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Today's Opinions

  • Stop the erosion of history

    Scars are visible reminders of tough times. They can be the product of rough play, stupid decisions, brave encounters, surgeries or accidents. Most of us who had typical childhoods may sport a few scars on our head, our legs, our arms or elsewhere, and retelling the story of their origin can be entertaining or enlightening to others, especially when we tell the stories to children.

  • Final budget responsibly tackles pensions

    The pace picked up in Frankfort following the 10 day veto period upon adjournment of the 2016 Regular General Assembly. On April 27, Governor Bevin issued several anxiously awaited veto statements on several pieces of legislation very important to Kentucky, including more than 30 items within the budget bill which will direct the Commonwealth’s spending priorities over the next two years.

  • From our readers - Thanks for cleaning up roads

    Kudos to the group and individuals picking-up litter along KY 44 and KY 248 Thursday evening. Makes our hometown much more livable and hopefully sparks some community pride. Thanks!

    Marty Nemes
    Mt. Eden, KY

  • A bridge to the future

    Sometime in the very near future, the Blue Bridge that has carried motorists across the Salt River in Taylorsville for nearly eight decades will become just another memory.

    Transportation officials announced recently that traffic could be crossing the new bridge, built adjacent to the Blue Bridge, in just a few days. Then crews will turn their attention to demolishing the old span.

  • The frustrations of T-ball

    I love baseball. The fundamentals of the game are simple. It’s about catching, throwing, hitting and running. In fact, if you pick up a baseball, it’s like your brain automatically knows that object is for throwing. Give a baseball to a one-year-old, and he or she will taste it of course, but then they will throw it.

    The game is so easy, that those running our youth baseball leagues in America decided to introduce it to children at a very young age. Thus, in the 1950s, T-ball was born.

  • Expose the pensions of politicians

    Kentucky Roll Call publisher and American hero Lowell Reese, who was exposed to Agent Orange decades ago while fighting communism as a battalion commander in the jungles of southeast Asia, made the ultimate sacrifice for his country when he boarded his final flight from earth last week.

    Reese took the oath to defend this country and its Constitution “against all enemies, foreign and domestic” seriously.

  • The great bathroom debate

    Rip Van Winkle, the character from an early 19th century story, fell asleep for 20 years and woke to a world far different than the one he left when he fell into a deep slumber.

    He drifted off to dreamland before the American Revolution, and wiped the sleep from his eyes after the new nation had been formed. Needless to say, the sweeping changes that had taken place during his sleep caught him unprepared.

  • Budget tackled state’s priorities

    April 15th was the 60th and final legislative day of the 2016 General Assembly, and we were fortunate to take care of some much-needed business in Frankfort.