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Today's Opinions

  • GUEST COLUMN: More work needed to stop prescription drug abuse

    by Lt. Gov. Dan Mongiard

  • House objects to Senate cuts

    by KENT STEVENS

    State Representative

    With the last full working week of the 2010 legislative session of the Kentucky General Assembly behind us, much was accomplished as we closed in on final details of the state’s budget, road plan and passage of bills.

  • GUEST COLUMN: A budget Kentuckians can live with

    by GARY TAPP

    State Senator

    The Senate passed its version of the budget and we are now working with the House of Representatives in a budget conference committee.  This committee is charged with working out the differences between the House and Senate version of the budget bills.

  • LETTER: Cut waste: Start with politicla signs

    Cut waste: Start with signs

    My hat is off to John Riley for vowing in his campaign for Spencer County Judge Executive not to enter the “political yard sign war” until after May 1.

    Yes, these signs have their usefulness in an election, however the clutter of our highways and neighborhood streets with yard signs months before an election can simply get out of control and become an eyesore.

  • GUEST COLUMN: An 'appalling piece of legislation'

    by MIKE FARRELL

    In a landmark decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, Justice William Brennan wrote this country has “a profound national commitment to the principle that debate on public issues should be uninhibited, robust, and wide-open, and that it may well include vehement, caustic, and sometimes unpleasantly sharp attacks on government and public officials.”

    Kentucky legislators failed to honor that principle when they voted to allow elected school board members to evaluate the performance of school superintendents in secret.

  • LETTER: The purpose of government and health care

    The purpose of the federal government is to provide for national infrastructure for states and common- wealth’s and the national defense as expressed and limited by the Constitution of the USA. At the end of the Civil War the states lost a lot of their right to control themselves and their citizens. The Federal government has become our benefactor that knows what is best for us as they see it. The intent of Federal government was not to control the people as they are doing now, before the Civil War that was the states and common wealth’s job.

  • LETTER: Magistrate explains his "no" vote

    A retired employee and friend of mine recently sent a letter to the editor and made certain statements about me and my vote regarding new hires March 23. I feel the need to respond to some of the points he raised. My entire record shows my support for our county employees and our community.

  • LETTER: Need government to correct problems

    I ask the question: what is the real purpose of government?  Is it to try to fix the problems facing the country or sit back and ignore them.  President Obama and the Democratic Congress are trying to fix the problems while the Republican party of “no” is trying to keep the country from moving forward since they oppose helping the people who need these programs. According to an article in the Courier-Journal March 23, Rand Paul and his tea bag followers are also against helping those in need.