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Today's Opinions

  • What we think: Let's light flame under smoking issue

    The report last week by the U.S Surgeon General about the even more damaging effects of smoking – that brief exposures to even second-hand smoke can cause immediate and significant problems for your body – should light a fire under discussions in Shelby County about creating a smoking policy for restaurants.

  • We congratulate: Ford’s big plans for Kentucky

    Normally a huge manufacturing company’s decision for changes both good and bad would escape the range of our focus.

    But the Ford Motor Company’s announcement Thursday of a huge investment in one of its plants in Louisville, an investment that will add hundreds of jobs to the market, can’t escape our gratitude.

  • Songs for the season start -- but don't end -- with A for Andy

     

    If you are charmed by Christmas and its songs, you probably have developed a very evolved palate for those tunes you like, those you tolerate and those you wish would get run over by a reindeer.

    They fall, for me, in four basic categories: Those sung to commemorate the Reason For The Season, the classics, the annual newcomers and the sillies.

  • What we think: Let's light flame under smoking issue

    The report last week by the U.S Surgeon General about the even more damaging effects of smoking – that brief exposures to even second-hand smoke can cause immediate and significant problems for your body – should light a fire under discussions in Shelby County about creating a smoking policy for restaurants.

  • SOUDER: Milestones that we should hug and kiss before it’s too late

    Tuesday of this week marked the 69th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Indeed, Dec. 7, 1941 has become, just as President Roosevelt proclaimed, “a date which will live in infamy.” Other dates and events are embedded into the fabric of our country as well: July 4, 1776. Nov. 22, 1963 (when JFK was assassinated). Jan. 28, 1986 (the day the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded). Sept. 11,2001.

  • MY WORD: The reasons we serve

    The reasons why we serve are as varied and diverse as the American men and women who wear our nation’s uniforms.

    There are those who serve for personal pride and a yearning to give back to their community and to stand against those that threaten their home. Others serve for the tangible benefits of an education and financial stability.

  • Here are some highlights of the legend of Mike Casey

    Many of you probably are wondering, perhaps in perplexity or blissful ignorance, about why it is such a big deal that the gym and basketball court at Shelby County High School have been named in honor of iconic athletic star Mike Casey.

    Many of you – dare I say most? – weren’t around Shelby County nearly 50 years ago, when Casey was establishing himself as a humble hero for the masses of boys and girls and the young and old who flocked to see him play.

  • EARLIER: What we think: Broad audit needed for Shelby Energy

     There continues to be a very public and acrimonious spat between the management of Shelby Energy and some of its customers.