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Today's Opinions

  • Thanksgiving thesis: The meal is the deal

     There is something unique and almost mystical about the transformation this week of places we clutch to our bosoms for their warmth, comfort and familiarity.

    Maybe it’s our home or the place where our parents live or have lived. Maybe it’s a sibling’s apartment, a friend’s condo or the old maple dining table at your grandparents’ house.

  • What we think: This intersection requires inspection

    The suggestions have been arriving for weeks now, and we think it’s time for action.

    The topic is the new intersection at U.S. 60 and KY 55 that was designed and constructed to accommodate its connection with Freedom’s Way, Shelbyville’s new bypass.

  • What I saw: Some confusion but I found my 'Way'

    Sentinel-News Editor Steve Doyle set out to drive on the new Shelbyville Bypass as soon as it opened Wednesday afternoon. This is what he saw.  

    The call said the bypass was open. After all these months and all these delays, that information had to be verified. After all, we have been fooled a time or two, hadn’t we?

  • Deer heart, the problem is clear, the solution understandable

    The photograph showed up on a Facebook page the other day, posted by a family friend who was celebrating a significant event: atop a dead deer stood a 2-year-old boy. We mention this only because the conqueror was younger than his prize.

    Soon we may see a family album with an infant holding antlers, because at this time of the year, such trophy shots are almost as numerous as the number of deer we spot while driving along.

  • In the tug of war of adoption, the child becomes the rope

    There is a family today that is wondering if death wouldn’t be a relief for the pain they feel.

    They have raised since birth a 3-year-old boy, called him their son, given him a name, provided him a home, fed him, doctored him, taught him and – above all else – loved him with every corpuscle of their being.

    This little boy was not born to their family, yet they made it so he would never feel that he wasn’t.

  • What we think: Veterans are heroes not just for 1 day

    Across this globe and across this county, men and women have gone to war to defend our freedom, our rights and our way of life.

    They have chosen to serve, accepted their duty and risked their lives for the benefit of all of us.

    And, as another Veterans Day approaches, we can’t as a people underestimate the decisions of those citizens and their positive impacts on our world.

  • What would happen if no one followed the rules on Halloween?

    There is a perfect costume for this Halloween, and it has nothing to do with politics, movies or the sprite-of-the-moment spiffery.

    This Sunday, simply slip into a pair of striped pajamas – broad, horizontal, black-and-white stripes, preferably – and go ring a doorbell for trick or treat.

    You not only will be dressing the part of a Scofflaw, but you will be playing it, too.

  • SOUDER: The consequences of elections

    On Tuesday, Americans will once again go to the polls to choose those who will lead us. This is both a great privilege and a great responsibility – and something that all citizens should take seriously.

    Some pundits are calling this “the most important election of our time” – which as I recall was the same thing they said in 2008, 2006, 2004 and almost every other election in my lifetime.