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Today's Opinions

  • Kids say the darnedest things

    As I was watching Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer the other night with my 2-year-old, I was reminded of the fact that everything I say (or do) is being closely listened to and, very often, repeated. We were at the point in the program where the abominable snow monster is trying to attack Herbie, Rudolph and Yukon Cornelius. Thankfully, Yukon Cornelius and his ice pick save the day and the trio manage to escape on a glacier into the ocean, putting them out of the snow monster's reach.

  • Just in time - your last minute gift guide

    Here you are, a week before Christmas and you still haven't figured out how you'll be filling all the stockings on your list.

    If your list is longer than mine (and it probably is since I'm pretty stingy), you may be wondering what you can get for that co-worker, in-law, parent, or romantic interest. For better or worse, here are a few holiday suggestions.

  • Wreaths Across America

    Editor's note: The following is a speech that was given by Hayden Johnson at the Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Lebanon National Cemetery Saturday.

    We are gathered here today at this memorial site and memorial sites all across America to remember that we are one nation with one flag. We are all proud to be Americans that live in a free society made up of many people, many races, from many walks of life. The freedoms we enjoy today have not come without a price.

  • Letters to the editor, Dec. 17

    Band makes Bradfordsville parade very special

    We from the Bradfordsville community received a wonderful blessing during our Christmas in the Country parade when the award-winning Marion County High School band graced our Christmas festival with their talents. So often the small communities feel left out, but the band and those in charge felt that being a part of the festival was significant enough under near freezing weather conditions to march and perform in the annual parade.

  • Looking to fill three big stockings

    The possible bailout of the Big Three American automakers has been prominent in the news for weeks.

    Many people have serious questions about giving money to companies that have a poor record of business management of late. The concerns are all the more understandable since the same people who have put the Big Three in their respective holes are the ones who intend to remain in charge.

  • Campaigns are over; working across party lines must begin

    To many people, it must have been a remarkable picture.

    After months of bitter campaigning, President-elect Barack Obama sat next to Sen. John McCain for a meeting a few days ago. They talked at length about how they could reach across party lines to discuss - and move forward on - some of the nation's most challenging issues.

    If they can do this on a national level, why can't we do it in Kentucky?

  • Letters to the editor, Dec. 10

    On behalf of the MCHS girls volleyball team, I would like to express our appreciation to Glen Richardson for his tireless efforts as athletic trainer at the high school. He spends an amazing number of hours advising and treating all the athletes at the school. To have this professional attention so available has made us the envy of most visiting teams who often make comments about Glen's contributions to the health and safety of our students.

  • To the victors

    It's been a while since someone was able to beat the Lebanon Middle School girls basketball team.

    No team has done it either of the last two seasons. To put it another way, the Lady Patriots have won 70 games in a row.

    The LMS girls most recent victory occurred Friday at Rupp Arena in an overtime thriller. With their 40-33 win over Crosby Middle School, the Lady Patriots became back-to-back state champions.