Today's Opinions

  • Champions plans to continue mission
  • Early Childhood provides Kindergarten-Readiness support for youngsters

    In older times, many children did not begin learning to read until they started school, and “starting school” meant going to first grade. Everyone did not attend kindergarten, and all-day kindergarten was a rarity indeed. Preschool was almost unheard of.

    Contrast this with today’s emphasis on early learning, and it is clear that many things have changed.

  • Stress: Fact of life, fact of fat

    For most of us, stress is a fact of life. Unfortunately, research reveals that it is also a fact of fat.

  • Constitution Day recognized on Sept. 17

    It may not be celebrated as much as Independence Day, but Constitution Day is arguably just as important.  While the Fourth of July recognizes the birth of our nation, Sept. 17, commemorates the day we established the cornerstone of our government and secured our rights as citizens.

    In the 228 years since that journey began, the U.S. Constitution has become the oldest charter among the world’s major countries and still remains, at 4,400 words, the shortest.

  • Heroism of First Responders remembered


    On some anniversaries we celebrate. On others we reflect.

    The 14th anniversary of the attack on America and New York’s World Trade Center is one of the times for reflection. There is truly nothing to celebrate in the extraordinary tragedy of 9/11.

    As much as I would like to forget some of them, the images from that day will never be out of my mind, nor will the victims and their families.

  • State festivals celebrate heritage and traditions

    While the temperature outside may not feel like fall just yet, many of the traditional signs of the season are starting to arrive.

    One of the most telling is the sheer number of festivals that has already started to take place and will run through Halloween.  They are centered on items you might expect - tobacco, apples and bourbon - and a few more that may seem odd until their history is known.

  • Presidential race so far reads like a novel


    The Paducah Sun

    The 2016 presidential race is shaping up as one of the most interesting, and to some extent bizarre, such exercises we can remember. It takes place against a backdrop of a public that is in an increasingly foul mood. A poll released Monday by Rasmussen Reports finds that only 26 percent of Americans believe the country is headed in the right direction. That’s down a point from a week earlier and down four points from the start of this year.

  • Thanks extended for help with event


    I want to thank all the businesses and people that donated and helped on the Breast Cancer Benefit for Cindy Tingle.

    Thank you so much.


    Toni Cull