Today's Opinions

  • Non-traditional tips for bug bites

    Anybody else feel like a duck? I had over 7 inches of rain in June, and July is shaping up to be just as wet. I’ve been here 19 years and this is definitely the wettest summer yet.

    Grandma Nora would have called it “close.” The high humidity makes you feel like you’re wearing a wet towel around all day. On the plus side, I don’t need as much moisturizer.

  • Rain makes easy bedding for June beetle

    Green June beetle flight has begun across Kentucky.

    They are similar to, and at the same time different from, Japanese beetles.

    What they have in common

    Both species are good fliers and congregate in large numbers when feeding. Also, each has one generation each year and their larval stages are white grubs that develop in soil.

  • Salads, wafers a hit during bridal shower

    This past weekend, I had the pleasure of hosting a bridal shower for my sister. I asked her beforehand if she preferred a potluck style meal or a lighter meal, consisting of salads and finger foods.

    She chose the latter, and boy did I have fun preparing the menu and the food. This week, I’d like to share with you what was served.

    Chicken Salad

    2 large chicken breasts, shredded

    Mayonnaise to suit

    1/4 to 1/2 tsp. salt

    1/8 tsp. black pepper

    Several dashes of cayenne pepper

    1/2 tbsp. honey

  • Vietnam vet story was ‘wonderful’

    To the editor:

    Staff writer Ricki Barker did the most wonderful job on the story headlined “Vets have lifelong bond,” about the Vietnam War buddies who reunited after 44 years.

    Great job, Ricki! Thanks for making it a proud time, not the terrible time it was.

    Terry Covington Sr.


  • Media should stop naming, showing killers

    To the editor:

    Evil debuted in the Garden of Evil. Since its famous debut, it has filled history books with infamous dates and egregious crimes like the recent church shooting in South Carolina, which also launched subsequent attacks on the wrong fronts.

  • No easy answers for monument

    Column as I see ’em …

    A black man I interviewed last week about the appropriateness of the Confederate soldier monument in front of the county courthouse caught me off guard.

    “What do you think should happen to it?” he asked me while I was jotting down his response to the same question.

    I glanced up from my notebook and quickly realized that I had no idea what to say and, as write this column at 3 a.m. Tuesday, I still don’t.

  • Enjoy day at the beach right here at home

    I just spent seven days in one of my favorite places on earth, the beach.

    I have always been a lover of sun and water but the older I get I appreciate fresh seafood more and more.

    Besides building sand castles, riding boogie boards and waking up early with my little ones to watch the sun rise over the ocean, one of my favorite things to do is to go to the fish market every day and get their latest catch.

  • As usual, mom was right

    I am convinced that there is no worse feeling than when your local gas station clerk looks at you with pity and informs you that your card was declined because you only have $2 left in your bank account.

    I stood there dumbfounded, mentally calculating all my recent purchases. There was no way I could have spent that much money in two days.