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Today's Opinions

  • NO EXCUSES, JUST DO IT — VOTE

    When the Local reporters go to city council and fiscal court meetings, more often than not, we are the only citizens there. And I honestly feel as though it is the job of the newspaper to attend these meetings and let our readers know what’s going on. We’re happy to serve our readership in that capacity.

    Sometimes, though, I wish citizens would take more interest in local government. I certainly don’t expect folks to attend all those monthly meetings, but there is one simple thing people can do to take part in their local government – VOTE.

  • I HAUL, WE HAUL, U–HAUL

    Christopher Brooke

    Editor

    My relocation to Kentuckiana across the Appalachians from Virginia brought  home my hoarding ways.

    My wrestling match with all of my stuff to put it on rental trucks left me battered and bruised and exhausted, though not bloodied, at least.

    Yes, I said trucks. My wife Beth and I loaded a U-Haul truck way back in February in order to empty out and leave in my parent’s basement for the time being.

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  • Sidewalks: Trampled under foot

    Christopher Brooke

    Editor

    Let’s take a look at one of the most under appreciated civic improvements ever — the public sidewalk.

    These concrete walkways serve the citizens in a surprising variety of ways.

    Consider: They can be used as places to exercise; as approaches to our commercial cores downtown; as a self-guided tour of our architecture and historic places — for example, as a vantage point to study an interesting old train station; or as a place to find an excuse to multitask and bask in the sunshine.

  • Agreeing to disagree is possible in politics

    Jon Park

    GOP Chairman

    Last week was the 2014 Days of Remembrance, a week set aside to remember the victims of the Holocaust.

    Last year, while on a trip to Washington D.C., my wife and I toured the United States Holocaust Museum. The United States Holocaust Museum was created to be a “resonator of memory.”

  • New laws will positively impact Kentucky students

    Rick Rand

    State Representative

    It will take some time to gather the information, but one of this year’s new laws has the potential to play a significant role when it comes to helping college students decide which career to pursue.

  • Filling in while filling vacancy

    Turnover in the workplace is always difficult. While a position is vacant, others on staff have to fill in the gaps left by the recently-departed – on the job, not this world.

    Invariably, someone has to work overtime, not everything gets done and sometimes things get missed, either unavoidably or accidentally.

  • Coming soon, a new editor

    Christopher Brooke

    Editor

    Have you ever heard a situation summed up in one word that couldn’t be put any better in a lengthy speech?

    In my 19 years as a reporter, I couldn’t count the number of “Times” that’s out there on the banner of periodical print products. It’s probably also not news to readers that more than a few publications named “the news” exist.

    But there’s only one informational outlet that I’ve ever found called “the Local.”