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Today's Opinions

  • Free online weightloss tools can help you succeed

    Submitted

    In a time where almost every infomercial on TV offers a new and improved weight loss tool it is easy to get caught up in the hype.

    The key to weight loss is frustratingly simple… cut your calories. There are not any fancy tricks or magic bullets— it’s just old-fashioned arithmetic. Burn more than you consume. Easy right? Well maybe it is a little harder than it sounds but there are resources available to make losing weight a less arduous process. Not only do these resources simplify your life but they are free!

  • Is that medication The One?

    By Lindsey Seel

     

    When I was about to get married my friends and family asked me plenty of questions about my husband-to-be. Why do you love your fiance? Does he make a good living? Do you trust him? Is it forever?

  • Vaccines are critical and safe

    Vaccines have been a recent hot topic as the new school year begins and immunization records must be updated. This year the issue of vaccine safety, particularly the myth that vaccines cause autism, has been a frequent talking point. The View’s recent hiring of co-host Jenny McCarthy reignited controversy about vaccines because of the entertainer’s vocal views on vaccinations causing autism.

    What happens if I don’t vaccinate my child?

  • A letter of thanks

  • Public will adjust to change

    The General Assembly returned to re-draw the geographic lines that govern the 100-member House and the 38-member Senate.
    It’s something we and every other state are called upon to do each decade, to reflect the differences in population found by the Census.

  • Redistricting allows me to serve you

    Hello. I’m Paul Hornback, and I am honored to be your new state Senator, representing Carroll, Henry, Shelby and Trimble Counties, as well as part of Jefferson.
    You may be wondering how this has happened, especially since my friend, Senator Ernie Harris, has served you well, so let me explain.  After each U.S. Census, it is the Constitutional duty of the state legislature to realign voting districts according to population shifts.  This week, we did just that as the Senate and the House passed legislation that drew new district lines.

  • A culture of degradation doesn’t free us

    By Joseph Yates

     

  • Stumbo’s stubborness is a problem for Ky.

    By Jon Clark

    Monday, the General Assembly began a special session called by Governor Beshear, to finish what should have been done a year ago. Redistricting. The Governor hopes the special session, which will cost over $60,000 a day, will only last five days, to “minimize the cost to taxpayers.”

    By law, the Commonwealth must reassess census data, and move House, Senate and Judicial districts as the population moves, so that districts have about the same population, across the state, to assure balanced representation.