Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Time to turn on the lights

    Fifty years after Major League Baseball began playing night games under bright lights, Chicago’s Wrigley Field slipped the switch and illumuniated their ivy-covered walls for night baseball.
    A lack of funds during WWII, then stubborness, tradition, red tape and other issues delayed night baseball at Wrigley until 1988.
    Some of those same issues plague efforts here locally to get lights for youth baseball at Ray Jewell Park.
    There’s a $39,000 grant available, but it must be matched by local funds, either from local government or private donations.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Teachers are protecting pension
    as part of their contract

    Last week, I read your perspective on the pension crisis. I was intrigued by your statement that you “don’t understand why” Governor’s Bevin’s ideas have angered teachers. I want to help by offering the other side of the story. Your editorial stated that many Americans will not be receiving pensions. Unfortunately, that is a sad truth. However, the Kentucky Teacher Retirement System isn’t just a pension–it is the law and a contract the state government made.

  • Supports solar energy

    It hasn’t gotten to the full House yet, but I believe this proposed legislation deserves public attention in case that it does.
    As a voter in the 53rd House district that includes Bullitt and Spencer counties, I urge you to watch the Natural Resources and Energy Committee meeting from March 5 on KET regarding solar energy production.

  • House Budget bill funds pensions, education
  • Tuning out Hollywood

    Hollywood celebrated itself Sunday night. They seemingly gather every other week during this time of year for some type of awards show to pat themselves on the back, lecture the common people about politics and values, and generally flaunt their money and looks for the drooling paparazzi.
    Decades ago, Hollywood made attempts to be classy. No doubt they still cornered the market on good looks and high salaries, but they seemed interested in celebrating good stories and good people.

  • Letters

    Friends of Spencer Co. Animal
    Shelter begin raising funds

    I’d like to introduce everyone to our newly formed nonprofit, Friends of Spencer County Animal Shelter. We organized with the mission of helping with the care of the animals of the shelter above and beyond what the county can provide, as well as animals of the community when we can.

  • 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.