Today's Opinions

  • Thanksgiving gets a bum rap

    Sometimes, Thanksgiving gets a bum rap.

    I’m not a global sociologist but I doubt there are many other holidays  celebrated across the world where food is such a focus.

    A lot of cultures have foods that are associated with a holiday but I would guess there aren’t many in which the meal is the centerpiece of activity.

  • Letter to the editor: Community shows deep suppport for education

    It truly does take an entire community to educate a child. That point was never made clearer than at Owen County High School’s  KCCT Recognition Ceremony on Nov. 18 where more than 100 students were recognized for high academic achievement.

    It is at this ceremony where over 70 proud guests (parents, grandparents, and other family members) were present to share in this special event.

  • Letter to the editor: There is a need for a guardrail on West Seminary

    Early Sunday morning (Nov. 15), a vehicle crashed through a phone pole and ran through my yard. 

    Thankfully no one was seriously injured. 

    This is not the first time this has happened and it is dangerous.

    I called and asked for a guard rail to be put up earlier this year and have not had any response.

    If my children had been outside playing when this happened, they could have been injured or killed. 

    I am asking for a guard rail to please be put up.  My address is 329 West Seminary Street.

  • Presenting the 2010 Golden Gobblers

    Thanksgiving is full of traditions. There is turkey, dressing, football, uncles asleep in recliners, indigestion, and oh yeah, pumpkin pie.

     I have also begun another Thanksgiving tradition. In case you have not caught on, this is now my third installment of the Golden Gobble Awards celebrating the biggest turkeys in sports for the past year. Well, not exactly celebrating but rather ridiculing and maybe even making fun of.

    The Golden Gobble for Team That Resembles an NFL Franchise goes to the Cincinnati Bengals.

  • Letter to the editor: Pumping station honors county's history

    It’s Margaret A. (Kasner) Murphy again.

    My thanks and appreciation to the Kentucky American Water Pumping Station II at “Hardin’s Landing” for our invitation to share in this very special celebration. More water to the people.

    Lela M. Karsner Hawkins, 93, Margaret A. (Karsner) Murphy, 91, and Christina Rice all are included with the Hardin cousins.

    Thanks to our friend Bro. David Wotier for remembering us on this day.

  • Letter to the Editor: Bingham praises Owen County High’s Veterans Day ceremony

    On Nov. 11, 2010 I had the privilege to address the students at Owen County High School about the importance of Veterans Day. Also in attendance were several Veterans and family members as well as many Owen County faculty and staff. Before the assembly, the Veterans and their family members were treated to a very delicious meal and a tour of the facility if they so desired.

  • Keep some Christmas cash here

    Have you noticed how Black Friday is becoming a bigger deal each year?

    Back 10 or 12 years ago when big retailers started opening up before the break of dawn to offer special deals the day after Thanksgiving, it wasn’t really that big of a deal. I had no interest in going out in what I would call the middle of the night to go shopping, and I had a hard time imagining who would.

    Part of the job for any good reporter is going out and finding out what other people think, and I had my eyes opened on my first Black Friday in Corbin.

  • Letter to the Editor: Students were first to say thanks to veteran

    I wanted to publicly say thank you to Ms. Wallace and her staff for honoring the veterans this past week in such a memorable and touching way.

    Since serving in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War in the 1950s, this is the first time someone has said, “Thank you for your service to this country.”