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Today's Opinions

  • Benefit changes needed

    The presentation of the final phase of an audit of Kentucky’s public pension plans at Monday’s meeting of the Public Pension Oversight Board confirms what the Bluegrass Institute has said all along: changes in the way benefits are awarded must occur immediately.

  • Lawmakers still at work this summer

    Summer is winding down and kids are heading back to school, but the members of the Kentucky General Assembly are still working on your behalf in Frankfort attending Interim Joint Committees. These committees bring together members of the Kentucky House and Senate to collaborate on policy ideas and discuss bills for future sessions. The Interim is also a time for us, the members of the General Assembly, to hear from different offices and branches of government to keep them accountable to you, the taxpayer.

  • Trump’s Afghan speech on target

    President Trump made big news Monday when he was photographed staring up at the solar eclipse without the recommended safety glasses. He made much more important news later that day in a speech revealing the United States’ new policy for the 16-year-old war in Afganistan. Of course, if you are like millions of Americans who get your news off Yahoo or late night comedy shows, Trump’s policy speech wasn’t as important as his cheating blindness.

  • Looking up

    America looked up on Monday. Wearing silly glasses and sporting goofy grins, Americans stepped outside from coast to coast and glanced heavenward to catch a glimpse of a celestial marvel.

    After several days, weeks and even months of looking sideways at each other because of political divisions, Americans stopped the bickering for at least a couple of hours, and then looked in the same direction.

  • Kentucky State Fair highlights agriculture

    The Kentucky State Fair is one of the highlights of the agricultural year in Kentucky. As a farm kid from Scott County, I have many fond memories of past state fairs. It’s a chance to rub elbows with our neighbors, reunite with friends from across the Commonwealth, and show off the best that Kentucky agriculture has to offer. The 113th edition of this great tradition is Aug. 17-27, and, as always, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) is pleased to be a part of it.

  • The Battle of Charlottesville

    The Battle of Charlottesville is over, with one person dead and a nation embarrassed.

    Yes, it was a battle, carried out by two hateful sides who came armed with sticks, bottles, rocks and wearing uniforms that included helmets and shields. Neither side was intending to engage in any civil debate. This was designed to be a battle and that only one person was killed is evidence that the cowards on both sides apparently like to dress up like soldiers, but have the actual warrior skills of toddlers - slapping, stomping and then quickly retreating.

  • FROM OUR READERS - Blaming Trump is insanity

    A bunch of white supremacists and neo-Nazi’s hold a rally in a public park.  A bunch of anti-whites including Black Lives Matter racists show up to hassle them and the fight was on.  A nutcase terrorist kills and injures people by running them down with his car.  And, who gets the blame for this?  Donald Trump.  That’s insanity.

    People in the media, you ignored the BLM people.  You look like you are afraid you will be called racists if you tell the truth.

  • FROM OUR READERS - Be aware of “The Big Lie”

    If you have not yet seen Dinesh D’Souza’s new book  “The Big Lie” - it addresses exactly what is happening with this weekend’s terroristic action and the media’s reaction.  I wish he had done the movie version first. This country needs it now.