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Today's Opinions

  • From our readers - Signs litter our county

    I would like to make a suggestion to help eliminate some road litter and clean up our county. People post signs for yard sales, garage sales, birthday parties, weddings, etc., which is fine, but quite a few of them never get removed. They eventually become detached from where they were hanging and become roadside litter.

    Most of these signs have the date of the event and the address, so why not have a time limit for when they need to be removed? Twenty-four hours after the event seems like a fair amount of time.

  • From our readers - Small gesture by football team has big impact on younger kids

    These days it seems like we hear so much about what is going wrong with our community’s young people.  Ever feel scared about what the next generation is going to be like?

    If you are ever feeling disenchanted about the youth in our community please take a moment to go watch football players help get elementary kiddos out of their cars each home game Friday.

  • Bevin’s speech misunderstood

    Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin found himself the target of frenzied liberals last week following a speech he gave to a group of Christian conservatives. He was falsely accused of inciting violence and calling for bloodshed in the event of a Hillary Clinton victory in the November presidential election.

    You can watch his speech on Youtube. In fact, I would encourage you to watch his speech on Youtube. Right now, before we go any further. It’s only about 16 minutes. I’ll wait for you.

  • Massie moves to audit Fed. reserve

    Congressional committees are jokingly referred to as the place where bills go to die.  However, I’m happy to report that my bipartisan bill to audit the Federal Reserve passed the House Oversight and Government Reform committee by unanimous consent this summer, and is now eligible to come before the full House for a vote.  Since 90 percent of bills die in committee, you could say that my legislation had a near-death experience, but that’s a good thing.

  • Hunting and Fishing Day proclaimed

    As a member of the Kentucky Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, I am proud to join like-minded sportsmen-legislators from across the nation in celebrating the 44th National Hunting and Fishing Day on Saturday, September 24. In observance of this occasion, Governor Matt Bevin has proclaimed it to be Hunting and Fishing Day in Kentucky.

  • From our readers - Animal shelter needs support

    On September 10, the Spencer County Animal Shelter had an extremely successful Open House. The shelter collected significant cash donations, as well as desperately needed supplies. This would have been unheard of just a year ago.

  • 9-11 - A missed opportunity

    Like most everyone else, 15 years ago, I was glued to the television set watching the images out of New York City, Washington, D.C., and that eerie field in Pennsylvania, and quietly wondered if there was more yet to come.

    In the hours after terrorists hijacked planes and delivered the most brutal attack on American soil in history, I was struck by the frailty of man, even man in the most powerful nation on earth. It was a sobering reminder that all that man has built or created can be diminished to rubble in the blink of an eye.

  • How bout a little respect?

    Whether or not county employees deserve a pay raise as proposed by Judge-Executive John Riley is open for debate. However, what county employees do deserve is an apology and a whole lot more respect than they were shown during last week’s fiscal court meeting.