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Today's Opinions

  • Reading the right book

    I’m a reader. I enjoy a good book, and I often find myself anticipating something that I want to read, even months before it’s released.

    I used to read hardbacks, but now, I find myself reading most of my books on my iPad or iPhone. It’s easier, and I can take an almost unlimited number of books with me wherever I go.

  • Digging out

    With each slash of the snow shovel, I freed up one more inch of space, making room for my garage door to open so I could determine if I could drive out.

    In less time than I thought it would take, (and more back pain than I anticipated) I was ready to put the car in reverse and attempt a test run down my driveway. "Yes," I breathed a sigh of relief as I successfully made it to the street in front of my house, "freedom."

    The fear of being trapped inside the house dissipated, at least for the moment, for more snow was in the forecast.

  • Wise's legislation on KEES money passes

    The focus in the Senate last week and the days ahead will be on receiving and vetting many House bills while we continue to work on our own legislation.

  • Keep your butts in the car!

     

    We've all seen it as we drive down the road; a person in the car in front of us flicks a small object out of their window, and it falls to the ground, hardly visible.

    We drive on and, most times, we probably don't think about it again.

    The object is a cigarette butt, and we've all seen it. Do we call 911 and report someone for littering? No, of course not. It's just a cigarette butt.

  • Homeless shelter thankful for support

    On behalf of the Board of Green River Ministries Homeless Shelter, I wish to thank all the people who came to our chili and bean lunch at First United Methodist Church. I want to thank all of the sponsors, Pioneer Catering, Hardees, Columbia Baptist Church WMU, First United Methodist Church, Patti Phillips, Lynn Rausch, Al and Peggy Hardy and Bill Sanders. Desserts were baked by Becky Gorin, Linda Thompson and Aileen Wilcoxson from Beech Grove Baptist Church made delicious desserts.

  • Governing through the storm

    What a week of weather we have had in the commonwealth. No part of Kentucky was spared the record-breaking snowfall and temperatures this week. As schools, businesses and many government agencies had to close, so did the General Assembly due to the hazardous weather. However, the Senate made the decision to report to work on Thursday and Friday to do the people's work and help pass through legislation that would be in the best interest of our citizens.

  • Super Bowl ads: A mixed bag of good and bad

    Football is one of my favorite things to watch on TV, but during the regular season I rarely see the commercials. I’m among the millions of fans who watch DirecTV’s Red Zone Channel, and with that, the programming is a barrage of highlights and live peeks into games as the action unfolds, but with no commercials. If you’re a football fan, watch it and you’ll never want to give it up.

  • Superintendent says school system staff, administrators deserve praise

    The students and teachers, the administrators and the service workers of the Taylor County School System deserve praise for working hard in their roles. But equally deserving of praise are the members of the district’s Board of Education, not only for their work, but for their leadership.