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Today's Opinions

  • Spend road money on highway repairs

    At a recent House Rules committee hearing, one of my colleagues from New York declared that the potholes in the roads in her district are so bad, “you can lose your car in them.” Kentuckians and Americans from all over the country agree. It is long past time that something was done to address the deplorable state of the highways and infrastructure in this country.

  • Texting more dangerous than bears

    The Wilderness Road was blazed through southeastern Kentucky and wound it’s way up to the outskirts of the Bluegrass region. It was originally a buffalo path, later a trail for Shawnee, Cherokee and hunters of other tribes, and finally was the road Daniel Boone and his followers used to settle Kentucky.

  • Defining courage

    I’m beginning to understand the frustration of older generations who simply find it impossible to keep up with the English language.

    Those under 20, or those under 40 who want to act like they’re under 20, think it’s cool to misuse common words and twist their definitions to mean something entirely different than what Webster suggests.

  • From our readers: Apologies, budgets and floodwalls

    First, I need to apologize to Jerry Davis and Mike Moody for not acknowledging their efforts to control the spending of fiscal court during Bill Karrer’s administration. Sorry about that fellows. Also, from time to time, David Goodlett and Hobert Judd protested some of the expenditures, but spending was still high. That leaves the big spender that supported Bill Karrer.

  • The Class of 2015

    We often look to Frankfort for winds of change or doors of opportunity. Here in Spencer County, our local leaders rely heavily on decisions made in the General Assembly.

    Our schools get marching orders from state officials, as do numerous agencies that influence many aspects of our lives. What happens in Frankfort can determine what happens here at home, next week, next year, and for years to come.

  • Higdon outlines summer agenda

    As we transition from spring to summer, so many milestone events are taking place in the lives of our young people across Kentucky. I want to send out congratulations and best wishes to all our high school and higher education graduates. Kentucky has a bright future and it is in the hands of these capable young men and women, who are each beginning a new and important chapter in life.

  • Needle exchange saves lives

     

    Hospitalizations and deaths due to heroin overdoses are on the rise in Kentucky. According to the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, the number of Kentuckians hospitalized for heroin overdoses more than doubled from 2011 to 2012. In addition, deaths from heroin overdoses among Kentucky residents have skyrocketed from 12 in 2008 to 215 in 2013. Kentucky also has some of the highest rates of drug overdoses and acute hepatitis C infection in the nation.

  • From our readers: Government, Police and the people