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Today's Opinions

  • Remembering toys of my youth

    My two oldest grandsons recently celebrated their birthdays, as they were turning six and five years old. This is a fun time for them, and for me, as they’re reaching the age when toys can be fun for all of us.

    Rattles, stuffed bears, blocks and toys for babies and toddlers are fine I guess for that age, but now these guys are about to engage in some real fun.

  • Kentuckians reminded to keep eyes open
  • Working for Kentucky

    After celebrating our nation’s Independence Day, I traveled around the Commonwealth to hear directly from Kentuckians.  By engaging with families, individuals, and community leaders across the state, I am better able to bring their concerns to the United States Senate and serve as their voice in Washington.

  • Differing Views: Bevin’s battle with the Media

    Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has been at odds with several members of the Kentucky media, most notably, Kentucky’s largest daily newspapers - The Courier-Journal and the Herald-Leader. Bevin has taken to social media to share his message out and has not shied away from blasting those in the press with whom he is at odds.

  • FROM OUR READERS - Road issues need resolved

    The Magnet posted a story about mail delivery on Tanglewood Drive being halted due to road conditions last week.  Many readers will remember previous stories about how I have been unsuccessfully petitioning Fiscal Court to adopt the street into the county road system for maintenance.  Tanglewood Drive is unique because, years ago, the county required a road bond, which they oversaw the collection of in the early 1990s.  However, I can find no records of how this money was spent, or if there was any oversight beyond collection.

  • FROM OUR READERS - Upset over lack of progress on Houston Court

    Rain, rain, go away and come again another day. As I sit on my front porch waiting to see if my house is going to get flooded, I ponder on why I wonder.

    My parents purchased the house in 1976 and I do not believe that most of you reading this know the battle that my parents faced with the backing up of water in the drainage pipe that was placed on their property by Spencer Farm Service and the City of Taylorsville. Beware of what is placed on your property by others.

  • Celebrating our Independence

    Americans celebrated Independence Day on Tuesday. They did it with baseball games, cookouts, days at the lake or beach and fireworks.

    (Actually, the fireworks have been going off for more than a week, and those who spent their electric bill money on grossly discounted explosives at the fireworks stands over the past few days, will be lighting them off for several more nights, to the dismay of those with small children and dogs).

  • New law may help smokers kick the habit

    For the nearly 900,000 smokers in Kentucky, there has never been a better time to quit.

    During the 2017 legislative session, the General Assembly passed much needed legislation to equip individuals addicted to tobacco with the tools they need to quit successfully. The smoking cessation coverage bill (Senate Bill 89) removes barriers that limit patient access to evidence-based cessation treatments.