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Today's Opinions

  • Is the U.S. in an era of apathy?

    The two entities most responsible for the freedoms we enjoy in America  are also the two we often tend to take for granted. I’m talking about God and our veterans.

    This Monday, a scant crowd of a few dozen showed up for a Memorial Day ceremony downtown. It was an opportunity to pay respects and honor those who have died for our freedom. The crowd was disappointing.

  • Gov. Bevin is not ignoring all the media

    I recently sat down with Gov. Bevin for an exclusive interview to hear about significant legislative progress, continuing challenges and current initiatives to address Kentucky’s most pressing needs. We talked about a host of issues including foster care and adoption reform, education policy, the state pension crisis, and a special session to modernize the tax code.

  • Fighting opioid crisis

    As many as two million Americans are struggling with prescription drug addiction across the nation.  Tragically, heroin and opioid overdoses claim an average of 91 lives every day.  This startling trend continues to get worse, especially here in Kentucky.

    But together, we can do more to fight back, and I will continue to assist those in Kentucky who are working to fight the epidemic.

  • Don’t tax Social Security benefits

    On May 19th, I re-introduced the Senior Citizens Tax Elimination Act (H.R. 2552). This bill would assist our struggling middle class by eliminating an unnecessary and unjust double-tax on seniors.

  • FROM OUR READERS - Celebrate Community Action Month

    The month of May has been declared National Community Action Month by Governor Bevin.   Community Action has a history that dates back to the Johnson presidency. A significant amount of services are provided by Community Action in Spencer County.   Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency has been serving low income families and senior citizens in Spencer County since the 1970s and in the early 80s evolved into a Community Action Agency.   

  • FROM OUR READERS - Common decency starts at the top

    I have a solution for the issue between the Sheriff and Fiscal Court.  For anyone interested, they can read KRS - Title IX - Chapter 70 - 150 about one of a Sheriff’s duties. In KRS - Title IX - Chapter 70 - 540, they can read about the County Judge’s power to establish a County Police Force. In fact, read the entire KRS - Title IX - 70 to enlighten yourself.

  • FROM OUR READERS - Common decency starts at the top

    I’d like to say that I agree with the observations of John Shindlebower in his article, “We’ve destroyed innocence.” This is unusual for me because ideologically, we are at opposite ends of the political spectrum but it is also unusual that the column doesn’t appear to contain any political content. So I wish to give Mr. Shindlebower kudos for his well-crafted and thoughtful piece and offer something of my own.

  • From our readers - Thanks to all who supported A Ruff Day at the Fairgrounds

    The Spencer County Animal Shelter would like to give great thanks to all who attended our shelter festival, A Ruff Day at the Fairgrounds. We’re very grateful for all who volunteered to organize the event, and the vendors who brought their wares for sale. And of course we could not have held this event without the support of a host of businesses, organizations, first responders and volunteers.