Today's Opinions

  • SBDM Councils are deserving of support


  • FROM OUR READERS - Tax reform needed to raise state revenue

    While the discussion in Frankfort lately is about pension reform, many believe the far more serious problem is the unfunded liability in each pension plan.

  • Medicaid policy is liberating

    Every summer, Americans celebrate Independence Day and amidst all the picnics, ballgames and fireworks, some of us still try to honor the spirit of rugged individualism that America was built on.

    Here in Kentucky, many of us trace our roots back to hearty pioneers who followed the path through the Cumberland Gap, or who floated down the Ohio River on flatboats to settle this wild and beautiful land.

  • SBDM Councils a failed product of KERA

    Former House Speaker Jody Richards recently joined the growing chorus of longtime Democratic legislators announcing they would not seek re-election this year.

    Richards, D-Bowling Green, who went to Frankfort the year Jimmy Carter was elected president, pounded the gavel in the House for 14 years, making him the longest-serving Speaker in Kentucky’s history.

  • 2018 Budget session kicks off

    The General Assembly is back in regular session as of January 2 and it looks to be another productive, busy time as over one hundred bills have already been filed, pension reform looms, and a $22 billion budget and road plan must be formulated, debated and passed into law.

    This session is twice as long as last year – 60 days, with our last day being April 15 – in order to craft a budget as well as typical legislation.

  • Hats off to law enforcement

    Tuesday was National Law Enforcement Officers Appreciation Day. It’s not a recognized national holiday or widely recognized by the general public, but it seems fitting that those men and women whose goal is to ‘serve and protect’ are worthy of a tip of hat or a pat on the back.

    We live in an age where there’s a lot of anger and suspicion directed at police officers. Some of it is warranted, but most of it is not.

  • 2017 was a year of great accomplishment

    In November 2016, the American people sent President Trump to the White House and Republican majorities back to Congress. We worked together to make 2017, by any objective standard, a year of extraordinary accomplishment. While the national media may overlook or downplay any of these successes, the fact remains that Congress has achieved a number of priorities this past year for the people we represent.

  • Pre-filed bills in Frankfort deal with pension, state employment

    State government is shrinking under Gov. Matt Bevin, and state Sen. Julian Carroll, D-Frankfort, pre-filed a bill last month that aims to address that decrease.