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Today's Opinions

  • Disappointed with comments

    I am extremely disappointed by the comments made by our judge-executive in the article about the alcohol vote from the Dec. 23rd edition of the Local.  

  • Hoping holiday cheer carries over to new year

    The abrupt end to holiday festivities feels an awful lot like going cold turkey this year.

    Usually, the aftermath of all the planning, decorating, shopping for those perfect Christmas presents, wrapping, cooking and serving and then ushering guests to their cars generates a feeling of relief.

    It’s understandable — the various activities that people over-commit to during this season requires much energy and fortitude to carry out.

  • State lawmakers prepare for new legislative session

    As the General Assembly readies for a return to the Capitol next week to start another legislative session, it is worth taking a look back on what has happened since the last one ended in late March.

    This period is known as the interim, and it gives the House and Senate’s two dozen joint committees – plus several temporary ones – time to review the issues affecting the state in a less pressure-filled setting.  In some cases, meetings are held across the state.

  • Things are looking up for Kentucky in 2016

    Around this time of year, we often find ourselves counting, whether it is the number of days left in the year, the number of presents we still need to buy or the number of calories we put on our plates.  The holidays are when many count their blessings as well.

    In that regard, 2015 has turned out to be a pretty good year in many respects for the commonwealth.

  • Honoring retiring librarian

    Honoring retiring librarian

     

     

    Our wonderful bookmobile librarian, Linda Moore (pictured at right), is retiring after more than 29 years of service with the library. 

  • Stumbo's comments 'shameful'

    Stumbo’s comments ‘shameful’

    Throughout the campaign, and in his inaugural address, Gov. Matt Bevin has shared he wants a fresh start for Kentucky. He has said he wants to move beyond partisan politics. Over the past few weeks, Gov. Bevin has made great appointments for his cabinet secretaries. The latest is Rep. John Tilley, who happens to be a Democrat, as the next Justice and Public Safety Cabinet secretary. Tilley had served as the House Judiciary Committee chairman.

  • Kentucky offers many seasonal gifts and activities

    If you’re still looking for that perfect gift, or for an experience that puts a Kentucky spin on the season, the good news is that there is no shortage of opportunities even as time starts to draw short.

  • Providing school meals is not as easy as 1-2-3 or ABC

    Henry County made national news last week after a Henry County High School student’s Facebook post about seeing another student refused lunch went viral, caught wind and sailed across local airwaves, across the country and even across the pond hitting the news in London.

    The student’s post expressed frustration with the school district for not allowing the other student to have a meal because her lunch account was overdue.