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Today's Opinions

  • The IRS attacked our liberty

    As an American, what scares you the most? Is it Russian attempts to meddle in and influence our elections? Could it be the growing nuclear threat posed by North Korea or the continued danger from radical Islamic terrorism?

    Those outside threats are indeed worth keeping a close eye on and even taking proactive steps to thwart any attempts to endanger us or our allies.

  • FROM OUR READERS - Enough of the TSA

    Enough is Enough!

    I watched first hand with my history classes as the twin towers fell, the Pentagon was attacked, and the passengers of Flight 93 sacrificed themselves in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.  Like many other Americans, I said I was willing to give up a little privacy to make flying safer.

  • FROM OUR READERS - Riley waiting on other candidates before announcing intent

    As County Judge Executive I have had many concerned citizens and county employees asking if I will be running for re-election. So, I want to take this opportunity to publicly answer that question. My answer right now is: I don’t know, yet.  Here’s why.

  • FROM OUR READERS - Pension reform raises concerns

    I am deeply concerned about the pension reform framework recently made public.

    These proposals challenge the contract rights of members, lower the standard of living of employees now and in retirement, and will worsen the cash-flow crisis in the state employee pension plan.

  • Explore and enjoy Kentucky

    “If these United States can be called a body, then Kentucky can be called its heart.” - Jesse Stuart.

    As fall break ended this weekend, hundreds of folks from our community made the long trek home from the beach or some other far-away vacation land after a nice break from the routine.

  • Keeping the promise

    “Keeping the Promise,” our plan to save Kentucky’s pension systems, keeps the promise made to Kentucky’s current employees while also meeting the legal and moral obligations we owe to those who have already retired. Promises made are promises kept.

    Make no mistake: there will be no changes, clawbacks or reductions to the paychecks of current retirees, and there will be protections for healthcare benefits. That is a promise you can literally take to the bank.

  • Key points of reform
  • FROM OUR READERS - Celebrate Retired Teachers Week

    What does it mean to be a retired teacher? If people were polled individually, the answer would be as varied as people’s interest. No matter what it means to you personally, collectively, the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association (KTRA) celebrates Retired Educators Week, October 15-21.

    Retired teachers continue to render valuable services in diverse leadership roles in their communities.