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Today's Opinions

  • BBB Lists Top 10 Scams and Rip-Offs of 2009

    Better Business Bureau is releasing its list of the top 10 scams and ripoffs of 2009. Many scams sought to take advantage of people who were suffering under tough economic circumstances - like the unemployed. Additionally, the use of free-trial offers to lock consumers into recurring credit and debit card charges was widespread online.

  • Village tries to overcome case of H0H0 virus in time for big day

    NORTH POLE - A drastic change in the local celebration of this year’s Christmas holiday may occur due to an overwhelming pandemic in the North Pole area.

    Over 80 percent of Christmas Village residents have been identified as carriers of the novel H0H0 Reindeer Flu virus.

    Santa Claus, gift-giver to millions and Christmas Village spokesperson, said he indeed suffered from a newer strand of the virus, known as H0H0H0.

    “I keep sneezing,” he said. “I’ve wiped my nose so red it looks like a cherry.”

  • Hurry, hurry don't be late to file papers

    The deadline is approaching to those who wish to throw their hats into the political ring.

    The county clerk’s office will close at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Unless you plan on participating in select non-partisan races, your opportunity to join the process will be over.

    So many people will gripe about government but will fail to do anything about it. Some won’t even go to vote on election.

    The best way to be part of the solution is to be part of the system. However, that is not always possible for a person to do that.

  • New Year Baby Barr hopes you find something to believe in for 2010

    The holiday season is at the mid-way point.

    Christmas has come and gone and the New Year is quickly approaching.

    Since Santa Barr was rooted out of his normal newsprint space by the clever, but windy, Stephen Thomas, there were no “gifts” handed out to local officials.

    Instead, it will be New Year Baby Barr who will have to recap the past year and make a few resolutions for the upcoming year.

    Most should be taken with a proverbial grain of salt, although there are probably a few pieces of truth in many of them.

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  • Waiting is a tough virtue to have

    The waiting game.

    I’ve never been good at it.

    Patience is not a virtue.

    But you learn to adapt in certain situations.

    For example, when a governmental body goes behind closed doors to talk about litigation, potential litigation, what they perceive to be possible litigation, personnel issues, land acquisition and collective bargaining issues.

    And whatever other issues may arise, which aren’t legal but seldom proven.

    The audience has little to do but to mill around, share a few rumors and maybe pick up a tidbit of information.

  • Governor Beshear issues ban on text messaging by state employees driving government vehicles

    FRANKFORT – With families preparing to hit the road for the holidays, Governor Steve Beshear joined Acting Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock today to announce an innovative step toward ensuring the safety of Kentucky drivers.

    In response to the growing number of drivers who text-message while driving, Gov. Beshear launched his Eyes on the Road effort - an executive order prohibiting text messaging by state employees who are driving government-owned vehicles