Today's Opinions

  • Protecting the rights of the unborn
  • Property tax tips from your PVA

    If you are like me, sometimes it can be a little overwhelming doing something that you may not do on a regular basis. For me, that "something" can be flying. I have flown a total of three times in my life, and the last time I flew was directly into Chicago. Talk about a fish out of water. Some folks feel the same way when it comes to the property tax system in Kentucky.

  • The wrong kind of attention

    If you’re offended by the words you are about to read, frankly, I don’t care.

    And I’m tired of everyone being offended about everything these days.

    Granted, there are some things about which we should be offended, but most of the time, when we hear about them on TV or the Internet, those who are offended are not very well informed. I would have said they are stupid, but, well, you know.

  • The good in a bad resume

    In the “What’s Trending” segment on The Today Show last Friday, July 24, Savannah Guthrie reported on an advertising executive who sent out two resumes. The first was your typical resume showing successes and accomplishments.

  • Chance, or a providential meeting?


    A young Marine opened the flap of the tent and called out the the several Marines inside, “Is there anyone in here from Kentucky?”

    The Marines had been slogging through the mud in Okinawa some 71 years ago.

    The Marine asking the question was Robert B. Oldham, and the person who spoke up, saying, “I’m from Kentucky,” was Bruce Heilman.

  • A doggone day

    My mom’s voice cracked, then it went silent.  I looked again at my cell phone to make sure I’d called the right number.

    “Mom? Is this you?”

    The next voice I heard was that of my older brother, Mark, speaking for Mom because she couldn’t.

  • Oh, baby, that's not funny!

    “Is your refrigerator running? Well, you better go catch it!”

     No, it’s not clever, but it’s one of the many lines used by kids making prank phone calls.

     I must admit, when I was a kid, years before caller ID came along, my friends and I made our fair share of prank calls. I clearly remember our last one.

  • Bloom like an amaryllis

    My wife, Lori, and I are not good with houseplants. When she brings home a new plant, I shake my head, knowing the plant's likely demise. I want to pull it aside and whisper, "I'm so sorry she bought you. I promise I'll pray for you."

    If plants could muster a police force, they would charge Lori and me with negligent homicide.

    So last year, when some well-meaning friends gave us an amaryllis for Christmas, I thanked them kindly.

    And as soon as they left, I knelt by their gift and offered last rites for it.