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Today's Opinions

  • Frightening is fun

    I've been a horror film fan for as long as I can remember. And, as a result, the month of October remains my favorite time of year. In addition to cooler weather, the month also brings us Halloween, which means horror movies rule the airwaves.

    Unfortunately, recent years have found me dipping into my own collection for my fear season frights, as the classics that once dominated the TV screen have been replaced with newer films. In this case, newer isn't better.

  • Someday the answer will come

    The other day, I came across a copy of one of the first columns I ever wrote. It was about being a parent. As I read my own words from 14 years ago, I found myself laughing at the naiveté.

    The simple worries of a parent with a baby.

    Well, that "baby" has just celebrated his 16th birthday, and his younger brother and sister are far from being babies as well.

    The headline on that column read: "How do you know if you've done right?"

    If nothing else, in the past 14 years I've learned the answer to that question: You don't.

  • Remember those who served

    While Memorial Day is a day set aside to remember and honor military personnel who died in service to their country, Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor those among us who have served their country.

    And tomorrow is that day. When we think of veterans, many of us automatically think of those our grandfather’s age. But that’s certainly not the case.

    Many young men and women in their early 20s are now veterans who have served in Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • Now it's time for the work to begin

    The voters have spoken. And isn't that what an election is all about? And more local voters participated in last week's election than ever before - 10,997 or 65 percent of us.

    Even though Taylor Countians overwhelmingly supported Republican John McCain, history has been made with the election of the nation's first black president - Barack Obama.

  • Community newspapers still on top

    Newspaper readership is down. That's certainly no secret with the downsizing going on at many of the large metropolitan newspapers across the country. However, community newspapers are still in large demand, and we're not looking for that to change anytime soon.

    Sure, we see Lexington and Louisville television news channel reporters in town occasionally. But do we see them here on a regular basis? What about the state newspapers?

    Of course not. They only show up when "big" news occurs ... and even then it's usually only for "bad" news.

  • There's nothing like a good book

    I have always loved to read. It seems I haven't been able to do as much of it in the past few years, but I always have a good book on my nightstand just waiting for me to turn its pages.

    Books can take us anywhere. We can become anyone, learn about anything, go through tragic and inspirational situations and still manage to come out alive - and perhaps wiser for having made it through.

    We can take a break from our everyday lives - and perhaps even reality - just by reading a good book.

  • What American is all about

    This is what America is all about, the first African American to reach the highest office in our country, the United States Presidency. From the back of a bus to the forefront of the White House, a black president in office is a victory for all of us Americans, no matter what color we are.

  • November is National Adoption Month

    Dave Thomas, Lee Majors, former President Bill Clinton and Halle Berry. What do these famous people have in common? They were all adopted by someone who cared.

    November is National Adoption Awareness Month, and Gov. Steve Beshear has concurred, it is Adoption Awareness Month in Kentucky.