Today's Opinions

  • Barack Obama not right for Kentucky, nation

    To the editor:

    A lady recently wrote a letter to a weekly news magazine which expressed exactly my feelings about Barack Hussein Obama for president. She wrote “Obama is not too black, Obama is not too white, Obama is just too green.”

  • MADD memorial ceremony set for Thursday

    To the editor:

    The Nelson County Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will hold a memorial ceremony for those injured or killed due to a drunk driving crash on the front lawn of the Nelson County Justice Center at 4 p.m. May 15.

    If you or someone you know has been injured or has lost a loved one as a result of a drunk driving crash and would like to have them remembered at the memorial, call Jennifer Barrie at the Nelson County MADD chapter at 502-331-9092.

  • David Boswell right choice for U.S. Congress

    To the editor:

    On May 20 Kentucky Democrats will go to the polls to vote in an extremely close presidential primary. However, an equally important contest is being waged for the United States House of Representatives.

    State Senator David Boswell is the overwhelming choice of business, labor, education and farmers.

    Boswell’s moral character is unimpeachable. He has served as a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, was elected Commissioner of Agriculture and for the past 1-1/2 decades has been a citizen legislator in the Kentucky State Senate.

  • New abbot joins Gethsemani

    Though the daily routine will not change for the monks at the Abbey of Gethsemani, they are entering an exciting new period nonetheless.

    Recently, they elected the 10th abbot in their more than 150-year history. Fr. Elias Dietz accepted the six-year term from Rome, where he is serving a second term as secretary to the Abbot General, head of the Cistercian Order of the Strict Observance, or Trappists.

    As abbot, Dietz will serve as an adviser and spiritual father — holding the place of Christ in the Gethsemani community, as one monk put it.

  • It's time to say thank you to unit

    This Saturday at Parkway Baptist Church the public will have an opportunity to show its appreciation to the men of Battery C, 138th Field Artillery for their service in Iraq.

  • My mother once resembled a giant hamburger

    My mother once asked me if she looked like giant hamburger.

    There was no hint of laughter in her voice. She simply stated the question and stared back at me for my response.

    I actually took a moment to look, survey the situation if you will, and finally gave her my honest opinion.

    “Nope,” I simply said after I looked her up and down.

    I didn’t ask her what brought about such an odd question. I was probably too busy with something else. I was in high school and friends, homework and worrying about myself took all my time.

  • Card Clinton is playing is unworthy

    From the beginning, Hillary Clinton has campaigned as if the Democratic nomination were hers by divine right. That’s why she is falling short — and that’s why she should be persuaded to quit now, rather than later, before her majestic sense of entitlement splits the party along racial lines.

  • Avoiding cause won't find a solution

    When you know that the high cost of oil is due directly to the weak dollar and Wall Street speculators, I don’t know how anybody expects to solve the energy problem without dealing with the weak dollar and Wall Street speculators.