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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: 2012 legislative session is one-quarter complete

    We are now a quarter way through session. Bills are flowing through the committee process and arriving on the Senate floor for consideration before the entire chamber.
    Three bills won passage last week and will now head to the House of Representatives. Senate Bill 55 allows for interstate mutual aid agreements among first-responders and other emergency response personnel. That is to say, that if an emergency occurs near local or state borders, emergency personnel can respond regardless of their home base.

  • COLUMN: Rep. Floyd answers the question, ‘charter schools – why or why not?’

    A Nelson County man asked me about charter schools, wondering why public charter schools don’t have to follow the same rules as traditional public schools; and if charter schools are better (which he doubts), why don’t the traditional schools change the way they’re doing business to imitate charter schools?
    The answers lie in centralized control and mandatory attendance. Let’s take a look at how Kentucky sets things up.

  • LETTER: Aim for a healthier heart this February

    February is the month of love and romance, and while it is wonderful to have a romantic interest at this time of year, it’s also good to “love yourself.”  It always feels great to give yourself a gift, and embracing a healthier lifestyle is one of the greatest, and cheapest, gifts that we can give to ourselves.

  • LETTER: Floyd’s columns have been ‘straightforward, informative’

    In the past few weeks, David Floyd has submitted articles to the Magnet concerning the current process of redistricting in Kentucky. I have differed with Mr. Floyd’s positions on issues before the Kentucky legislature many more times than I have agreed with him, and have told him so. However, I would like to commend him for these articles which have been very straightforward and informative.

  • COLUMN: Doctors should decide the most appropriate care

    As a member of the House Energy and Commerce Health subcommittee, I have voted to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and participated in dozens of hearings that revealed astronomical costs, billion-dollar slush funds, and countless other negative consequences of the health care law.

  • COLUMN: Eat up, friends, it’s almost game time

    For the past four years or so, this upcoming Sunday has been one of my favorite days of the year. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock or have sworn off sports for the past few weeks, you probably know this Sunday is none other than Super Bowl Sunday.
    Before I even understood the game of football, I celebrated the “big game” with three F’s — friends, fun and food, of course.
    I recently stumbled upon an article from SBNation.com writer Brian Floyd that included some mind-boggling statistics, even for this hard-core fan.

  • LETTER: A search for a ‘Good Samaritan’

    On Nov. 2, 2011, I was in a car wreck. It happened on 155 near Elk Creek between 6 and 7 p.m.
    A young lady between the ages of 25 and 30 years old helped me until I was extracted from the car.
    I need to find this young lady to thank her.
    Please contact me at nov22011@gmail.com.
    Dorothy Cardwell
    Taylorsville

  • LETTER: Thanks for clothing drive donations

    I wish to express my sincerest appreciation to everyone who donated to the winter clothing drive.
    I also want to extend a thank you to the local businesses and the Spencer County Public Library for participating in this event by agreeing to be a drop off site for the clothing.
    The clothing drive was a huge success. The clothing was donated to the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency to be distributed to the families of Spencer County.
    Gaynell Zirnheld
    Taylorsville