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Today's Opinions

  • Thanks extended for Easter on the Square

    Dear Editor:

    I would like to thank all of the merchants who helped make Easter on the Square a fun time for all. The sidewalk sales offered many discounted prices and it was nice to see the people shopping throughout town.

  • New Castle to honor WWII veterans

    Editor:

    Did you realize that out of the 16 million Veterans who participated in WWII, there are only about 1.5 million still living? The U.S. is losing 800-1,000 WWII Veterans every day, which means in five years most of the “Greatest Generation” will be gone. 

  • ‘Generation Meek’ must stop being weak

    If you have been reading this column over the past few months, you either already were or are a person committed to your health and your strength. You exercise, push yourself and strive to pursue excellence. You are the choir; you have your robe on, hymnal out and are singing praise to the healthy stronger lifestyle.

    They say preaching to the choir does not solve much. So here is my challenge to you. Take this article and go find that person who needs that jumpstart to fitness, strength and confidence and plead them to read this.

  • Florida trip brings back memories

    I took a break from NCAA basketball  Sunday afternoon and while channel surfing came upon the 1960 movie “Where the Boys Are.”  This was the spring break movie of my high school years and teens everywhere made Connie Francis’ song of the same title number one across the nation.

    In this movie, the girls wore crinolines, heels, and white gloves when they went out to dinner; the boys wore suits and ties.

    On the beach in the evenings, girls wore pedal pushers and their blouses tucked neatly in. 

  • Lawmakers see progress on many fronts

    Each legislative session is invariably remembered for one or two high-profile laws, but there are always many others that, while not getting as much attention, are important as well.

  • Champions look to help ‘Kick Butts’ in county

    On March 20, we celebrated “Kick Butts Day.” Think cigarettes.

    This is a national holiday celebrated across America by those who rally together in hopes of persuading their family members or friends to quit smoking. It’s also noted as a holiday to celebrate the day an individual actually succeeded when deciding to stop smoking, whether it be weeks, months or years.

  • Library ramping up for local spring activities

    I think spring is almost here, but it is hard to tell with this crazy weather. I know it officially starts today, but it is cold, gloomy, and quite frankly wintery.

    I miss the consistency of July and August. You pretty much know it is going to be hot with varying levels of high humidity. These days, it will be 65 degrees one day and the next day it will snow from sun up to sun down. 

    I know I should be more optimistic. I should be thankful for the 65 degree day, but I sure do miss sunshine.

  • Lawmakers wrap up work on bills

    Although several major issues are still pending, the General Assembly wrapped up much of its work early last week, and for a “short” legislative session, there is already a fairly long list of key bills that have made it to Gov. Beshear’s desk.