Today's Opinions

  • Something to sink my teeth into

    Recently a friend of mine had his wisdom teeth taken out and is still recovering from the procedure with the assistance of his new best friends: yogurt and Jell-O. It is only his second day of recovery and he is still telling anyone that will dare to listen about his overwhelming need for a cheeseburger.

  • A more thorough definition of marriage license

    On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it had voted 5-4 in favor of same-sex marriage.

    This meant that all states are to recognize same-sex marriages from other states, as well requiring all states to allow this union.

    That same day, Gov. Steve Beshear’s office issued a directive to all 120 county clerk’s offices to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples immediately.

  • August perfect for ‘hobo dinners’

    Well, it’s here. The eighth month has arrived, though August seems like the beginning of the end of summer. Complete with the start of school, there are some positives to the month.

    If ever there was a perfect month for outdoor summer events, this one is it. The daytime temperatures reach into the mid-80s, the nights cool off into the mid-60s and there are fewer rainy days.

  • ‘I have the right to believe, and practice what I believe’

    To the editor:

    I Since June 26, much attention has been brought to the county clerk’s offices in Kentucky, as well as other states, regarding the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage.

    In a column published in today’s paper, I, as your county clerk, address the duties of the job with regard to issuing a marriage license. I gave a brief explanation of the process and the reasons behind it.

  • Tourism doesn’t yet deserve more money

    Column as I see ’em …

    When former judge-executive John Wayne Conway gets this newspaper in the mail, it’s a good bet he’ll just shake his head when he reads that the fiscal court has taken the first step toward merging with the city council on tourism.

  • Athletic fee is yet another income tax

    Column as I see ’em …

    I’ve stayed out of the dust-up regarding the school board’s decision to start charging student athletes a fee to play a sport.

    Until now, that is.

    Like the $50 instructional fee parents of high school students who don’t receive free or reduced lunches are “required” to pay, the fee to play sports is optional.

    That’s right, it’s optional, but don’t expect to hear or read that anywhere else.

  • Good deals available on garden supplies, tools

    Can you believe it’s the end of July? This month “swam” by. School starts in just two weeks and the school supplies are filling the shelves, but those aren’t the only things front and center when you walk in the door. Garden supplies are on sale now.

  • Satan at work here? Well, not exactly

    This past week, I had the opportunity to interview a mother with a very interesting story to tell — the ending was the most surprising of all.

    She called the news office and with a shaky voice explained that something very odd was happening around her property and her home. I could tell she was upset by the strange occurrences, and when I arrived on her doorstep early one morning to discuss her troubles, she quickly ushered me inside.