Opinion

Paquin: How to prove who’s legal, illegal

Claude Paquin's picture

In this political season, a lot of folks are getting all steamed up over illegal immigration, so I thought it might be helpful to bring a bit of fresh thinking to the subject.

Illegal immigration can take place two ways. One way is to run real quick across the border in a place where no one is looking. That seems to be the way most people think it happens. Read More»

Being too sensitive, or not

Ronda Rich's picture

You know, it’s beginning to occur to me that I’m not sensitive enough. This is quite a revelation since I spent a goodly amount of my life being told that I was too sensitive. As a child, Mama said that I got my feelings hurt too easily and I needed to snap out of it.

“Stop wearing your heart on your sleeve,” she’d lecture. “Be tough. Let things roll off your back.”

So, I tried. And, apparently, I have done an incredibly good job at tackling my sensitivity. Now, things that seem to bother other people in this politically correct world of ours doesn’t bother me at all. Read More»

Mayor: 'Fund development authority'

Don Haddix's picture

As stated in The Citizen, the budget workshops have been challenging.

At the July 8 budget workshop one big question was the millage rate. We are looking at a 1.25 or 0.5 increase. I do not know where everyone stands except for a solid two [votes] for a 0.5 mill increase and one [vote] for 1.25.

I do know the staff proposal has five consecutive years of tax increases and that a council member who opposed any tax increase proposed the 1.25. Read More»

Does anybody in local government understand debt?

When one contemplates the size of our national debt, currently at $12-13 trillion, give or take a couple hundred billion, and then realizes that there are states that cannot meet payroll without help from the federal government, we simply shake our heads in frustration.

Our blowhards in Congress with little or no business experience from which to draw speak like they know far better than average Americans who actually work and raise a family, all the while balancing their checkbook. Read More»

Fayette needs public transportation

I am disgusted at the ones running for County Commission always throwing off on county transportation.

If you were older, poor and no longer could drive, you lived alone, whether in city or county. No family to help. Alone. How would you get to the doctor, grocery store, drugstore, church, other older friends. How?

Our Fayette County needs transportation for all senior and younger citizens who need to get out of their homes. Read More»

Cave: Priorities include fiscal responsibility, keeping qualified teachers

My name is Charlie Cave. I am a candidate for Post 4 of the Fayette County School Board. I have been a resident of Fayette County for 17 years. My lovely wife Mary and I have four children and seven grandchildren. Our youngest child was in the first graduating class of Sandy Creek High School and we have a grandchild in the Fayette County School System now. Read More»

Todd: To change faulty policies, re-elect me

The election for Post 4 on the Fayette County School Board is the most significant in recent memory. The School Board is dominated by the Smith-Smola coalition and has eliminated policies that set expectations, established board minutes that are meaningless, constructed schools that are not needed, refused to establish a reserve account for budgetary purposes and purchased millions of dollars worth of land for possible resale.

The financial drag on limited financial resources for construction costs will continue for years and will limit district options for maintaining system quality. Read More»

Animal rescue center needs help with golf cart

Noah’s Ark Animal Rehab Center and Children’s Care Home, Inc. is seeking a golf cart replacement.

Located on 1,200 acres in Locust Grove, Noah’s Ark cares for over 1,000 animals, both wild and domestic, in a park-like setting.

Up to 30 neglected and abused children are also given shelter and professional care.

Since admission is free, literally hundreds of busloads of school kids visit monthly. Many of the handicapped visitors are ferried around the park on golf carts. Recently one of the two older model carts finally died. Read More»

One-Hoss Shay

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

Remember “The one-hoss shay,” an Oliver Wendell Holmes poem about an open carriage built by the deacon who used only the strongest, most hardened materials? Every component was exactly as strong as every other. That chaise wasn’t about to wear out, but everything in it would break down at once.

One hundred years to the day after it was completed, it collapsed into splinters:

“[I]t went to pieces all at once, –
All at once, and nothing first, –
Just as bubbles do when they burst.” Read More»

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