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Today's Opinions

  • Big Blue Madness is the tent revival to end all tent revivals

    I have now been baptized into the rite of Big Blue basketball. It may not have been full immersion, but I have received a very steady sprinkling of UK’s holy water.

    For Friday night I watched that tent revival known as Big Blue Madness, and I felt the holy spirit of Adolph Rupp seize me with a ferocious grip. Had I actually been in Rupp Arena, I’m sure I would have responded to the alter call of  Rev. John Calipari. It seemed as if thousands did that even before the preaching.

  • We congratulate: SCHS for earning home playoff game

    The Shelby County Rockets are playing their last football season as a unified high school. For the first time in more than three decades, there will be two football teams representing the county next fall.

    And this team is trying to make its last season as one truly memorable.

    The Rockets, who won just a single game last fall, have rebounded to win seven this year, and with their rout of Southern last Friday night, they have earned the school’s first home playoff game since 1995.

  • This flu season we're doing some things we haven't done before

    I submitted to getting a flu shot the other day. I’ve never had one, and I didn’t see the need to get one this year. But I’ve read the stories, and I have two little germ incubators at home. They drag in everything that the dogs don’t. After some encouragement, getting the shot seemed prudent. It’s not that I’m afraid of needles. I’m just not afraid of illness. But I should be.

  • It’s all about meeeor is it?

    I recently coached a 7-8-year-old basketball team at our church. After watching them for the first two practices and the first game, I came to the realization that before I could try to teach these children anything about basketball, we first needed to work on some self-awareness exercises.

  • Sometimes the things that we take for granted are not so simple

     How many of you arise early every morning, put your child in your car and drive him to school?

    Maybe you drive only a few blocks or maybe a mile, or 5 miles, or 10 miles, perhaps even more. Your route and your routine are rote.

    These mornings, it’s dark until nearly 7:30. Sometimes the dew has left your windows fogged, and soon there will be frost that will require extra time to be removed.

  • We congratulate: Darryl Hicks on his decision to come home

    Basketball player and student Darryl Hicks’ return to Shelby County High School could be good news for everyone.

    We’re sure his family is happy to have him back, and we assume his coaches and teammates will be, too. The latter will play out on the court.

    But the real winner here is the statement that is made in favor of loyalty and tradition.

  • My Word: A summer in D.C. teaches us a lot

    With graduation from the University of Kentucky quickly approaching, I was faced with a decision. Should I hop right into the job market, or should I take some time to investigate other things that I had aspired to do? I chose to delay the job search and instead apply for an unpaid internship in Washington D.C. with U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie.  I’m glad I did. The experience was outstanding. Upon graduating, I received confirmation for the internship and had to be in D.C. by May 31  to begin work.

  • We congratulate: Painted Stone Elementary for its accomplishments

    The E-mail arrived with a well-intentioned message: With so many problems in our schools, it’s nice to see a story of accomplishment on the front page of the newspaper.

    The story mentioned was the coverage of Painted Stone Elementary’s significant and admirable improvement in its standardized test scores.

    No school in the district did better than Painted Stone, which achieved growth goals that are not just statistics but measures of how effectively our younger students are carrying the ball of education toward the end zone of excellence.