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Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the editor - 1.6

    There is hope for horses in hard times

    To the editor:

    The story about the abandoned horses [“Abandoned horses put down” on Dec. 30] was heartbreaking. I’m an animal lover and have dogs, cats and horses myself. It angers me that someone would let these magnificent creatures get to such a debilitated state that they couldn’t be helped. Unfortunately some people that own animals are ignorant and won’t reach out for help. 

  • COLUMN: City should get tough on delinquent taxes

    Column as I see ’em ...

    Kudos to the city council for discussing how to collect city property taxes from those who don’t pay.

    It’s flat-out amazing that, in 2010, the council is just now getting around to doing so, but that’s another story.

  • COLUMN: Get through winter by planning for warmer times

    Here’s a happy thought. Spring will be here in just a little over two months. With that in mind I thought this would be a good time to start planning the garden. We’ve got all of those gardening catalogues arriving in our mailbox almost daily. All you need is paper and pen to get started.

    I love to page through the catalogues and circle the item and the page numbers of those things that I’m interested in possibly growing. Don’t hold back. You never know what the next catalogue will bring and you may want to plant several varieties of the same thing.

  • 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.