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Today's Opinions

  • We congratulate: Performance of Shelby’s EMA

    The report to Shelby County Fiscal Court last week that Shelby County’s Emergency Management Agency is performing among the best in the state illuminates a very important aspect of our community.
    All of us depend on Director Charlie Frazee, Deputy Director Paul Whitman and all those affiliated with EMA to keep us informed and safe during times of danger and difficulty.
    It’s comforting to understand that we are being cared for by some of the best in Kentucky.

  • SOUDER: The coming criminalization of Christianity: The Censorship of Hate

    Do you remember when “hate” meant “hate?”  When I was a kid, my sisters and I weren’t even allowed to say the word hate, especially if it pertained to another person.  Hate was considered such a strong word that it had, we were told, a very limited place in polite conversation.  

    My mother’s wisdom notwithstanding, have you noticed that during the past few years, and especially in the aftermath of the tragic shootings in Tucson, it seems everyone is talking about hate?

  • SOUDER: The coming criminalization of Christianity: The Censorship of Hate

    Do you remember when “hate” meant “hate?”  When I was a kid, my sisters and I weren’t even allowed to say the word hate, especially if it pertained to another person.  Hate was considered such a strong word that it had, we were told, a very limited place in polite conversation.   
    My mother’s wisdom notwithstanding, have you noticed that during the past few years, and especially in the aftermath of the tragic shootings in Tucson, it seems everyone is talking about hate?

  • MY WORD: Immigrants are people, no matter their status

  • What we think: Intersection patch will help traffic

    So often we address issues involving our roads and raise questions that don’t bring us immediate or sufficient answers, much less remedies to the problems at hand.
    But today we have to give credit for the most recent decision from the state highway department, though some of you believe this solution seemed to be moving in the slow lane. At least it did arrive at the right destination in a relatively timely manner.

  • We congratulate: Forward thinking of commuter rail

    Many will consider the proposal by the new executive director of the Capital Development Corporation in Frankfort, Ralph Tharp, to build a commuter rail system between Louisville and Lexington to be a folly, but we like the concept quite a lot.
    Anything we can do to encourage fewer people to drive our roads and burn less fossil fuel is a plus for our environment and public safety.
    This idea – however you feel about it – certainly serves those missions.

  • Letters to the Editor, Jan. 19, 2011

    Landlords beware

    As a landlord, I've been through evictions before, as I'm sure most of you have. But it is a shame that when you try to help someone, you get stabbed in the back. The fact is that the law is on the renter's side. Renters are given 30 to 60, sometimes even 90 days, to leave the premises. That can add up to a bit of money, and our payments have to be made on time. I won't mention any names.

  • What we think: Intersection patch will help traffic

    So often we address issues involving our roads and raise questions that don’t bring us immediate or sufficient answers, much less remedies to the problems at hand.
    But today we have to give credit for the most recent decision from the state highway department, though some of you believe this solution seemed to be moving in the slow lane. At least it did arrive at the right destination in a relatively timely manner.