Today's Opinions

  • Handing over the reins to a program

    After almost a decade of chairing the Bardstown Rotary Club “Coat-a-Kid” project Jill Hill said she is ready to turn the reins over to someone else.

    It has been quite a run for the Town and Country Bank employee. During her tenure thousands of coats and jackets for kids as well as adults have found their way into the hands of the needy. Hill, in recent years, has worked closely with the school systems’ Youth and Family Resource Centers making sure any student in need of a warm coat or jacket would not be missed.

  • Christmas events are enjoyed by all

    Santa comes to town Thursday for the annual Bardstown Christmas parade which travels through the downtown area.

    With Christmas less than three weeks away, this won’t be Santa’s first appearance. He was in Bloomfield Saturday night for Light Up Bloomfield — the city’s official kick-off to the holiday season. He was back in the county Sunday for New Haven’s Christmas parade. Although it was a wet day, the show went on and Santa didn’t miss a step.

  • Ax the No Child Left Behind program

    One of the things the next president should do is ax the No Child Left Behind law. It is based on a false premise.

    Essentially it mandates that by a certain time, students should perform the same in academic skills. That is as stupid and unscientific as decreeing that every child must run the 100-yard dash in the same time.

  • Victims should be innocent until guilty

    Why do you suppose so many people were so quick to blame Sean Taylor for his own murder?

    Relax, that’s a rhetorical question. There’s no need for self-exculpatory huffing and puffing, no need to point out that the verdict of suicide-by-bad-attitude — pronounced so often this week, and so coldly — was usually couched in broad hints or softened by the nebulous fog of the conditional mood. Everyone knew what was really being said, and everyone knew why.

  • If you are lucky, learning will never truly end

    Hardly a day goes by that I don’t learn something new. A new idea or notion will create a new wrinkle in my brain almost on a daily basis.

    As a child, I knew I was learning lots — some days more than others — but I thought one day when I was an adult I would know all there was to know. My parents seemed to know everything when I was really young. If I asked them a question, they knew the answer.

  • Construction may mean big money for Louisville

    When you have a half-billion dollar general fund budget, reckon thinking in terms of billions is no big deal. Looking at all the high dollar dice being rolled in Louisville’s riverfront/downtown area one would never suspect the city is in a hiring freeze due to slowing national and metro Louisville economies.

  • Reader takes opposition to recent letter

    To the editor:

    This article is in response to the letter written by Walt Pozgay in the Nov. 16, 2007 issue of The Kentucky Standard.

    Proverbs 31:8 tells us to “speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.” So, in defense of all human life, from the moment of conception to natural death, it is of utmost importance to speak up for those unborn children who are so sadly slighted, forgotten, ignored, ripped of their rights, abused, and murdered by the pro-choice population.

  • Explosion of ideas at WOW Cafe

    Contrary to popular belief, great minds don’t always think alike. There’s usually more than one legitimate solution to a problem, and when we can benefit from someone else’s knowledge and experience, everyone wins.

    Nelson County Schools embraced this belief Tuesday night with WOW Caf.

    At WOW Caf, the Nelson County Schools board, site-based decision-making councils, administrators and central office personnel who deal with curriculum met to share their best practices for closing gaps identified in student assessment.