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Today's Opinions

  • Happy Birthday to Kentucky

    This past weekend, some friends and I took a canoe trip down the Kentucky River. It was a secluded, 18-mile stretch beginning at Camp Nelson and winding through the beautiful Kentucky River Palisades to High Bridge.

    It was also remote. From Friday morning when we left Camp Nelson, until nearly mid-day on Saturday, we never saw another soul. No sounds of cars, no other boats, simply near-wilderness on both sides of the river.

  • Shining the light on state’s open records laws

    While employed as an instructor at the University of Kentucky’s School of Journalism, former hostage Terry Anderson recounted his five-year battle with federal agencies to obtain copies of public records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) relating to the government’s efforts to secure his release from Hezbollah kidnappers during his nearly seven-year captivity.

  • Honoring Old Glory

    The Stars and Stripes have long represented the values and history of the United States, but oftentimes we do not know or fully understand how to respect “Old Glory’s” presence. On June 14, 2017, we celebrate the annual Flag Day to honor our nation’s emblem. In light of that holiday, Memorial Day, and the quickly-approaching Fourth of July, I thought it relevant to share some of the United States’ tradition, regulations, and laws pertaining to the American flag, all of which can be found in various government publications.

  • Tipton on SLC Education committee

    Rep. James Tipton, a Taylorsville Republican and member of the House Education Committee, has been appointed by Speaker Jeff Hoover to the Education Committee of the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC).

  • Cutting red tape creates jobs

    For the past eight years, the people of Kentucky endured an economy that failed to live up to its potential.  Kentuckians wanted growth, jobs, and improved wages, but the Obama Administration responded with a highly regressive regulatory rampage that hurt the economy and empowered Washington bureaucrats.

  • FROM OUR READERS - Riley has made it personal

    Dear John Riley.

    Again, shame on you and once again you are in my prayers. I open this correspondence thanking the Good Lord you are not my proctologist.

    Needless to say, Spencer County is sick of your personal, self-serving and selfish battle with Sheriff Stump. You say it is not personal, but one and all recognize the truth as it be.

    You referred to the previous fiscal court, of which I sat on, as being dysfunctional. But we considered the safety and welfare of every man, woman and child a priority. Yes, we funded 24/7, 365.

  • FROM OUR READERS - Pensions must be protected
  • Run, hide and tell

    Those three words apparently make up the suggested strategy in Britian today as officials try to prepare citizens  for what has become the new normal - terrorist attacks.