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Today's Opinions

  • Cutting red tape creates jobs

    For the past eight years, the people of Kentucky endured an economy that failed to live up to its potential.  Kentuckians wanted growth, jobs, and improved wages, but the Obama Administration responded with a highly regressive regulatory rampage that hurt the economy and empowered Washington bureaucrats.

  • FROM OUR READERS - Riley has made it personal

    Dear John Riley.

    Again, shame on you and once again you are in my prayers. I open this correspondence thanking the Good Lord you are not my proctologist.

    Needless to say, Spencer County is sick of your personal, self-serving and selfish battle with Sheriff Stump. You say it is not personal, but one and all recognize the truth as it be.

    You referred to the previous fiscal court, of which I sat on, as being dysfunctional. But we considered the safety and welfare of every man, woman and child a priority. Yes, we funded 24/7, 365.

  • FROM OUR READERS - Pensions must be protected
  • Run, hide and tell

    Those three words apparently make up the suggested strategy in Britian today as officials try to prepare citizens  for what has become the new normal - terrorist attacks.

  • State’s not ignoring our drug epidemic

    A constituent of mine recently brought to my attention that too often we let the discussion about Kentucky’s drug scourge fall by the wayside. Admittedly, I believe that happens because no one has a good solution to the problem and although we have made effort after effort to combat the epidemic we still have little to show for it. In 2015 Kentucky’s heroin-related death rate increased to 6.9 deaths for every 100,000 people—23 times the rate in 2009.

  • FROM OUR READERS - Decency starts at home

    A recent opinion letter from Scott Pulliam suggested that in order for our country to restore “common decency” in America that we should start at the top with President Trump and his “crass and crude” conduct or his “moral and intellectual pollution” he spouts on a daily basis.

  • FROM OUR READERS - We Are Their Voices

    Only surviving combat soldiers can tell their story with any accuracy.

    As I was hanging my American flag up today in remembrance of Memorial Day (May 25, 2017), I was revisiting my last minutes in Vietnam after being air lifted out of the field, full of morphine with my best buddy laying next to me in a UH-1 helicopter. I was going home. I was one of the lucky ones so to speak.

  • Is the U.S. in an era of apathy?

    The two entities most responsible for the freedoms we enjoy in America  are also the two we often tend to take for granted. I’m talking about God and our veterans.

    This Monday, a scant crowd of a few dozen showed up for a Memorial Day ceremony downtown. It was an opportunity to pay respects and honor those who have died for our freedom. The crowd was disappointing.