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Today's Opinions

  • We’re all a Twitter about changes

    General Manager

    It’s an exciting time here at the Local. After weeks of settling in, we’re finally ready to show off our new home!

    We invite you to visit our new office at 18 South Penn Avenue, in Eminence, this Thursday from 1 to 6 p.m.

    Stop by, meet the staff and see just what it is we’re so excited about!

    The new office, undoubtedly isn’t the only change you’ve noticed for the Local.

  • April is Alcohol Awareness Month

    Underage drinking is a serious problem, with roots deep in our culture. Teens are in a constant state of searching for who they are and who they want to become. They have a desire for adventure and excitement as well as a desire to feel more grown up. Unfortunately, many teens turn to alcohol to fill this need for enlightenment, exhilaration and maturity. These reasons are often compounded by their belief that they are indestructible.

  • First months of 2009 were pivotal

    Years from now, when we look back on Kentucky’s growing role in helping the country become more energy independent, the first few months of this year will undoubtedly be considered a pivotal time.

  • Grass on road is dangerous

    As a motorcycle rider, I have to be constantly on guard for road hazards that can cause me to lose control of my bike. Small things like loose gravel or animals darting across the road are perilous for a biker.

  • How much is 1,000,000,000,000?

    Geoff Davis

    U.S. Representative

    On April 2, Speaker Nancy Pelosi succeeded in passing her federal budget that outlines more than $3.5 trillion in spending for fiscal year 2010.  The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office projected a $1.8 trillion deficit for the current fiscal year, and that does not include the stimulus bill that will cost Americans more than $1 trillion, which was signed into law by the President on Feb. 1.  As of April 7, the U.S. national debt stands at more than $11 trillion.

  • Androgynous looks can be unsettling

    Let me preface by saying that I’m in no way judgmental or sexist here. My honest stance has always been “live and let live.” I’m simply being observant.

  • April is Donate Life Month

    April has again been recognized as Donate Life Month nationally and here in Kentucky. I felt that this is a good time to thank the many Countians who have supported organ and tissue donation at our drivers license counter by donating $1 in support of our Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks Trust For Life and by placing their name on the new Kentucky Organ Donor Registry.

  • Federal stimulus package could not come at a better time

    Back in February, when Congress passed and President Obama signed into law the federal stimulus package for the states, the only thing we knew for sure was that a significant amount of money was about to come our way.

    It could not have come at a better time.  Economists predict the states are looking at a combined deficit of $250 billion between now and 2011, and in Kentucky, we have already cut nearly $900 million since Governor Beshear took office.  There is growing evidence that a significant deficit is likely during the next fiscal year as well.