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Today's Opinions

  • FROM OUR READERS - Masonic Lodge thanks breakfast supporters

    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge would like to thank our community for the support of our monthly country ham breakfast.
    This breakfast helps us to give back to our community. We help the Back Pack Buddies and have also donated bicycles to our elementary schools encouraging perfect attendance. We have donated to the Sheriff’s Shining Star program and our lodge helps with the Angel Tree in our community. The breakfast we have in December earmarks all the proceeds toward the Angel Tree.

  • Gov. Bevin calls for censure and removal of lawmakers in scandal

    Gov. Matt Bevin called on the Kentucky House to “censure and remove” lawmakers involved in a secret sexual harassment settlement if they continue to ignore his demands that they resign from the Legislature.

    Calling the scandal “cancer in our legislative body,” the governor increased pressure on lawmakers in forceful remarks made at Saturday’s Republican State Central Committee meeting in Frankfort.

  • Candidates must examine their motives

    Candidates must examine
    their motives
    It’s election season and hats are getting tossed into the ring like some two-bit carnival game. That’s not to diminish the seriousness behind the decision many are making to seek public office, but it is somewhat fitting because of the circus that small town politics often becomes.

  • We need to regain chivalry

    What ever happened to chivalry?

    It’s a question that begs an answer in the wake of so many men in the public eye being accused of acting boorishly, and even criminally toward women.

    It seems we can’t turn on the news without hearing of a woman, or in many cases, multiple women, bringing allegations of misconduct toward politicians, entertainers or other men in the public eye. In many cases, there’s strong evidence, even photographs or tapes to convict the accused.

  • Apprenticeships fill skills gap; provide opportunity

    The Commonwealth, along with many other states across this nation, is struggling to find highly-skilled workers to fill scores of job in the manufacturing, health care, agriculture, and trade industries such as electrical, carpentry, plumbing, and telecommunications.

  • Shop local

    As Christmas draws near, Kentuckians gear up for the shopping season. Many shoppers plan their Thanksgiving weekend around Black Friday advertisements while others scope the latest online deals for Cyber Monday.

  • Spotlight on adoption in Kentucky

    November is National Adoption Month, and though the monthlong observance is an important conversation starter, it can’t fully convey the ongoing and unmet needs of children searching for their forever homes. During this season of giving and gratitude, the truth is that more than 7,000 kids in Kentucky will spend the holidays in the care of someone other than their family of origin.

  • Southern Baptists could exclude churches who hire homosexuals

    Southern Baptists have long opposed same-sex marriage and ordaining gay ministers, arguing that the Bible unequivocally rejects homosexuality as sinful and perverted.

    The Louisville-based Kentucky Baptist Convention hasn’t left that position to interpretation. The powerful Southern Baptist group, which has 2,400 churches and 750,000 members across the state, has ousted congregations that bless gay unions and welcome people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender as pastors and missionaries.