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Today's Opinions

  • Does your stuff own you?

    By Melissa Martin

    Humans love stuff—all kinds of stuff. Small, medium, large. We love different sizes of stuff. We just love our stuff!

    But, do you own your possessions or do your possessions own you? Think about it.

    Our houses, garages, attics, basements, and sheds are full of stuff. Then, we rent storage space for the rest of our stuff. And we visit it, to make sure its safe. We don’t want our items stolen, so we buy special locks.

  • Charter opponents don’t have Ohio to kick around anymore

    During the raging debate in recent years about whether Kentucky would join America’s education civilization by allowing charter schools, Ohio’s dismal charter performance became a favorite whipping boy of school-choice opponents.

    Less than three years ago, the headline atop a 1,000-word exposé in The Washington Post on the Buckeye State’s charter schools read: “Troubled Ohio charter schools have become a joke — literally.”

  • Sassy Sundae with her baby, Silver Saturday

    By Gloria Yoder

    It was Saturday morning, the children and I were all eager to have Daddy home for the day.
    After breakfast and family devotions Daniel headed out to do the chores. I was surprised a few minutes later to see him coming back to the house already. We were all thrilled when he informed us of the latest news in the barnyard.
    “Our pony, Sassy Sundae, had a colt!”
    Excitement reigned.
    “Is he (or she) okay? Is it a boy or girl?” we wanted to know.

  • Transparency must be rule instead of exception for state government

    By Andy Beshear

    Kentucky Attorney General

    Frankfort is broken.

    And its current leadership wants to keep you in the dark.

    Over the last two years, Kentuckians have suffered from an executive branch that operates in secret, fighting transparency at every turn. The Bevin administration has filed lawsuits against newspapers, radio stations, lawyers and even individual Kentuckians who have sought documents that belong to you, the public.

  • When freak accidents happen

    By Melissa Martin

    Death is unpredictable because unforeseen accidents occur.

    When flight arrangements were made, she didn’t know. When she hugged her two daughters’ goodbye before her business trip, she didn’t know. When she boarded the airplane, she didn’t know. Jennifer Riordan didn’t know the airplane engine would malfunction and hurdle debris into the window next to her seat. She didn’t know she would be sucked into a gapping hole, grabbed by her legs from another passenger, and later die from blunt force trauma.

  • Out with the old, and in with the new

    By U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell

    April 17 is ‘Tax Day,’ the deadline for most Americans to file their tax returns.

    For many middle-class families and businesses, this date is circled on the calendar with regret and trepidation. But this year, this depressing day has a silver lining — simply put, it’s ‘out with the old, and in with the new.’ Today is the last time American families will have to file under the unfair, outdated tax code that Congress and the president got rid of a few months ago.

  • Casey students getting free books, Earth Day coming

    By Debbie Shepherd

    CEA Family and Consumer Sciences

    Books for Casey Co. Kids

    Casey County Extension Homemakers do numerous community service projects. One of these projects is Project Casey County READ. We have a really high illiteracy rate in Casey County. Sadly many of our children begin their educational years never having had a book read to them, let alone owning a book of their very own. We are going to tackle this need in our community!

  • Gloria’s appreciative ode to her readers

    Mail time has always been a highlight at our house. When Daddy comes home from work at 3:30 he stops at the mailbox to bring in the mail. A common question after greeting him at the door is, “Did anything good come in the mail today?”

    As you can imagine, Julia and Austin are right there to help open envelopes. Julia is at the age where she’s not fond of opening only another credit card offer or advertisement, she likes opening “good mail.”