Today's Opinions

  • Try marinating meat, veggies, fruit before grilling

    Hello once again, my friends. I’m here typing this article on another warm, sunny day.

    Alright, I admit, it’s only warm and sunny because it’s 8 a.m. Hot and sunny would be a more accurate description. Oh well, its July, so I guess we are getting what we should expect. No matter how hot it gets, I never stop thinking about food.

    In the past few articles I’ve touched a little on grilling. Summer is grilling season, so I thought I would expound on that a bit.

  • Parks commissioner responds to concerns

    (Editor’s note: This letter was in response to one published last week from Dan Carraco and Carol Teach.)


    Thank you for your letter regarding harvesting operations at General Butler State Resort Park and your concern for the condition of the park. Every decision that is made regarding the park is made in an effort to protect and enhance the natural environment and our guest experience.

  • Carroll County Special Olympics says ‘thanks’


    Our athletic year for Carroll County Special Olympics, fall 2013-summer 2014, was again a very successful year.

    Our bowling season began in late August 2013 with practices weekly at Strikers in Vevay. We owe a very big thank you to Bruce, for opening up for the hours we needed. For our area competition, we had 11 athletes, and it took place in late October in Louisville, but alas, the State Games were cancelled due to a bad snowstorm, which struck the region Dec. 6. Everyone was disappointed.

  • Boone had plans to link Ghent, Vevay by rail

    An entrepreneur from Dayton, Ohio, at one time envisioned building a railroad line that would have extended from Ghent, Ky., to Savannah, Ga.

    Albert E. Boone, an indirect relative of Kentucky explorer Daniel Boone, was born Nov. 18, 1845, in Dayton, where he was educated and, at 16, enlisted in Co. I, 84th Ohio Volunteer Infantry at the start of the Civil War.

    According to “West Virginia and its People,” published in 1913, Boone eventually rose to the rank of colonel during his Army career.

  • Resident enjoys neighbors’ fireworks


    For the people who shoot off their own fireworks, I know you got complaints. I want to give you a big thank you. I enjoyed watching from my home. There are several reasons I couldn’t go to the Point, including my health, transportation, etc. I’m sure there are others who feel the same way.

    Retha Simmons

  • Walk/run raises $9,400 in Tuttle’s memory to fund scholarships


    Our family has been very fortunate to live in such a loving and generous community. The weekend of the first Tuttle Tots 3k Walk/Run June 14, proved, yet again, that your love and support is still here. On that Saturday morning, 111 people walked or ran in Caroline Tuttle’s memory.

    This group of people, along with our generous sponsors, raised more than $9,400. This money will be returned back to the community in the form of scholarships to teachers whose hearts are with those ages birth to five. 

  • Most new laws take effect July 15

    A common misconception about the legislative process is that all state laws take effect right after the governor signs them.

    While that assumption is understandable, the truth is that most laws are not official until 90 days after the end of a legislative session. This year, that date falls on July 15.

    There are some exceptions. If a law addresses a pressing need – as we saw this spring with the problem many school districts had regarding an excessive number of snow days – the fix the General Assembly passes can take effect immediately.

  • Cellphones seem to have our number

    By Leigh Landini Wright

    Reprinted from The Paducah Sun

    Eyes up.

    Chances are if you followed the Murray State University men’s basketball team during the past two years, you’ve seen Coach Steve Prohm’s two-word mantra trending on social media or mentioned in news stories. Those words, drawn from the Bible, are meant to keep his players focused.