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Today's Opinions

  • Bias in this paper?

    By Ben Carlson

    Column as I see ’em …

    If the article I wrote on the front page about school lunches made you grit your teeth, get a load of what I didn’t include in that piece.

    While interviewing Superintendent Sheila Mitchell and Ronnie Fields, who doubles as the district’s food service director, we discussed the school lunch prices and what they said is a telling example of a federal government that is out of its ever-loving mind.

  • Column: Silent treatment on deficit won’t last long

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Column as I see ’em …

    Something tells me we won’t see very many repeat episodes of the silent treatment the fiscal court’s budget woes received during last Tuesday’s meeting.

    It was stunning, really, to sit through that meeting knowing full well the fiscal court is staring straight down the barrel of a $400,000 budget deficit and not hearing one single mention of that problem.

  • Put down burger, phone and just drive

    Distracted driving was in the news recently after a man in California was given a ticket for eating a burger while driving. There will be some people who will argue that was wrong.

    What I’m most concerned about is revisiting the subject of distracted driving so we are all safer on the road.

  • Don’t get lazy as the long cold winter continues to drag on

    Here today and gone tomorrow — that’s my kind of snow. All of you wishing for a snow day got your wish. Now, hush! This has been my warmest winter in Kentucky and I am loving it. Of course, I’m going to pay the price this spring when I try to use these muscles that have been hibernating.

  • Things I learned the hard way while walking with God

    By Eboney Whiteside

    Faith Columnist

    My walk with the Lord has not always been an easy one. I remember thinking when I dedicated my life to Jesus that everything around me was going to instantly change for the better.

    It was as if I thought God, this magical being, was sitting in Heaven ready to fulfil my every request whenever I wanted him to.

    Boy was I wrong.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Hoping new fiscal court can fix old one’s ‘dumb’ recycling mistakes

    To the editor:

    This letter is aimed directly at the recycling blunder of the fiscal court.

    But first, let me pull my foot out of my own mouth. I was and still am an open supporter of the recycling project proposed by the fiscal court, and if I said it once I’ll say it a thousand times: recycling will work but only if managed right.

  • Taxpayers sucker punched by fiscal court deficit

    By Ben Carlson

     

    Column as I see ’em …

    I’d normally do a private version of the Snoopy dance when something I’ve warned about for years comes true, but I’m in no mood to dance over this and after reading this week’s front page, I’m sure you aren’t, either.

    The prospect of the fiscal court having to borrow $400,000 to balance its budget is nothing short of an outrage.

  • Time to order your seeds

    As the saying goes, “I’ve reached the age when my train of thought often leaves the station without me.”

    I just forgot last week’s column and I blame it on the holidays. We all have our routines. Now that we’re back to what passes for normal, has anyone taken notice of our increased light?