Today's Opinions

  • Why upset with jailer?

     I cannot understand why Fiscal Court is so upset with Jailer Knox. She operates the Detention Center to state requirements, has not had any major problems with the inmates, has a loyal staff and work force and is very cooperative with assisting the county and cities in various clean-up efforts.

    Recently she purchased two vehicles with funds from the Detention Center canteen. The vehicles are used exclusively for the transportation of inmates and staff. The use of canteen funds for this purpose is legal and cost the taxpayers nothing.

  • Enlightening

     Wanted to share this quote I found it very interesting, enlightening, and though provoking…

    “Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought to be necessary.”

    -Robert Louis Stevenson

    Sharon L. Klosterman

  • Can a word really drive someone crazy?

     I guess we’ve always had certain buzz words that meant something.

    As my age advances, I would rather think in the present.

    Maybe it is the age of texting where short messages like OMG or BTW have taken the art out of complete sentences.

    My newest word that just sends shivers down my spine is REALLY.

    It all depends on how you use the word, I guess.

    REALLY? That is that questioning by the other party into something you have said or done.

    REALLY! That is that sense of excitement over an action.

  • We can not let the country forget the events of 9-11-01

     It is hard to believe that it has been 12 years ago when terror rocked this nation.

    Like so many days in history, people remember what they were doing just before 9 a.m. when the pair of planes struck the World Trade Towers.

    The ensuing pictåures are burned into our minds. They are images that will never leave us.

    While time begins to fly by, we must still remember what happened on that day.

    Our level of patriotism blossomed in early September. We cannot let those patriotic thoughts vanish.

  • Best of Coyle: 09/11

     This week's Best of Coyle is from 2001, his first panel following the attacks on the World Trade Center.

  • BBB Warns Beware of Grandparent Scams on Grandparent’s Day

     As we celebrate grandparents this Sunday for Grandparents Day, Better Business Bureau is warning seniors to be on the lookout for a scheme commonly referred to as the “grandparent scam.”

  • Save Saturday mail

     On July 1, 1863 free mail delivery was authorized in cities. From the start, carriers were expected to make deliveries “as frequently as the public convenience…shall require,” Monday through Saturday. (12 Stat.703.)

  • Background checks

     A few months ago, some conservative senators felt the need to kill a popular, bipartisan proposal on firearm background checks bill (H.R. 1565), and relied primarily on a single talking point: the proposal might lead to a firearm database.

    The very idea of some kind of national gun registry was so offensive to them, that the legislation had to die at the hands of a Republican filibuster. It didn’t matter that the bipartisan bill had no such database. It didn’t matter that the bipartisan bill explicitly made the creation of such a registry a felony.