Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Cartoon Aug. 25, 2011
  • letters to the Editor Aug. 18, 2011


    Lafollette Press,


    I would like to thank my county commissioner Marie Ayers for sponsoring me and thecCommissioner’s office for offering the leadership program. It was a blessing to work with the veteran’s affair office and to get to meet so many veterans who serve our country and continue to serve. I made many new friends and learned so much. A special thanks to Kevin, Gwen, Tanya for everything.


    Lucas Shoffner





  • Why not in Campbell County?

       Appalachian Dawn will never be a blockbuster hit or bring home an Oscar.

    However, what this documentary can and will do is serve as an inspiration to communities losing themselves to addictions.

    I first heard of this documentary a few months ago when Annie Margaret Caldwell mentioned it to me. She was singing the praises of not only the documentary but the people of Clay County, Ky.

  • Editorial Cartoon Aug. 18, 2011
  • Peter's Perspective

     There are certain things that happen every year that let us know the year is moving along. One of the biggest signs for me that summer is pretty much over, has always been going back to school. This week Campbell County schools opened their doors and students started class. This year, the start of school feels strange to me because for the first time in my life I will not be going back.

  • The Death of Capitalism

     Capitalism, 235, passed away suddenly at home on Aug. 1.  Member of the New York and American Stock Exchange.  Survivors include all American taxpayers.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the IRS along with the rest of your income to pay off the national debt that can never be retired.

  • Where the crossroads take you is a choice

    At some point we all reach a crossroads.

    It can be a moral, ethical, physical or spiritual one. But nonetheless we all find ourselves there.

    I was reminded of this last week as I sat in criminal court. There mixed in with the other defendants were two guys I had gone to school with.

  • Editorial Cartoon Aug. 4.2011