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Today's Opinions

  • The Bible trumps Darwinism: Why the Book of Genesis can’t be abandoned

    In a June 13 article for Associated Baptist Press, a Frankfort minister derided Bible-believing pastors and scholars for teaching that the Genesis account of creation is historic fact, as opposed to a metaphorical story.

    The article, entitled “It’s time for evangelicals to come out for evolution,” asserts that when it comes to the creation versus evolution debate “educated evangelicals know better.”

  • Why can’t the city and county work together?

    I’ve asked myself this question a lot lately. Why are these two governing entities constantly at odds?

    It seems like they both want the same things but simply cannot work together. Case and point, the county swimming pool and the city splash park.

  • White House or Bust!
  • Publisher is blind if he thinks these are really ‘just plain nice folks’

    Concerning your good-bye letter in the July 2, 2014 issue, you stated that you were impressed with law enforcement and we should count our selves lucky as you have experienced living in cities where status, self service and fear is the top motivator.

    You are in a position of stature. You see only what they want you to see. I live here and am of the working disabled poor.

    I “see” a different reality, one created by experience.

  • Overly complicated processes don’t make for an autism-friendly world

    The world is getting too complicated.

    Used to be you could scan and print a page at the library and pay for it in less than 30 seconds. Today, it takes about 5 minutes because the alleged better is so complicated one needs a 4.5 minute training course to use it.

    Takes about 20 steps just to print a page. It used to be you put paper in scanner/printer, close lid, put money in slot, hit ‘scan’, don’t forget original. Five steps, easy enough for this autistic brain to handle.

  • Kentucky’s stance on marriage has changed drastically, God’s hasn’t

    Last week, federal Judge John G. Heyburn II struck down as unconstitutional an amendment to our state constitution that made it illegal for Kentucky to recognize same-sex marriages or perform civil unions.

    The amendment, which was approved by 75 percent of Kentucky voters in 2006, reads, “Only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Kentucky.

    A legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized.”

  • Reasons visitors want to come here…and just don’t know it yet

    Bravo to Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway for taking steps last week to revive the quiet local tourism commission.

    Conway appointed new members and re-appointed others in an effort to keep the county commission alive and, hopefully, renew its efforts to generate visitor traffic.

  • Managing the Asian tiger mosquito is important, particularly now

    The Asian tiger mosquito is a serious nuisance at best and a potential public health threat at worst.

    This aggressive day-biting mosquito prefers mammals, such as humans, cats, dogs, etc., but will occasionally feed on birds.

    It is capable of transmitting 30 viruses and the dog heartworm. This accidentally introduced species probably occurs throughout Kentucky.

    The ATM  (Figure 1) can carry the chikungunya virus, which has been in the news lately.