Today's Opinions

  • Efforts to save money

    To say our country is in frightening economic times is not news.

    Home foreclosures are at an all time high, interest rates on credit cards are soaring and seeing a news story about lay-offs has become as common as reading the weather forecast.

    In Campbell County we have seen some businesses close and others lay-off employees.

    No one appears immune to the financial fallout.

    But last week I was pleased to see one company take a proactive approach to cutting expenses while keeping employees.

  • Seeing is believing

    Citizens who read my story reporting on last Monday night’s LaFollette City Council workshop must have thought I was a liar if they attended the meeting on Tuesday night.

    I even began to wonder if I was in the right place as the council handled business, acting responsible and professional.

    I asked myself “What are the intentions of those councilmen and mayor, who sit high above the audience?”

  • Congress is Trying to Spend Us Out of Debt

     It can’t be done.  

    We’ve heard it since we were children and our parents were right. It doesn’t work at home and it doesn’t work in the government.  

    America should have known what it was getting with Obama and a Democrat-controlled Congress – more spending; more government programs and more waste of our hard-earned tax dollars.  

    We asked for it, we got it – Obama.

  • Love thy neighbor, don’t stone him

    Is there someone you know of who’s made so many mistakes that you end up negatively consumed in how bad their lives are?

    If so, then this week’s story is for you.    

    I got this week’s story idea from a Casting Crowns song. For those of you who don’t know, Casting Crowns is a Contemporary Christian band.

  • Officials should think twice about electing director of schools

    In my nearly five years as a reporter I have learned a number of do’s and don’ts.

    For instance, I know when my name is going on that by line I better get it right.  Or when I am covering a meeting it is my job to listen and objectively report what is going on.

    I have also learned that while most of the time I am able to keep my opinions in check, there are just some discussions I find myself wanting to jump out of my seat and say “Are you kidding me?”

  • A pair of faded rabbit ears

    An old proverb once said, “Reality is only a possibility, it changes constantly.”

    How true that statement is!

    With the changing times, there’s a lot of firsts that are taking place as we speak: the first African-American President of the United States, the first time in years when the temperature has reached record-low temperatures, and various other things that have faded into the realms of time forever.