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Today's Opinions

  • Remembering 9/11

     

    Tuesday marked 17 years since the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, a day that changed our country forever and a date that will forever be marked in infamy. 

    Ask a group of people and it is likely that 99 percent or more can recall where they were and what they were doing when they found out what happened that morning.

  • Political season has arrived!

     

    If you haven’t taken a drive around town lately, it is clear to see that political season locally is in full swing. 

    Campaign signs are popping up everywhere it seems, and some are still left over from the May primary. It seems that, locally at least, political season really heats up beginning with the Fourth of July celebration, as candidates for local offices march in the parade or have booths set up. 

  • A life-changing experience

     

    Despite how it often seems, I’ve long believed that the world is still full of wonderful people doing amazing things on a daily basis. 

    It’s hard to see that some days, but that was reaffirmed to me recently as I spent seven days in the Dominican Republic in the city of Santiago, alongside my wife and 19 Lindsey Wilson College students and alumni, working with GO Ministries. 

  • Know the score when eating out

     

    If your family is like mine, you probably eat a lot of meals out in restaurants these days.

    No, it’s not about my wife’s cooking. She’s an excellent cook, and her food is among the best you’ll put in your mouth.

    But we are like many families these days, busy and on the run most of the time to one place or another, and we simply don’t take the time to cook a large meal every day. Instead, we grab something at a restaurant and save the time and clean-up work in the kitchen.

  • Our Fourth is fabulous

     

    Not being from Campbellsville, I don’t have the memories many of you have growing up here.

    You recall things from 10, 20, 30 or more years ago, and you remember the good old days. However, in some cases, the good old days may not have been as good as the days we are experiencing right now. 

    Take the Fourth of July, for example.

  • We are not "the media"

     

    The journalists at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, amaze me. In the face of one of the darkest tragedies one can imagine – watching their coworkers mercilessly gunned down by a man filled with hatred toward the newspaper and its reporters – the Capital Gazette staff carried on and published a newspaper the following day. That’s exactly what happened last Thursday when five members of the newspaper’s staff were killed. And still, the next day, the Capital Gazette put out a paper.

  • Where are our priorities?

     

    What if I told you that more than a thousand people recently died on American soil due to a natural disaster? 

    You would probably be shocked, right? Disturbed? You would probably be wondering why it hasn’t been all over the news, why there weren’t massive operations to provide relief to those affected. 

  • The stories of our veterans

     

    Monday was Memorial Day, and I was fortunate enough to spend it covering the local celebration of the veterans who have served our nation and represented our community so honorably as they did so.

    As the event was winding down, I spoke with a gentleman who was dressed in full Air Force uniform, despite the fact that his service ended nearly 63 years ago.