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Today's Opinions

  • Life doesn’t always go as planned

    The summer before your senior year is supposed to be one of the most memorable times of your life.
    You spend as much time as possible with all of the people you’ve grown to know and love, knowing that in one short year you will all go your separate ways.
    It’s a time where you do anything and everything that you can simply to be doing something.
    This is the time of your life that you make memories that will last for the rest of your life.

  • More blood donors are desperately needed

    I called the Central Kentucky Blood Center in Lexington to check on how much blood I have donated over the years. Their computers show a total of 86 units of blood.
     I called Hoxworth Blood Center in Cincinnati and checked and I had donated eight units to them over the years.

  • Mother-in-law leaves lesson of courage

    My mother-in-law, the strongest woman I know, left this Earth on Saturday, Sept. 8.


    How do you tell your wife that everything is going to be OK when you can only imagine how her insides are being ripped open?


    How do you explain to your 5-year-old that his Grandma, the woman who bathed him in her sink as a baby and helped him find Easter eggs in her front yard as a toddler, is gone?


    How do you allow yourself to grieve while trying to hold it together for everyone else who needs you to be the rock, that person to lean on?

  • Drought, heat causes stress

    “Newly transplanted trees must remain hydrated in order for the natural process of root system regeneration to begin,” writes Roger Harris, associate professor of horticulture at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. This is something that has been repeated countless time this summer by many in the green industry, yet, I fear, some homeowners may have turned a deaf ear.  

  • Impacting children and families

  • Empowering students for college

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS

    Let’s Make Em’
    Larn Anglish!

    I thought of the old “why don’t they learn English when the following happened. How does the old quote go, “Oh, to see ourselves as others see us?”
    On a recent stop at a hotel in Tennessee, we were chatting with the desk clerk.  She asked where we were from, and when we told her Kentucky, she said, “I wouldn’t have guessed that.”
    “Why,” I asked?
    “You don’t talk like I would have expected.”

  • Joyce Doyle loves kids

    You can’t be around her for long without realizing that she loves other people’s children and has a sincere desire for them all to succeed.
    She has spent two careers working with and around the children of Grant County.