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Today's Opinions

  • What if it were you?

    Imagine for a moment that you have just been released from jail. You’re carrying a plastic bag with a change of underwear, socks and a toothbrush. Your pockets are empty. Your wallet would be, too, if you owned one. You have no family. The friends you have are still doing drugs. You know if you go to them you will be tempted by your previous addiction. But you’ve changed. You’re trying to better yourself. You don’t want to fall back into those old habits.  

  • A need for healing

    Have you ever had a teenager screaming and cursing in your face, throwing things as he stormed through the house? Breaking cabinets? Kicking in doors? Have you ever had to watch a teenager scream and curse at your spouse and you weren’t allowed to do anything about it?
    It’s tough to deal with, let me tell you.

  • Envisioning a local food system

    By Sister Claire McGowan, OP
    Guest columnist

  • Troubling traffic trends on the rise

    About a decade ago, Kentucky started to see a welcome trend as the number of highway fatalities began a steady decline. Totals that regularly exceeded 900 a year before 2007 dropped to 638 in 2013, a figure not seen in the commonwealth since the 1940s.
    Unfortunately, that was as low as it would go. The number of fatalities on our roads last year was almost a fifth higher than the benchmark set just two years earlier, and through the first seven-plus months of this year, it’s eight percent ahead of where it was last August.

  • What the hack?

    There is an unseen enemy attacking Americans today. They hide away in some dingy office in a different country. They are smart. They know exactly what to do and who to target. These enemies are the pirates of our homes, the digital pickpockets who can get your entire fortune if you allow them to dig deep enough. They are scammers.
    I don’t really know a better word for them. Perhaps: sleaze-buckets? Scum-suckers? Other words I’m not allowed to put into print?
    For consistency’s sake, we will stick with scammers.

  • Lowery gives heart and soul to GOTR
  • Trump the terrible

    Trump the Terrible. That's my nickname for this terrible person, and horrible candidate for president. I cringe at the very reality that he is actually running for office. Trump's behavior is utterly indefensible; yet Republicans continue to defend his obnoxious, ignorant, verbally abusive, disrespectful behavior.
    "God help us" as independent, former New York City Mayor Mr. Bloomberg said at the Democratic National Convention, with regard to his bad business practices.

  • Understanding a potential employer’s values

    By Jerisia Lamons