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Today's Opinions

  • Education bills replace CATS, allow early graduation

    by SENATOR GARY TAPP

    R-Senate District 20

    Every year, many good bills fail simply because there isn’t enough time for both chambers to fully consider them. That’s especially true in a 30-day “short session” like this year’s. In the last two weeks, however, the Senate has taken early action on major legislation, giving the House more time to study those bills.

  • LETTER: Where is the outrage?

    Last week I was listening to an expert panel of economists and their future forecast is one that should trouble the entire world.  For the first time in my life I have become “economically frightened.”  Not for myself, but for my children, my grandchildren and all the young people of this country. 

  • FROM THE MAYOR: A community that pulled together

    The following is a partial letter I wrote to a good friend of mine who lives in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where the weather has been 82 degrees with sunshine and warm island breezes.  While tropical winds were blowing south of us, we were in the midst of one of the worst winter ice storms on record.

     

    “Dear Jim,

  • LETTER: Thanks for helping during ice storm

    I just wanted to commend those that manned the Emergency Shelter during the ice storm week before last.  Specifically, JD Fleming and his family.  JD is an EMT and he worked almost 24 hours a day to monitor the shelter which served several people with medical conditions.  No matter how tired he was, he always had a smile on his face and was ready to tackle whatever needed to be done.

  • LETTER: Taxes, charters and random thoughts

    Since some of us had to cut back on what we spend at local businesses (producing local jobs)because of the new tax on our homeowners insurance, what does the county government plan for an encore?  A tax on taxes?

     Why are high schools changing their school colors to black?  Are black uniforms cheaper than blue ones?  Are they just copying off UofL?  If UofL people jump off the bridge, will high school people jump too?

  • LETTER: Something needs to be done

    Over the past several weeks I have watched our kids play basketball in the parks and recreations league. Unfortunately there has been some rough play by several teams in the second and third grade age group league. The coaches have not tried in the least to take their teams aside to tell them that this is not acceptable.  All they care about is wins for their team. 

  • LETTER: Flag pole not “chopped down”

    In response to a previous letter titled “Cemetery should respect flag.”

    The Valley Cemetery Board would like to clarify that Mr. Robinson’s flag pole had not been “chopped down,” as Ms. Waldridge implied. However, in November we had a strong wind storm that blew Mr. Robinson’s flag pole down along with others.

  • LETTER: No whine in Early Wyne