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Today's Opinions

  • Spreading Christmas cheer

    Five hundred. That's the number of children whose Christmas prospects were improved this year because of Toys for Tots and Toys for Kids.

    We are a giving community, but we're also an active community with many active participants. All the giving in the world does not necessarily compute to a good project. But we're blessed to have a couple of great coordinators - Sharon Dobson at the fire departments and Denise Gupton at Rescue.

  • Ominous start to 2008

    As Ross Perot would say (paraphrased): "That giant sucking sound you hear is the $300 million shortfall in Kentucky's finances."

    The sabers are being rattled early, I presume to put legislators on notice prior to the Jan. 8 General Assembly. Sabers make a distinctive clanking noise and are about as irritating as the sound of money being sucked out of the state budget.

    If form holds true, the next six months will be lean ones - with potential spending cuts and a hiring freeze.

  • Let's make the best of a brand new year

    In about a hundred hours the calendar will flip to a new year - 2008. Almost hard to believe, isn't it?

    But as we move ahead, we know that promises can be a dime a dozen. The ones we make that are worth carrying through are as scarce as a hen's teeth. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't try.

    We may have a few personal things that we're going to resolve in 2008 - trim a few pounds, stop smoking, get right with God, rekindle a friendship, or be a better mom or dad.

  • The 2008 legislative session: What business wants

    As 2008 quickly approaches, the Kentucky General Assembly will soon be in session with many difficult decisions to make. Gov. Steve Beshear's first budget will be under consideration, and hundreds of competing interest groups will be working to sway lawmakers' opinions. The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce will also be at the Capitol, speaking for the business community of Kentucky and hoping to improve the state's business climate for all Kentuckians.

  • 'The Lord God made them all' ... Maggie,too

    "All things bright and beautiful,

    all creatures great and small,

    all things wise and wonderful:

    the Lord God made them all."

    -Cecil Frances Alexander

    from All Things Bright and Beautiful

    Cats are interesting creatures. I love their individual personalities and the "I will, but only because I want to," mentality they project. There's something comforting about a cat curling up on my lap in the evenings.

  • Doesn't understand justice system

    I can't understand how the justice system works. People choose to deal in drugs and alcohol and are found guilty but somehow seem to miss time behind bars. They are allowed their freedom just to do it again.

    This so-called diversion is nothing more than a game lawyers play to increase their bank account. Where is justice?

    Let's keep paying these people just to feed our children drugs and other junk so in the future we can have even more children that are drug addicts, unwed mothers, etc. Good job system. What a screwed-up world we live in.

  • A vote against Christmas

    Democrats should be proud to know that one of their own, Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) was one of 27 other Democrats in the House who would not vote "Yes" for support of House Resolution 847.

    HR 847, titled: Recognizing the importance of Christmas and the Christian faith, was thankfully passed by 372 others who recognize the importance of supporting the Christian faith and our founding fathers.

    Weeks before this betrayal, Yarmuth voted for HR 635, titled: Recognizing the commencement of Ramadan.

  • Merry Christmas!

    And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

    (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

    And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

    And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)