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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Resolutions for the New Year

    New Year’s resolutions are made to be broken.

    It’s a negative outlook, I know, but usually it’s true. And, that’s why I typically don’t make resolutions.

    But hey, it’s a new year and by my calculations, with all the resolutions I’ve broken in the past, I’m due to make a resolution that will actually stick.

    So, to increase my chances of making one I’ll actually go through with, I’ve made four for 2010, ranging from small and specific to large and broad.

  • Letters to the editor - 12.30

    Fox News offers both sides of stories

    To the editor:

    I must respond to the letter last week that said those who watch Fox News are uninformed. That person is wrong, and here’s why.

    A little over a year ago I was happily watching the CBS Nightly News with Katie Couric. Even though her ratings were low, I stood behind Katie every night.

    If I didn’t watch CBS, I watched CNN.

    My last night of watching CBS happened this way:

  • COLUMN: Good-for-nothing horse owner should face prosecution

    Last Wednesday, Judge-Executive Steve Cornish called our office and asked if we would like to do a “heartbreaking” story.

    I cautiously replied “maybe,” not knowing that my heart would actually end up broken.

    Cornish began to tell me about three horses, at least one of which can be seen on the front page, which had been abandoned in the Birdie area.

    “Altogether, they probably didn’t weigh 800 pounds,” Cornish said.

  • EDITORIAL: Time to show KACo, League the door

    It should be a no-brainer next year when the city and county accept bids for their insurance needs that the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo) and the Kentucky League of Cities are automatically rejected.

    There can be no other conclusion given the outright financial debauchery that has come to light during the past year, and the exceptionally scathing comments made about each by the state auditor’s office.

  • 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.