.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Opinions

  • Newest safety net is promising

    Thanks to technology, our families will soon be safer.

    A new "One Call Now" program, already in use at some local schools, will notify us by telephone in the event of an emergency in Taylor County.

    The one-call system can send a pre-recorded message to as many as 5,000 phone numbers in a minute's time. In less than 10 minutes, all of Taylor County could be warned of an approaching storm.

  • Mother's worst nightmare comes true

    Victims of domestic violence go to great lengths to protect their children. They do not want their children to be hurt and will voluntarily take a beating in order to keep their children from being hit.

    A mother's worst nightmare is to have her children become a victim of the violence.

  • Why not dream big?

    I'm a big planner. I have lists everywhere, at home, at work, in the car, you name it. Most of those lists, though, are for everyday things I don't want to forget.

    But I also have a "Someday" list. Someday ... I want to travel to Europe. Someday ... I'd like to take a cruise. Someday ... I'll clean out the basement.

    Who doesn't have a list like that, even if it's not written down on paper?

  • Bring unity to fight against anti-Americansim

    We believe our country is faced with an enemy within our borders every bit as strong as the enemies Americans battle on foreign shores everyday. On the one hand, there is a hodgepodge of vituperative anti-American groups, who see the world through a bitter prism of defeat and destruction, always ready to denigrate and denounce the greatness of our country. These groups often find support among left-leaning politicians, within our educational institutions, and from the mainstream media.

  • There is help for those in foreclosure

    In response to the Dec. 27 front-page article concerning home foreclosures, Sunset Beach Properties is trying very hard to work directly with local people and local banks to buy property before it goes into the foreclosure process.

    We can not only pay off the note but provide a little financial aid and manpower assistance to move that family as well as provide money for the immediate future. We also help in the form of not ruining one's credit.

  • Get your heart in the right place

    Jesus told me he delayed his second coming because most people's hearts ain't right. Isaiah 48:9 says "For the sake of My name, I delay My wrath, and for My praise I restrain it for you, in order not to cut you off."

    Leon Hudson

    Liberty, Ky.

  • Why not 21? The renewed debate over underage drinking

    Renewed public discourse about the advisability of lowering the legal drinking age, largely fueled by former Middlebury College President John M. McCardell Jr., has opened a different front in the war on substance use and abuse among young people.

    While some have tired of the now decades-old debate, a fresh round of honest discussion by informed public policy-makers and pundits can only inure to the benefit of those with the most at stake.

  • Help the Girl Scouts by eating

    Ask anyone what comes to mind when they hear the words "Girl Scouts" and they're likely to say: "cookies."

    And they'd be right.

    But Girl Scouts are much more than just cookies. Just ask one.

    For nearly 100 years, Girl Scouting has helped to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

    According to the organization's Web site, Girl Scouting is the world's leading organization dedicated solely to girls where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, young ladies build character and skills for success in the real world.