowards looking for a place to whine.

    At issue is my article in last week’s paper about campaigning during the Christmas parade. The mayor didn’t like it and said so, sending some of those who did it into a frenzy and their cowardly supporters to Facebook.

    Yes, cowards, because the examples you’ll read below are from people who run their unfounded smack online vs. by phone or face to face.

  • COLUMN: Things learned this weekend

    Occasionally, I write a serious column about things I learn or about how important learning is in general. This is not one of those columns. I learned a few fun things this weekend, so I’ll share those.

    Thing #1

    I love my mother, but she is almost impossible to tolerate when watching a University of Kentucky basketball game.

    She is a UK fan, as in she wants the team to win and win by about 60 if at all possible.