Today's Opinions

  • Almost Time for Ralphie!

    Can you believe it? As I write this, there are only a few more days until Ralphie! Yes, “A Christmas Story” will soon be here for 24 hours and I will watch it over and over and over again. I never get tired of it.

    What a year this has been! I was never so sick of people running for the office of president of the United States, their lies, their promises, etc., etc., etc. The only comic relief was the nomination of Sarah Palin.

  • Good, old-fashioned entertainment

    I had the honor of being the Master of Ceremonies Saturday night at the 24th annual Clementsville Variety Show.

    It was hosted by Father Pat Dolan and the good folk at the St. Bernard Catholic Church.

    A person would never have dreamed that there’s so much talent in Clementsville! There were skits and singing and dancing from children, teens, young adults and even senior adults.

  • Support businesses who support us

    How many of you business owners have been asked to make a donation to this or that organization, club, ball team, fall festival, or any worthwhile cause?

    How many of you parents, club members, youth group organizations, or individuals working for a good cause have ever asked a business for a donation?

    Chances are that just about every one of us has fit into one of these categories at some point.

  • Fearful that history will repeat itself

    Being born in 1943, I grew up just after the time of war, WW2 to be exact and I missed the great depression of the late 1920s and early ’30s and the days of Hoover. I only know what I have been told by my grandparents and older family members of what it was like and how hard the times were of that time frame in America.

  • Remembering the day life was changed

    On Nov. 12 in The Casey County News on page 22, the headline was “The day our life was changed.”

    I would like to tell you when my life was changed forever. It was the day alone in my bedroom I prayed a humble short prayer. I was 52 years old, had been raised in a Christian home. I knew of God, but had never known God. What brought me to this point was the death of my only son at a very young age.

  • Editorial: Women need to step up in the political world

    A story in today’s issue about women in politics in Kentucky points out the disproportionate gulf that exists between men and women.

    It’s not so much the numbers that are troubling — it’s the “why” women aren’t running that no one can seem to pinpoint with accuracy.

    Pundits point to the traditional role of women in the home and with the children and their activities — just no time to run for office.

  • Editorial: Thank a fireman

    We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again — our community owes a debt of gratitude to our volunteer firemen.

    In bitter cold temperatures Saturday afternoon and again on Saturday night, several of our county’s volunteer firemen fought the elements as they struggled to save the homes of two families. Although the families were displaced, and lost many items that were precious to them, they didn’t lose what mattered most — their lives.

  • Those were the days...or were they?

    I cover the Casey County School Board meetings for the paper and as I have said before, I appreciate school teachers and the monumental task they have in educating today’s youths.

    From Superintendent Linda Hatter to the principals to the teachers — all that I have met and talked with are professionals who are enthusiastic and devoted to the task of teaching. God bless them one and all.

    The school facilities in Casey County are as fine and modern as any in the state. They offer the students the latest technological gadgets and machines known to mankind.