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Today's Opinions

  • If you drink, don’t drive!

    Chances are, dozens of families across America will be mourning the loss of a loved one due to intoxicated driving as 2016 fades into 2017.

    According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an average of 118 traffic fatalities take place nationally over the New Year’s Eve-New Year’s Day holiday, with over 50 percent of those involving drunk drivers.

  • Evaporating Obamacare’s ocean

    Geologists are concerned that the Dead Sea’s water level is dropping faster than Santa from the North Pole on Christmas Eve.

    Experts estimate the water level in this famous sea separating Israel and Jordan dropped by more than 131 feet since the 1950s and continues to lose more than three feet of water annually.

    It’s not because too much water is somehow flowing out of the Sea of Salt, as it’s known.

  • Tipton asks constituents to complete survey

    I want to express my appreciation to you for continuing to allow me to serve as your state representative. I am humbled by the trust shown in me to represent you in Frankfort, and I will continue to work hard to make sure your voice is heard in the Capitol.

  • Redistricting of Kentucky courts proposed

    Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. has introduced the first Judicial Redistricting Plan Kentucky has seen in decades. The Kentucky legislature will consider the plan during the 2017 regular session of the General Assembly. If passed, the plan will take effect in 2022, when all Circuit Court, Family Court and District Court judges are on the ballot.

  • Tipton readies for legislative session

    It is hard to believe that the year 2016 is coming to end. With the New Year comes the next session of the Kentucky General Assembly which begins on January 3.

    This year’s session will have 30 legislative days and must be completed by March 31, 2017. There will be many new faces in the legislature with 28 new members in the House of Representatives and two new members in the State Senate.

  • Making Christmas about more

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year. That’s what the song says. It’s the message on holiday greeting cards, sappy commercials and is the overriding theme of Christmas specials and movies that seem to have been playing on a loop since before we even finished carving up the Thanksgiving turkey.

  • Fiscal court must loosen the gridlock

    Monday night’s Fiscal Court meeting was eventful to say the least. The court cut the Sheriff’s payroll budget, moved ahead with remediation plans in order to have the mold issue in the Sheriff’s Office resolved, and they also approved the payroll budget for the County Clerk.

    They split on some issues, and remained deadlocked on others. But whether you agree or disagree with Monday’s actions, issues that have mired the court in gridlock for many months are beginning to be resolved.

  • Hometown Holidays

    Famed American artist Norman Rockwell documented the charm of community with many of his famous paintings that captured simple times and made them memorable.

    Saturday night’s Christmas on Main Street event in downtown Taylorsville would have provided Rockwell an endless number of scenes that he could have turned into a year’s supply of magazine covers.