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Today's Opinions

  • God scares us more than guns

    Funerals are being held this week for many of the 17 victims in the most recent school shooting in Florida. Two graves are still fresh in Marshall County, KY and odds are, there could be another school shooting in the coming weeks, the next few months, or perhaps next year.
    Each one is a tragedy. And each time, before the smoke clears, the debate over guns rages. It’s the wrong debate.

  • Of course it can happen here

    A small community in Western Kentucky said goodbye to two 15-year-old high school students on Sunday, less than a week after they were shot and killed, allegedly by a fellow student at Marshall County High School.
    The news of the school shooting shook not only that community, but small towns all across Kentucky. Even though the bullets that killed two and injured more than a dozen others were fired more than three hours away, the reality ricocheted here locally as minds immediately began wondering, “Could that happen here?”

  • Is it time to merge counties?

     

  • FROM OUR READERS - Reader uses sarcasm to defend government spending

    After reading John Shindlebower’s column, I feel inspired! I have seen the light and have some suggestions for our Republican brethren. Let’s start charging admission to our new Public Library! This is a can’t-miss solution, not only on a local level, but statewide!

  • Taking on state’s budget crisis

    Governor Matt Bevin knew he was going to draw the ire of many last week when he presented a budget that called for many local school districts to tap into their reserves. He knew he would make many upset when he called for the elimination of 70 programs. And he knew he would not be making a lot of friends with a call for a 6.25 across the board cut in state spending.

  • Cuts will require thought

    On Tuesday of last week, Governor Matt Bevin presented his budget proposal while addressing the General Assembly in a Joint Session for the annual State of the Commonwealth. Kentuckians, along with members of the House and Senate, Cabinet Secretaries, and Supreme Court Justices, listened intently for what many feared would be one of the trimmest, most austere budgets in recent Kentucky history.

  • 40 Days for Life campaign brings awareness to end abortion

    I appreciated the editorial, “Do We Hear the Silent Scream?” published February 7th, about the unborn who cannot be heard. I would like to draw your attention to a world-wide effort happening during Lent 2018 that is attempting to end abortion and the suffering it causes.

  • Pension reform plan to be released soon

    Week six of the 2018 Legislative Session is in the books, and bills continued to move steadily through the Senate as work on the budget and pension reform continues. While we have not released a pension proposal just yet, we are hopeful that it will be made public in the coming days as we continue to sort out details on this complex issue. As for the budget bill, its fate currently is in the hands of the House, and we are hopeful that we in the Senate will receive a budget bill by early March.