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Today's Opinions

  • MY WORD: At-risk students hear motivational message for students

    “You need people around you with drug problems.”

    When Roger Cleveland made that statement to a group of African-American students and school administrators, you could hear an intake of breath. Cleveland, an Eastern Kentucky University assistant professor, then added, “People who drug you to church...who drug you to the ACT prep sessions...who drug you to ballgames...who drug you away from the knuckleheads who might take you down the wrong path.”

  • MY WORD: Shouldn't Shelby County schools honor top grads?

    Living in a state where three out of 10 of our high school students fail to graduate, it makes sense to celebrate and honor every child that can don a mortarboard and accept a diploma. We are proud of all that made the commitment to graduate: students, teachers, parents.
     Yet, in a world that is shrinking so quickly that Kentucky children compete with children in China to grow-up to have a good-paying job and a home of their own, is it enough to celebrate graduation without recognizing those who did more to earn their diplomas?

  • Letters to the Editor, April 13, 2011

    Animal groups respond

    A response to LifeBridge from the Monarchs, Mutts, Meows Fundraiser Committee (“Animal fundraiser bits 1 participant,” April 6): We wish we had more money to share with all animal-related groups.  The need is so great.  

  • Letters to the Editor, April 13, 2011

    Animal groups respond

    A response to LifeBridge from the Monarchs, Mutts, Meows Fundraiser Committee (“Animal fundraiser bits 1 participant,” April 6): We wish we had more money to share with all animal-related groups.  The need is so great.  

  • We congratulate: The development of our new memorial

    The accomplishment of a group of volunteers working mostly under their own power and imagination can be an inspiring thing.

    Thus we are duly impressed by the work of Jerry Miller, Uley Washington, Hobie Henninger and a host of other volunteers who have helped create an elegant memorial to the 22 African-American cavalry officers who were ambushed and died just west of Simpsonville in 1865.

  • We congratulate: The development of our new memorial

    The accomplishment of a group of volunteers working mostly under their own power and imagination can be an inspiring thing.

    Thus we are duly impressed by the work of Jerry Miller, Uley Washington, Hobie Henninger and a host of other volunteers who have helped create an elegant memorial to the 22 African-American cavalry officers who were ambushed and died just west of Simpsonville in 1865.

  • What we think: Let’s just fix the sidewalks

    We have followed with interest these past few weeks as a group of downtown-area property owners in Shelbyville have joined forces in the oldest and most common goal that many of us ever seek to undertake: fighting city hall.

  • What we think: Let’s just fix the sidewalks

    We have followed with interest these past few weeks as a group of downtown-area property owners in Shelbyville have joined forces in the oldest and most common goal that many of us ever seek to undertake: fighting city hall.