Today's Opinions

  • Mr. Yuppie on a killer Harley Hog

    I must confess that I’ve had a life-long love affair with motorcycles; they just haven’t loved me in return.

    There’s just something about those sleek, rumbling machines that glide down the road allowing the wind to blow in the rider’s face. But for various reasons, I hesitate to buy one.

    In the early 1990s, I was in southern Iowa at a conference, and after speaking to a group one night, I wandered out to the parking lot where I spotted two big, Harley choppers.

  • Louder and bigger is not always better

    I live across the river from the Ag Center. I don’t have to attend the loud music venues. I can hear them free from my porch.

    I have a gripe with the loud cannon and artillery explosions of the fireworks. I see nothing wrong with the aerial displays and the popping and sizzling of the fireworks. However, in due respect for the nursing home residents and neighbors, the loud explosions must go. I fear for my windows breaking. I know of pets becoming disoriented and run off and lost because of the fireworks.

  • Why you should read your local newspaper

     The late Harry Rhoden, editor emeritus of the defunct Lyons, Ga., Progress newspaper, once told me the following story.

  • Casey Jail a model for others

     In a time when prices on just about anything are skyrocketing, kudos go to the Casey County government for the success of the jail program.

  • KSP thoroughly researched TASER purchases

     This letter is in response to an article published by the Associated Press regarding the recent purchase of TASER devices by the Kentucky State Police. The article was poorly researched and somewhat misleading.

  • ‘One ... two ... three ... go!’

     The sleek bass boat skimmed the top of the lake’s surface as the wind whipped the hair away from my face.