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Today's Opinions

  • What we think: Bill for turf issue may well be ours

    The turf malfunction that has rendered unusable the athletic field at sparkling new Collins High School sadly will cost this year’s senior class access to the facility.

    The senior football players and soccer players long ago lost their home edge and crowds, and now the track & field athletes have as well.

    Sadly, the great Caterina Karas, perhaps the most accomplished female athlete in Shelby County’s history, won’t be able to run a competitive lap on her home track.

  • THE GAME is only second to what it could have been

    This week, our so-called one percent is made up not of an economic group but of those Kentuckians who are not incorrigibly immersed in college basketball.

    Are you thinking of anything other than Saturday’s big game in New Orleans? Can you wait? Breath bated? Bets down? Pride bursting? Have family gatherings, civic events and, oh, nuptials and funerals fallen off your Super Doppler?

    To heck with Florida vs. the United States Department of Health and Human Services. This is UK vs. UofL in the NCAA semifinals.

  • Letters to the Editor, March 28, 2012

    A wish come true

     

    Every year since 1985 there has been an ongoing argument after UofL and UK play in the regular season. "They don't want to play ‘Us’ now," "I wish we could play ‘Them’ now," or "We are so much better ‘now’ than we were back in December!"

    Be careful what you wish for on both sides.

  • What we think: Tornado sirens need regular tests

    We were concerned to hear that an F1 tornado touched down in Shelby County on Friday, but we were terrified to learn later that residents in some pockets of the county didn’t hear storm sirens and weren’t warned of a dangerous weather system that was approaching.

    Shelby County Emergency Management Agency Director Paul Whitman said the sirens were sounded when a surprising siege of funnel clouds were spotted by radar moving east from Jefferson County around 2:30 p.m.

    One of those clouds had descended near Jeffersontown and done significant damage.

  • What we think: Bill for turf issue may well be ours

    The turf malfunction that has rendered unusable the athletic field at sparkling new Collins High School sadly will cost this year’s senior class access to the facility.

    The senior football players and soccer players long ago lost their home edge and crowds, and now the track & field athletes have as well.

    Sadly, the great Caterina Karas, perhaps the most accomplished female athlete in Shelby County’s history, won’t be able to run a competitive lap on her home track.

  • SOUDER: This week’s sign that the apocalypse is upon us

    Odd things happen all the time. That it was 80 degrees on the last day of winter this week comes to mind.

    Along these lines, every week Sports Illustratedincludes in its magazine an item titled “This Week’s Sign that the Apocalypse is Upon Us,” which highlights things that have happened in the world that are somewhat odd or even bizarre in nature.

    Basically, they are things that make you scratch your head and say, “If that is going on, the end of the world must be near.”

  • Letters to the Editor, March 21, 2012

    Pleasureville clerk responds

     

    In response to the recent My Word (“Pleasureville issue needs clarification,” March 7), there are inaccurate statements I would like to address

  • A memory of a buried March that is not buried by time

    Spring fever is supposed to arrive early in March, when you see the first robin, the bright yellow of an occasional daffodil, things green, abud and, well, warming.

    Spring fever is not supposed to be a full-blown summer sweat at the strike of the vernal equinox.

    It’s not as if there isn’t always plenty to talk about with basketball, politics, religion, economics, basketball, politics and, I don’t know, movies, but today we have to talk about the weather, because everyone is.