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Today's Opinions

  • Transparency is crucial

    In Kentucky, some bleed blue, others bleed red, and today, the Kentucky Retirement System (KRS) bleeds green. An article from the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting on June 7 outlined how KRS had used contributions from current and future state employees to pay legal fees for the former KRS Board Chair in a lawsuit against Governor Matt Bevin.

  • Join effort to upgrade local parks

    When Spencer County Parks Director Brian Spencer and his assistant, Adrian Downs, came before the fiscal court last week, they weren’t seeking a handout.

    Instead, they were seeking permission to move forward with an initiative to raise funds to bring some needed improvements to the local parks.

    Apparently, some of the playground equipment at both Ray Jewell Memorial Park, and Waterford Park is broken, and replacement parts are hard to come by because the playsets are obsolete.

  • Color us with kindness

    It’s been a tragic week for law enforcement, a troubling week for race relations, and another embarrassing week for the news media.

    Two separate incidents in which two armed black men where shot by police officers quickly became the lead news stories by a media that seemed anxious to distract attention from Hillary Clinton’s email scandal.

  • Charity is not government’s role

    While folklore about Davy Crockett is filled with stories of courage and daring, it’s Horatio Bunce, a respectable farmer in the Tennessee district represented by Crockett in Congress – at least in the version found in Edward S. Ellis’ biography about the larger-than-life “King of the Wild Frontier” – who’s the hero of this story.

  • From our readers - Origins of county budget issues
  • Court must put the county first

    Gridlock is not always a bad thing. In Washington, D.C., gridlock means the wheels of government turn slowly, and in an age when big government regulation often means more restrictions on Americans, the less accomplished, the better.

    But gridlock on the local level is almost never a good thing, and for that reason, we implore the members of the Spencer County Fiscal Court to look for ways to work together.

  • Ark may challenge your beliefs

    On Thursday of this week, a ship will be launched on dry land that will transport travelers not to a distant shore, but to a distant time some 4,000 years ago.

    Answers in Genesis, the ministry behind the Creation Museum in Petersburg, KY, outside of Cincinnati, will be christening their latest effort, the Ark Encounter, which includes a life-size replica of Noah’s ark, some seven stories high, over 500 feet long and being touted as the largest timber-framed structure in the world.

  • Who ya gonna call?

    It’s the most recognizable phone number in the country and it’s one we teach our children to memorize at the earliest age because knowing it and dialing it can literally save a life.

    911 is the number Americans dial when there’s an accident, an injury, a fire, a crime or any type of emergency requiring immediate response from trained first-responders. The service is as much a part of public safety as the men and women in uniform who show up minutes later.