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Today's Opinions

  • DAVA new member
  • School's out, learning continues

    Some of Kentucky’s most successful academic programs take place, oddly enough, when the school year is over.

    Several of these got their start in the 1980s, and they have since given thousands of our brightest middle and high school students a chance to come together in a college setting and learn in ways that often extend beyond the traditional classroom.

    The Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP) is perhaps the most well-known of these. It began in 1983 and now serves more than 1,100 students each summer over several campuses across the commonwealth.

  • News, roads agitate my spirit and mind

    This is one of those race-to-the-bottom columns.

    I’ve tried in vain to access my superego countless times during the week with the intention of writing about some uplifting topic.

    A very divided United Kingdom voting to destroy continental unity and scuttle their long relationship with the European Union — what largely seems a system to oversee commerce and to bolster the economy there — makes it seem naive to talk about the evidence I see of an improving economy at home.

  • Fourth of July celebrates freedom, history

    As it has for nearly two-and-a-half centuries, our nation will pause on Monday to celebrate its “birthday,” commemorating a time 240 years ago when the Founding Fathers declared our independence.

    Since July 4, 1776, we have weathered a war for our freedom, a war against ourselves, and wars against those who would like nothing more than to see us and our values falter. Although the world has changed in countless ways since Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence, our commitment to protect and promote freedom has never wavered.

  • Feltner responds to AT&T

    Donna Feltner, New Castle

    On June 14, Henry County officials and I met with AT&T. It was my impression, AT&T would stop using Rainbow Weed Killer. Marty Richter told the “Henry County Local” different.

    Marty stated, “We apologize.” Apologies are for stepping on someone’s shoe, not for feeding them chemicals. I’ve heard these apologies before with promises it won’t happen again, but it did.

  • Will REAL ID really enhance our security?

    There have been several times in my life when I remember where I was or what I was doing when something monumental happened.
    Perhaps the event in history that has been most impactful and unforgettable in my lifetime was 9/11.
    On Monday, Sept. 10, 2001, I flew to Norfolk, Va., for a weeklong corporate leadership training for new managers.

  • Legislators struggle to find common ground on budget

    Since House and Senate leaders announced Thursday morning that budget talks had stalled, there have understandably been many questions from the public about what happened – and what is likely to happen next.
    If the conflict could be boiled down to a single word, it would be “education.”  
    The House believes that, in an era where there is money to meet our core needs and fully fund contributions to our two main public retirement systems, schools and universities should not be cut.

  • Every step I take helps with my fitness goal

    Life coaches sometimes indicate that New Year’s resolutions are a bit toxic, because they typically set the resolvers up for quick failure. And, so, they should be avoided.
    I made a resolution over the holidays, but it isn’t all that difficult or complicated.