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Today's Opinions

  • Group set to discuss resources for athletics

    Editor:

    Do you have young children in sports? Are you interested in the future of the programs offered?  Are you interested in additional resources for your child’s athletic program?

  • Post office offers pictorial cancellation

    Editor:

    Bethlehem Post Office is open and excited that the tradition of applying the much-loved Pictorial Postmark, which depicts the Three Wisemen following the star to Bethlehem and in its 64th year. Cards that go all over the world are adorned with the Bethlehem pictorial postmark from Bethlehem, Ky. Ask your readers to bring their holiday cards so they can be postmarked from “Bethlehem,” and while they’re at it, bring a few new folks with them so they can start a tradition of their own.

  • Pippa finds a ‘forever home’ after a ‘failed’ attempt at fostering

    It’s been almost three years since my wonderful dog Sable died. She was a black standard poodle, one of the big ones and at her top weight was 50 pounds — not exactly a lap dog, but I loved her beyond all reason and still think of her often and can tear up when I speak of her.

  • Thankgiving takes work, despite an attempt to reduce the work

    How did my grandmother do it? Well past her 75th birthday, she was still having holiday dinners at her house and with her five children and their children and spouses and their grandchildren, she fed a real house full. 

    Granted, everyone (the adults) took a dish. But just getting the house ready, the dishes out and the tea made would have done in a lesser person (such as I).

  • Hearn thanks his pageant supporters

    Editor:

    We would like to say thank you to those who supported L.J. Hearn in the Kentucky Festival State Finals.

  • Services help to address mental health conditions

    One of the country’s most persistent challenges is finding ways to help those struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues beyond their control.

    Federal figures show the number to be significant. In 2008, it was estimated that 30 million Americans had received treatment for a mental health issue in the previous year, and about 22 million were believed to be addicted to drugs or alcohol.

  • Kentucky prepares to celebrate Thanksgiving, parks offer meal

    As we take time out of our schedule this week to enjoy the kick-off to the holiday season, I want to wish each of you a Happy Thanksgiving.

    We are now just one decade away from the 400th anniversary of that famous feast enjoyed by the Pilgrims and the Native Americans who helped them weather especially tough times.

    Though that harvest meal is the foundation for the holiday, it didn’t settle into its familiar place on the calendar until nearly 150 years ago, when President Lincoln declared it should be held on the last Thursday of November.

  • Food drive exceeds last year’s total

    Editor:

    Thanks to everyone that donated to this years Scouting for Food campaign – it was a huge success!  A special thanks also to the nearly 100 volunteers that came out Saturday to pick-up food items during the door-to-door campaign.  After everything was put away a new record was set with a tally of 16,011 items from the schools and the door-to-door drive – this is nearly 2,000 more than 2010 (and there’s still more items to be counted as a couple of the schools bring in their donations this week).