Today's Opinions

  • Safe to eat? Food safety myths

    Mayonnaise is not the culprit for food poisoning in the summer. It’s a myth that salads or any other food containing mayonnaise are a major source of food poisoning in hot weather.

  • How to establish late-summer forages

    The period from late summer into early fall in Kentucky is the best time to establish the common cool-season grasses such as orchardgrass, tall fescue, timothy and bluegrass for pasture or hay. These four grasses make up 95 percent of pasture acreage.

    To increase your success rate, remember these four points:

  • Flag removal shows Gritton’s leadership

    Column as I see ’em …

    Sometimes I wonder if politicians really know what’s in store for them when they throw their metaphorical hats into the ring.

    Take Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton. When he decided to run for office, it’s a safe bet to say that the last thing he thought he’d be dealing with was same-sex marriage, let alone angst over a monument that has stood in front of the county courthouse since before anyone reading this column was born.

  • 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.